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Lounge Bar - Strand Palace Hotel

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

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  • Lounge Bar - Strand Palace Hotel - London
  • Lounge Bar - Strand Palace Hotel - London
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £10
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 08:00 - 22:00.

Very relaxing experience - an oasis of calm in the city.

Victor 17 April 2018
from Nottingham

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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 135 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (107)
  • 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)
  • (((** 19 July 2018 by Karen from London

    "Optional Service Charge" on tea for two is ridiculous. It is not optional if it is already included on the check when the check arrives. The tea service was very good and my husband and I enjoyed it.

  • ((((* 9 June 2018 by Margaret from London

    Pleasant surroundings and an interesting and tasty Afternoon Tea. A good variety of savoury items and pretty pastries., all enjoyable.
    Insufficient cutlery,: we required clean knives after our savoury food, pastry or small forks and small spoons for the small containers of jam and cream which were difficult to manage with the large knives.. A second plate would have been welcome.

  • ((((( 9 June 2018 by Emily from Stuttgart

    We had the afternoon tea, and enjoyed the experience. The staff were attentive and professional. The decor was lovely and the seating was comfortable. The items available were delicious and we liked our teas. Initially I ordered green tea, and was disappointed it was from a tea bag, so, I ordered a different tea and it tasted much better making the whole experience a memorable one.

  • ((((( 17 April 2018 by Victor from Nottingham

    Very relaxing experience - an oasis of calm in the city.

  • ((((( 27 March 2018 by Sheila from London

    I had booked afternoon tea for two as a special birthday present for my daughter. Unfortunately it appeared that the booking was not 'on the system'. However, staff were very apologetic, made us comfortable and served us as soon as they could. It did mean that we had to wAit quite a while. All staff were very attentive and helpful and as an apology the two glasses of prosecco that we ordered were given to us without charge as an apology.

  • ((*** 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 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 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

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