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The Drawing Rooms

The Ampersand Hotel, 10 Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ER +44 2081665299

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Main course: £7
Food spend: £15
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 07:00 - 00:00.

Really creative! Glad we went!

Elaine 01 January 2017
from London

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Located just minutes away from some of the best museums in in London, The Drawing Rooms is a cosy escape from the bustle of the city. Serving afternoon tea & all-day bites, this sun-lit venue is the heart of the luxurious Ampersand Hotel.

As well as all-day light bites, The Drawing Rooms afternoon tea menu includes coronation chicken & cheese tartine with fruit chutney, homemade scones with fruity jam and clotted cream, and a selection of pastries, such as the classic Victoria sponge & tangy lemon meringue tart.

With large Victorian windows allowing the place to bathe in light, The Drawing Rooms offer a quintessentially English environment to enjoy a selection of teas and rich coffees. Decked out with banquettes, deep sofas & studded armchairs in red velvet & kingfisher blues, it also provides a delicious vegetarian menu.

The Drawing Rooms in South Kensington is a 4-minute walk from the Natural History Museum, a 3-minute walk from the V&A Museum, and a 6-minute walk from the Science Museum. South Kensington Tube Station is just a minute’s walk away.

The Drawing Rooms

The Ampersand Hotel, 10 Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ER

Contact +44 2075895895
Reservations +44 2081665299

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4.3 (((() (based on 95 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (83)
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  • ((((( 21 January 2017 by Saima Zafar from London

    I came here as a birthday treat with a friend for the Science Afternoon Tea. The atmosphere was nice and cosy, it was fairly quiet so the staff were very attentive. The food was absolutely delicious, especially the white chocolate scones. Probably one of the best places I've been for afternoon tea and it was very reasonably priced. I will definitely be visiting again.

  • ((((* 17 January 2017 by Rena Mcleod from London

    Really fun afternoon tea. Everything was delicious.
    Full afternoon tea might be better served at the proper tables as we found the lounge seats to be a little awkward.
    Can't wait to go again!

  • ((((( 6 January 2017 by Annick Bohyn from Kortrijk

    In 2014, my daughter and I had Afternoon tea at the Ampersand and we remembered this as a very positive experience so we decided to come back again in 2017.
    On my booking form, I mentioned my daughter was pregnant. When we arrived, staff was already informed about this and they proposed a delicious alternatieve for her. They were very attentive and accomodating.
    Both our different menus were delicious and very generous. Staff offered us extra sandwiches, scones, tea, and sweets as we were enjoying our menu.
    We stayed there from 4.30 until 7pm and staff didn't make us feel like we overstayed our welcome at all.
    Highly recommended!!!

  • ((((( 1 January 2017 by Elaine from London

    Really creative! Glad we went!

  • ((((( 29 December 2016 by Scott Grossman from London

    Fantastic atmosphere. Wonderful science themed tea!

  • ((((( 21 December 2016 by Andrew Conder from London

    Really outstanding afternoon tea, quite unique, very inventive, nice sense of humour. The staff were attentive, helpful and most pleasant.

  • ((((* 19 December 2016 by Carly Ince from London

    Excellent Xmas afternoon tea, a lovely festive afternoon.

  • (((** 18 December 2016 by David from London

    Nice setting but the overall experience for afternoon tea came up a little bit short. The quality of the fare was good enough apart from mini bagels (filled with beef and horseradish) which weren't fresh. The biggest gripe would have to be that once we had been served the staff left us to our own devices and not once were we asked if all was ok or did we need anything else (in fact it was hard to get the staff's attention). Given that the teapots were fairly small they needed topping up 2 - 3 times plus the amount of cream and jam served wasn't enough..

  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Wendy Smits from Eindhoven

    The whole afternoon was perfect: lovely waitress, beautiful food and some drama in a fantastic way on a plate. This is the place to be for the greatest and spectacular afternoon tea!

  • ((((( 5 December 2016 by Gemma Sinclair from London

    We had the Science Afternoon Tea for my baby shower with 6 of my oldest friends. We completely loved it, it was so well thought out and interesting. Plenty of both savoury and sweet treats and a wild selection of different loose leaf teas. Everyone of the part had an amazing afternoon. The location and the setting in The Drawing Room was amazing and the staff were very attentive, friendly and knowledgable. Loved it. Just want to take my husband back next time.

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