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The Drawing Room at Brown's Hotel, London,

The Drawing Room at Brown's Hotel

4.4
4.4
48 Reviews
£41 and over
Afternoon Tea

For a slice of traditional London life, enjoy the fabled Brown’s Afternoon Tea in our award-winning Drawing Room. Original wood panelling and antique fireplaces sit comfortably with Paul Smith floor lamps and contemporary artwork.

Relax to the sounds from the Baby Grand Piano and indulge in a choice of 17 teas, including Brown's own blend, along with a selection of succulent finger sandwiches, an assortment of delicate pastries, fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, as well as a choice of freshly baked cakes from the trolley.

No matter what a guest's dietary requirements may be, from gluten free to nut allergies, the chefs at Brown's Hotel will ensure that everyone has the chance to enjoy their Afternoon Tea. 48 hours advanced notice is required to prepare these special teas.

Please note that throughout February the Afternoon Tea will be served in Clarendon room in Brown's Hotel.

Dress code: smart casual (no jeans, no trainers, no collarless shirts)

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Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Area

    Mayfair

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it. Super friendly. Wonderful service. Polite and attentive. Took a little advantage of my ignorance with paying,

    The Drawing Room at Brown's HotelResponded 1 day ago

    Many thanks for your review following your recent visit to our Drawing Room. We are delighted to hear that you loved everything about your experience with us, and were further pleased to read that you found the service wonderful, friendly, polite and attentive. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards, Stuart P Johnson Managing Director

  2. s

    shultquist

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A unique and elegant afternoon tea experience in the traditional environment of The Drawing Room.

    The Drawing Room at Brown's HotelResponded 5 days ago

    Dear shultquist, Many thanks for visiting Brown's Hotel for Afternoon Tea. It is lovely to hear how much you enjoyed this unique and "unmistakably British" experience, in the beautiful and elegant setting of our newly refurbished Drawing Room. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards, Stuart P Johnson Managing Director

  3. LL

    LoveLiveLaughter

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Beautiful afternoon spent in The Drawing Room at the Brown's Hotel with of course delicious scones and afternoon tea.

    The Drawing Room at Brown's HotelResponded on 14 June 2022

    Dear LoveLiveLaughter, Many thanks for taking the time to share your positive feedback about your recent Afternoon Tea experience at Brown's. We are so pleased you had a lovely time with us, and enjoyed our delicious food offering (most particularly our fluffy scones!) We look forward to your next visit. Best wishes, Stuart P Johnson Managing Director

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    Went for tea but would not go back

  5. JH

    JaneH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our experience at Brown's yesterday. The service was exceptional. I would particularly like to commend out waiter who was so charming and made the whole thing run so smoothly especially when there was some doubt as to whether we had ordered gluten free options in advance. Everything was so delicious and we will definitely be coming again!

    The Drawing Room at Brown's HotelResponded on 14 June 2022

    Dear JaneH, What a lovely review! I am so pleased to hear that you loved everything about your experience with us at Brown's and I certainly won't miss to pass on your gratitude to all the team members who looked after you, with a special thank you to your waiter for ensuring a most enjoyable and safe dining experience. We can't wait to be able to welcome you back, for another special time in our care! Best wishes, Stuart P Johnson Managing Director

  6. G

    Gdmnsdnr

    Pittsburgh

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The Drawing Room was lovely and the ambiance was excellent. But for the price I expected more.

    The Drawing Room at Brown's HotelResponded on 14 June 2022

    Dear Gdmnsdnr, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with us. Whilst I was pleased to see your positive ratings and comments about the ambience and decor of our Drawing Room, I am sorry to see that you felt disappointed with the value of your meal. Nevertheless, I do hope you will give us the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Yours, Stuart P Johnson Managing Director

  7. J

    Jen2

    Southwest Florida

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    First time to London for tea

    The Drawing Room at Brown's HotelResponded on 14 June 2022

    Dear Jen2 Thank you for choosing The Drawing Room at Brown's for your first Afternoon Tea experience in London! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything about your visit, and I and the team look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, Stuart P Johnson Managing Director

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first day in London and the perfect way to start our holiday. Yonka was wonderful - she was very knowledgeable about all of the teas and guided us through a wonderful tasting that was paired perfectly with the food and our palettes. Same for the champagne! We will definitely come back next time we are in London.

    The Drawing Room at Brown's HotelResponded on 14 June 2022

    Thank you for your wonderful review following your visit to The Drawing Room at Brown's! I am so pleased we were able to make the start of your holiday so enjoyable, and I won't miss to thank Yonka and her team for ensuring such a memorable experience. I and the team truly look forward to your next visit! Best regards, Stuart P Johnson Managing Director

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice afternoon tea. Lovely ambience and setting. Friendly and attentive waiting staff 😘 x

    The Drawing Room at Brown's HotelResponded on 14 June 2022

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive impressions following your recent Afternoon Tea at Brown's. It is lovely to see how much you enjoyed your experience with us, from our wonderful surroundings, to our delicious food offering, complimented by the friendly and attentive service from our team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best regards, Stuart P Johnson Managing Director

  10. L

    Laurie

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time having tea at the Brown’s hotel. Our waiter was very informative and helpful throughout the process!

    The Drawing Room at Brown's HotelResponded on 14 June 2022

    Dear Laurie, I am so pleased you chose Brown's for your unmistakably British Afternoon Tea experience. Many thanks for taking the time to share your positive impressions, and I won't miss to pass on your gratitude to everyone who looked after you. We look forward to your next visit! Best wishes, Stuart P Johnson Managing Director

  11. ES

    EmmanuelleS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing venue for a festive afternoon tea! The service is impeccable, the food and champagne delicious, a superb experience!!!

    The Drawing Room at Brown's HotelResponded on 14 June 2022

    Dear EmmanuelleS, Thank you for your positive review following your visit to Brown's. I am delighted to see that how much you enjoyed our Festive Afternoon Tea, and it is truly lovely to know that you found the service impeccable, and the food and champagne delicious We hope to welcome you back again soon, for another superb experience. Best regards, Stuart P Johnson Managing Director

  12. T

    jolieT

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A must try afternoon tea experience!! The food and the service was good and worth to give it a try when visiting London

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Firstly, the drawing room is not a place for breakfast. The armchairs and low tables are uncomfortable for dining. The menu is also not the full menu and disappointing. The service was slow and the food was cold when it arrived. No one in my party thought it was acceptable having previously dined in the restaurant. The bill was extortionate and we were all pleased to get out. I was entertaining clients from abroad and they were not impressed.

  14. TO

    TONYB

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From start to finish everything was perfect. The afternoon tea menu was extensive and very tasty.staff very polite and friendly. Could not have asked for anymore for my wife’s birthday treat.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything’s was very nice.

  16. RK

    RoyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a warm welcome. The staff are very attentive and service was prompt. The quality of the food is excellent, and the selection of teas impressive . Noise levels were low enough to enjoy civilised conversation.

  17. T

    Terry

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday celebration with Mum

  18. DM

    DilysM

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Food was nice but not exceptional. Very expensive, £160 for two. Not good value for money. £7 for a bottle of water. Wouldn’t recommend.

  19. DO

    DavidO

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tea at Browns must be the archetypal English experience. Very many choices of tea blend, sandwiches with the crust cut off. Scones with clotted cream and fresh strawberry jam every day.

  20. f

    franciscov

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Far to expensive for what you get!!!! I will not recommend spending such amount of money for leaving two hoirs in the pass . Need to make something more actual

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely tea room, and a wonderful meal.

  22. l

    letotherscook

    New York Area

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    One of the best spots in London for traditional afternoon tea -- the scones and clotted cream are superb, the service is pleasant and the atmosphere peaceful.

  23. MS

    MaryS

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved The English Tea Room.....a true London experience!

  24. f

    ff663

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I are from USA, and we were visiting London for our baby moon. One of the activities we knew we wanted to do was afternoon tea. After a lot of research, we decided on the English Tea Room, and we were so glad with our choice! We had a spectacular time. We loved all the sandwiches. My favorite was the prawn mini bagel, and my wife loved the prosciutto mini bagel. There was a good amount of variety in the savory items. The tea was exquisite. My wife and I drink tea regularly, and we were incredibly impressed with the tea selection and the tea quality. I opted for one of the English teas first and then an oolong tea. My wife chose two herbal teas. They paired very well with all the food. The scones and desserts were absolutely delicious, too. I'd say the scones were some of the best I'd ever had. Were they mind-blowing? No, but they were delicate and fluffy. The raspberry tart was my favorite dessert with the yuzu cake coming in second. Again, there was a good amount of variety of tastes. It was fantastic that we could get an unlimited amount of refills. Of course this was all within the time limit. If my wife and I visit London again, we'd absolutely go to the English Tea Room for high tea again!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time in London. Wanted a true English Tea Room experience. Your establishment did not disappoint.

  26. SW

    SWhite

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jonka and her associate looked after us beautifully from start to finish - my husband and I were meeting up with friends we hadn’t seen for thirty years and it was a perfect venue! The tea was lovely and we were not rushed at all . We would not hesitate to recommend the traditional tea experience to anyone and we are trying to think of an occasion when we can repeat it!

  27. S

    Sherriesther

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely delicious and they accommodated for our various dietary needs. Everything was unlimited, but we could only eat so much! The service was outstanding. Everyone was so friendly. The live piano player was wonderful. He could play anything-from classics to contemporary. The decor was beautiful. It was exactly what I was looking for, and even my husband, who does not see much value in an afternoon tea, was raving!

  28. DB

    DanielB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sumptuous and special, although pricey. But you know what you are getting into when you book it. Worth it once every few years.

  29. MT

    MichaelT

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea at iconic Brown’s hotel. Lorenzo was just a fantastic server, so attentive, responsive, and welcoming. Highly recommend it.

  30. DM

    DianneM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was beautiful- the service was great and the food was excellent.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yonka was the best server ever! So knowledgeable and friendly. Love the strawberry jam

  32. DB

    DavidB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food and service for afternoon tea were very good but experience seemed a little inauthentic - seemed like mostly American tourists and expats, piano player playing broadway show tunes , etc. struck me as a little cheesy.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Overall, it is overpriced. I visited with four friends and ordered afternoon tea for each. They only served 3-4 portions and did not offer additional until we explicitly asked for. Plus, tea was not served longer almost 10 mins. A waiter did not explain some of the pastries. Only the timing was quite accurate. They asked as to leave exactly in 2 hours after the reservation time. Although my friends could not taste their serves because of their delayed service, they did not offer wrappings. I strongly recommend other nearby options such as Ritz or F and M.

  34. A

    Annie

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely lovely tea!

  35. CC

    CatherineC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience. We appreciated how kind they were to our 9 and 11 year old children.

  36. S

    Stephanie

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible experience and my waitress was above and beyond exceptional! She exceeded all of our expectations 10/10 recommend. I would suggest coming hungry :)

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Visited for girlfriends birthday. The service was very professional and attentive without feeling overbearing and the ambience was the best I’ve encountered across London’s 5-star restaurants: smart and elegant but without pretentiousness. A live pianist, who played a happy birthday for my girlfriend, completed the experience. We really enjoyed the complimentary drink, too. We had a friendly exchange with the doorman as well upon exiting, who was very accommodating in taking our photograph. Overall it was one of our favourite dining experiences in London and we would highly recommend it to others.

  38. SC

    SCnyc

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2019

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    Having tea at Brown’s is lovely and something my husband and I enjoy sharing every time we are in London. I do think the quality of the sandwiches is not what it used to be.

  39. HR

    HowardR

    Atlanta

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful experience. Food and service were excellent. My nieces and nephew especially enjoyed the turkey/cranberry sandwiches and red velvet cupcakes. The only sandwich which did not get rave reviews was the egg salad (way too much mayonnaise). Some of the desserts were too sweet. We would definitely go back on our next visit to London.

  40. GB

    GaiaB

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family gathering

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

The Drawing Room at Brown's Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7493 6020.

The Drawing Room at Brown's Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 38 times today
Google Map for The Drawing Room at Brown's Hotel

33 Albemarle Street London, W1S 4BP

Additional information

  • Area

    Mayfair

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 09:00–21:00 Sat, Sun 10:00–21:00 Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00–16:30 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:30–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    James Willis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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