Café Forty One at La Suite West Hotel

(227 Reviews)
La Suite West 41-51 Inverness Terrace, London, London, W2 3JN
Vegan, Afternoon Tea, Vegetarian
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Main course: £14
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 07:00 - 17:00.

Restaurant description

Within walking distance of Notting Hill, Portobello Market, Marble Arch and located just off Hyde Park, Café Forty One is London’s only entirely plantbased hotel restaurant. Offering breakfast, brunch and a delicious twist on British Afternoon Tea, enjoyed not only by vegans, vegetarians and the health conscious but simply everyone.

Menus are inspired by Chef Yumiko’s Italian and Japanese heritage focusing on seasonal, fresh and sustainable ingredients from farm to plate. A unique dining experience showcases delicious inspired cuisine defying stereotypes surrounding plantbased food. Dishes that allow delicious ingredients to do the talking.

Café Forty One’s ‘signature dining experience’ is vegan Afternoon Tea which includes a selection of seasonal cakes and pastries, a range of sandwiches, plain and raisin scones with coconut cream, seasonal fruit compote and complimentary glass of non-alcoholic fizz. With unlimited choice from the superb selection of loose leaf teas and infusions or roasted Italian coffee.

Set in the minimalist La Suite West boutique hotel, the restaurant is sleek and opens up onto the hotel's elegant private garden terrace which is ideal for al fresco dining.

Gluten free and other dietary choices tailored on request with 24 hours’ notice.

Proudly alcohol-free and stocking a varied range of fizz, mocktails, Seedlip gins, kombuchas, artisan soft drinks and specialist teas.

La Suite West is a 2-minute walk from Bayswater and 3 minutes from Queensway Underground, and one stop from Paddington Station.

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

Customer reviews for Café Forty One at La Suite West Hotel
(based on 227 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (179)
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  • breakfast (26)
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  • lunch (54)
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  • By Adriana F from London
    24 August 2019

    Excellent food.

  • By Sara N from London
    13 August 2019

    Nice people. We had the vegan afternoon tea and the sandwiches and chai latte were good, but everything else was boring or bad. I can not recommend especially at that price.

  • By Arp T from Knoxville
    9 August 2019

    Absolutely one of the best meals of the week of visiting London. My daughter and I were particularly amazed with the “egg salad” sandwich. Great service by Colleena!

  • By Portia V from London
    6 August 2019

    We booked here for afternoon tea and had a wonderful time! Excellent food and service! Thank you very much to all of the staff. We will be back!

  • By Nicky B from London
    4 August 2019

    Went for the afternoon tea - which was delicious! And looked like a 'proper' non vegan tea - scones with (coconut) cream and jam, 'egg' sandwich amongst the other vegan ones, and superb cakes! Highly recommend it - especially on a nice day when you can sit outside

  • By Corinne L from London
    10 June 2019

    It’s rare to find a place that can cater for both a gluten and a dairy free diet. The afternoon tea was delicious, especially the warm scones. Staff were friendly and the cafe was very peaceful with nice decor. Only down point is it didn’t include a glass of champagne.

  • By Ida Flavia C from Rio de Janeiro
    30 May 2019

    Excellent option for a vegan tea. Great ambiance and service. Nice choice of drinks, including various tea flavours. As for the food, there was no choice. The snacks were tasty but the bread in one of the sandwiches was stale.

  • By Stephen P from Manchester
    7 March 2019

    Fantastic and attentive service, and absolutely divine food, absolutely top class all round. And not at all overly-expensive given the level of the food and the area the restaurant was in. Drinks were delicious, main courses were fantastic and the desserts were out of this world.

  • By Noah S from London
    20 February 2019

    We had gone previously to Café Forty One to check out the Vegan Afternoon Tea, as well as the Valentines pop up dinner; both of those 2 meals were absolutely fantastic, so we decided to go and try out their breakfast menu. The third time around was just as good as the first and second, this is truth! We both had the Full English breakfast which was absolutely phenomenal?? Everything was super delicious and once again you could feel the love in the food! What is more, the service at Cafe Forty one is truly second to none! We are always treated so very well, and in particular Marie is such an absolute gem of a human being???? She is always so kind, caring, and she really is such a wonderful human being, to say the least! We will definitely be back, and we already have reservations to go and try out the lunch menu this coming Friday! Keep up the great work and here is wishing you all a wonderfully equanimous day, filled with peace, love, health, happiness, and truly so very much more ?? With all the Metta in the world to you all today and every single day of your lives, Noah

  • By Sarah G from Neston
    9 February 2019

    Fantastic experience from start to finish. The staff were friendly, professional and attentive, and the food was out of this world.

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Café Forty One at La Suite West Hotel
La Suite West 41-51 Inverness Terrace, London, London, W2 3JN