Halkin Afternoon Tea

(32 Reviews)
COMO The Halkin Hotel Halkin Street, London, London, SW1X 7DJ
Spanish, Afternoon Tea
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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

Offering a unique take on the British tradition, Ametsa features afternoon tea with a distinctly Spanish twist, served with the flair and passion that has become the restaurant's trademark.

Created by the talented team at Ametsa, the afternoon tea menu draws on the principles of Basque cuisine. The usual sandwiches have been replaced by a selection of savoury tapas, followed by a series of desserts that match extraordinary taste with stunning presentation.

Enjoyed in the recently updated Halkin bar and lounge, each Ametsa afternoon tea is served with a choice of tea leaves. A team of experts will help diners choose two teas to match menu selections, while guests wanting an extra kick, can enjoy new cocktails using NOVELTEA, a spirit using unique blends of tea and botanicals.

A stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, Ametsa sits in one of the most prestigious areas of the capital. Hyde Park Corner Tube Station is a 6-minute walk away.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Halkin Afternoon Tea
(based on 32 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (30)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (1)
  • dinner (5)
  • lunch (3)
  • luxury (6)
  • private dining (1)
  • romantic (5)
  • trendy (3)
  • value (2)
  • By Rachel Y from City of London
    8 October 2016

    Firstly, I must say that the service was impeccable. This is a must for any F&B outlet and this place surpassed my expectations in every way, especially in its service. The food was amazing, very unique. I really liked the Avocado Sandwich, Spider Crab Tempura and Pork Croquette. The desserts were amazing too. But the tea was one of my favourites. The flavour of my white tea was so good and fresh. The only thing is that... they shouldn't let the tea simmer in the water past a certain amount of time, otherwise the flavour that exudes from the tea leaves becomes bitter. While the view wasn't anything great, the food and service made up for it. Of course, if the view was better, then it would be perfect.

  • By Joyce K from London
    2 October 2016

    It was a absolute joy! The hotel is lovely, the staff was fantastic, especially Mario, who was knowledgable and attentive without being intrusive. The food was definitely unique and twist on afternoon tea. The only possible downside was that the bar was empty apart from us. This suited out party as it was a perfect setting for a long catch up, but it meant that the atmosphere was somewhat lacking, if that is what you are after.

  • By Maxine M from London
    1 October 2016

    Different and very enjoyable

  • By Aisha W from London
    24 September 2016

    The food was good, nicely presented and a welcome change to the traditional afternoon tea. Only downside is that we were sat in the bar and not the restaurant and this made the experience feel less and for the price I think this should be changed. Service was also good, knowledgeable and helpful.

  • By Ree L from London
    20 August 2016

    Loved the tapas style afternoon tea. It was v different! Spider crab bite was my favourite! Service was lovely, maybe a tiny bit slow but we were in no hurry. Would've been good to be able to order extras savoury bits on the side. It was good to have more than just cava for the choice of cold drinks. Had a great time. Thank you!

  • By LoveFood S from London
    3 July 2016

    Very helpful and friendly service from the waiter and waitress. A lovely afternoon tea of delicious Spanish tapas and devine desserts. The accompanying cocktails were great too! I would definitely go back again to try the Ametsa restaurant for some more Basque country cuisine.

  • By Christopher Gordon-Coker G from London Borough of Hackney
    26 June 2016

    Not the Halkin Bar per se, but afternoon tea by Ametsa served in the (albeit rather quiet) bar; just to avoid any confusion...! So if it's Ametsa at the helm it's going to be an afternoon tea with a twist and it was an exquisite Basque take on the format. Pea soup with chorizo in shot glasses, spider crab croquettes and chocolate churros all featured in delightful 'pintxo' portions. Washed down with some excellent pink Cava. Fabulous service and my only gripe would be the waiter taking away the empty plate from my partner's side of the table whilst I was still eating - I thought that only happened in South Africa!

  • By Colleen A from Hong Kong
    30 March 2016

    the Spanish twisted afternoon tea is a blast. The taste, texture, presentation is marvelous. You will be surprised on what you have.

  • By Pierre M from London
    22 March 2016

    It was the Ametsa at the Halkin Hotel

  • By Eva M from London
    22 February 2016

    Absolutely lovely afternoon with my husband. We had our afternoon tea on a Monday so the bar area was very quiet. Staff were attentive and friendly. The only criticism we had was that there wasn't any spare spider crab or croquettes when we asked for extra as apparently the kitchen needs 24hours notice! This didn't spoil our experience however.

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Halkin Afternoon Tea
COMO The Halkin Hotel Halkin Street, London, London, SW1X 7DJ