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Number Sixteen

16 Summer Place, London, SW7 3EG

(((() Afternoon Tea
  •  - London
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  •  - London
  •  - London
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Opening hours
Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday: 12:30 - 17:00

Number Sixteen is a hidden gem in the city. Absolutely a perfect afternoon tea in the garden.

Katie Larson 07 June 2017
from London

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Afternoon Tea at Number Sixteen hotel is an elegant and luxurious affair. With the option to take tea in any of the public spaces, from the library to the tree-filled hotel garden, there is a setting for every weather and occasion.

The Number Sixteen menu covers classic afternoon tea with the usual sandwiches and scones on offer, as well as some lesser-seen creations, such as arancini, accompanied by sweet options such as Bakewell tart. A lighter option on offer is the ‘fruit tea’, which consists of 5 plates of colourful treats themed around blueberries, orange, lime zest and honey. A gluten-free tea is available on request.

The stunning landscaped garden offers a blissful escape from the bustle of London, whilst the colourful drawing room full of modern, decorative art and bright pink fabrics, is a funky, laidback setting. The cosy library and light-flooded conservatory are also open for afternoon tea at Number 16 in London.

Number Sixteen is situated in the heart of South Kensington, with the museums on its doorstep, and South Kensington Tube Station just a 2-minute walk away.

Number Sixteen

16 Summer Place, London, SW7 3EG

Contact +44 2075895232

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Customer reviews for Number Sixteen

4.4 (((() (based on 106 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (94)
  • romantic (34)
  • al fresco (31)
  • trendy (26)
  • luxury (23)
  • value (20)
  • private dining (14)
  • breakfast (13)
  • lunch (13)
  • business (9)
  • dinner (8)
  • views (7)
  • child friendly (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 27 June 2017 by Maria from London

    Beautiful indoor and outdoor areas. Highly recommended for a nice lazy afternoon!

  • ((((( 27 June 2017 by Stephanie Behr from London

    Lovely location. It was a sunny day so sat outside and felt I was in the country and not in the centre of London.
    Pretty courtyard, lovely tea and good service and very reasonable for a tea anywhere especially in London.

  • ((((( 26 June 2017 by Matthew Vincent from London

    Good value, good location, good service

  • ((((( 25 June 2017 by Scott Aycock from London

    The atmosphere, the setting, the tea, the food: it was all superb!!! We loved every minute of it. A nice little getaway from the real world.

  • ((*** 23 June 2017 by Amber M from London

    Overall, it was a fine experience. We arrived a couple minutes before our reservation time and were told to "wait a couple minutes for them to set up our table. 22 minutes later, I asked again and was met by a seemingly annoyed restaurant manager saying someone was at our table and even though there's a two hour limit, said he "couldn't ask them to leave". It was an uncomfortable experience and especially since we were celebrating a special event, it not only didn't feel special but it felt like we were an inconvenience to them. Once we were finally seated, the desserts weren't memorable, they forgot to bring tea (for Afternoon Tea...really??), but the scones were delicious and the setting was lovely. I can't decide if I will be coming back as my experience overall was disappointing... but the garden and hope that perhaps this was a one-off service fault might draw me back, but definitely not for some time.

  • ((((* 21 June 2017 by Margaret Eyres from London

    Delightful and cool courtyard even when termperatures are sizzling in the sunshine. Excellent scones but perhaps due to the heat the sandwiches were a little dry. A hint: the cakes are better at the sister Haymarket Hotel.

  • ((((* 19 June 2017 by Teresa Tan from Sydney

    Beautiful place for afternoon tea in London! Good was great as was the service.

  • ((((* 16 June 2017 by Leslie Hitchen from Great Malvern

    Afternoon tea in the beautiful garden.

  • ((((* 8 June 2017 by Hemchand Kolli from West Des Moines

    Lovely place, the outdoor sitting area is breathtaking.

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Katherine Dreger from London

    Afternoon tea - the quality of the food was good but not exceptional. What's really lovely is the service and the beautiful dining room and garden.

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