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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 Marriott County Hall - London
  • 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 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
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.

Agnes 28 May 2019
from Stockholm

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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

Contact +44 2079028000

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4.6 (((() (based on 1665 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (173)
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  • large parties (133)
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  • breakfast (36)
  • al fresco (18)
  • ((((* 6 September 2019 by Linda from Sidcup

    Air conditioning was too cold. Room was bland needed some colour. Food was good. Tea choices were also good.

  • ((((( 5 September 2019 by Lillian from Esher

    It was just perfect a special treat for my neice and myself we lost my sister recently and my neice and I visited the shard and then tea very nice waiting staff and pleasant experience I will definitely return and recommend

  • (**** 2 September 2019 by Jeanette from Rainham

    We have been many times before but this will probably be our last!!! Sandwiches basic little quiche brioche roll and sweet starter gone. No savoury scones three big cakes that were best left. Bubbles were not as free flowing in fact I was told oh you drunk that quick!! We went for bubbles option so what did she expect. Dead on 1 1/2 hours bubbles finished didn’t realise it was ready steady go. Decided to go to the bar to find a cleaner hoovering didn’t fancy being told to move our feet so we left and went elsewhere. There are much better afternoon teas out there.

  • ((((( 2 September 2019 by Anne from Hornchurch

    Delicious sandwiches which were easily replenished. Beautiful scones and tasty pastries. Lovely mint tea and the cava was replenished often.

  • ((((( 1 September 2019 by Martin from Copenhagen

    Overall very good experience!

  • ((((( 30 August 2019 by Ian from Stevenage

    Lovely Tea and bubbles . Good view of Thames and Palace of Westminster. Really good service.

  • ((((( 30 August 2019 by Cheryl from sevenoaks


  • ((((( 27 August 2019 by Linda from Nottingham

    The Library Lounge has a wonderful ambience with fantastic views across the Thames to the Palace of Westminster. We enjoyed looking at the bookcases and also the wonderful cartoons in the loos (not as strange as you may think!!) We enjoyed 3 courses with a glass of bubbly. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The waiter also went out of her way to bring me ice to chill my water (it was a very hot day) and also replenish our bread.

  • ((((* 11 August 2019 by Joanne from London

    Lovely afternoon tea, free flowing bubbles were lovely and the staff were polite and attentive

  • ((((( 8 August 2019 by Asa from Lacey

    It was great experience with great food and we so enjoyed the view. Arrived early, which was not a problem, and we got a table asap.

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