Available dinner Tue-Sat until 15 December, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.
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.
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13 October 2018
Excellent food - had 3 course set menu which was beautifully presented. Distinguished building with original fittings in restaurant and striking view across the Thames. Staff attentive. Only small criticism background music a bit too loud and a bit too 'pop', should be more classy.
8 October 2018
.Really excellent afternoon tea. Good food, with hot savouries and sandwiches, scones with cream,etc., and some little cakes. The unlimited fizz was plentiful and good quality CAVA.
7 October 2018
Lovely unique venue. Very good service from Milan and Beshtik. Sandwiches were disappointing but wild boar sausage rolls and sugared sultana scones were really good. Plenty of free flowing good quality Cava.
7 October 2018
Was a great time having a fancy afternoon tea with free flowing champagne. The macaroons were particularly tasty and the county hall black tea was great.
27 September 2018
Exceptional food and service. Would highly recommend
27 September 2018
Nice venue , very peaceful setting. Fabulous views over the Thames . Delicious food , especially the seafood main and very good value.
25 September 2018
Delicious food, excellent location, professional service and beautiful ambience.
22 September 2018
Dinner with great views! Ideal location. Very easy Booked at last minute, for Dinner on a Saturday night, really lovely, staff very attentive. Menu had good choice, the short rib was superb, sticky toffee pudding was yummy. Excellent value too and no extra charges. Will definitely be returning
21 September 2018
We were given the window table which we requested, so that was a great start to the meal. The food was of a high quality, with an excellent mix of flavours and the staff were very attentive. I had the pork belly starter cooked to perfection, followed by the beef ribs. The black forest slice was a delicious end to a delightful meal.
16 September 2018
The location is great, both the room itself and the river view. The tea was excellent, very beautifully presented and the bubbles flowed freely.
Star Deal - 3-course dinner & a glass of sparkling wine £29 per person
Star Deal - Afternoon tea with free-flowing bubbles £39 per person (£41 Sat-Sun)
Traditional Afternoon tea £36 per person
Afternoon tea & a glass of champagne £41 per person
Free-flowing champagne afternoon tea £59 per person
New Year's Eve gala dinner £395 per person
London Restaurant Festival - 2-course dinner & free-flowing wine £38 per person
London Restaurant Festival - afternoon tea & free-flowing bubbles £39 per person (Sat-Sun £41)