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The Drawing Rooms

The Ampersand Hotel, 10 Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ER +44 2081665299

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Main course: £7
Food spend: £15
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 07:00 - 00:00.

It was amazing! The Science Afternoon Tea was great. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was wonderful. I would come back here anytime for afternoon tea.

Megan 29 May 2018
from London

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Located just minutes away from some of the best museums in in London, The Drawing Rooms is a cosy escape from the bustle of the city. Serving afternoon tea & all-day bites, this sun-lit venue is the heart of the luxurious Ampersand Hotel.

As well as all-day light bites, The Drawing Rooms afternoon tea menu includes coronation chicken & cheese tartine with fruit chutney, homemade scones with fruity jam and clotted cream, and a selection of pastries, such as the classic Victoria sponge & tangy lemon meringue tart.

With large Victorian windows allowing the place to bathe in light, The Drawing Rooms offer a quintessentially English environment to enjoy a selection of teas and rich coffees. Decked out with banquettes, deep sofas & studded armchairs in red velvet & kingfisher blues, it also provides a delicious vegetarian menu.

The Drawing Rooms in South Kensington is a 4-minute walk from the Natural History Museum, a 3-minute walk from the V&A Museum, and a 6-minute walk from the Science Museum. South Kensington Tube Station is just a minute’s walk away.

The Drawing Rooms

The Ampersand Hotel, 10 Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ER

Contact +44 2075895895
Reservations +44 2081665299

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Customer reviews for The Drawing Rooms

4.3 (((() (based on 175 reviews)
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  • (((** 17 June 2018 by Crissy from London, UK

    If the service wasn’t so bad the overall experience would have been or 4 and half star.

  • ((((* 11 June 2018 by Kirstie from Chelmsford

    Excellent afternoon tea with a wow factor!
    The food was very good- only thing we do not like was the prosecco and mint jelly petri-dish, but we left full after being offered more sandwiches. The staff were very accommodating, I was even able to have an orange juice instead of Tea.
    It is very good value for money given the amount of food you receive and the experience.

    Only thing I would suggest is giving better instructions for the DIY drink at the start. We had no real clue as to what we were drinking as the waitress had gone through the 'instructions' far too quickly and the end result did not look very appetising.

  • ((((( 29 May 2018 by Megan from London

    It was amazing! The Science Afternoon Tea was great. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was wonderful. I would come back here anytime for afternoon tea.

  • ((((( 17 April 2018 by Sally from Kings Langley

    A little different as the afternoon tea takes its inspiration from the near by Science Museum. After the food was delivered dry ice helped to create a feeling you were in a science lab. the two scones for the cream tea are just the right size. Unearthing the dinosaur in the box is good fun. A good choice of teas and the champagne added the finishing touch. We were celebrating a birthday which I mentioned when booking and they provided some extra small cakes with candle. Another of our party could only eat gluten free which was catered for very well. In addition there is a vegetarian option. An excellent way to spend the afternoon.

  • ((((* 6 April 2018 by Sasha from Weston-super-Mare

    Amazing Science Afternoon Tea

  • ((((( 3 April 2018 by Vicky from Grantham

    Good fun and attentive service. We were seated quickly and it wasn't too busy even though it was Easter weekend. The venue was easy to find and a very short walk from the Science Museum. Food presentation was great - really enjoyed the science theme. We particularly liked the drink at the beginning and the scones were awesome!

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  • ((((* 27 March 2018 by Serena from London

    Had a lovely time, very nice staff, and tasty food.

  • ((((* 13 March 2018 by Jenny from US

    The ambiance was cozy, the food was delicious, and the concept (mixing your own lemonade in beakers, the dry ice swirling around the Saturn-like pastry, and "excavating" the dinosaur chocolates) was a ton of fun. We did have to ask for our tea to be served long after we received our food, but perhaps that's because we were still sipping the champagne.

  • ((((( 12 March 2018 by Luca from Gambettola

    It has been a beautiful experience! The experiments were smashing and the food great. Waiters and waitresses has been very kind and gentle.
    Above everything I personally loved the upper plate (the one with the planets, macarons, chocolates and mango-moons)!
    Very recommended, surely I'll be back as soon as possible.

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