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The Drawing Rooms

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

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  • The Drawing Rooms - London
  • The Drawing Rooms - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
  • The Drawing Rooms - London
  • The Drawing Rooms - London
  • The Drawing Rooms - London
  • The Drawing Rooms - London
  •  - London
Main course: £7
Food spend: £15
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:30 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:30 - 19:00.

Amazing experience with amazing service.

Joseph 24 September 2019
from Stoke on Trent

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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

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Customer reviews for The Drawing Rooms

4.4 (((() (based on 295 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (266)
  • trendy (60)
  • child friendly (58)
  • luxury (54)
  • romantic (40)
  • value (31)
  • lunch (27)
  • entertainment (18)
  • private dining (17)
  • dinner (13)
  • breakfast (11)
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  • large parties (10)
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  • ((((* 16 October 2019 by Janet from Orpington

    Lovely room though noisy with young children who were actually in an adjoining room on a previous visit. Pleasant ambiance and decor. Savouries different and enjoyable, scones hard, champagne lovely.

  • ((((( 14 October 2019 by Paul from Bootle

    Excellent; great fun and a lot of the food was genuinely superb the rest was merely very good!!!

  • ((((( 14 October 2019 by Elly from Liverpool

    Went for the 'Science afternoon tea' with a party of 4 and it was great! I opted for the vegan version and it was fantastic, chocolate was really creamy, cakes were lovely light and fluffy, and the sandwich selection was great. The vegetarian and meat options also looked very good. Once all our sandwiches had been scoffed we were offered another round, this always makes me happy during afternoon tea as usually there is not enough savoury to balance out the sweet. We were a little late being seated so the manager gave us each a glass of complimentary champagne which was very welcome. Overall the food was very tasty, the Science element was very cool - we got to make our own lemonade, go on an archaeological dig for some chocolate dinosaurs, and eat some lovely looking planets and space men. The Drawing Rooms are lovely, a very nice setting to catch up with friends for the afternoon. We came down on the train from Liverpool for the day and it was handily located just 15 mins on the tube from Euston.

  • ((((( 13 October 2019 by Andrew from London

    We had a mix of science afternoon teas and cocktails.
    Really nice relaxed vibe. Great staff and service. Nice long friendly chat with the Manager
    We weren’t at all rushed.
    They were very accommodating of our child’s intolerances and fussinesses.

  • ((((* 13 October 2019 by Alice from Frankfurt am Main

    Everything tasted amazing. The staff was friendly. The only thing that wasn't great, was that I was given a dirty spoon, but the staff immediately changed it for a clean one, when I asked them.

  • ((((( 11 October 2019 by Simon from Farnham

    We had the science afternoon tea and it was amazing, We were well looked after and the tea was sumptuous.

  • (((** 8 October 2019 by HMK from HELSINKI

    I loved the warm welcome and the fun and cozy atmosphere at the Little blue door. However, even though we had made a reservation for the Sunday roast, it took an hour for the food to arrive. This was a little problematic since we had made plans and had to rush out since we thought we would be done sooner. Also, even though the plates were hot it wasn't quite enough to keep the food warm and it got cold very fast on the serving tray. The food tasted nice and the flavours were simple and home-like, but the roast was a bit chewy and the roast potatoes were roasted to be very hard. Still, I really liked the atmosphere of the restaurant, but there were these few things I would pay attention to before I can really recommend the experience to someone else.

  • ((((( 30 September 2019 by Jessica from London

    Lovely afternoon tea. Loved all the novelty bits. Great tasting food and excellent service too!

  • ((((( 30 September 2019 by Alex from Brighton

    We came for a champagne afternoon tea to celebrate my parents wedding anniversary. The tea was lovely - the beef sandwiches were everyone's favourite (although I really liked the little tart too). The scones were delicious and the lemon curd was excellent. We all enjoyed the little cakes, but the petri-dish jelly was actually pretty disgusting. The science themed little touches like the dry ice, freeze dried toppings and lemonade experiments were fun and everyone enjoyed them. Staff were really friendly and the celebration plate with petit fours were a really nice touch. Thank you very much for a lovely afternoon.

  • ((((( 24 September 2019 by Joseph from Stoke on Trent

    Amazing experience with amazing service.

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