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The Library at County Hall

The London Marriott Hotel, County Hall, London, SE1 7PB +44 2036417694

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Afternoon tea with free-flowing bubbles £39 per person (£41 Sat-Sun)

Available Mon-Sun (Mon-Thu 14:00-17:30, Fri 14:00-16:30, Sat-Sun 12:00-16:30) until 5 June 2018, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service. Free-flowing bubbles served for 1.5 hours

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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.

I took my mum here for afternoon tea for mothers day . A delightful afternoon with a delicious tea, endless bubbles and friendly, attentive staff.

Julie Thaine 14 March 2018
from Watford

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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 chives and hot smoked salmon with crème fraîche in mini brioche buns, watercress egg mayo on brown loaf bread, and coronation chicken on carrot loaf bread. Irresistible arrangements of cakes and fancies include salted caramel chocolate cups, strawberry meringue nest and white chocolate raspberry tart, as well as sweet and savoury scones served with seasonal jams and artisanal cheeses. 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 seasonal game terrine with cranberry and orange jam, pan-fried cod with celeriac chips and pea salsa, and puddings such as gin and tonic syllabub served with candied cucumber. 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 2079028055
Reservations +44 2036417694

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Customer reviews for The Library at County Hall

4.7 (((() (based on 1465 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (1354)
  • views (649)
  • value (355)
  • luxury (306)
  • romantic (293)
  • lunch (143)
  • large parties (122)
  • private dining (113)
  • dinner (100)
  • business (92)
  • child friendly (55)
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  • breakfast (33)
  • al fresco (17)
  • ((((( 20 March 2018 by Dave Gronland from halstead

    `A great place, a great view, very good food and excellent service. Must go back again!

  • (**** 19 March 2018 by Ece from London

    The service was bad. They didnt ask how well the meat should be cooked and when we asked to recook it, they rejected it. They brought the wrong bill and asked us to pay more.

  • ((((( 14 March 2018 by Julie Thaine from Watford

    I took my mum here for afternoon tea for mothers day . A delightful afternoon with a delicious tea, endless bubbles and friendly, attentive staff.

  • ((((( 13 March 2018 by Jackie Noonan from London

    Excellent location, food and bubbles

  • ((((* 6 March 2018 by Gillian Paterson from London

    Lovely spot, overlooking the river, in the old Library, so overall atmosphere great, and reasonably quiet, which is good for us because my husband has a hearing difficulty. Service excellent, and personal, and the food fine. It was slightly strange, though, finding ourselves as the only guests at 8.30 ( I mean we like quiet, but not THAT quiet). This is because this area is in fact the 'afternoon tea' area, and everyone else left after they'd finished their prosecco, at about 8pm.

  • ((((( 2 March 2018 by Heike Reinhart from Basel

    Super nice place, great view and welcoming service. The High Tea was delicious and great success.

  • ((((( 28 February 2018 by Alex Birchall from London

    Excellent afternoon tea with fizz

  • (((** 26 February 2018 by Antonella Danese from London

    The place is stunning, the service very accurate but the food was not so good.

  • ((((( 26 February 2018 by Laura Lee Livingston from Jacksonville

    Fabulous afternoon tea. Beautiful library setting overlooking the Thames and Big Ben/Parliament. The tea and snacks were delicious and the bottomless bubbles were well attended - our glasses were never empty!

  • ((((* 24 February 2018 by Ian Newcombe from Telford

    Amazing room with stunning views over the river. Service was a bit rushed but we really enjoyed the meal and have booked to go back.

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