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The Terrace

Amba Hotel Charing Cross, The Strand, London, WC2N 5HX 0208 166 2610

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Main course: £14
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 06:30 - 22:30
Saturday & Sunday: 07:00 - 22:30

Had tea service at The Terrace and it was wonderful...great service, location, price and atmosphere...

Elba Paz 13 January 2017
from London

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Serving London for over 150 years, The Terrace at Amba Hotel Charing Cross is a restaurant and bar offering fine modern European cuisine, afternoon teas, and cocktails from the in-house mixologist. Next to Charing Cross Station, there are grand views of The Strand and Trafalgar Square.

Displaying elegant original period features, The Terrace restaurant is housed in the Grade II-listed Amba Hotel. The striking, light interior has floor-to-ceiling windows and Victorian floors patterned with exquisite mosaics.

Featuring fresh, seasonal produce, The Terrace restaurant menu has sophisticated dishes like fillet of pan-fried sea bass with lemon and vegetable couscous, or pan-roasted chicken breast with pancetta, girolle mushrooms and a red wine jus. A list of fine wines will complement your meal.

A fine dining establishment in London, The Terrace restaurant at Amba Hotel Charing Cross offers traditional afternoon tea in the inviting lounge. The Adelphi and The Playhouse theatres are just 3 minutes’ walk away.

The Terrace

Amba Hotel Charing Cross, The Strand, London, WC2N 5HX

Contact +44 2077478410
Reservations 0208 166 2610

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Customer reviews for The Terrace

4.4 (((() (based on 84 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (52)
  • views (26)
  • dinner (25)
  • lunch (22)
  • value (15)
  • romantic (13)
  • business (11)
  • luxury (7)
  • private dining (7)
  • breakfast (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • trendy (3)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 13 January 2017 by Elba Paz from London

    Had tea service at The Terrace and it was wonderful...great service, location, price and atmosphere...

  • ((((* 7 January 2017 by Stuart from City of London

    We liked the restaurant and will book regularly in future. The menu was fairly narrow but adequate for our purposes. The food was good. The ambience was calm and airy. And the venue quite impressive.
    Our only complaint would be about the presence of small black flies around our table which was irritating. I notice that someone else complained about this on the internet a few weeks ago. Surely this is something which can be dealt with?

  • ((((* 29 December 2016 by Simone Illger from Reading

    Have eaten here four times now, and always a very pleasurable experience. The service is excellent, prices are reasonable and the standard of the food and presentation are good.

    My only complaint this time is that the food was far too salty. I had scallops for a starter and my husband had chorizo with vegetables. Both were far too salty. Our main courses were a little less salty, and dessert (treacle tart) was excellent!

  • (((** 20 December 2016 by Caroline Wilson from Cambridge

    Two meals taken in Terrace:
    Afternoon (Cream) Tea (4 people): Splendidly delicious Scones (well done!); Jam a bit of mystery (what WAS it?), and lovely cream. Only downside was poor (wholly inattentive) Service.
    Breakfast (2 people): very good food (and lots of hot coffee!), and Service much improved on previous day.

    Please forgive me not dealing with last two rating sections below - we just weren't there long enough to have detailed experience of the Terrace or the Hotel in total.

  • ((((* 9 December 2016 by Christina Knight from Hertfordshire

    We dined from the pre theatre menu. The portions were good and the meals we chose were tasty. The only snag was that we arrived at 6pm and needed to leave by 7.15 and were told when ordering that this wasn't enough time to have the three courses in the pre theatre menu. We managed 2 courses and had to forego the dessert. In all fairness, the waiter told us that we could come back after the theatre to have the final course but , as this wouldn't be possible as we needed to catch a train home, they agreed to substitute the soft drinks we had with the meal for the desserts when giving us the bill. I thought this was quite reasonable of them. So, warning to pre theatre diners - the service is not fast so leave plenty of time to eat the meal! We are quite happy to go again.

  • ((((( 5 December 2016 by Aina Vasseng from Coulsdon

    The service was excellent, everything was profesional, just how it should be. The food and drink was lovely, the seating was comfortable, overall the Afternoon Tea was a positive experience! We will really come and visit again!

  • ((((( 17 November 2016 by Sue Day from London

    A lovely hotel, comfortable area for Afternoon tea with good views over The Strand. The service was excellent, everything we requested was carried with no trouble at all. We were not rushed so could stay there as long as we wanted which does not always happen with Afternoon Teas.

  • (((** 14 November 2016 by patricia from chislehurst

    good service ordered the mezza dish between 3 people (2) portions more than enough wine chilled only down side lots of little flys flying about waitress remarked yes weve noticed a lot of them lately !!!! hope there wasn't any in the kitchen !!

  • ((((( 9 November 2016 by Ina Dimireva from London

    The restaurant has a great atmosphere, beautiful tableware and delicious selection of afternoon tea (all parts of it!!). The staff were very friendly and surprised my friend who had a birthday with a birthday cake with a candle and sang Happy Birthday for her! We had a great time!!

  • ((((* 31 October 2016 by Chr. Meyer, M. Mahs from Berlin

    Klassische Teatime in einem stilvollen Hotel :-) Glutenfreie Variante konnte ohne vorherige Ankündigung für uns zusammengestellt werden !!

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