The Library at County Hall

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

Top offer

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

Available dinner Tue-Sat until 15 December, 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.

Customer reviews for The Library at County Hall
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  • child friendly (58)
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  • By David H from London
    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.

  • By David L from Woking
    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.

  • By Grant H from Gerrards Cross
    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.

  • By Janyse C from London
    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.

  • By Jennifer J from London
    27 September 2018

    Exceptional food and service. Would highly recommend

  • By Fiona S from Tonbridge
    27 September 2018

    Nice venue , very peaceful setting. Fabulous views over the Thames . Delicious food , especially the seafood main and very good value.

  • By Monika K from Sutton
    25 September 2018

    Delicious food, excellent location, professional service and beautiful ambience.

  • By Jane R from Milton Keynes
    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

  • By Jacqueline L from London
    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.

  • By Joan R from Winchester
    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.

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 £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)

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