Rotunda Bar & Lounge

4.6
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63 reviews
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£26 to £40
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International

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Afternoon Tea
Please note: Afternoon tea is served daily 2pm - 5pm in the Rotunda Lounge

Presiding at the heart of the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, Rotunda is a stylish and elegant venue set beneath an art deco domed ceiling, serving an all-day dining menu.

Our Heritage Afternoon Tea is inspired by the building's rich history and connection to the tea trade route along the River Thames. Served on classic stands filled with finger sandwiches and seasonal sweet delicacies - not forgetting the essential homemade scones with seasonal jams and Devonshire clotted cream, this is a true afternoon treat.

In the evenings the Rotunda transforms into a relaxed, yet sophisticated cocktail bar, where Head Bartender Harry Nikolau's creations take centre stage. Perfect for after work drinks, pre-dinner aperitivo or a nightcap, the bar offers an impressive menu of creative cocktails, refined classics and rare vintage spirits as well as delicious bar snacks.
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KM
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Seating was comfortable and the restaurant is very nice. The menu has a wide variety of food and everything we ordered was very good.

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Day lunch, fantastic value for money. Highly recommend. Definitely would go again.

DO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service, food was very good. The building and ambiance was great as well. A loverly Christmas Day.

KB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far the best service we’ve received for afternoon tea. All staff members were professional and polite, with every small detail thought out, making our visit very memorable. With fabulous food and great live music, we’ll be sure to go back.

KB
London
43 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Busier than usual as they were hosting Christmas parties as we enjoyed our afternoon tea. Lovely tea as always with very attentive service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendliest service and great food, the egg sandwich with truffle was amazing. The music was so fun, too! A nice touch

B
London
51 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea. Not rushed. Pastries were gorgeous. I hope to be back.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The service is not good! Keep asking us to pay extra

R
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really lovely place. Beautiful elegant formal dining area. All the staff were lovely, smiley, looked after us very well. Great price compared to other similar venues considering the surroundings, the service and the food. The photos don't do it justice. Came for a special birthday afternoon tea. Lovely piano playing in the background, great interior design. Would highly recommend.

NS
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Bad service, after we finished the first round of tea it took them an hour to bring the next round of tea. Waitress explained this was due to all people ordering the second round of tea during the same time which is hardly believable since it takes only a few minutes to boil a tea. Even though they do not have many tables in the rotunda which should make it very easy to service the customer, it was difficult to grab any waiter as they rarely stopped by the tables. Location is nice, but given the awful service not recommendable.

PH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and value for money. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a great afternoon tea experience!

A
London
28 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant space. Quiet for catch up. Service was very attentive and food was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice afternoon tea

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere was fantastic with live entertainment. It was really beautiful. The cocktails were amazing too!

JW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for an anniversary afternoon tea, was looked after superbly and the food was absolutely delicious! The wonderful piano playing contributed to a calm, serene atmosphere, would highly recommend!

j
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for high tea and was not disappointed. Given that it was the Four Seasons, I was surprised to see how reasonably priced the high tea was considering how much more other venue charged. The service was great and the food was surprisingly filling. I loved the ambiance with the pianist. Highly recommend if you are a tourist looking for a high tea experience at a reasonable price!

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a superb afternoon tea. Great surroundings to celebrate a retirement.
The service was second to none & our waiter, George, was fantastic. He went above & beyond to give us a memorable experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience because of the staff that work at Rotunda, particularly George. He went out of his way to make our time as comfortable as possible, was so polite and cheerful. We thank him so much for being a pleasure and gentleman.

Look forward to making this a regular afternoon event.

And of course the tea, sandwiches and pastries were delightful in terms of presentation and taste.

LH
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place for breakfast in London, was once again an outstanding experience.
Our order included Burford brown eggs Royale, Hass avocado on Toast, and Toasted bagel with smoked salmon, all delicious, but especially good was the No.10 Trinity Square specialality, French toast.
The service was efficient, yet friendly and relaxing.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best place I’ve experienced for afternoon tea! The pastries were so beautifully presented and tasted out of this world, so light you didn’t feel you had over indulged. The sandwiches were plenty and had been enhanced with delicate seasonings. The service was discreet, yet very attentive. We ended up spending more time than we intended as the atmosphere was so relaxing, but we weren’t hurried or made to feel we had outstayed our welcome, in fact, exactly the opposite. Can’t wait to visit again and spend another wonderful afternoon of delightful indulgence. Thoroughly recommended.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience- gorgeous ambience and friendly service. Tea was absolutely delicious, food was great and generous (free refills if you have the room!) thanks for a lovely afternoon :-)

SB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon tea was absolutely divine! Kudos to them for also being able to cater to gluten free and dairy free folks like us!

NH
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The afternoon tea was amazing. Good food and the staff were superb

PS
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When compared to West end venues this offered superb value for money, a real treat for a birthday. We felt no rush and could sit and enjoy the afternoon in a lovely setting.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We think our waiters name was Andrea(hes from venice) and he was brilliant - very attentive and great service

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place and food and service was superb

s
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Extremely good value and a very pleasant alternative to West End Hotels

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic experience. Would highly recommend for a date night

ET
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating my birthday with my close friends at Rotunda lounge&bar at Four Seasons hotel recently. I decided to book this place as some of my friends never been there before, we all were very pleased and had a great evening. It was nice cozy atmosphere on Friday evening with live music. The food and service were great , the staff were very attentive. Good choice of food and drinks. Thank you, we will definitely come back in the future!

AA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and service at the Rotunda for the best afternoon tea in town. Strongly recommended

MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to London to visit my daughter for the weekend . So enjoyed the Mother’s Day tea .
Service was wonderful !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Not a great experience. Service was so slow that after two full hours we still had yet to get our scones course and we actually just had to have them boxed up,
Tea water was refilled, but only when we asked, and not the tea leaves, so by the end you were left with a bland watery mess

C
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible afternoon tea with an amazing atmosphere, delicious drinks, beautifully put together cocktails, all sewn together by a fantastic waiter named George. Perfect experience for my partners birthday. Would recommend to anyone!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and great service and ambiance

R
London
28 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and decor

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, ambience, food, decor. Just a beautiful place and experience. I recommend! Cakes were exquisite.

MF
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful environment to spend afternoon tea. Such a lovely building with an art deco feel. The live music wasn't too loud and lent itself very well to the calm atmosphere. The food was very nice and the service was exceptional.
This was my second visit to the Rotunda and I'd happily go back again.

b
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday treat for family member. Beautiful art Deco interior matched by impeccable service. Afternoon tea consisting of champagne, sandwiches, scones and crafted patisserie beautifully presented. Impressive selection of teas provided by attentive and friendly staff. Would happily return.

OO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, very helpful and attentive staff. Great quality food. Afternoon Tea is superb