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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.

We all thought that this was an excellent afternoon tea. The Science theme added fun but did not detract from high quality food and service. It was my daughter's birthday and she felt suitably spoiled

Nicola Buckley 13 April 2017
from Rugby

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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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Customer reviews for The Drawing Rooms

4.3 (((() (based on 113 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (99)
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  • romantic (10)
  • child friendly (9)
  • lunch (7)
  • dinner (4)
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  • ((((* 27 April 2017 by Karina Van den berg from Noordwijk

    We had a lovely afternoon, enjoying tea and some delicious bites. It is definitely worth it to go here

  • ((((( 20 April 2017 by Diani Laity from London

    Booked online and attended with my parents and boyfriend. The staff were very friendly, a great and helpful service, overall an incredible experience. The best part was the use of dry ice on the science afternoon tea. Booked at the right time so had a complimentary glass of champagne with the 4 teas. Amazing !

  • ((((( 15 April 2017 by Jessica Hoare from Bournemouth

    Excellent afternoon tea, one of the best I've had. Great selection of savoury and sweet and the science theme was fun. Delicious scone and the jam was lovely. Only criticism was that the beef bagel was a bit dry.
    Very friendly staff and lovey setting in the hotel. Great to be offered seconds on the savoury items- have never had that before at other afternoon teas. Was even allowed to take a 'doggy bag' home. Overall a great experience, very filing and good value for money. Would recommend and go again.

  • ((((( 13 April 2017 by Nicola Buckley from Rugby

    We all thought that this was an excellent afternoon tea. The Science theme added fun but did not detract from high quality food and service. It was my daughter's birthday and she felt suitably spoiled

  • ((((( 10 April 2017 by Jane Atalig from Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea


  • ((((( 7 April 2017 by Janna Kenney from London

    I booked the drawing rooms before my first trip to London. I was not disappointed. The science tea was adorable and whimsical and the gluten free option was delicious. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone I know visiting London.

  • ((((( 3 April 2017 by Agata Chzhou from London

    Loved the food and service, definitely will come again. One of the best afternoon tea scones I have tasted in London.

  • ((((* 26 March 2017 by Lucy Cavanagh from London

    very nice

  • ((*** 27 February 2017 by Janak Shah from London

    Went here for afternoon tea. Food was fantastic, ambiance equally great. Majority of the staff were friendly and lovely, apart from one waitress. Our entire group of 8 saw her rolling her eyes at our requests on separate occasions. She brought us 6 of one item even though we had ordered 8. We waited 15 mins without saying anything, assuming she couldn't carry it all on one go, no problem. They didn't come so I requested them, and we got so much attitude from this waitress! Without even looking at what was on our table she started arguing that she'd brought the right things. I'm not sure what this lady's problem was, but it soured the whole event. We would happily come back, assuming we wouldn't have to deal with her again. I assume she was a new hire as when I went to pay the bill a more senior staff member (who was fantastic) was telling her what to press on the till to bring a bill up.

  • ((((* 26 February 2017 by Kathryn Hanna from London

    Great afternoon tea experience and would really recommend it.
    There was a delay in getting the food and the staff were very hospitable to us as a result. Will go back again!

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