Kingsway Hall Hotel, Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5BX +44 2077686854
- Main course: £14
- Food spend: £25
- Opening hours
- Monday to Sunday: 07:00 - 22:00.
Absolutely stunning hotel, with very atentive staff. We had a beautiful champagne afternoon tea, with lovely tea cakes and scones.
29 March 2016
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.
Kingsway Hall Hotel, Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5BX
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Customer reviews for Harlequin Restaurant
((*** 28 April 2016 by SHilpa Nathwani from London
Very disappointed with the whole afternoon tea experience. First of all we were put in the bar area without prior warning. Definitely not what you would expect when looking forward to a nice afternoon tea. Secondly, my cousin ended up having her drink poured on her and a second drink on the table. The waitresses behaved as if we had just given them extra work to do when it was there fault. Thirdly, the sandwiches and pastries were stale. Finally we got no apology and I had to ask for a discount for the fact that my cousin had spent all that time in a wet dress because of one of the waitresses.
All in all - a very disappointing experience. We will not be returning and I would not recommend to anyone either.
(((** 19 April 2016 by Floriano Minati from London
Champagne afternoon tea. Sandwich and scones good, pastries ok. Not really happy about the service.
(((** 18 April 2016 by Sorcha Faherty from Hertfordshire
Good value, good location & they let us sit for ages to enjoy a good catch up. Service could have been a bit more attentive re replenishing drinks etc.
(((** 18 April 2016 by Geraldine Butler from London
Had afternoon tea with my cousin. Nice selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes. Breakfast tea delicious. Excellent service, attentive. We were brought fresh tea NA d offered more scones and cakes which we declined as full up. Had a lovely chat with the manager at the end. Nice place to go
((((* 16 April 2016 by Helen Barker from Exeter
Lovely hotel, I booked this restaurant as it had a gluten free option for my Aunt. From all the information it was implied that it would be home made like the original cream tea. I'm afraid to say that it was disappointing. The sandwiches were made with shop bought gf bread and looked awful in comparison to our sandwiches which were each made with different flavoured breads and were lovely. The Gf scones looked freshly made and tasted nice. The cake selection however was mainly shop bought gf products. I recognised the raspberry crumble slice as one I buy my son from Morrisons and there was a shop bought cherry bakewell. The gf afternoon tea was the same price as the regular afternoon tea but in my opinion was of far less a quality, care, detail and lacked imagination. I had hoped to give my aunt a really special experience when she could eat hotel quality freshly made food that she wouldn't even realise was gf as she misses cakes and pastries and tasty bread.
That aside the regular afternoon tea was wonderful and we all enjoyed the hotels own blend of tea, it was delicious and different and we would highly recommend it.
((((( 15 April 2016 by Jacqueline Winter from Ilford
Booked this for a group to celebrate a friend's birthday with Afternoon Tea. The restaurant catered for our specific needs as it provided gluten free option which was described as delicious by the person who requested it. The staff were excellent and the hotel welcoming and clean. A very nice experience.
(((** 15 April 2016 by Dee Ali from Covent garden
We enjoyed ourselves. There was a good selection of sandwiches and pastries. The service was good, we were consistently asked if we required anything and if we did they were met.
I would visit again if I was nearly or their was another offer available.
((((* 12 April 2016 by Lillemor Frisen from Strängnäs
Nice staff, good food, the scones where very good very fresch.
((((* 11 April 2016 by Catherine Wellard from London
Afternoon tea at Harlequin. Lovely hotel. Food average, quantity not great for the price. 4 small sandwiches, 2 scones and a few small cakes, we were expecting more. Good choice of tea flavours. Cater well for vegetarians and gluten free. Service cheerful and polite.
(((** 6 April 2016 by Michael Thurbin from Hoddesdon
We have had several afternoon teas in London and they have been better. At the other, you could have more of anything, at the Harlequin, you could not have more sandwiches. Also, the tea was replenished regularly without being asked. Here, they only asked us, when we had finished eating. Also, only brought a small amount of jam and cream and took ages to bring more. Probably would rank this our least favourite
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