- 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.
Mycket afternoon tea för pengarna! Väldigt generöst med bubbel och trevlig personal. Fantastiskt läge med oslagbar utsikt och oerhört mysig atmosfär.
28 May 2019
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
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Customer reviews for The Library at County Hall
((((* 11 August 2019 by Joanne from London
Lovely afternoon tea, free flowing bubbles were lovely and the staff were polite and attentive
((((( 8 August 2019 by Asa from Lacey
It was great experience with great food and we so enjoyed the view. Arrived early, which was not a problem, and we got a table asap.
((((* 6 August 2019 by gry from Geneve
Very lovely afternoon, friendly , polite, and lovely scones. The Cava was filled up as we went along, discreetly and efficiently. Well worth a booking !
((((( 5 August 2019 by Sarah from London
This was my third visit to the Library Lounge for afternoon tea and was as good as ever. One small change was that we were not brought the lovely old wooden box of teas to smell before making our choice however the food and service were excellent and our glasses of cava were never less than half full! The waitresses were so friendly and efficient and brought us a very generous second helping of sandwiches. In my opinion the Library Lounge offers the best value afternoon tea in beautiful traditional surroundings with first class service and delicious food. Thank you!
((((( 3 August 2019 by Nicola from RIPON
We had dinner here in the evening for a family gathering. The service was excellent, both value for money and quality. The food was excellent and we had great views of the Thames from the elegant setting of The Library. A great evening - thank you, we will be coming back!
((((* 31 July 2019 by Mala from London
Great afternoon tea selection plus additional sandwiches on offer. Very strict on the time limit though.
((((( 30 July 2019 by Harold from Reading, UK
great environment. excellent food.
((((( 24 July 2019 by Jennifer from Stoke-on-Trent
Afternoon Tea was amazing!
((((( 19 July 2019 by Giselle from London
Lovely food and great service. Maria in particular was very friendly and helpful.
((((( 14 July 2019 by Max from London
Wonderful evening excellent service, food and venue
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