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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
330 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 1 time 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

  • Afternoon Tea Menu

    £55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Afternoon Tea menu priced at £55 per person and £65 including a glass of champagne

Menu

Afternoon Tea £55 per person. Add a glass of Champagne for £65 per person. Add a bottle of Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut for £113 per person. Add a bottle of Bollinger Special Cuvee Rosé for £125 per person. With a French Touch

Savoury

  • Mackerel Rillette, Pain de Campagne and Seaweed Salted Butter

    • Tartelette of Spring Greens With Feta and Wild Garlic

      • Pastrami Reuben

        • Crab and Lime Brioche Roll

          Sweets

          • Praline, Chocolate and Caramel Delice

            • Citrus Choux Bun

              • Artichoke, Pine Nut, Apple and Rocket

                • Wild Strawberry, Almond and Earl Grey Tartelette

                  • Le Canelé

                    Brioche Perdue Mousse, Crunchy Caramel and Vanilla. Served with A Salted Caramel Sauce

                    Freshly Baked Homemade Scones

                    • Freshly Baked Homemade Scones

                      Served warm with Cornish clotted cream and homemade seasonal jam

                      Last updated: 4 May 2022

                      What 330 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
                      • 4.7Service
                      • 4.6Ambience
                      • 4.4Value

                      NoiseModerate

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                      1. AT

                        AbbeyT

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 4 days ago

                        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.

                      2. CR

                        ChristineR

                        Warwickshire

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 30 April 2022

                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                        Wonderful food, fantastic service and lovely atmosphere.

                      3. 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.

                      4. 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!

                      5. 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.

                      6. 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.

                      7. 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

                      8. 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

                      9. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Manchester

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 28 February 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Fantastic and beautiful food, would definitely recommend

                      10. 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.

                      11. 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

                      12. 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.

                      13. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        London

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 19 February 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Absolutely amazing and very unique afternoon tea experience….

                      14. 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.

                      15. 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.

                      16. 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!

                      17. 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.

                      18. 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.

                      19. 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!

                      20. 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.

                      21. 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

                      22. SS

                        ShamS

                        London

                        8 reviews

                        5.0

                        8 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!!

                      23. 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!

                      24. 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!

                      25. 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.

                      26. 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.

                      27. 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!

                      28. 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.

                      29. 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.

                      30. 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.

                      31. 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.

                      32. 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.

                      33. 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.

                      34. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        London

                        2 reviews

                        2.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 14 December 2019

                        overall2food1service4ambience3

                        Afternoon tea was not very good at all. The sandwiches were too basic, with barely any filling. A small slice of ham in a brioche with nothing else, for example, is disgraceful. The scones were not airy and fluffy (supermarket ones taste better) and the cakes were average. The so-called carrot cake was horrible. All clearly mass produced days ahead. The harpist did not turn up either. The price they charge is also more than advertised on open table. Overall, very poor - primarily because the food was so low quality. You could have assembled a tastier afternoon tea using pre-made food from the nearby Tesco express. £100 for 2 people at that price is borderline theft. Please ensure this review is published.

                      35. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        2 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 8 December 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Wonderful afternoon tea in the Rose Room.

                      36. NS

                        NicolaS

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 7 December 2019

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Overall a lovely afternoon experience in a small hotel in st James.The dining room was surprisingly small hosting only approx 10 small tables, in a very girly pink and rose theme. The staff were extremely courteous and attentive, with nothing being too much trouble. Food wise everything was a delight to behold! We felt the sandwiches could have been a little more adventurous playing more on the Christmas theme. The scones were delicious 😋 . The cakes were an interesting mix, maybe a little over sweet but there was definitely an ample amount of everything for the 3 of us.

                      37. GB

                        GregB

                        New England

                        9 reviews

                        2.0

                        9 reviews

                        Dined on 4 December 2019

                        overall2food2service3ambience4

                        I was looking forward to this but it was not as good as I had hoped. Regrettably, something disagreed with me and so until at least midnight that night I was bothered by significant GI distress, which has not helped my perspective on the experience. I also did not appreciate that at least two others in the relatively small room were carrying on at least three conversations using their cellphones. There wasn't always somebody readily available in the room for service inquiries. The room itself was very well appointed, but the chair that I was in was sitting too low. The presentation of the tea was well done, every bit what I was expecting, but the bread on some of the sandwiches was not as fresh as it could have been. I was surprised that there was only clotted cream and one jam for the scones; it would have been nice to also have a lemon curd or a marmalade. I requested a marmalade and it was provided.

                      38. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 30 November 2019

                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                        A delightful cosy intimate lounge to spend time with special friends on my 60th birthday. The service was a tiny bit slow and was served in 3 servings but did not spoil our tea.

                      39. ND

                        Noel3Denise

                        New York Area

                        11 reviews

                        5.0

                        11 reviews

                        Dined on 15 November 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        What a lovely place ! A beautifully decorated room and impeccable service. Tea was delicious- a wonderful assortment of tea sandwiches and sweets with a nice glass of champagne to start off. All the while being serenaded by harp music. We really enjoyed the entire experience.

                      40. FJ

                        FJD2

                        Berkshire

                        19 reviews

                        4.0

                        19 reviews

                        Dined on 1 November 2019

                        overall4food3service4ambience5

                        Very nice venue and decent afternoon tea selection. Having had excellent lunches at this location several times, I would say that lunch offers better quality and value for money.

                      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

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                      Afternoon Tea at The Rose Lounge, Sofitel London St. James is rated 4.7 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.

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

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                      Booked 1 time 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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