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Afternoon Tea at The Rose Lounge, Sofitel London St. James, London,

Afternoon Tea at The Rose Lounge, Sofitel London St. James

4.7
4.7
335 Reviews
£41 and over
Afternoon Tea

The stunning Sofitel London St James is located in the former home of Cox’s and King’s bank in the very heart of London, England. This sympathetically renovated building is English heritage grade II listed and now houses one of London's most unique five-star hotels - combining traditional British design with a contemporary style that is unmistakably French.

Inspired by our pastry chef Jamie Warley’s travels in France.
Jamie wants to bring a mix of classic French flavours whilst also moving away from the standard concept of finger sandwiches by introducing something different to the savoury offering with dishes.

The Rose Lounge features a very feminine décor with a subtle colour scheme of pink and cream, deep wool rugs and a fifties chandelier, creating a delicate and fresh ambience complemented by stunning displays of fresh roses.

The rose lounge provides an informal yet elegant meeting place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the West End.

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Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea Fri–Sun 12:00–16:00

  • Phone number

    020 7747 2200

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Jamie Warley

  • Area

    Piccadilly

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Public Transit

    Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross stations

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Jubilee Afternoon Tea Menu

    £62.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Jubilee Afternoon Tea priced at £62 per person and £ 72 including a glass of champagne

What 335 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Afternoon Tea

  • London

    Afternoon Tea

  • West End London

    Afternoon Tea

  • West End London

    Afternoon Tea

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  1. VM

    VictoriaM

    Morelos

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Unfortunately we had a dismal experience, which was really surprising as Sofitel is one of mu preferred brands. The food we got to eat was ok but nothing special. But what was really disturbing was the lack of attention and indifferent service we got. The tea went cold, the time between one course and the next was eternal, and we had to eventually ask for our scones to be boxed for takeaway. The same happened to a table nearby. We were only 3 tables so no logical reason for being as we were. No rudeness, just blatant indifference.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food was lovely, room was beautiful. This was our third time to the rose lounge. We had a lovely harpist last time that we missed this time. We wish the servers would have been a bit more attentive. To pour our water etc. but everything was very nice!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely, peaceful experience in a wonderful ambient, with an amazing stuff. Such a great experience.

  4. KM

    KrisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a marvelous experience at The Rose Lounge. The ambience was spectacular, the service superb, the food exquisite. While the price is high, I would highly recommend as this is a special place worthy of a splurge.

  5. KV

    KrisV

    Belgium

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent experience, friendly staff, superb food, one to recommend 👌

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely my best afternoon tea experience by far. The Rose Lounge is beautiful, the food was outstanding and the lady that was taking care of us was second to none. The cakes blew me away, the design, the detail and taste was 1st class. I can't recommend this enough, you won't be disappointed. A big thank you to the waitress, we couldn't of been looked after any better

  7. JC

    JacquiCA

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Spectacular food and wonderful, attentive service from very friendly staff. Would go again in a heartbeat!

  8. AT

    AbbeyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The afternoon tea was fantastic! The food was brilliant, the champagne fabulous. The staff were so friendly and looked after us brilliantly! We would definitely recommend.

  9. CR

    ChristineR

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful food, fantastic service and lovely atmosphere.

  10. CC

    ClaireC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A beautiful space with excellent service and a top notch afternoon tea. Everything was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious, and served by a warm, polite and attentive waitress. Spent several hours here catching up with a relative I hadn't seen for a long time and enjoying every one of the five courses, and never felt hurried. Rather expensive, but worth every penny.

  11. DF

    DavidF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Make sure you are hungry, and have 2 hours to spare, there is a lot to this! The whole experience was fantastic, the food was excellent and the lounge is a very relaxing and quiet space. We went for the Bollinger upgrade which includes a bottle between 2 and saves about £30 off the standard wine list. The savoury course was the best and if I were to offer advice I would increase the savoury to 4 pieces and reduce the sweet to 3, as there is also the additional chocolate course and all followed with scones, cream and jam! Oh, did I mention they served tea also!

  12. JF

    JoFW

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    This is an exquisite afternoon tea with a lot of courses and many of them savoury. Each one presented by friendly staff and with time between to get ready! We were pleased to see the ending scones were small and bite sized so just room enough to squeeze in. If you want an afternoon tea with a difference this is it.

  13. K

    Kiran

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food: Was good but it just felt slightly off the mark. Savoury was ok, could have been better especially the vegetarian options (we had a mix of veg and non veg people). Parts of the sweet was amazing some was ok. Staff: felt a little over worked. Was 2 servers for the whole room. They were super helpful and polite but for Mother’s Day (a known busy day) they should have staffed for that.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My son and I loved it. The new concept was very good. Everything was delicious, but the best was the savory dish. The puff pastry with meat was delicious. Excellent

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    OST enjoyable particularly liked the change from sandwiches to savouries which meant it could be a lunchtime meal

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic and beautiful food, would definitely recommend

  17. AN

    ANITAD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked the Rose Lounge for a friend's birthday, the service we received was very attentive whilst allowing us to enjoy our experience. The food was excellent and a good variety. Overall I would throughly recommend the Rose Lounge for afternoon tea.

  18. CR

    CarinR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Het is een hele belevenis en zeker aan te raden om een keer te doen

  19. LL

    LadyLazarus

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    We had read lovely reviews about the afternoon tea offered at the Sofitel but did not enjoy our experience today. Service took more than two hours from start to finish. The food itself was fine but we would suggest offering guests a more classic afternoon tea for those who are not interested in the Balmain-themed progression of plates. With so many wonderful tea rooms in London, we would not recommend this one.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing and very unique afternoon tea experience….

  21. F

    Foodislife

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best afternoon tea ever! My favourite place to eat, drink and hangout with friends.

  22. RW

    RobbW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My partner and I had a wonderful afternoon tea at the Rose Lounge. The service and food was incredible and the general ambiance of the building is magnificent. I'm a big fan of staying at Sofitel's when travelling but I have never been to Sofitel in my own town. We were given complimentary drinks in the bar after out meal, which also had an amazing vibe to it. I would recommend The Rose Lounge and Sofitel to everyone.

  23. MJ

    ManJ

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very delicious afternoon tea! And very good service from Amelie and Matteo!

  24. s

    suzie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    the staff who served our food was very kind and we enjoyed the menu and everything.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mateo and Amelia were very attentive, nothing was too much trouble. Catered for our dietary requirements and the food was delicious. Nice to have a change from a traditional afternoon tea; the leak and potato soup was especially delicious. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and didn't feel rushed.

  26. KB

    KatieB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely afternoon tea here, the food was outstanding and a nice twist on the classic English afternoon tea. The service was very good as well. There was so much food we had to take some of the pastries with us!

  27. TA

    TheAng

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great selection of savoury and sweet pastries. The portion was just nice and right. House champagne was also a delight.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Our waitress (I think her name was Amilia) was so sweet and helpful. A great experience at

  29. SS

    ShamS

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my sister here for Afternoon Tea for her Birthday, and the food, service, Emi and Chef were Amazing!! We will definitely be coming back!! And Highly Recommend this place!!

  30. LC

    LudivineC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the best London based afternoon tea we had! The food is just delicious! Hat off to the chef!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food & service! Everyone was so warm and welcoming and the food was just fantastic. So much thought and care in each bite. Really loved our experience!

  32. VB

    VictoriaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The tea was fantastic. Food options are amazing. Great flavours. Staff where really friendly and lots of advise. Highly recommend.

  33. L

    Lili

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The place is lovely and service exceptional. However, The afternoon tea it self is way over priced. This might be because it is their Xmas edition, but still.

  34. N

    Neenz

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Firstly, the staff were very friendly and accommodating, really appreciate the service we received on the day. Secondly, the menu was wonderful and unique, I don't think any other afternoon tea would serve French Onion soup to start. Lovely selection of savouries and sweet treats, and a special little extra dessert to say Happy Birthday. The Rose Lounge itself is very pretty and cosy. I would recommend afternoon tea here for a special occasion or even just a nice treat!

  35. C

    Clare

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience3

    Very nice. Food was exquisite and friendly staff eventually. It was quiet so initially there wasn't someone to greet us but it improved from there.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent high tea I have ever had. I researched all the high teas before I booked this. I cannot be happier with the food quality, tea and service. It was just wonderful.

  37. A

    Ayenam

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a gift for my in-laws and they had an amazing time, and they could not stop talking about how attentive the staff was weed and how excellent the quality of the food was.

  38. DR

    DRW748009

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our son loved his 11th birthday treat as did we, we always feel special when we come and the harpist was fantastic.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Very disappointed in their menu change. Their gluten-free afternoon tea has been my favorite for about three years and although their new menu was ok, it was no where near as good as before. However their new sparkling tea at the back of the menu was very good.

  40. F

    Faust

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, exquisite food. We had an excellent time thanks to the staff and the harpist.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Afternoon Tea at The Rose Lounge, Sofitel London St. James is rated 4.7 stars by 335 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

June 2022
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Tue
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Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Afternoon Tea at The Rose Lounge, Sofitel London St. James

6 Waterloo Place London, SW1Y 4AN

Additional information

  • Area

    Piccadilly

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea Fri–Sun 12:00–16:00

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Public Transit

    Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross stations

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jamie Warley

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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