- 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.
Mycket afternoon tea för pengarna! Väldigt generöst med bubbel och trevlig personal. Fantastiskt läge med oslagbar utsikt och oerhört mysig atmosfär.
28 May 2019
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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Customer reviews for The Library at County Hall
((((( 19 July 2019 by Giselle from London
Lovely food and great service. Maria in particular was very friendly and helpful.
((((( 14 July 2019 by Max from London
Wonderful evening excellent service, food and venue
((((( 9 July 2019 by Anita from London
A day in London with a friend who does not come to London much.
Everything was perfect, from the instagramey entrance, greetings from the doorman, taken to our table to the food and views.
We were early so our table was not ready and we were shown to the bar. As we were having a free flowing deal, we declined the waiter's offer of help, As it was a hot day, he suggested a glass of water. That was so sweet of him.
Our table was not ready not because the restaurant was full but because they said they were waiting for a table with views for us.
And the views were spectacular. SUPER table with views over the river.
The sandwiches were freshly made and not pre made as my friend does not like mayonnaise, mustard or any other condiments and I am vegetarian.
The bubbles free flowed but the service was slow to top up.
But all in all a super fab place
(((** 8 July 2019 by N from London
I think the service was great, and so was the location. However I think the food was bland and very uninspiring. Most of the things you can buy in the supermarket so nothing special. The scones were dry and did not appear fresh, more like warmed up just before our arrival. Sandwiches- ok but you can find these almost anywhere for an afternoon tea. Overall I thought the food was a let down. Everything else was very good.
(((** 25 June 2019 by Dee from London
The venue is in a beautiful setting. The approach through the old county Hall site is interesting. The atmosphere is calm and pleasant.
Th table are well spaced and there are interesting views across the Thames. The bar has large windows with sensational views.
We had a set deal which was said to comprise a free glass of white sparkling wine - but we were never offered this. There were 3 starters offered on the menu but the mackerel salad starter which I chose was not available which was disappointing. Instead i had the beetroot which was excellent . The main courses were substantial and we chose not to have a desert.
There were few people having dinner - most people were having afternoon tea. I feel there needs to be some improvement in the dinner options.
((((( 12 June 2019 by Catherine from London
The window setting overlooking Westminster Bridge (which I'd requested at the time of booking) was perfect for our afternoon tea - and the fizz definitely kept flowing without any request from us! From our initial welcome throughout our meal we were looked after perfectly - professionally but with a sense of humour that suited us well. Aurora was attentive to our service, and time and care meant we understood the wide choice of teas available, the finger sandwich fillings (delicious different types of bread as well as fillings), the choice of scones (jam & cream of course) and the delectable patisserie. No rush, lots of space in the Library and welcoming staff throughout the hotel - the doorman excelled at finding three cabs for us on day of total downpour. Thanks to all for making our visit so thoroughly enjoyable and memorable. Would definitely return and recommend.
((((( 12 June 2019 by Angela from London
Lovely afternoon tea, a real sense of occasion, without being pretentious. Darryl the manager really does take pride in the service that's provided, and our waiter was lovely.
((((( 10 June 2019 by Sylvia from London
Everything was excellent, the food, champagne and service.
((((( 10 June 2019 by Liz from London
Great food and service.
((((( 10 June 2019 by Jane from Hatfield
A lovely experience with good food. Table was delayed due to earlier fire alarm. Staff made sure we were looked after in the lounge bar while we waited.
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