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 Victor Ruiz 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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SB
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.

A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice Good service

SG
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

CB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
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.

OT
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.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon tea!!!

CC
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

V
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly good food and tea. Value for money.

MG
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LB
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
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JD
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.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience1

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

OT
London
39 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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DW
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
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

t
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
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

OT
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.

E
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

p
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.

d
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

v
London
22 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

SP
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.

IJ
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!

OT
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.

OT
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.

C
London
4 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
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.

h
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was lovely staff were amazing had a really lovely time

J
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round beautiful surroundings, relaxed, staff we’re excellent nothing too much trouble. Could eat as much over as little as you wanted of the festive afternoon tea, and felt you had Plenty of time.

CS
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Sadly there was a large group present which made the noise level uncomfortable. A kind waiter moved us further away but it was still not great. A number of things were forgotten and needed to be requested several times. Overall it would have been fine had the noise level not left me with a headache

SM
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent place to meet in Central London. Fabulous atmosphere, great service and good food.

MP
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent service, fantastic staff. Great items on the AT menu. Like the fact that it is not stuffy and formal like elsewhere and you can just relax and enjoy your company.

AK
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!

F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

For £56 per person for tea I was expecting better scones than what was served (for starters they weren’t even warm). There was a lot of pomp and flair but the quality of the food leaves much to be desired. Full marks for ambience and service (classically Mandarin Oriental) but unfortunately I won’t be back

l
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous 5 atar hotel with 5 star food and service. Couldn't fault anything. Food was wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyed the Afternoon Tea with an amazing selection of teas and cakes... there is certainly more than enough to eat and of course more sandwiches can be ordered if required. The atmosphere is also relaxing and staff are so accommodating and friendly. Would highly recommend this afternoon tea for a treat or celebration. Lovely surroundings too.

RP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The venue, food and overall ambience was very good. It is unfortunate that the service was very poor. Our waitress left very early on (might have been the end of her shift)and as a result we were left trying to get eye contact with one or another waitress throughout. I’m not sure why we’re not allocated with someone else to serve us, or why the team failed to attend to our table. It was a lovely and more relaxed environment than some other afternoon tea places.

o
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having tea at The Rosebery was a wonderful experience all around. Service was outstanding and the food was perfect in terms of quality and variety. We will happily return on our next visit to London.