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Harlequin Restaurant

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

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

Celebrated my wife's birthday with an afternoon tea and was very impressed with the food, service and atmosphere; would definitely recommend this hotel, great location too.

Wayne Sheldon 21 September 2016
from Sheffield

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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 240 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (112)
  • dinner (93)
  • value (82)
  • business (62)
  • lunch (61)
  • romantic (57)
  • luxury (47)
  • large parties (43)
  • private dining (38)
  • child friendly (35)
  • breakfast (28)
  • trendy (21)
  • entertainment (16)
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  • al fresco (12)
  • ((((( by from Sheffield

    Celebrated my wife's birthday with an afternoon tea and was very impressed with the food, service and atmosphere; would definitely recommend this hotel, great location too.

  • ((((* by from Cheltenham

    Niven food. Lovely atmosphere. Friendly staff

  • ((*** by from London

    This was a good venue for the afternoon tea/business meeting we had planned. However, the content of the tea itself was disappointing and did not feel like value for money and while service overall was fine, it seemed to take quite some time before the food arrived - OK if you had the afternoon to while away but not if you were time-limited.

  • (((** by from Cotswold District

    Afternoon tea for 7 people.
    2 glasses of champagne were from an already open bottle, and horribly flat, changed for some from a new bottle with an apology but not a great start. Slightly disappointing that that there was not 1 of each item per person but the warm scones were absolutely deliciious. The gluten-free wares were nice, some off-the-shelf cakes but some home-made goodies too along with home-made scones - again these were delicious! The service was very good with an attentive and very pleasant nature.

  • ((*** by from Lincolnshire

    Hotel restaurant was lovely. We had an afternoon tea for 6 ladies for our friends 50th birthday. We were an hour earlier than we'd booked for but the restaurant manager allowed us in early as it was quiet in the restaurant. However for all the staff were friendly we found the service to be slow, the restaurant wasn't busy so there was no reason for the slow service. When the afternoon tea arrived we were told the cakes would be topped up when there was room for them but although we were full we were never asked if we wanted anymore. Also we waited at least 20 minutes before we got jam & cream for the scones which we had to ask for & all they gave us was one small bowl of each, we had to ask for more because there wasn't enough for the amount of scones we had. Having said all that what we had was lovely. When the bill came we had to pay 15% service charge which came to just over £20.i know when you're in London most places have a service charge but we thought this was rather steep considering the service was poor. We would not have given so much if anything at all had we been given the choice. I've had afternoon tea in some of our local restaurants which were just as nice but were much
    better value for money.

  • (((** by from London

    Nice choice of tea. Service was very good. Scones lovely. Cakes OK. Very disappointed that we were told we'd be charged if we wanted more sandwiches. Hence won't be going back.

  • ((((( by from Surrey

    I booked a group of 10 for afternoon tea sitting for a baby shower party.
    During the preparations and lead up, the staff couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating with very quick responses to my emails, even late into the night. They had a variety of menus to chose from and were very kind with all the substitutes for my party, allowing many to still have a traditional menu with substitutions.
    On the day staff were extremely helpful, food and drinks came out quickly and we were given a lovely table out of the way to play our little games. We weren't rushed at all. The hotel was nice and the restaurant spacious, airy and bright. It's not an intimate private dining setting but perfect for our purpose. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Holborn Station.
    With the 25% discount from it was great value for money too!

  • ((*** by from London

    We enjoyed the food, especially the patisseries, however found that the bread for the sandwiches wasn't fresh and had hardened a little. As for the service, our table was far away from the desk and we had to keep walking the distance everytime we wanted something as staff weren't readily available, this was mostly because portion sizes of condiments weren't enough for the four of us. The staff weren't overly friendly and did not 'check up' on us as often as we would have liked (the restaurant was close to empty, so no excuses). We were there for almost 2 hours and a staff member came to the table twice. Once to see how things were after 45 minutes or so and once to give us the bill. There was a discretionary 15% service charge on the bill which we asked to be taken off as we did not think it was appropriate. The waitress didn't hide her disdain when we asked this.

    I must also note that there was a very loud staff interview taking place in the restaurant of which we could overhear everything that was being said.

    All this said, the price was reasonable.

  • ((((( by from Farnborough

    Service was very good with a nicertain variety of sandwiches, savouries, scones and pastries. Not a tea drinker so had coffee instead. Glass of champagne was a real treat.

  • ((((( by from Lowestoft

    Excellent service the waitress was very polite. The restaurant had a nice calm atmosphere and the tables were well spaced between each other. The afternoon tea was lovely and the cakes and scones were constantly being topped up. This is the third time I have visited for afternoon tea and would highly recommend.

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