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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.

The food was excellent as was the tea. Would definitely recommend for a great afternoon tea experience.

John Frick 19 June 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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Customer reviews for The Drawing Rooms

4.3 (((() (based on 122 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (108)
  • trendy (19)
  • luxury (14)
  • romantic (13)
  • value (13)
  • child friendly (9)
  • lunch (8)
  • dinner (5)
  • private dining (5)
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  • ((((( 23 June 2017 by Cesar Jacquez from USA

    To be honest it was our first time dining at a place like this. My wife had seen this experience online and through friends but we had never experience something like this. So we decided to experience it by ourselves. We liked it very much, we loved the food, the desserts, and the ambience felt at your place.

  • (**** 19 June 2017 by Leanne Knighton from Northants

    On arrival the best feature was the air conditioner because it was very hot that day. The location was good too.

  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by John Frick from London

    The food was excellent as was the tea. Would definitely recommend for a great afternoon tea experience.

  • ((((* 19 June 2017 by AE from London

    Overall a very nice afternoon tea with lovely cakes, scones and savouries. Was disappointed with the bagel which was so solid we couldn't eat it, and the presentation was less sciencey than the pictures on the website.

  • ((((( 11 June 2017 by Amanda Hunt from London

    We had the Science Tea and it was just about the best tea I've ever had. The 'planet' mousse presented on dry ice not only looked good but tasted wonderful. It was all so original and not a sandwich in sight! And it's very reasonably priced too. I'd never heard of the hotel but
    It's really smart but not stuffy and the waiters were lovely.

  • ((((( 10 June 2017 by Megumi Ito from London

    We had their science afternoon tea and it was fun and tasty! We loved and we are sure both children and adults will love it too.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Christina Maccallum from Mississauga

    I had a wonderful time at afternoon tea. The food was excellent - the scones in particular were amazing! The whole ambiance of the drawing rooms fit very well with the theme of the "science tea" and the dry ice was just an extra surprise. Overall I had a great time and would recommend it to anyone looking for a tasty, relaxing afternoon tea experience.

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Presley Sandoval from Seattle, Washington

    The Science Afternoon Tea was wonderful. The staff were friendly, if a bit understaffed, but the tea and food were delicious. I really enjoyed the creativeness of the kitchen with some of the treats (using dry ice for special effects, the use of luster dust on chocolate). Out of the teas that we attended on our trip, this one was my favorite.

  • ((((( 30 April 2017 by Andrea Chohan from London

    We had the science afternoon tea and it was amazing. The scones were the best scones I've ever eaten and the cakes were so delicious. You need to go hungry because you certainly get plenty to eat and you will leave feeling stuffed.

  • ((((* 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

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