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Lounge Bar - Strand Palace Hotel

Strand Palace Hotel, 372 Strand, London, WC2R 0JJ +44 2081667950

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Open daily from 16:00 to 23:00.

Nice experience. Location and ambiance was lovely. Good selection of teas and cakes but little disappointed with no sandwiches provided.

Prajwal Nirwan 03 January 2018
from London

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Sitting in an enviable setting right on the Strand, Lounge Bar Strand Palace Hotel treats diners to elegance and British tradition for its famed afternoon teas.

The varied compositions of the afternoon teas on the Lounge Bar menu offer eclectic choice for diners, while still retaining the traditions that have made British afternoon tea such an institution. Delicate fingers sandwiches can be filled with options like premium thinly sliced salmon, while the cakes are served alongside moist raisin scones with clotted cream and jam. A special champagne afternoon tea brings an indulgent kick to proceedings, with a carefully selected bottle being served with English teacakes and other treats.

In addition to the afternoon teas, Lounge Bar Strand Palace Hotel London also offers a selection of light meals, including tapas-style sharing platters of meatballs in spicy tomato sauce, and classic tomato brushchetta. There are also heartier options for larger appetites.

Lounge Bar Strand Palace Hotel is surrounded by local theatres, and sits moments from Charing Cross Station and Covent Garden.

Lounge Bar - Strand Palace Hotel

Strand Palace Hotel, 372 Strand, London, WC2R 0JJ

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Customer reviews for Lounge Bar - Strand Palace Hotel

3.9 ((((* (based on 130 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (102)
  • value (26)
  • lunch (13)
  • business (8)
  • breakfast (7)
  • luxury (7)
  • romantic (7)
  • child friendly (6)
  • dinner (6)
  • private dining (5)
  • trendy (5)
  • large parties (4)
  • views (1)
  • ((*** 8 January 2018 by Jessica from London

    A very informal atmosphere for the afternoon tea, which was held in the bar area. Waiter was polite but reeled off the list of teas in a bored manner. Waited 35 minutes for the food to come up, despite there being barely anyone in there. Bread on the sandwiches was hard so was sent back. Waiter was apologetic and immediately asked chef to make “a fresh one”. Turns out the sandwiches had been stored overnight in the fridge rather than being made fresh that day! Staff were friendly and helpful but overall a very underwhelming experience that was a disappointment.

  • ((((* 3 January 2018 by Prajwal Nirwan from London

    Nice experience. Location and ambiance was lovely. Good selection of teas and cakes but little disappointed with no sandwiches provided.

  • ((((* 21 December 2017 by Frank Leung from London

    Overall it was a very good experience.

    We had drink and tea to start and the sandwiches and cake were a long time following but we had plenty of fresh tea supplied when they cakes did arrive.

    We were a bit confused over which was better the Gin Afternoon Tea or the Covent Garden afternoon tea, both at the same price. On balance, the Gin afternoon tea was better value.

    We couldn't finish all the cakes and the staff put them into a nice cake box for us to take away.

  • ((((( 19 October 2017 by Marc from Vancouver

    We enjoyed our afternoon tea experience.

  • (**** 17 October 2017 by Anne from London

    Service was slow. Food over priced. Bar soul-less. Staff hopeless

  • ((((( 3 September 2017 by Vanessa Merrall from Colchester

    The afternoon tea was absolutely delicious. The 'sandwich' selection was so nice & the different breads used were so nice. The cakes were so light, fluffy & flavoursome. Scones were tasty too my only criticism is the Strawberry jam! Try using Tiptree jam as the jam did not have much flavour at all. Overall though I would definitely recommend & would go again.

  • ((*** 31 August 2017 by Rachel Jennison from London

    Food was very nice but service was terrible.

  • ((((( 28 August 2017 by Susan Say from Bromley

    Excellent service waitress service.
    Afternoon tea beautifully presented made to feel special as we celebrating our Anniversary, at the end of tea, as a gift we were given cake with drizzled wording Happy Anniversary was a lovely thoughtful touch. Thank you to waitress Aqnieszke

  • ((((* 27 August 2017 by Mark from Berkshire

    Table was laid out for our afternoon tea on arrival. Service overall very good. Slightly more sweet than savoury items than we would have preferred however all to a high standard. Very good value in comparison to other venues we looked at in the area.

  • ((*** 21 August 2017 by Richard Leech from London

    They had booked us for lunch instead of afternoon tea so they hastily found a table which was really ok for one not two! Our waitress was lovely the rest of the staff were basically uninterested in the customer. The afternoon tea was average, Prosecco and Champagne were good. We were given the incorrect bill £279 instead of £85 and the waitress couldn't even be bothered to apologise. The ladies toilets in The Lounge Bar were disgusting, bins full and paper all over the floor - when reported to the reception my feeling was they would do nothing about it as all I got was a 'thank you'! Would advise anyone to cross the road to The Savoy -might cost a bit more but you will get service. In fact we overheard a waiter accuse a customer of moving when he spilt food on her and another complained that they had waited 20 minutes for tap water. Won't be going back

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