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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.

Booking service was very straight forward. Atmosphere in County Hall was relaxed and very comfortable. Staff were accommodating and did all they could to make the afternoon pleasurable.

Tania O’dowd 13 April 2018
from London

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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 1486 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (657)
  • value (358)
  • luxury (312)
  • romantic (298)
  • lunch (145)
  • large parties (122)
  • private dining (115)
  • dinner (102)
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  • ((((* 18 April 2018 by Anne from SOUTHAMPTON

    Fabulous location with a delicious afternoon tea and helpful staff team.

  • (((** 17 April 2018 by Isabel Perez from London

    Went for an afternoon tea on Easter Sunday. Ths food was good, we even got refill on the sandwiches. The Library is lovely, a quiet place with a great view. The service could definitely be imporved, we waited for 10 minutes until they seated us (even though we had a booking and the table was ready) and the waitress had a bit of an attitude. I would expect an impeccable service in a place like this and it disappointed a bit.

  • ((((( 16 April 2018 by Edvige Silvestre from London

    Excelente service nice staff and very great food I really enjoyed it so much good, tanks guys

  • ((((( 13 April 2018 by Tania O’dowd from London

    Booking service was very straight forward. Atmosphere in County Hall was relaxed and very comfortable. Staff were accommodating and did all they could to make the afternoon pleasurable.

  • (((** 12 April 2018 by Maria Nicolaidou from London

    Excellent pastries and scones. Sandwiches not very exciting. Great view of Big Ben and Westminster Bridge. Excellent but slow service.

  • ((((( 10 April 2018 by Wayne Sheridan from New Malden

    The quiche was a delight as was the service

  • ((((( 10 April 2018 by Richard Galey from Lincoln

    The whole experience was fantastic, the staff from the moment you enter the hotel are a credit to The Library at County Hall. Food quality and quantity was first class. It started the evening on a great footing.

  • ((((( 9 April 2018 by Iestyn Morgan from London

    Great views, lovely room, good afternoon tea and fantastic service, generous with the fizz and very friendly.

  • ((((* 9 April 2018 by Angie Gould from London

    The best feature for me is the free flowing sparkling wine, the cakes and quiche are good to but the sandwiches could be better. The staff were really good and welcoming.

  • ((((( 8 April 2018 by Jacqui Herridge from London

    I am a regular to The Lubrary and know what to expect. As always it was excellent. A slight delay in sitting us, but very professional and polite in letting us know. There are some new staff and could tell they were getting used to the place-it was exceptionally busy when we went. Just LOVE this place. Best afternoon tea in London!!!

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