26 January 2019
Our evening at Seymour's yielded mixed results. We received a very warm welcome and good service. The ambience was quiet and relaxed. The dining room is fairly small, decorated with richly coloured, period furnishings, paintings and photographs, appropriate to a Georgian town house. It is part of the Leonard Hotel which has over fifty rooms in the rest of the property. The restaurant seems to base its reputation on its popular Afternoon Tea and we were told that relatively few customers take dinner there. It seems that over half the regular residents and diners are of Arab origin (indeed, part of the menu was in Arabic with a number of Middle Eastern dishes) and many reside close-by in the vicinity of Edgware Road. On the night in question, we were the only diners until another couple arrived an hour later. The dinner menu choice is limited and traditional. My soup and main (fish) course was quite tasty, as was the generous portion of well-prepared chips. My companion found that her fish & chips were largely batter and very unexciting, although - again- the chips were very good. When asked for tartar sauce, the waiter said they did not serve it! We both had scoops of ice cream for dessert: this was quite enjoyable in itself but came without any garnishing or even wafer biscuits. Perhaps Seymour's serves a really good afternoon tea, but their dinners seem to be rather lacking - probably because they are not in demand and there is no incentive to improve the presentation, quality or variety of what is on offer. That is a pity, because the ground floor dining area is attractive, cozy and inviting.
22 October 2018
We found this tea online. It is near our home in London. The tea was wonderful. The sandwiches were fresh, the scones were good and the rest of the treats were very nice. The tea room was beautiful.
3 October 2018
Very nice staff. Delicious afternoon tea. Music not so nice - 3 songs...over and over again!
24 August 2018
Lovely afternoon tea. Very goid value.
8 June 2018
Delicious food. Particularly appreciated the server alerting us to the long prep time for the seafood pie. It did not deter us from ordering it. And we knew then that it would be an extremely fresh dish. Was a bit disappointed in the bottle of white wine we chose.
25 March 2018
Great food, especially the sandwiches, and great service.
13 January 2018
We went for afternoon tea and it was delicious and well served, tea was free flowing and the waiters were really attentive My aunts came from Spain and they were delighted with one of the great British Traditions
8 December 2017
A really good find! The restaurant was very prety and cosy, quiet and the music was very uplifting. The food was very good, and the staff very attentive. Spent 3 and half hours there, worth every second!
8 August 2017
A magical experience. Very friendly service, quality cakes. Only wish the tea was loose not tea bags. Nevertheless, we'll be coming back. Thanks.
3 August 2017
The staff is very nice