Enjoy the British custom of high tea complete with delicate cakes, finger sandwiches and fluffy scones with real cream and jam.
A luxurious London hotel with chic modern updates, Rembrandt Hotel offers a selection of inviting dining options. The Palette Restaurant is a classic setting to enjoy international dishes and roast lunches, while the plush 1606 Lounge serves up indulgent afternoon teas.
The Palette Restaurant menu is filled with versatile choices, starting with all-day brunch dishes like traditional full English breakfasts, and lighter choices like smashed avocado on toast. Classic mains include the signature beef burger, beer battered fish and chips, and succulent sirloin steak, while tastes from the continent can be found with Lebanese-style lamb chops, and the vegetarian stir-fried vegetables with tofu.
A selection of classic cocktails and mocktails are served at Rembrandt Hotel in South Kensington, as well as international desserts such as Dutch apple flan and chocolate fudge cake. The afternoon teas served in the 1606 Lounge include artisan cakes and pastries, as well as loose leaf teas and glasses of champagne.
Filled with luxurious comfort, and also offering menus for children, Rembrandt Hotel is a perfect spot for diners of all ages to relax after visiting the nearby museums. South Kensington Tube Station is just a 5-minute walk away.
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9 November 2019
I've been to The Rembrandt for afternoon tea before so knew, in general, what to expect. It's ideally located across the road from the V&A museum so makes a very nice follow up to visiting the V&A. The afternoon tea was nice, however it is a bit unusual that you are only served with one of each of cakes rather than one each so you have to share them if you want to try them all (which is not easy when one is a cream horn!). On this occasion, the sandwiches were also not the best presented and were served in a combined 'stack' rather than a row. The tea and bubbles were lovely.
25 October 2019
Restaurant was just renovated, but the design is still non-enticing. Ugly carpet, and no clear style. Menu is simple, but still not very well cooked. Pies are not actual pies. Wine is not served at the table, so you don’t know if you got the right one, I think we didn’t. A lot of easy fixes could make it a great place, but right now it’s just sloppy.
14 October 2019
We had a wonderful experience at the Rembrandt. The staff were so welcoming and did their utmost to make my mum’s birthday special. We made a special request because of her allergies and they went over and beyond. Thank you to the chef and the maitre d in the palette restaurant. Thank you so much ??
14 September 2019
Lovely afternoon tea. Very polite and helpful staff Although we wasn’t too keen on the roasted vegetable sandwiches, they were. bit soggy Also it might have been helpful to remind us that there was mini quiches. By the time we remembered we had eaten nearly all the cakes and didn’t fancy the savoury quiches.
27 August 2019
Unfortunately the afternoon tea failed to impress my family and I. The waitress was not very helpful and did not attend to our needs. The sandwiches were rather bland and the quiches had a savoury filling in a sweet pastry flan case served on a plate of brown lettuce. The fruit cups had rather too much cream and hardly any fresh fruit which made them rather sickly. There were only two cakes either carrot or cream slice which were bland and dry. The tea was tea bags and there was no offer of topping up with anymore hot water. However, the highlight were the home made scones which did meet our expectations.
10 August 2019
16 July 2019
Excellent food and customer service. Cannot wait to go again. A real treasure find.
6 June 2019
I really enjoyed our visit to the Rambrandt Hotel. The lounge area was directly ahead of the Hotel Reception and very peaceful and relaxing. The décor and furniture was luxurious and well presented whilst being extremely comfortable. We took afternoon tea which I thoroughly enjoyed, all items were freshly made and included a hot savoury selection which was a lovely added extra. There was a generous helping of jam and cream with the fruit scones and the cakes we all fresh and a nice selection. I was very pleased they checked for dietary needs as we ordered as my colleague does not eat fish. They effortlessly amended her sandwich selection to include another type of sandwich rather then tuna or salmon which was great. The staff were attentive and highly professional throughout and I would rate this as my best experiences of afternoon tea (which includes places such as the Ritz, The Waldorf, Royal Ascot and Wimbledon). I will be returning to this venue with other friends in the future and it is highly recommended to visit.
5 June 2019
My friend and l chose the Palette at the Rembrandt to celebrate her birthday. We had a lovely time...food delicious...staff friendly, helpful and efficient. It wasn’t made clear on the website that the buffet (carvery) is in the same place as the al a carte...so as there were a few large groups it was rather noisy! But the staff went out of their way to find us a quiet table which was much appreciated.
9 May 2019
We had afternoon tea at the Rembrandt, which was beautifully presented, good value and delicious. The lounge area for blissfully quiet, away from the hubbub of Kensington. The waiting staff could not have been more attentive.
Traditional Afternoon tea £25.95 per person