The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel

4.6
24 reviews
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Afternoon Tea
For a slice of traditional London life, enjoy the fabled Brown’s Afternoon Tea in our award-winning English Tea 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.

Dress code: smart casual (no jeans, no trainers, no collarless shirts)
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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

S
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

DB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

DM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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.

A
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely tea!

CC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

SC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

GB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family gathering

j
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Afternoon tea was lovely. All delicious. Service was amazing. It was quite empty but the room is very cozy.

E
London
140 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Traditional fternoon tea with both brioche and classic sandwiches. Selection of fruit or plain scones with fruit puree and clotted cream. Cakes were delicate and beautifully presented. Great ambience with live pianist and attentive service from our waiter. An expensive experience, £55 for tea and £65 for a glass of champagne with it. Service charge at 15%.

a
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and overall good food, especially the tomato sandwiches! The pastries were a bit on the sweet side for my taste, but still executed well. Overall a great place for afternoon tea in London!

L
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Ambience was somewhat spoiled by the tea-room being a thoroughfare to another part of the hotel.

XG
15 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Everything was just ok.

MR
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Elegant quintessentially English afternoon tea. Recommend for the experience with foreign visitors.

IS
London
15 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A lovely traditional tea in a traditional wood panelled room. Each course was of a consistently high standard and service was reasonably attentive and warm. Would recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is great and I strongly recommend the egg finger sandwich. We had the traditional afternoon tea sets with a complImentary glass of champagne for everyone. They also offered a large variety of tea options.