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Harlequin Restaurant

Kingsway Hall Hotel, Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5BX +44 2077686854

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Main course: £14
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 07:00 - 22:00.

A really enjoyable afternoon tea. The staff were brilliant and accommodating with a few sandwich changes.

The scones and pastries could be restocked but we were all too full!

Kathryn 07 June 2017
from Norwich

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Bringing sumptuous international dining to the luxurious setting of the Kingsway Hall Hotel, Harlequin Restaurant treats diners to the finest seasonal cuisine, in a relaxed and bright setting.

Frequently changing to include the freshest ingredients, the Harlequin Restaurant menu is packed with expertly prepared British dishes, like a delicate pan-fried Brixham sea bass with piperade, green beans, sautéed potatoes and basil essence. A well crafted wine list boasts bottles from around Europe, served by efficient and friendly waiting staff.

Elegant afternoon tea is also served at the Harlequin Restaurant in Holborn, incorporating dainty finger sandwiches, warm homemade scones and a mouth-watering array of delicate cakes and pastries. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available when requested in advance, while champagne can be added for an extra sense of occasion.

Blending traditional style with contemporary tweaks,the Harlequin Restaurant London is warmly lit, with foliage scattered throughout, and glass panelling up the central staircase. It sits just 2 minutes’ walk from Holborn Tube Station.

Harlequin Restaurant

Kingsway Hall Hotel, Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5BX

Contact +44 2073090909
Reservations +44 2077686854

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Customer reviews for Harlequin Restaurant

4.0 ((((* (based on 309 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (157)
  • dinner (96)
  • value (94)
  • lunch (67)
  • business (66)
  • romantic (58)
  • luxury (49)
  • large parties (43)
  • private dining (41)
  • child friendly (39)
  • breakfast (29)
  • trendy (23)
  • views (17)
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  • al fresco (12)
  • ((*** 21 June 2017 by Michelle Jensen from London

    We had afternoon tea and the food was alright but nothing special and the tea was to strong. When we asked for a refill of water they brought back the wrong tea.
    The service was fine too, but they forgot us a bit and their attitude were a bit rude.

  • ((*** 12 June 2017 by Abee from London

    The quality of the tea was very good. The sandwiches, cakes and scones were good as well. The only problem is that there just wasn't enough of them for the the five of us. We were told that the would refill the plates. But when asked, the said it would cost extra if we wanted more sandwidches. Also the waitress was not very friendly or hospitable at all.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by John from Sugar Land

    Excellent food in a beautiful setting with helpful staff.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Kathryn from Norwich

    A really enjoyable afternoon tea. The staff were brilliant and accommodating with a few sandwich changes.

    The scones and pastries could be restocked but we were all too full!

  • ((((( 30 May 2017 by Philip ernest Nix from London

    Brilliant friendly staff and great food

  • (((** 19 May 2017 by Laura Valentine from Baldock

    The food was excellent as was the setting. The service was good when the waiter/waitress was around to ask for service. The place was very quiet and they were often nowhere to be seen. We had the afternoon tea and thought it strange that they charged extra for a refresh of the sandwiches but extra cakes/pastries and scones were free of charge. Surprised that on refreshing the cake/pastries and scones they provided plenty of extra cakes/pastries but only one extra scone with no extra cream or jam. Good overall price for the afternoon tea.

  • ((((* 18 May 2017 by Lynsey from London

    The afternoon tea was delicious, a lovely experience and in a good location.

  • ((*** 17 May 2017 by Kathleen Jones from London

    Had afternoon tea. Very nice surroundings and ambiance. Nicely set out. Staff friendly but inexperienced. It felt as if the hotel had only recently started doing afternoon teas had to ask for the menu when waiter wanted to take our order.Waitress did not know how to use a tea strainer, but was learning on the job. Only given two portions of sandwiches for three people. Quality of sandwich fillings could have been better but was ok for the price paid for the tea which was very reasonable. Good choice of different teas. Was very relaxing atmosphere and we were not rushed to leave the table.

  • (((** 12 May 2017 by Brian Newland from Neston

    On arrival we were unable to take our afternoon tea in the restaurant as advertised we dined in the bar area little disappointed with this should of been contacted of this change by email the afternoon tea was quite a good standard service a little slow

  • ((*** 10 May 2017 by Philippa Smith from New Zealand

    Food and location good, but not shown wine list when asked for sparkling wine, or told cost of bottle shown. On payment were charged over 50 pounds for the bottle! Also had to remind cashier to take off the amount 1 guest had already paid for their afternoon tea. So the 17pound .20p deal pp. was not great with the unexpected high cost wine, ,especially for us as we were shouting 6 of our relatives!. Perhaps the management saw us as naive Kiwi visitors they could hoodwink - disappointing.
    Food - cakes great, sandwiches OK; scones dry and hard exterior; needed more clotted cream ; sandwiches dried quickly. Suggest small savouries could added and softer,less dry scones made.

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