Millie's Lounge at The Ned

4.4
1736 reviews
£26 to £40
British
A British restaurant and bar, Millie’s Lounge serves classic dishes alongside a selection of English sparkling wines, craft ales and seasonal cocktails.

From Monday to Saturday, you can enjoy traditional afternoon tea, set amidst the Grand Banking Hall. Enjoy cakes, scones and a selection of sandwiches with a choice of tea.

For the time being, the maximum table size is 6. For bookings of 4 or more, please contact the hotel directly.

Please be advised that that Poultry Street is Entry only and Princes Street Exit only. Bookings can't be made for only drinks. Registered guide dogs only are permitted in public areas or restaurant of The Ned. We will try to accommodate pushchairs where possible but please be aware there may not be space at the table. If you would like to request a highchair or for further information please contact the restaurant directly.

Please note The Ned reserves the right to refuse or cancel any reservation either ahead or

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea: £28 – Add champagne for £9

    Jan 15 - Mar 31, 2021

    Afternoon Tea: £28 – Add champagne for £9
  • Afternoon Tea: £28 – Add champagne for £9

    Jan 24 - Mar 31, 2021

    Enjoy afternoon tea, served on bespoke Burleigh china tea sets amidst the Grand Banking Hall. Enjoy cakes and scones with seasonal jam and clotted cream, and a selection of sandwiches.
  • Afternoon Tea

    Apr 1 - Dec 31, 2021

    Enjoy afternoon tea, served on bespoke Burleigh china tea sets amidst the Grand Banking Hall. Enjoy cakes and scones with seasonal jam and clotted cream, and a selection of sandwiches, all served with a variety of teas. A glass of champagne can be added for an additional charge on the day. For the latest afternoon tea menu and prices please check on line at www.thened.com/restaurants/millies-lounge. Please note prices are subject to change at any time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1736 People Are Saying
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EllaG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal and evening was amazing! The staff and food were perfect and very accommodating to my allergies. Can’t wait to return!

JW
JenniferW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pleasant afternoon tea. Live music was great but a little loud. Beautiful venue.

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MarcG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience1

Lovely evening, great food and service. My only concern was it didn't feel like the covid restrictions were being taken seriously, with larger groups gathering by the Christmas tree for photos and other tables of people who do not live together nearby makes things more uncomfortable than needed.

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Kingy
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Birthday. Made to eat starters and mains which we substandard. Attitude was pretty much as you have to eat as stated in the government COVID rules However it appears most people not eating the food served. The Ned seemed to have lost interest in serving their normal high standard. Very disappointed!! The Ned was one of my favourite places.

DF
DemiF
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ned is always an amazing experience and Millies makes sure of this. The professionalism of the members of staff is great and everybody is an absolute delight.
The food was incredible and it was great to take my friend here for her first time and she loved it.
Highly recommend Millies and will defo be back!

LS
LeahS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good food, beautiful setting, live music. The service was mixed at times - and the restaurant are very untactful when needing table back and should give tables for more than 1.5hrs considering amount of money one spends in there. It feels rushed.

AM
AndreaM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely couple of hours having afternoon tea on Saturday.
Comfy chairs. Fab sandwiches and cakes. I was impressed that refills were offered on the sandwiches and that they asked if we would like to drink our champagne before tea was poured.
Service was excellent.
Only reason I didn’t give 5 stars was I felt our table was too near to the bar.
I would definitely recommend and return though.

LK
LukeK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere really good food. Staff are very attentive.

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Freya
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Took ages to take our order. The mains took ages to come then we are told they needed the table back and we couldn’t order anymore drinks but the two tables next to us, parties of men who has arrived before us were still being served. Then when we asked for the bill it took them ages to take payments.

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Ntamnee30
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great afternoon, covid secure, lounge music was wonderful as was our hostess and the food. Can’t recommend enough

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Tipsy
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The staff were lovely and attentive, fish n chips and the wine great. There was plenty of space, light airy ceilings, live music and a great ambience. We loved our afternoon!

MH
MescalH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dined at The Ned before the restrictions I was pleasantly surprised at how well they’ve adapted still live music which was great food was excellent too !

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Robs
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful afternoon lunch for my husband’s birthday. The staff were very accommodating serving food around our toddler’s nap & even giving her a small piece of cake which she loved! Thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic host, made sure we were looked after. Great ambience and overall a good experience

WM
WesleyM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Always an enjoyable experience, however, I was hoping for a more Christmassy feel.

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Summer
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Terrible service. We were half way through our starters before drinks finally arrived. When we queried response was rude and unhelpful

BF
BiancaF
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience5

Let me preface by saying I do love The Ned. I took my boyfriend last weekend for his birthday and we were lucky enough to enjoy the live band who were fantastic. The service as always is very good as well as the general ambience. You walk in, you feel special.

However, I was a little disappointed after telling our waiter it was my boyfriends birthday that we didn’t receive anything complimentary. Most places I’ve been that aren’t anywhere close to The Ned in terms of quality, have provided a glass of bubbly/small cupcake with a candle etc for special occasions so was disappointed not to get anything for the price we’re paying.

However, the most dissatisfying aspect was the almost complete disregard for vegans. You would think most places these days have caught on that veganism is growing at a fast rate and so was really disappointed that they all they had was a plant based burger or soup. Again, for such an opulent venue, one would assume they would have an extensive menu or at least be able to accommodate/make changes which they were not.

WF
vipWinoFoodie
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb. Strangely nice to have the NED a little quieter; could enjoy the live music even more.

SA
SmithA
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service took ages, lobster was very poor, nothing Christmassy, chips were not cooked properly.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was very poor indeed!

Sat at a table right by where the waiting staff were coming and going!

Been before and it was lovely but this time was very disappointing

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imogenf
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely place. Food was great, good cocktails and service. Will definitely be back!

CD
ChrissyD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Despite the current circumstances it was a lovely visit. Food was good, although the ceasar salad was a little disappointing compared to my last visit. You can never fault the service, decor and atmosphere at The Ned.

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PaulNRocks
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, great food and service. Acclimatised well for COVID-19 rules.

Drinks a little pricey but have to expect that in these difficult times.

Loved the venue and the musicians in the centre. The food and service was great.

Crab starter and Dover sole main, absolutely succulent, both.

Will be back to Millie's kitchen.

SL
SarahL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful choice for a meal at any time of the day in such a beautiful setting. Guara

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MarkB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely as usual. Service was great.

Whilst the Ned is always a bit on the pricey side, the feeling is great.

Very Christmassy.

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful afternoon have booked again great service

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SophieT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really good ambience, pancakes were beautiful, would definitely return again

LT
LukeT
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go every week for breakfast. Food and service always good. Perfect.

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Mrscb
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

The Ned is breathtaking and Millies is lovely accompaniment. Food was fine tasty and overall pleasant. Shame it came with dirty cutlery and also a very aloof standoffish waitress who seemed to be annoyed at our mere presence. She was very off putting which was a real shame to what could've been a great expce. All OK but more style over substance. People go there to be seen, not really for any culinary satisfaction.

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GrahamW
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ned was a great experience even in the mad world we are in
We eat in Millies Lounge really good with great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food with great staff

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CarolH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We stayed the nght at The Ned and the service from all of the staff was second to none. The food in Millie's was very good and the Ned Feast the following day was excellent.
I would not hesitate to recommend.

JR
JessicaR
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! It's a beautiful building, lovely ambience and as a bonus there was a jazz singer and band playing in the centre. It felt like just for a moment we could relax! Afternoon tea is good quality - extra sandwiches and tea available with courteous service. I really applaud the staff for their professionalism during this time.

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AllisonB
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Marvellous breakfast, enjoyed it immensely, it was delicious.
Felt like we could’ve done with a little more light at our table when dining in the evening, it was difficult to see the food on the plate!

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SteveD
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice afternoon tea. Quality food. Covid secure. Clean

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Sarah
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely calm atmosphere and wonderful service, as always.

GB
GaryB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visit Millies regularly.This is the best yet.No change to the food or service as these are always superb.However the ambiance much better as fewer clients and so not as noisy and you could actually listen to the performing artist and talk and hear the person next to you.

LB
LucieB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and very pleasant atmosphere. Food and drinks were delicious.

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Wilky
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic afternoon tea it was for the wife's birthday treat she had such a lovely afternoon the staff are fantastic here they make you feel special...We will be returning.

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NickyG
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my teenage daughters for afternoon tea at The Ned in Millies Lounge as a half term treat. The seating was very comfortable, the setting felt private and the food tasted excellent and was beautifully presented. I deliberately booked one of their later seatings so that we also had live music later on, which was great too. The staff were helpfully attentive and made our visit very special. We had a memorable and lovely relaxed, fun time together. I thought it was good value for money.

FAQs

Millie's Lounge at The Ned is rated 4.4 stars by 1736 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.