Café Forty One at La Suite West Hotel

(225 Reviews)
La Suite West 41-51 Inverness Terrace, London, W2 3JN
Vegan, Afternoon Tea, Vegetarian

Top offer

Vegan Afternoon tea with a glass of non-alcoholic fizz £35 per person

This offer is available from July 3, 2018 until July 3, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers.

Average

Main course: £14
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 07:00 - 11:00 & 12:00 - 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, lunch, all-day desserts and 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.

For lunch Chef’s dishes include Seasonal Soup, Classic Vurger, Chef’s Japanese inspired Nippon Vurger with tamaria aioli, pickled cucumber and coleslaw. Signature dishes include Gnocchi Pesto and from the ‘Dolce’ selection Chocolate Torta, a decadently rich dessert which is served with a crunchy chocolate soil, cherries three ways - a tart curd, dehydrated & fresh, finished with lemon balm and a vanilla cream.

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.

Customer reviews for Café Forty One at La Suite West Hotel
4.3
(based on 225 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 Lori B from New York City
    16 February 2020

    The vegan tea was so serene and lovely! The tea, sandwiches, and scones were delicious. We would love to return someday.

  • By Barbara W from London
    13 February 2020

    Friendly staff provided excellent service. Food and drink included in Afternoon Tea was excellent, well presented, varied and tasty. What couldn't be eaten was neatly boxed up to take away.

  • By Vanessa K from Bielefeld
    13 February 2020

    Continental Breakfast - all vegan, all super delicious

  • By Raj K from London
    12 January 2020

    We had the breakfast. This is my second visit. Breakfast was amazing. Just a tad bit too much salt. The staff were lovely and tentative. It was my bfs bday so I left a message on my booking if it could be made extra special and the staff did just that. Defo coming back here.

  • By Dana D from London
    24 December 2019

    We had the afternoon tea, everything was delicious and the service was amazing.

  • By Lisa W from London
    24 December 2019

    Really great food. The best vegurger I have ever eaten. Desserts to die for, my eyes were bigger than my tummy though! Excellent service! Definitely one to return to.

  • By Marilin L from London
    21 December 2019

    To be honest, it wasn’t a great experience. Me and my friend were visiting the cafe for an afternoon tea (she had that and I just had coffee as I wasn’t feeling too well), but the waitress never bothered to bring her a plate or spoon that were provided to all other guests, so in order to be able to have the dessert, we had to ask for a spoon ourselves. Also, when bringing the afternoon tea elements to the table, the waitress explained to all of the guests that arrived after us what was included in the afternoon tea, but to us she never bothered to say anything about the food, she just brought it to the table and left. Furthermore, I ordered chai latte for myself as but got a normal latte instead, but I didn’t even mention it to her and just paid for chai latte. Overall I’d say that the food and especially service that we received was nowhere near the level we would have expected and not good value for money.

  • By Paresh D D from London
    14 December 2019

    Horrible horrible horrible food! This will put people off vegan food. So salty. Yuck. Everything was bad except the bread pudding desert. Worst vegan dining experience I've had in 11 years

  • By Bohdan H from London
    24 November 2019

    My wife discovered on Instagram that your hotel does a vegan afternoon tea for the Christmas celebrations and as a result we decide to give it a try. To be honest I didn’t have no expectations but what a nice surprise. The café is tastefully and contemporary decorated with comfortable chairs and pillows. The food is delicious and the teas are aromatic. The cakes ingredients are carefully balanced not to sweet so you can definitely enjoy the hole experience. Better than expected I might say. Thank you ??.

  • By Jonny S from London
    27 October 2019

    Amazing afternoon tea with an amazing vegan menu that left us absolutely stuffed! Staff even went the extra mile to help us celebrate our anniversary which was a really lovely touch and much appreciated

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