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Inn The Park

St James's Park, London, SW1A 2BJ +44 2081281401

((((* British
Main course: £16
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 11:00, 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 11:00 , 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 11:00 & 12:00 - 15:00

Great location and great food - weather helped too as we sat outside. Staff were very polite and attentive. Quality of food was very good we have the chouder and the crab salad to start, then teh BBQ chicken and hake for mains.

Weston Louzado 14 September 2016
from London

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Nestled amidst the calm of St James’s Park, Inn The Park restaurant offers views of the pond outside through its floor-to-ceiling windows. Serving seasonal dishes from British produce, the restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon teas and a range of wines, beers and ciders.

Hearty favourites on The Inn The Park menu include monkfish and shrimp burger with homemade tartar, and a West Country venison hot pot. Amongst the vegetarian options are a beetroot and carrot salad with goats’ cheese, orange and hazelnuts.

Inn The Park afternoon tea offers a quintessentially English dining experience in an iconic English location. As well as a classic selection of teas, sandwiches and cakes, try Eton mess, chocolate mousse or a British cheese board, and add a touch of indulgence with a glass of Champagne.

Bringing artisan British cuisine to the centre of St James’s park, Inn The Park in London is a 7-minute walk from Charing Cross Train Station and a short stroll from many attractions and underground stations.

Inn The Park

St James's Park, London, SW1A 2BJ

Contact +44 2074519999
Reservations +44 2081281401

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Customer reviews for Inn The Park

3.8 ((((* (based on 33 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • lunch (20)
  • views (18)
  • afternoon tea (13)
  • al fresco (11)
  • breakfast (10)
  • child friendly (9)
  • romantic (8)
  • dinner (6)
  • value (6)
  • business (5)
  • large parties (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • trendy (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • (((** by from London

    I expected a cup and saucer for afternoon tea so to get a mug and saucer was a touch disappointing. Not enough milk and had to ask for more. Restaurant was pretty empty the whole time we were there but our party of 4 was seated next to a family with 2 very young children who were restless which didn't make sense but I would not have asked to move and thought the staff would have been more perceptive. The cost seemed reasonable in comparison with hotel prices for similar around St James's/Westminster but adding on a non-discretionary service charge of 12.5% was unjustified and should be left to diners to decide whether or not this was deserved. Overall I was a bit disappointed and would have to think very seriously about visiting again.

  • ((((* by from London

    Great location and great food - weather helped too as we sat outside. Staff were very polite and attentive. Quality of food was very good we have the chouder and the crab salad to start, then teh BBQ chicken and hake for mains.

  • (((** by from London

    The quality of food was poor. Cafe standards not restaurant.

  • (**** by from Glasgow

    Lousy. If you're hungry don't come here. £16 gets you a plate with 4 small dry pieces of pork on it and a very small portion of mushy broad beans. Cold chips come at an extra £4!!! If you're lucky your burger may be cooked properly as opposed to ours which was still pink in the middle.

  • (((** by from London

    Mixed review. Food delicious. Service could have been better especially since we made a reservation as a courtesy. One staff member told us lunch is served at 11 am. Another staff member corrected that to 12 noon. We had counted on lunch but settled for breakfast.

  • (((** by from London

    I didn't realised when I made my afternoon tea booking that this was a cafateria.I was expecting a peaceful venue with a touch of class but instead it was noisy and slap dash. The sandwiches weren't fresh and the scones and cakes were just okay. The tea was over brewed and we needed to ask for more hot water to dilute it. We were seated next to a noisy waiters station outside and had the staff crashing cutlery and cleaning tables around us the whole time. I booked for my parents visiting London and felt embarrassed. A better decision here would have been to have just chosen fresh sandwiches and a cake from the self serve are and enjoy the venue for what it is: a cafateria in the most amazingly beautiful location in London.

  • ((*** by from London

    Good food and pleasant sitting outside, but really awful service.

  • ((((* by from Auckland, New Zealand

    This was a surprisingly pleasant place for a relaxed, quiet dinner, just minutes from noisy busy London. Set in St James Park and so you are surrounded by green, trees, birds, and can even see the lake from some positions. The food for vegetarians is limited but will do one meal - or two if you don't mind eating the same thing twice. You can sit indside or outside. Outside is plain but adequate. The tables are a bit close together but then this seems to be a feature of London restaurants. The service is OK for this level of dining, reasonably quick and attentive and the staff efficient and friendly. I'd eat there again if I wanted nothing fancy but a pleasant space to relax.

  • (((** by from London

    Great location but the service was not horrible. The afternoon tea selection also seemed very cheap.

  • ((((* by from London

    Trooping The Colour on Queen's 90 Birthday meant restaurant very busy! Skipped starter as wanted Main & Dessert. Mains for 4 adults 2 children were very good! Let down by Waitressng - ordered Dessert & Teas/Coffees and waited ages before being told 2 Desserts sold out. Waited ages for hot drinks and jug of water ordered before Dessert but told by waitress she assumed we didn't want anything else as Desserts not available. Didn't want to complain and prepared to pay full price but Manager(?) enquired about our meal so I gave my view and he very kindly took off 12.5% Service Charge, which was much appreciated. Said I would recommend
    the restaurant as fully understood pressures on staff due to Queen's 90 B'day.

    Odd thing when we arrived. Were told to make sure we mentioned to waitress we required Special Menu. When we questioned this were told this would avoid potentail problems?1 Only other feedback is that toilets are shared by cafeteria and again due to masses in St James Park were not brilliant but adequate.

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