The Library at County Hall

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

Top offer

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea with a glass of champagne & a gift for Mum £50 per person

This offer is exclusively available on 31st of March 2019, 12:00 – 16:30, subject to availability. Children Afternoon tea £25 per child (5-12yrs). Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.


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.

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for The Library at County Hall
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  • By Dawn C from London
    16 March 2019

    Excellent sandwiches and cakes . Staff were very helpful an excellent experience

  • By Joanne T from London
    16 March 2019

    Enjoyable afternoon tea, as always, have been a few times before. Free flowing bubbles really are free flowing. Our request to changes to menu were noted without even having to remind the staff. Lovely afternoon in wonderful setting. Staff friendly and attentive

  • By Cesar G from London
    9 March 2019


  • By Caron F from London
    6 March 2019

    Fabulous views of the Thames and Big Ben. Great service, food and value for money. Definitely recommended.

  • By Uwaila O from London
    1 March 2019

    Honestly incredible value for money and really lovely experience overall. Great view, really nice hotel. Unlimited sparkling wine, sandwiches and scones. I had all GLUTEN FREE, my friends had veggie and pescatarian options. Everyone was happy, everything was delicious and the service was wonderful.

  • By Jose M from London
    27 February 2019

    Great value, fabulous setting and charming staff.

  • By Emmo S from London
    23 February 2019

    Great views of the Houses of Parliament and Thames, unique venue, friendly staff and good food

  • By Ken C from West Wickham
    19 February 2019

    6 friends, one who used to work at County Hall years ago ! One meal was not hot, but that was soon rectified. Excellent view. Attentive waitresses.

  • By Mark H from Chichester
    18 February 2019

    Great staff, lunch and location. We had a table overseeing the river Thames and this just enhanced the occasion.

  • By Lavaniya T from London
    17 February 2019

    Lovely friendly staff, great food and incredible views!

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