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Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge

The London Marriott Hotel, County Hall, London, SE1 7PB +44 2036417694

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Main course: £34
Food spend: £34
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 14:00 - 16:30

Had afternoon tea with free flowing prosecco. Food was delicious and wine was very free flowing. The staff were very attentive, without being intrusive, and we felt particularly looked after. The Library setting was delightful.

Jane Gordon 11 January 2017
from Pett Level

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Offering postcard-worthy views over Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge is housed in the Marriott County Hall Hotel. In this landmark building, gorgeous library-style surroundings offer old world charm.

On The Library Lounge menu, freshly-cut finger sandwiches feature traditional fillings with a refined twist, with offerings like cucumber & mint, Surrey duck egg mayonnaise and succulent roast beef with horseradish. Irresistible arrangements of cakes and fancies include English rhubarb and white chocolate lollipop or Valrhona chocolate mousse, as well as sweet and savoury scones served with seasonal jams and artisanal cheeses.

Piled high bookshelves and plush armchairs make for wonderfully cosy surroundings at The Library Lounge London. Luxurious liquid accompaniments include fine leaf teas, elegant flutes of champagne and sparkling wine, and cleansing gin cocktails.

A quintessentially English retreat in one of the city’s most vibrant areas, The Library Lounge South Bank is 4 minutes’ walk from Waterloo Station. The Library Lounge can be accessed via the main entrance to the London Marriott Hotel on Westminster Bridge Road. Alternatively, enter via the South Bank (Queen's Walk), above the London Aquarium. Valet parking is also available on site.

Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge

The London Marriott Hotel, County Hall, London, SE1 7PB

Contact +44 2079028055
Reservations +44 2036417694

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Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge

4.7 (((() (based on 1177 reviews)
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  • ((((( 21 January 2017 by Tracey Campbell from Ashford

    The place was stunning fantastic views of Big Ben the staff were very friendly & attentive. The afternoon tea was very tasty and the bubbles just kept flowing. I would definitely return and recommend this venue to family & friends. It was a lovely way for myself & sister to celebrate our dads birthday (sadly he is no longer with us, we always took him to London to celebrate ) so we like to do something special in his honour. We even went to the bar afterwards which was stunning as well
    Great value for the money too.

  • ((((( 20 January 2017 by Kathryn from Utrecht

    Every little detail was perfect--the Library where we were seated was beautiful, authentic and gave a fantastic atmosphere to our English high tea dining experience. With 3 vegetarians, they were more than happy to tailor the menu to meet our dietary needs. What stood out most was our waitresses and service, what service! It was Christmas Eve and they made sure to keep good spirit, always smiling, so friendly... helped us with taking our group photos and kept the glass always full. The Cava in particular was quality, the food was superb and the tea was unbelievable. All with a picturesque view of Westminster and Big Ben in clear eyesight! Can't find any fault in our time there and will most definitely be returning. Thank you for a memorable festive outing!!!

  • ((((( 20 January 2017 by Peter Burt from Colchester

    We had an excellent afternoon tea and were well supplied with endless bubbles. The surroundings in the Library are very good, it was busy and there was a good atmosphere

  • ((((* 16 January 2017 by Freeman Barber from London

    Very good......service was exellent the food was professionally displayed and was uniquely British.

  • ((((( 11 January 2017 by Jane Gordon from Pett Level

    Had afternoon tea with free flowing prosecco. Food was delicious and wine was very free flowing. The staff were very attentive, without being intrusive, and we felt particularly looked after. The Library setting was delightful.

  • (**** 10 January 2017 by Lindsay from London

    Disappointing. Noone on the door to greet. Harrassed waitress saying "beautiful" all the time while scowling. Dry sandwiches then when asked for more, wet sandwiches. Cakes overly sweet and tasteless. Cheese scone heavy and dry, sweet scone light and moist. Asked months in advance for table by the window and got put in a corner away from the light. Nice Polish waitress and Brazilian waitress on the wine chatty and friendly. Generous with the Cava. Overall birthday treat not to be repeated.

  • ((((( 9 January 2017 by Jessica Field from London

    Really lovely day, glass was never empty and the staff were brilliant.

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Jeanette Hime from Rainham

    Another fantastic afternoon tea at the library lounge. The menu had changed since our last visit and now incorporates different types of breads as well as small roll and quiche, added to the savoury and sweet scones and selection of cakes we left feeling very full. The service as usual was outstanding and the bubbles flowed. We have been to many afternoon teas and this is by far the best. We will be back.

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Jose V. Peris-Martin from London

    It was an extraordinary experience. It was unique & memorable. The food was delicious and the varieties of tea amazing. The views were impressive and the library lounge took us the the Victorian times.

    We had an extra mile care service and a very genuine and personalized treat from the staff towards my mum and myself, specifically from the head of the Afternoon Tea.

    We had a wonderful weekend in the classical London.

    Thank you very much,
    Kind regards

    Jose V Peris

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Denyse Mcnamee from Aylesbury

    The experience from start to finish was amazing. I received a confirmation call from the hotel on the morning of the booking which was nice. We were greeted and shown to our table. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious, plentiful and presented to a high standard. The setting was intimate yet relaxing with a wonderful view of Westminster.
    The staff were friendly and attentive but not overbearing.
    The bubbles were generously free flowing.
    I had informed them prior to our visit that it was a double birthday celebration and we were surprised with an extra little touch for the Birthday girls!
    All of my party were totally satisfied. Highly recommended.

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