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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.

Lovely scones. Small selection of cakes but nice. Choice of teas was excellent. Would highly recommend the Kingsway Hall Hotel Blend.

Rachel Jones 19 October 2016
from London

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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 251 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (116)
  • dinner (94)
  • value (83)
  • business (62)
  • lunch (62)
  • romantic (57)
  • luxury (47)
  • large parties (43)
  • private dining (39)
  • child friendly (35)
  • breakfast (28)
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  • entertainment (16)
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  • al fresco (12)
  • ((((( by from Lancaster

    It was was superb afternoon tea. The waiting staff were exceptional being attentive but without pestering, and the food was of a high standard. The restaurant is light and airy with a great atmosphere. I would highly recommend it for a great afternoon tea experience.

  • ((((( by from Bath

    Restaurant was excellent, food was superb, great value for money £15.95 for a 2 course pre theatre diner, staff also very attentative and friendly

  • ((((* by from London

    Lovely scones. Small selection of cakes but nice. Choice of teas was excellent. Would highly recommend the Kingsway Hall Hotel Blend.

  • (**** by from Epping

    Very poor afternoon tea, 2 finger sandwiches, 1 wrap & sausage roll both less than an inch in size! 2 small scones and two small pastries! Slow service and they forgot our drinks not value for money at £29 each.

  • (((** by from Langhus

    Poor service and not what we had expected

  • (((** by from London Borough of Southwark I

    Afternoon tea Birthday treat.Service good.Had to remind champagne included -served without checking requirements-1 needed orange juice mix. Tea selection good. Food selection looked good. Sandwiches pitiful,well presented but fillings stingy,minimal. Appeared to be economising. Felt embarrassed as it was. my treat. Once served, there were no further offers of more.Scones excellent.
    Had to call for attention when nec. Was aware of 'how many each'. Veg req catered for.Shame restaurant empty didn't spoil but atmosphere would have been more stimulating. Cakes small, not as luxurious as expected, no offers of further supply. Presentation, tableware, all first class.
    Previously had lunch good.
    Overall satisfactory service good.
    Afternoon Tea not quite as special as hoped for family treat.
    Sandwiches substandard.
    Lacked generosity.

  • (**** by from Canterbury

    Terrible service, we went for afternoon tea and first of all, they forgot the tea...second of all, when we finally got our teas, they were all wrong and we did not have any strainers to remove the tea leaves. We asked for some and were given broken ones. We felt like we had been forgotten and when a bus of tourists arrived for their afternoon tea, we soon realised we were not a priority. Food was nothing special. For the amount that we paid, it was unacceptable and a real disappointment. Will definitely not return and do not recommend.

  • (**** by from London Borough of Southwark

    It was a lovely experience have it been my first time here. The staff were all lovely and helpful too. The only downfall for the afternoon tea, was that they only gave you 1 plate of sandwiches/ scones & cake to share between the 4 of us bearing in mind they do not put a lot on the plates and they do not offer you more tea. It was not worth the price at all.

  • (**** by from London

    Terrible service - ruined a relative's 80th Birthday celebration.

  • ((*** by from London

    Was given water, menu and tea within 20 minutes of arrival, tea selection and quality is excellent. However, then waited an hour without any attention, finally had to leave the table and find someone who assured us "it's just coming". Waited a further 10 mins, food finally arrived, was not offered more tea, our tea had long since been drunk or was cold. Asked for more tea, arrived 10 mins later, asked for a few more sandwiches as we were very hungry after the wait! They too arrived 10 mins later. The food was nice, especially the sausage rolls but cakes were not enough. One very small thumb sized eclair, one fruit tart (to cut into 4?) 4 mini madeleines which were thumb nail sized and two chocolate orange cakes- for 4 people?? The bill then arrived and I was disappointed to see that we had been charged for the extra sandwiches and also over £10.00 for service!

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