The Library at County Hall

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

Top offer

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

Available Mon-Sun (Sat 12:00-13:30 only) until 31 January 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service. Free-flowing bubbles will be served for 1.5 hours.



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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  • By Alan L from Ingatestone
    17 November 2018

    This is our second visit to the Library and it will not be our last. We enjoy the ambience,the lovely view of the Thames,the excellent service and of course the food

  • By Robert R from Halifax
    10 November 2018

    Lovely well located restaurant.

  • By Tracy H from Oxford
    8 November 2018

    Excellent thank you, the cava was really delicious and it was a very good Afternoon tea, really nice to have different savoury options rather than just sandwiches which were lovely thank you!!!!

  • By James M from London
    7 November 2018

    Excellent meal with friendly service.

  • By Lesley Y from Portsmouth
    4 November 2018

    Very lovely experience. Staff very friendly and welcoming food was plentiful and the bubbles kept flowing. Our booking was for free flowing CAVA and we were also offered Champagne if we wanted to change our booking. Would definitely go again.

  • By Vivienne T from London
    1 November 2018

    Wonderful service - looked after at every point from the moment we arrived (too early) to the very end (had to rush and take the cheese with us). Quiet, helpful and charming, nothing was too much trouble. Lovely venue, atmospheric library, how many restaurants have carpet and curtains these days? We were able to talk! Delicious starters, Mediocre mains Best-forgotten desserts Wonderful special gins The quality of the food was disappointing. It was £29 for three courses and a glass of bubbly. Certainly worth trying the afternoon tea I should think.

  • By L T from London
    30 October 2018

    Really nice food and amazing service. 5 of us got the set menu and we all enjoyed each of our dishes which is a rare occasion! Thank you to our waiter who was very friendly and thank you to the restaurant who surprised us with a trio of desserts for our celebrations (birthday and anniversary) - you truly made the day special! Would definitely recommend and will come back soon sometime.

  • By RANDOLPH BALDWIN B from Worcester Park
    30 October 2018

    Lovely calm atmosphere. Very good quality. The Black Forest gateaux was sublime. Service excellent. One gripe..drinks where very expensive

  • By Jill B from London
    27 October 2018

    Lovely view and decor etc Food was average to good Room was freezing initially until we asked a couple of times for the heater to be turned on Service was what could only be described as bizarre. A couple of the staff were eally unprofessional and overly casual for a formal dining setting. They need some training or proper management pronto.

  • By Margaret C from Lane End
    26 October 2018

    We had a lovely afternoon but I would say that there could have been more sandwiches with the afternoon tea and less cake. Staff were very friendly however we were asked to leave after 1 and 1/2 hours which we hadn't been told about on booking.

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

Available offers

  • Star Deal - Afternoon tea with free-flowing bubbles £41 per person (£43 Sat-Sun)
  • Star Deal - 3-course dinner & a glass of sparkling wine £29 per person
  • Afternoon tea & a glass of champagne £45 per person
  • Free-flowing champagne afternoon tea £59 per person
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea £39 per person
  • Free glass of champagne
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner £395 per person

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