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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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Fantastic afternoon tea. Great surroundings. Delightful staff. Attentive but not intrusive. We felt very spoiled and will definitely book again.

Lynne Kelly 22 January 2015
from Bournemouth

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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 2079028000
Reservations +44 2036417694

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Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge

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  • ((((( by from London

    excellent afternoon tea, one of the best for service, friendly staff and good value for money

  • ((((* by from Thames Ditton

    The drinks turned up on time which was great. However, we waited 40minutes to get the 'sandwiches/scones'. When the arrived, the sandwich bread was no fresh at all. So much so we had to complain. They were replaced, but we were told they 'were made this morning' to which I replied 'well they have been sitting uncovered somewhere'. We were offered money off at the end as we waited so long and because of the quality of the sandwiches. Apart from that, the service and ambience was brilliant. I would go back there and recommend it. The regular flow of drinks kept all of us very happy.

  • ((((( by from West London

    I booked afternoon tea at the Libray Lounge for a 48th birthday surprise and I was not disappointed. Finding the location of the Marriott hotel for which the Library Lounge is situated was very easy and every member of staff that we met whilst at the Marriott were extremely pleasant and well mannered. We were emailed by the restaurant stating that the location of our High Tea had changed from the Library Lounge to that of the restaurant. At first I was apprehensive and thought that we wouldn't get to look out across the Thames at Big Ben as advertised, however upon arrival to the restaurant for the High Tea, we were not dissapointed at the location or the restaurants decor at all. The restaurant wasn't full and we choose or table in a light, bright airy part of the restaurant and were served High Tea to an extremely high standard. The free flowing bubbles were of course a bonus and the staff were ver attentive, ensuring that our glasses were not left empty for to long. All in all, I would highly recommend booking the Library Lounge for High Tea and I personally don't want to have High Tea anywhere else in London. High Tea at the Library Lounge is extremely good value for money and the attention to service is exceptional.

  • ((((* by from London

    Location, service and free flowing champagne were excellent. 4/5 because the food perhaps was not quite at the same standard, but still good.

  • ((((( by from Bournemouth

    Fantastic afternoon tea. Great surroundings. Delightful staff. Attentive but not intrusive. We felt very spoiled and will definitely book again.

  • ((*** by from Harpenden

    This is the second time we have had tea at the Library Lounge and again it did not disappoint. The service was excellent, the food super and the never endung supply of bubbles made it very enjoyable experience.

  • ((*** by from chelsmford

    venue was outstandign with beautiful view of big ben and thames. food very very disappointign and had to ask for more sandwiches. compared to other places where i have had afternoon tea selection of food was poor and very stodgy. staff were very helpful. there was a private function in the evening so tables and chairs were being moved around us and eventually we were asked to move into the hotel bar. at one point it felt like a removal service. would not go back

  • ((((( by from London

    Afternoon tea was delightful, champange was free flowing, service was outstanding. The view over the Thames was an added bonus. I would defiantly recommend.

  • ((((( by from London

    Fantastic service, good afternoon tea, well-topped-up bubbles. Would recommend!

  • ((((( by from London

    Another brilliant afternoon spent in the Library Lounge. Service was superb and service amazing as always. Will definitely be back (again).

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