The Rosebery

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Afternoon Tea
Indulge on a quintessential British experience by joining us for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner at The Rosebery; one of London’s most fashionable destinations.

Founded as a tea room in the 1920’s, this elegant and luxurious dining room located in Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is decorated in pastel shades of green with high ceilings and chandeliers, a fireplace and large windows offering natural daylight.

With an extensive selection of the finest teas from around the world including the signature “Mandarin Blend”, our dedicated Tea Master has created an enticing menu that reflects our rich heritage and commitment to quality.

To complement your choice of selected teas, Executive Chefs Francisco Hernandez and Paul Thieblemont have created a seasonal menu including hand-rolled sandwiches, pastries, freshly baked scones with clotted cream, strawberry jam, rose petal jelly and homemade lemon curd.

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What 487 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely welcome but the service was not very attentive during the sitting. We had to ask for top-ups of the tea on several occasions.
The table was in the middle of the walkway on some bouncy floorboards so felt like having tea on a boat.
Not quite sure it was worth the £54 min per person

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vipLaurengr
London
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They were really nice staff who were really helpful. I had the vegan tea and was one of the best i have had. I can’t recommend the apricot white tea enough, had multiple servings. The visual was again one of the best. They had lots of interesting drink options, actually did the wine pairing which was good.

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jethroh
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been looking for an alternative treat to a short holiday this was it, the food was lovely, the ambiance was perfect, I loved that the room could retain the traditional tea room vibe without being 'high end' detracting from that, the staffs professional persona is excellent and I enjoyed the overall experience.

Only constructive criticism I have is that the table was low with limited room mine was a touch exposed but then I like to be tucked out the way - being low and standing out means it's hard for the waiter not to tower over you somewhat

DC
viprachelDC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and ambiance at The Rosebery were superb. It was a fantastic way to spend a rainy afternoon indoors safely! I can't recommend this place enough. My husband and I chose to do the wine pairing with the Afternoon Tea and it was delightful. The entire staff explained each item with great precision and knowledge. Every detail was accounted for and appreciated. Next time we go back we are going to try the infamous Sake pairing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn’t have had a better experience. Lina and team treated us like absolute royalty and the food was divine. Nothing was too much trouble and the atmosphere was wonderful. We’ll be back!

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Biscuit46
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special treat for a friend expecting her first child. Tom, our waiter was exemplary in his care and attention to detailing the delights on offer for our Winter Afternoon Tea in The Rosebery. Our 'special needs' were met above our expectations and made the experience an absolute delight. My friend and 'bump' throughly enjoyed the afternoon and was surprised and delighted with her special pastry made for the occasion saying 'Congratulations'.

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Davies
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience to celebrate a birthday. We were so well looked after. Special thanks to Geraint who made us feel very special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best afternoon tea in London in my opinion. Service is attentive and excellent. Teas are delicious as is food. You can switch tea multiple times. Beautiful ambiance. Staff all friendly and welcoming.

SB
SelinaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff as always are attentive, funny and charming.
Always a lovely experience in the Rosebery Room.

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vipAnne
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice Good service

SG
ShannonG
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, service and ambiance! Such a grand place which did not disappoint.

CB
CorinneB
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A lovely experience at afternoon tea. The service is welcoming, surrounds and decor are beautiful and the food was delicious. Perfectly presented sandwiches, cakes and scones and a great selection of tea and champagne. Everything was delicious and plentiful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
39 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My daughter and I celebrated New Year’s Day tea at the Rosebery. The service and ambience were on point. The savory sandwiches and scones with clotted cream were delicious. I would recommend this tea for a special occasion when in London.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon tea!!!

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CherylC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I have been here many times but never at Christmas it was lovely, we are very fussy with food and they
always meet our needs, Service was good but not as good as normal i would usually rate the service as
excellent but they missed a couple of tricks on the occasion

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Volk
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly good food and tea. Value for money.

MG
MichelleG
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the high tea on Christmas Day and loved it.

LB
LBSbaby
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service was the worst I had experienced in two decades, the food was good but in no way outstanding

DC
DelphineC
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful afternoon for a Christmas teatime. We’ll definitely come back ! Thanks for everything.

JD
JDash
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible service and overpriced food. Breakfast buffet is vastly lacking in options. Waited 40 mins for an omelette- cancelled it and left.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience1

The place was disappointing with kids playing in their iPads and video games .

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
43 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic festive afternoon tea, my 10 year old enjoyed it tremendously, so did the rest of us. Delicious teas and generous delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were lovely and the food amazing. It was a lovely Christmas treat.

DW
vipDW2016
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from Lina and Nadia was impeccable, and made my first afternoon tea an experience worth repeating.

GJ
GouldJ
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service in a beautiful setting, would recommend for a special occasion.

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teresas
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you step into the Mandarin Oriental, you are captured by the beautiful decor of which we were extra blessed as the Xmas decorations were beautiful. The afternoon tea was bottomless, and the sandwich selection was tailored to individual taste which was wonderful as I am pescatarian. The scones were cranberry which made a refreshing change and the lemon curd jam and rose jam also added a difference. Cakes were themed and delightful. The Rosenberg was a totally recommended thumbs up. Only negative was in the bar, £22.95 for a very small cocktail was a bit steep!!

RP
ReetPetite7
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was lovely for afternoon tea but I did still leave feeling hungry! I think more effort could be made with the bread e.. g. at the Dorchester they have 🍅 bread for example

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sandwiches are good and the overall services were superb except one waitress forgot our request of paying the bills and let us wait for 15mins. The sweets were absolutely terrible , also, the waitress ask us do we need water for the table before gave us the menu, nobody told us the water costs 7 pounds which we thought was free, and served a whole bottle without asking how much we want. I book this as a part of my friend’s graduation trip, we are not happy with the experience here, surely not gonna come again.

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vipEmeric
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great for Breakfast (haven’t tried lunch and diner); great atmosphere, very nice staff.

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pilotdazzla
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic location and prefect setting for a lovely afternoon tea. Staff were delightfully attentive, food was lovely; couldn’t have asked for more.

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dolly
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing especially the scones, worth a visit.

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vipvcallikan
London
22 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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StevenP
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was another return visit to The Rosebery, to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary. Everything was just perfect. All the staff were very friendly and made sure we were very well looked after during our afternoon tea. The sandwiches were replenished several rimes, as were our teas and my wife champagne. This is without doubt the best venue in London.

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ImogenJessica
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible experience! The staff are so attentive and take their time to explain everything, offer recommendations and make the experience really special. The food was some of the best I’ve had at an afternoon tea, a perfect mix of traditional and modern. The highlight was the congratulatory dessert that was brought out to celebrate my graduation, which was such a lovely surprise!

MW
vipMarkW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keera and Ivas took great care of us. friendly service and the food was par excellence.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Good food and great location. Too noisy compared to other times I have been there. Very poor service given the price and the selling proposition they have: food and teas not coming on time, we had to ask many times for a refill or to get an additional tea. 3 different waiters were assigned to our table, making a lot of confusion with what had already been ordered and what not. At the end, they took away our stuffs without asking if we were done or not, or without offering anything more. All in all, a great location and high quality of food and ingredients not matching the service and the experience of exclusivity that I would have expected.

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Cem21
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to the Rosebery for afternoon tea, and once again it didn’t disappoint. From the exceptional high quality flavours in all dishes, to the beautiful ambiance and outstanding service, it’s an afternoon tea that is not to be missed! Worth every penny!

MJ
MetteJ
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic - we just loved it. Service Wars in top - and the personel was Nice and helpful.

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heidi
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2