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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.

Had a cream tea and a lovely selection of teas

Jeannette Omahony 22 April 2017
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 294 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (149)
  • dinner (96)
  • value (91)
  • lunch (67)
  • business (66)
  • romantic (58)
  • luxury (49)
  • large parties (43)
  • private dining (41)
  • child friendly (38)
  • breakfast (29)
  • trendy (23)
  • views (17)
  • entertainment (16)
  • al fresco (12)
  • ((((( 22 April 2017 by Jeannette Omahony from London

    Had a cream tea and a lovely selection of teas

  • ((((( 20 April 2017 by Nicole Vince from Llanelli Rural

    We went for the afternoon tea and it was just delicious. Everybody was looking after us and I really liked the fact that we could have as many refill as we wanted. The price is quite reasonable knowing we also had a glass of champagne.

  • (((** 20 April 2017 by Ben from Princes Risborough

    Went for afternoon tea after booking online on the train journey into London. Deal was 25% discount for prebooking.
    Hotel not as grand as others near by. Decor a little dated. Food nice but not amazing. Every cake had cream or was served with cream so very rich. Sandwiches and little dry. Good service and overall reasonable value for money. Next time I would spend a little more and try somewhere a little upmarket.

  • ((((( 19 April 2017 by Anita Ratford from Holborn, London

    The restaurant was quiet, and very well staffed. The service was excellent and we were made to feel very welcome. The afternoon tea was delicious, with a good range of sandwiches and pastries. The choice of tea was also extensive.

  • ((((* 17 April 2017 by Todd Barton from Philadelphia

    We had a very nice experience with afternoon tea at the Lounge. As reported by online reviews, the tea was nicely served, with a very nice selection and a fine assortment of tasty accompanying treats. Hot cross buns were added as we were having tea on Good Friday - delicious and a timely addition. In comparison to other reported prices for afternoon tea service, this was indeed a splendid bargain! We would have liked a bit more help picking out our teas for the group, and as the restaurant was sparsely populated, the service was also a little slow. Overall a wonderful experience and we would do it again (and recommend to other travelers, especially those being budget conscious).

  • (**** 11 April 2017 by Ami Carter from London

    Would not come here again! The quality of the food was very poor and the service wasn't great either. No apologies or pre-warning us that the only had half the ingredients! The menu said we would have 4 different sandwiches but when they arrived, there was only 3 and one wasn't even what was on the menu. Plus the bread was solid and dry, definitely yesterdays! we complained and they said they didn't have many afternoon tea's left as they'd had a big order the day before. not a great excuse! We asked for 4 instead of 3 as per the menu, and were told we could have 2 extra egg ones (to go with the other veggie option) when I asked why there was no turkey or salmon, we were told they had run out. They had given us palma ham instead which I cannot eat as i am pregnant. We sent them back and, after a long wait, were given a new plate - with salmon (where from?!). After tasting them we could clearly tell they were gluten free - obviously saved for allergy sufferers. Also not very nice or very fresh. They had also run out of clotted cream when we asked for more but then again, somehow found more once we complained. The tea was weak. The cakes were not very nice or very fresh. I refused the pay the service charge and they didn't even seem bothered. Don't go.

  • ((((( 9 April 2017 by Dina Vaghjiani from London

    Great service, very lovely experience.

  • ((((* 8 April 2017 by Melvyn Penn from London

    I booked afternoon tea for my Mum's birthday. We were a party of 5, and we all enjoyed the occasion very much. We were presented with a 3-tier stand, offering finger sandwiches, scones and cakes respectively. The scones and cakes were particularly good. Our only critique was with the sandwiches. There could have been a little more variety, and also when we asked for more we were told we would have to pay extra. We found it to be a quiet, relaxing environment, ideal for conversation, and still the location is central to London. The staff were friendly and helpful. I was going on holiday the next day, and they looked after my luggage for me.

  • ((((* 3 April 2017 by Tracy B from Rotherham

    Service was excellent, although be aware of the service charge on the bill, the offer was to save 25% off afternoon tea which was an excellent service but when the service charge was added we only saved approx £1 which we found a little bit naughty!

  • ((((* 2 April 2017 by Tina Jones from Guildford

    Afternoon tea - sandwiches good selection but bread starting to go over, good scones, jam could be better quality, good selection of cakes, good selection teas, crockery standard heavy duty plain white. Nice linen on tables. Allowed to replenish with more scones and cakes but not sandwiches. Staff pleasant and left you to relax. Although saying that, we did have to try and get their attention a couple of times for extra hot water and we needed more cream and jam, as wasn't enough for four people's scones. Hotel easy enough to find and would go there again.

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