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The Parlour at Great Scotland Yard, London, London

The Parlour at Great Scotland Yard

4.7
4.7
50 Reviews
£41 and over
Afternoon Tea
Indulge in an Afternoon Tea with a twist at The Parlour.

Distinctly different, our Afternoon Tea in collaboration with the iconic perfumery Floris London, the only appointed perfumery to Her Majesty The Queen, is quite unlike anything you have ever tried before.

This multi-sensory afternoon tea experience celebrates the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and is inspired by the notes of the historical British perfumiers luxury fragrance, ‘Platinum 22’, crafted especially to mark the occasion. The scent takes notes from Her Majesty's gardens, which surround her UK residences and is reflected through an assortment of delicious cakes and patisserie that incorporate the key notes from the fragrance.

This relaxed lounge is also the perfect place to catch up with a friend over coffee, while away an afternoon with your favourite book and a light snack, or strike a deal over a spot of lunch.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Area

    Westminster

  • Cross Street

    Great Scotland Yard / Whitehall

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Embankment Underground Station / London Charing Cross Station

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Floris London Afternoon Tea

    £55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Floris London, the only appointed perfumer to Her Majesty The Queen has exclusively created “Platinum 22 Eau De Parfum” to honour and celebrate the historic milestone of the Platinum Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The fragrance takes its inspiration from the flora of Her Majesty’s beautiful gardens which surround her UK residences, a reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service and of the many she has inspired during her remarkable reign. The hotel’s head pastry chef Verónica Garrido Martínez will create a multi-sensory afternoon tea inspired by flavours from this prestigious “Platinum 22 Eau De Parfum” allowing our guests the opportunity to explore this exclusive perfume.

What 50 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • London

    Afternoon Tea

  • West End London

    Afternoon Tea

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  1. KR

    K4R15

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were excellent and attentive and even asked us what we thought of the tea and experience on the day and could we suggest any improvements. The answer is no we couldn’t. The fiori experience was amazing, such fun delicacies superbly crafted and taste combinations. It was a shame to eat them. Nothing was too much trouble and we were offered more sandwiches. The champagne was delicious and so were the choice of teas.. we will most definitely visit again. Thank you.
  2. CC

    CreamCake

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely afternoon tea. Very attentive service by friendly staff. Nothing too much trouble. Unusually we were the only people but that added to the enjoyment of being able to enjoy the quiet cool room. Good to have freshly made leaf tea - not a teabag in sight!
  3. RK

    RachelK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous hotel. The afternoon tea was delicious and the waiters were very friendly and attentive. The hotel itself is beautiful- great art.
  4. EL

    EdwL

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had the afternoon tea and was taken care of by Marco and his team. It was a very pleasant experience and definitely worth trying for the experience alone. Since it was the Queens Jubilee as well, they tailored the pastries accordingly. That was a very pleasant surprise!

    The Parlour at Great Scotland YardResponded 4 days agoDear Edw, Warm Greetings from Great Scotland Yard! Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review about your visit to The Parlour. Our team works hard to ensure guests have a great time when they come for Afternoon Tea. We will share your words of appreciation with them. We look forward to welcoming you once again for our next Afternoon Tea with a very special theme (soon to be revealed in our Social Media) Best regards, The Parlour Team.

  5. J

    Julie1959

    Shropshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent afternoon tea.. Lovely tastes and the art work of the cakes just superb. Will be back.

    The Parlour at Great Scotland YardResponded 6 days agoDear Julie, Kind greetings from Great Scotland Yard Hotel! We would like to thank you for the time taken to write this lovely review about your visit to The Parlour. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed the Afternoon Tea and you valued the artwork on the tea cakes. Our Team of chefs works really hard to impress guests with creative and innovative pastry designs. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you once again. Warm regards, The Parlour Team

  6. SK

    SashaK

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Afternoon tea heavy on sweet options vs savoy but to a very high standard
  7. H

    Helbat

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 3 friends and I traveled to London from Hampshire. Moment we walked into hotel we were greeted, taken to the restaurant. Our booking was found in seconds. We were given choice of table. The food and champagne were just amazing, attention to detail was unquestionable…we were not rushed or hurried in any way. Probably one of best afternoon teas I have ever had. Thank you for your service to us

    The Parlour at Great Scotland YardResponded on 4 August 2022Dear Helbat, Warm greetings from Great Scotland Yard Hotel! We would like to thank you very much for this lovely review about your visit to The Parlour. We are extremely happy to read enjoyed the afternoon with your friends. Our colleagues are grateful for your kind words and we sincerely hope to see you in the future, either in The Parlour or any other of our Venues in the Hotel. Looking forward to welcoming you once again. Warm regards, The Parlour Team

  8. CB

    CarlaB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and experience. Highly recommended! Staff is terrific and very attentive too!

    The Parlour at Great Scotland YardResponded 4 days agoDear Carla, Warm greetings from Great Scotland Yard Hotel! We want to thank you for the lovely review. The Team has been made aware of your kind words towards them. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you once again. Warm regards, The Parlour Team

  9. JP

    JulesP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely surroundings, excellent attentive staff and tasty food

    The Parlour at Great Scotland YardResponded on 27 July 2022Dear Jules, Warm greetings from Great Scotland Yard Hotel! We would like to thank you so much for your in writing this lovely review about your recent visit. We are more than pleased to read that you enjoyed the service, the attentiveness of the staff and the interior of the hotel. Looking forward to having you once again with us. Warm regards, The Parlour Team

  10. CR

    ChelsRob

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely afternoon spent in the parlour having a delicious afternoon tea with a glass of champagne. Excellent service, great value. Highly recommend

    The Parlour at Great Scotland YardResponded on 23 July 2022Dear Chels, It was a pleasure to welcome you at The Parlour. We appreciate your kind words about our Tea Salon and we are very glad you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back at Great Scotland Yard, Best regards, The Parlour Team

  11. ZS

    ZoncaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bella esperienza. Avevo già provato diversi afternoon tea a Londra, ma sicuramente questo lo metto tra i migliori.

    The Parlour at Great Scotland YardResponded on 23 July 2022Dear Ms Zonca, Thank you very much for the lovely review. We are extremely happy to read you consider our Afternoon Tea one of the best you have ever had. Grazie Mille! Warmest regards, The Parlour Team

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Great food, portions are big though and service is slow
  13. M

    jessM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well worth a visit!! Such beautiful food and presentation!

    The Parlour at Great Scotland YardResponded on 7 July 2022Dear Jess, It was our pleasure having you at The Parlour on Tuesday. We are very glad you enjoyed the food and its presentation. Our Chefs and Front of House Team work really hard to always exceed the expectations and they will be pleased to read our guests enjoyed it. We look forward to having you again at Great Scotland Yard, Warmest regards, The Parlour Team

  14. M

    Michelle

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was overwhelmed by the afternoon tea options in London but this one did not disappoint! I would recommend anyone to come here for an afternoon tea. It’s a beautiful parlour and the service and food is incredible. Well worth your time and money if you love tea and delicious bites.
  15. I

    Isabella

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    They gave us a lot of food with some hits and some misses. Loved the Coronation Chicken and the Mousse. Waited for a bit for the second service.
  16. JW

    JonW

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and management at The Parlour took great care to ensure a magnificent experience for us.
  17. CW

    CWright

    New England

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Probably top 5 teas we have ever had. The tea room is quite nice and the food and tea selection is very good. The sweet tier are perhaps a bit too sweet, but the savory tiers were very good. Appreciated the ability to switch types of tea during the tea service.
  18. E

    Erica

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food… savoury treats for the afternoon tea were probably the best I have had in London.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Afternoon tea
  20. AB

    AmieB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, incredible afternoon tea, exquisite experience. Perfect choice for Platinum Jubilee !
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice afternoon tea with friends - lovely setting, very cosy and friendly service!
  22. LJ

    LeeJ

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exactly as we hoped for. The setting in The Parlour was just perfect. A beautiful surrounding for a well designed and delicious Platinum Jubilee afternoon tea. The restaurant catered brilliantly for specialist vegetarian gluten free requirements too. Highly recommended!
  23. S

    Silky

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and mind blowing cakes!!! Made a good day a great day.
  24. AC

    AngelinaC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible tea experience!
  25. LR

    LesleyR

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Poor display of sandwishes , I asked for no fish so was given a single finger sandwich of root vegetables and mayonaise (which I do not like) very dissapointed. We were not asked if we wanted anymore sandwiches and for £49 a head I expect that as I only ate the mini quiche, Very poor selection of teas only about 8/9.. I definately would not reccomend this establishment .
  26. MA

    MaryjA

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The service was outstanding however the food was not very good
  27. MW

    MaxW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If it’s a afternoon tea your after then you will find it very hard to beat The parlour at great Scotland Yard Food is amazing and a great variety, ambience/ decor amazing Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend 10 out of 10
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we entered The Parlour we were greeted with a ‘happy anniversary’. We were shown to our table, which was a lovely quiet area and very cosy. The service was very good and the staff were lovely and attentive. The food was soooooo good and the tea kept on coming. A truly lovely experience and a great setting in central London.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It is a beautiful setting and the staff were pleasant although we were seated in the Bar rather than the Parlour so the atmosphere was not as cozy. We were rushed out and not offered any further drinks after our Tea which felt a little rude even though it was very quiet and only one other table. This was a shame as the afternoon tea was lovely. Expensive but these were rather beautiful and extraordinary cakes given it was the average price for London.
  30. TB

    TracyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Walking in to a beautiful fragrance and such a calm atmosphere was amazing. Staff courteous and not intrusive. Nothing was too much trouble
  31. MS

    MartaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect afternoon tea with my mum who was visiting from abroad, I couldn’t have picked a better place than this little gem. Service was lovely, staff friendly and warm, nothing was too much trouble and we felt incredibly well looked after. The tea room is stunning and elegant but intimate. Food was spot on. Will definitely come back.
  32. MA

    MA93

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The stuff are very friendly and food is really tasty.
  33. JC

    JoaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The afternoon tea at the Parlour at GSY is just what we hoped for. The staff looked after us so well and were especially lovely to my mother. So much thought and care has gone into the menu and service. It’s an incredibly indulgent treat and we had a wonderful time. Highly recommended.
  34. E

    Enrica

    London

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    very nice place, comfortable seats, nice natural light, great location. Good selection of teas (the jasmine one was outstanding) and of food, although the sweet part was much more than the savoury one, which was a shame because I could not go through all of it but I would have happily eaten more sandwiches. All was very good anyway and the staff friendly (although I was charged twice for the bill due a technical issue with the card machine and I hope it will be sorted but I was a bit annoyed when they denied charging me twice despite me showing them the debit notifications and told me to contact them in a few days to see if I had indeed been charged twice)
  35. MH

    MandyH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very welcoming, excellent service. Overall a very enjoyable experience
  36. KH

    KarstenH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice at the Afternoon Tea. The food and drinks were very good. The service was impeccable and we really enjoyed the space as well.
  37. H

    Hendo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great Champagne afternoon Tea celebrating my Daughters Birthday . From the moment we arrived until our departure presentation , attention to detail , courteous treatment we received. I have just one little niggle I was unaware that dogs were allowed to be present during Tea . Although on this occasion the dog in question was quite well behaved , I may have chosen to celebrate else where , and missed out on such an otherwise perfect afternoon .
  38. TA

    TrevorA

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and great food in a nice intimate room.
  39. E

    Epicurean

    London

    171 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely colonial styled side room for afternoon tea. Service was attentive and polite. Tea suggestions were made to compliment the different courses. Afternoon tea treats were creative with delicate flavours. A special and interesting venue with lots of historical mementoes of the Metropolitan Police and some of their achievements.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect, service food atmosphere couldn’t recommend enough

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

FAQs

The Parlour at Great Scotland Yard is rated 4.7 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Parlour at Great Scotland Yard

3-5 Great Scotland Yard, London, London SW1A 2HN

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Great Scotland Yard / Whitehall

  • Area

    Westminster

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea Mon–Fri 12:00–16:30 Sat, Sun 12:00–17:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–16:30

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Lounge, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Embankment Underground Station / London Charing Cross Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Verónica Garrido Martínez

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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