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The Library at County Hall

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

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Afternoon tea with free-flowing bubbles £41 per person (£43 Sat-Sun)

Available Mon-Sun until 9 June 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service. 2 hours slot seatings. Free-flowing bubbles served for 1.5 hours only.

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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.

A great afternoon, overlooking the Thames and Houses of Parliament

Kate 06 May 2019
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 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.

The Library at County Hall

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

Contact +44 2079028000

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Customer reviews for The Library at County Hall

4.6 (((() (based on 1631 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((( 22 May 2019 by Isabelle from London

    It was lovely
    Great staff , the service was impeccable. It was our anniversary and they made it very special with a surprise at the end .

  • ((((( 14 May 2019 by Meldy from London

    Wonderful evening! Thank you to all the welcoming, accomodating and helpful staff of The Library for making my friend's 60th bday dinner a memorable and special one. We had a lovely time and were looked after and assisted professionally throughout the evening. It was truly a wonderful dinner experience.

  • ((((( 6 May 2019 by Kate from London

    A great afternoon, overlooking the Thames and Houses of Parliament

  • ((((( 30 April 2019 by Betty from London

    I booked afternoon tea as a surprise for my sisters birthday, we had a lovely experience. The customer service was exceptional and the staff were lovely they could not do enough to make us feel welcome. They moved us to a table with a view and brought out a birthday cake, making the experience extra special. I would highly recommend it especially for a special occasion and the free flowing champagne IS free flowing unlike so many other places i have visited previously.. Book it you wont be disappointed!!

  • ((((( 29 April 2019 by Andrew from Surbiton

    Lovely experience, staff was friendly and attentive.

  • ((((* 26 April 2019 by A from London

    Fantastic friendly service, very generous on the free flowing bubbles. Excellent scones and all with a lovely view of the Thames and Houses of Parliament.

  • ((((( 15 April 2019 by Tracy from Woodstock, Oxfordshire

    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!

  • ((((( 7 April 2019 by Dan from London

    Lovely experience. Very private.

  • ((((( 7 April 2019 by Jackie from Greater London

    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.

  • ((((* 22 March 2019 by Joanne from London

    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

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