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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Average

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
4.3
(based on 227 reviews)

88%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (179)
  • al fresco (18)
  • breakfast (26)
  • business (7)
  • child friendly (14)
  • dinner (31)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (9)
  • lunch (54)
  • luxury (46)
  • private dining (29)
  • romantic (59)
  • trendy (49)
  • value (41)
  • views (3)
  • By Ian P from Chester
    20 January 2019

    We had booked for afternoon tea and understood that gluten free options were available and the menu stated the same. When we came to order we were told that gluten free options were not available and that we should have pre-booked for this option. Disappointingly, this meant that we decided not to have afternoon tea and had desserts instead. So it was not quite the experience we had envisaged.

  • By Sarah P from London
    30 December 2018

    The indoor area is not particularly nice but not awful. I would suggest to wait the summer as the outdoor part is super nice. We tried the vegan afternoon tea which is 35GBP per person. It was very disappointing, except one sandwich and 1 pastry which was good, the rest was really not good. This is a shame, as we were really looking forward to it, and finding a good vegan pastry place, but we were very disappointed. Especially at that price... It is way too over priced for the quality of the food (I have not tried the normal menu though).

  • By Victoria T from London
    21 December 2018

    Lovely staff and ambience. I was a little disappointed by the afternoon tea. It looked amazing but tasted average. There is a lot of vegan competition now so my expectations are high.

  • By Birnir B from Reykjavik
    16 December 2018

    I was very happy with everything; the food, the drinks, the service, the atmosphere, the location, the price. It was a nice experience and I would recommend it to everyone.

  • By Gokce D from London
    15 December 2018

    The desserts were old, stale and tasteless. The savories were also not tasty since there was so much smoky taste going on. The only eatbale thing was scones, jam and honey. The waitresses were good and attentive. The ambiance was ok not very interesting or luxurious. I wouldn’t recommend this experience. It was over priced for the level of afternoon treats we ate. The coffee and tea was also not very good quality.

  • By Nadira R from London
    11 December 2018

    Excellent service from excellent staff. The food was delicious and the decor was beautiful. Will definitely come again.

  • By Laura K from London
    8 December 2018

    Very nice ambience in the restaurant.The food, dessert and mocktails tasted delicious. Portions could be a bit bigger though. The waitress were really nice and friendly. I really enjoyed the experience.

  • By Sapna P from London
    7 December 2018

    Excellent service and helpful waitress. Really good spread of food.

  • By Sunita C from London
    25 November 2018

    The food was very creative especially the smoked 'salmon' roll. Cakes were amazing too. You made vegan food exciting and inspiring. Lovely intimate setting and friendly staff. Would definitely visit again.

  • By Jamie H from Leeds
    24 November 2018

    We had a wonderful two course vegan meal. The staff were very friendly too!

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