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The Library at County Hall

The London Marriott Hotel, County Hall, London, SE1 7PB

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  • The Library at County Hall - London
  • The Library at County Hall - London
  • The Library at County Hall - London
  • The Library at County Hall - London
  • The Library at Marriott County Hall - London
  • The Library at Marriott County Hall - London
  • The Library at Marriott County Hall - London
  • The Library at Marriott County Hall - London
  • The Library at County Hall - London
  • The Library at County Hall - London
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Main course: £21
Food spend: £41
Opening hours
Monday: 14:00 - 17:30
Tuesday to Friday: 14:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 20:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:30.

Food was good , the cocktails and staff were amazing. The building is beautiful we are gong again

Jonathon 11 December 2018
from London

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Offering postcard-worthy views over Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, The Library serves up a delicious afternoon tea throughout the day and a sumptuous set supper at night. Located in the Marriott County Hall Hotel, The Library features oak bookcases stacked with the classics and busts of literary and historical figures like Shakespeare, Plato and Milton, which transport diners back to the glamorous era of the 1920s.

On The Library menu, afternoon tea features freshly cut finger sandwiches filled with reimagined classics like Paprika chicken with peppery rocket in Carrot and Coriander bread, Grilled pumpkin and fennel muffins and Mushroom, leek and brie cheese quiche in a multi-grain tart. Irresistible arrangements of cakes and fancies include Lemon thyme and praline meringue tart, Amarena cherry and dark chocolate brownie delice, as well as sweet and plain scones served with seasonal jams and clotted cream. Liquid accompaniments include fine leaf teas, flutes of champagne and botanical gin cocktails.

The Library also offers a fixed evening menu featuring a modern take on the classics like Slow Roasted Gloucestershire Old Spot Pork Belly, Pan Seared Wood Pigeon, Curried Lamb Shoulder and puddings such as Sticky Toffee and Apple and Cinnamon Tart . To bookend your evening, choose a tipple from the Art Deco-style after-dinner drinks trolley, which will make its way around the restaurant.

A quintessentially English retreat in one of the city’s most vibrant areas, The Marriot County Hall Hotel is 4 minutes’ walk from Waterloo Station. The Library London can be accessed via the main entrance on Westminster Bridge Road or alternatively, enter via the South Bank (Queen's Walk), above the London Aquarium. Valet parking is also available on site.

The Library at County Hall

The London Marriott Hotel, County Hall, London, SE1 7PB

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4.6 (((() (based on 1596 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (1446)
  • views (719)
  • value (378)
  • luxury (339)
  • romantic (327)
  • lunch (161)
  • dinner (149)
  • private dining (131)
  • large parties (127)
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  • child friendly (57)
  • trendy (55)
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  • breakfast (35)
  • al fresco (17)
  • ((((* 17 December 2018 by Audrey from London

    A lovely meal with friends, the view of the river was fantastic!

  • ((((( 11 December 2018 by Jonathon from London

    Food was good , the cocktails and staff were amazing. The building is beautiful we are gong again

  • ((((( 8 December 2018 by Anitha from Ljungsbro

    Excellent service! The plates were refilled with our favourites and the bubbles were truly flowing

  • ((((( 6 December 2018 by Sarah from London

    We enjoyed a fabulous free flowing bubbles afternoon tea, food was excellent and plentiful and the staff were very generous with top ups! The Library has a wonderful warm and cosy ambiance and was beautifully decorated. The 2 members of staff on duty on 3rd December afternoon are a credit to the hotel and should be commended for their excellent customer service, they were very efficient, polite, friendly and kind which made our relaxing afternoon even more enjoyable

  • ((((( 2 December 2018 by Joanne from Sutton

    We had a lovely afternoon. Excellent service and fab savouries and cake. Felt really looked after. Thanks The Library. I’m sure we will be visiting again in 2019!

  • ((*** 30 November 2018 by Dean from London

    Really disappointed. Poor service. Good food, lovely building.

  • ((((( 30 November 2018 by Maria from Chelmsford

    Would definitely recommend. A lovely experience, great venue and lovely food. Bubbles was definitely free flowing. Friendly staff too!

  • ((((( 30 November 2018 by David from Woking

    The old Library is a rather grand and atmospheric place, and the view over the Thames and Big Ben is really interesting.

    Afternoon tea is an excellent event, with plenty of Cava to wash it down!


    The traditional tea , of small savouries and sandwiches, sweet and plain scones, and beautiful little cakes, is first class.


    The service is outstanding, with friendly and attentive staff.

  • ((((* 27 November 2018 by Lynne from Essex

    Had a very nice evening we ate in the library great view, service very good, but sorry to say the service in the bar was not as good

  • ((((( 27 November 2018 by Katherine from London

    Food was exquisite. Liked everything about it-welcoming atmosphere and nothing was too much trouble for the staff.

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