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Number Sixteen

16 Sumner Place, London, SW7 3EG

(((() Afternoon Tea
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  •  - London
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Opening hours
Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday: 12:30 - 17:00

A lovely, welcoming, delicious place to go for afternoon tea. Can't wait to go back!

Christine 30 November 2018
from Boston, MA USA

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Afternoon Tea at Number Sixteen hotel is an elegant and luxurious affair. With the option to take tea in any of the public spaces, from the library to the tree-filled hotel garden, there is a setting for every weather and occasion.

The Number Sixteen menu covers classic afternoon tea with the usual sandwiches and scones on offer, as well as some lesser-seen creations, such as arancini, accompanied by sweet options such as Bakewell tart. A lighter option on offer is the ‘fruit tea’, which consists of 5 plates of colourful treats themed around blueberries, orange, lime zest and honey. A gluten-free tea is available on request.

The stunning landscaped garden offers a blissful escape from the bustle of London, whilst the colourful drawing room full of modern, decorative art and bright pink fabrics, is a funky, laidback setting. The cosy library and light-flooded conservatory are also open for afternoon tea at Number 16 in London.

Number Sixteen is situated in the heart of South Kensington, with the museums on its doorstep, and South Kensington Tube Station just a 2-minute walk away.

Number Sixteen

16 Sumner Place, London, SW7 3EG

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Customer reviews for Number Sixteen

4.5 (((() (based on 178 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (162)
  • romantic (59)
  • al fresco (51)
  • luxury (41)
  • trendy (41)
  • value (39)
  • private dining (31)
  • lunch (26)
  • breakfast (21)
  • views (15)
  • dinner (14)
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  • large parties (8)
  • child friendly (6)
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  • ((((( 30 November 2018 by Christine from Boston, MA USA

    A lovely, welcoming, delicious place to go for afternoon tea. Can't wait to go back!

  • ((((* 29 November 2018 by Paula from London

    Had afternoon tea w/ my sister & nephew - on holiday in London over Thanksgiving.

  • ((((( 19 November 2018 by Kelly from lennik

    It was my very first afternoon tea and what a wonderful experience it was at Number Sixteen. The staff was very friendly, the hotel and setting were simply beautiful and the afternoon tea was just exquisite ! The scones were very tasty and the cheesecake was to die for !I would gladly return !

  • ((((( 9 November 2018 by Shafiqah from London

    extraordinary service and atmosphere, I always make sure to take my friends to your amazing place when they arrive to London,,its a place that I feel proud when I take any one to..

  • ((((( 31 October 2018 by Eveline from London

    Due to the fancy looking location I was happily surprised the price for afternoon tea was lower than expected, and the service was splendid! Very kind, polite and helpful. The food was delightful too. It looked very nice and we chose this place for afternoon because it had many things on the menu that are like-able or sounded good enough to try. Also offering of hot chocolate instead of tea was a big pro!

  • ((((( 29 October 2018 by Vi from London

    Very good experience at a great price. Loved the scones. Staff were very friendly and meticulous. Huge thanks!

  • ((((* 26 October 2018 by Eileen from Eastbourne

    Had Afternoon Tea with a friend. Atmosphere was lovely, very relaxing and the staff very friendly. The Afternoon Tea was well-presented but it could have been better. Firstly, the helpings were small especially the scones which were tiny. A nice touch was that the scones were wrapped in a napkin to keep them warm. I think one of the staff could have checked with us from time to time to see if everything was OK. I don't know whether it a policy to offer more sandwiches if required but this did not happen. Also when we asked for another pot of tea as the first pot which had been brought at the beginning of the meal was cold, we were given hot water to add - again perhaps we would have been charged extra for a fresh pot of tea? Overall a lovely experience and a fantastic hotel but could be improved.

  • ((((( 25 October 2018 by Marguerite from Londo

    Lovely afternoon tea

  • ((((( 21 October 2018 by Elma from Albuquerque, New Mexico

    We attended High Tea and loved the experience. The sandwiches and sweets were very tasty. The staff were attentive and pleasant

  • ((((* 17 October 2018 by Kathrine from London

    My sister and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea at Number Sixteen on October 15. The tea and food were delicious, and the ambience relaxing. The service was, for the most part, excellent. The one complaint is that we were wrongly charged a drink that we initially requested due to confusion and soon after explained this to the hostess. She assured us that it wasn’t a problem and that she wouldn’t put it on our bill. After leaving, we discovered that it was indeed included in our bill even after being assured otherwise. Aside from that issue, I would happily recommend this as a place to dine.

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