The Library at County Hall

The London Marriott Hotel, County Hall, London, SE1 7PB
British, Afternoon Tea
A la carte menu

Top offer

Star Deal - 3-course dinner & a glass of sparkling wine £29 per person

Available dinner Tue-Sat until 18 June 2019, subject to availability. 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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Library at County Hall
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  • By Tracy H from Woodstock, Oxfordshire
    13 April 2019

    Was a really lovely Afternoon tea, we were very well looked after by the staff and it was lovely to have the free flowing champagne which made it more special. The food was delicious and there was a lovely selection of sandwiches, scones and pastries and then the staff offered to bring more if we needed, so it was very good thank you!

  • By Jackie C from Greater London
    5 April 2019

    Both the service & food was excellent. We finished every delicious morsel. The Thames view & general ambience of the restaurant added to a lovely dining experience.

  • By Dan H from London
    5 April 2019

    Lovely experience. Very private.

  • 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

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

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 3-course dinner & a glass of sparkling wine £29 per person
  • Star Deal - Afternoon tea with free-flowing bubbles £41 per person (£43 Sat-Sun)
  • Afternoon Tea and a glass of Champagne £45 per person
  • Free Flowing Champagne Afternoon Tea £59 per person
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea £39 per person
  • Feast on London - 3-course dinner & a glass of sparkling wine £29 per person
  • Feast on London - Afternoon tea & free-flowing bubbles £41 (£43 Sat-Sun) per person

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