Number Sixteen

(243 Reviews)
16 Sumner Place, London, London, SW7 3EG
Afternoon Tea

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday: 12:30 - 17:00

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for Number Sixteen
(based on 243 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (222)
  • al fresco (67)
  • breakfast (27)
  • business (15)
  • child friendly (7)
  • dinner (21)
  • entertainment (7)
  • large parties (9)
  • lunch (35)
  • luxury (59)
  • private dining (40)
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  • By Shaimaa E from London
    10 October 2020

    We went for afternoon tea, service was flawless. Some of us had certain dietry requirements which were met without any problems. Hughly recommend

  • By Alyssa C from London
    10 March 2020

    My friends and I had a delightful afternoon tea here! The food was amazing and plentiful and the tea was delicious as well. The price for this experience can't be beat, not to mention it comes with a complimentary glass of Prosecco! The staff was so accommodating and the venue was beautiful. I will absolutely be returning back!

  • By George C from Turnersville
    10 March 2020

    Wonderful tea in a beautiful setting overlooking the garden. Would highly recommend.

  • By Christine B from Windsor Ontario
    2 March 2020

    My friends and I had a very pleasant experience here for afternoon tea. The scones were lovely, the sandwiches nice but sweets were not as good as I would have expected from a place such as this. One of our party is diabetic and they did not have any sugar free desserts however they did bring a bowl of lovely fresh berries

  • By Lisa B from Thonon-les-bains
    27 February 2020

    Excellent! La décoration est magnifique, l'accueil extrêmement soigné et l'afternoon tea un délice! Tres belle expérience!

  • By Yulet F from Wiesbaden
    18 February 2020

    It was great. The waitresses were very nice and hostile. Thanks!

  • By Jen K from london
    20 January 2020

    We visited for an afternoon tea and despite an initial seating delay and being told we were too early (when the room was relatively empty and others were already being served tea), we enjoyed the lovely atmosphere, beautifully designed room, delicious tea, and helpful service. We look forward to returning when we can enjoy the gardens - not just look at them from the bright and sunny sunroom.

  • By Sabeer J from Dubai
    8 January 2020

    It was okay. The ambience and the interiors were good but the taste of the food was not upto the mark. We had afternoon tea, we expected it to be good but the sandwich was bland the deserts were not up to the mark for the price paid. The waitress was very rude and showing angry faces was insulting.

  • By Michaela M from London
    2 January 2020

    Had afternoon tea, sandwiches were a bit dry on the edges other than that a very pleasant experience. Very friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere. Will recommend and come back in summer to enjoy the garden.

  • By Yvonne G from London
    22 December 2019

    I had a lovely vegan afternoon tea with friends. The only complaint, was that the scones and sandwiches were a bit scarce, and the variety of sandwiches available was limited.

Restaurant Location Map
Number Sixteen
16 Sumner Place, London, London, SW7 3EG