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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

Everything was perfect. Nothing stood out apart from the rest; all blended together as one wonderful whole.

Michael 27 August 2016
from London

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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

4.6 (((() (based on 1054 reviews)
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  • ((((( by from London

    Very good friendly staff

  • ((((( by from Leicestershire

    It was lovely , staff very helpful and the views great . Would visit again

  • ((((( by from London

    Throughly recommend afternoon tea with free flowing bubbles. The staff were outstanding especially Alexandra. Will definitely return

  • ((*** by from London

    Okay for tourists, because it's very central and easy to get to, but not on par with other (champagne) afternoon teas. The service was really great - sweet, funny, charming, attentive. Aside from that, I wasn't impressed: the sandwiches were slightly dry, all dishes were rather small and unconvincing, and there was not enough variety. Nothing was terribly bad, but nothing was memorable. I had booked this deal because it said unlimited champagne (or unlimited bubbles but I'd double-checked with them whether it was champagne or prosecco and they said champagne) - it turned out to be prosecco. Not bad quality prosecco, but not champagne. The other reason I booked this was the food: the menu mentioned apple & cinnamon scones, red velvet macarons and a few other sweet dishes, which sounded great and unusual for an afternoon tea. But none of them featured on the day. Overall it was disappointing, as not what was expected/promised and also because the library lounge looked a bit run down and dusty.

  • ((((( by from London

    Everything was perfect. Nothing stood out apart from the rest; all blended together as one wonderful whole.

  • ((((* by from UAE

    The setting was absolutely lovely and my guests enjoyed the tea on offer. Our host, Lloyd was my favourite part of the experience. He was warm and professional, providing impeccable service. He very kindly offered a large selection of sandwiches for the guests who were vegetarian. The sweets on offer tasted delicious but just a tiny little note that more effort could have been taken in the presentation. Overall we had a delightful time!

  • ((((* by from Southend-on-Sea

    A beautiful venue, with stunning views of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. The very attentive, professional and friendly staff kept our Champagne glasses topped up constantly throughout, even after we'd paid! The little alcoholic jelly as an amuse bouche was a lovely way to start. The sandwiches were pleasant enough, and the sweet and savoury homemade scones accompanied by homemade cream cheese with chives were delicious, as were the dainty cakes and pastries. With free flowing champagne living up to the promise it was fantastic value for money, and a lovely way to celebrate a special occasion. Highly recommended and worth the price.

  • ((((( by from Reading

    Excellent location on the banks of the Thames overlooking the Houses of Parliament. Service was superb with constant attention without being intrusive. Friendly staff service coupled with relaxed atmosphere provide a very, very enjoyable afternoon

  • ((((( by from London Borough of Ealing

    A beautiful setting, lovely food and an extremely attentive staff

  • ((((( by from City of Westminster

    Wonderful afternoon tea, in very relaxing atmosphere. Would definitely come again and recommend.

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