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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
Average
Main course: £7
Food spend: £15
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 09:00 - 23:00.

Science Afternoon tea was a visual delight, very innovative and extremely tasty. Setting was nice, not too big, not too small, comfortable seating. Service very good too and prices high but still good value for money. Absolutely recommended for South Kensington.

Michael 31 October 2018
from Speyer

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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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4.4 (((() (based on 190 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (171)
  • trendy (40)
  • luxury (32)
  • romantic (26)
  • child friendly (25)
  • value (24)
  • lunch (16)
  • entertainment (10)
  • dinner (8)
  • breakfast (7)
  • private dining (7)
  • business (6)
  • views (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 12 December 2018 by Annelies from London

    Amazing staff, lovely decor, great food and a creative concept. I loved the cocktails and the fun science themed desserts, especially the macaron with the yuzu pipette!

  • ((((( 30 November 2018 by Lisa from Richmond, VA USA

    We more than enjoyed the "Science Tea"on our trip to London. Our nine and eleven year olds got the "Kid's Tea", my husband got the "Science Tea" and I got the Science Tea-Tales (with cocktails). We were all thoroughly enchanted. An absolutely amazing and delicious expreience. We received a prominent table, despite being the only party with children and were made to feel very welcome amongst its primarily business clientel. Presentation, room, and service was lovely. It is easy to see how this tea won the award for best themed tea. Couldn't recommend it enough-worth the splurge! No snobbery here, utterly delightful in every way.

  • ((((* 19 November 2018 by Alberto from Milan

    Very nice afternoon tea. Savory and sweet pastries were delicious. The Science theme is nice and well exploited.

  • (((** 13 November 2018 by Jenny from Rugby

    We had the science tea with a glass of champagne. We'd have liked more savoury choices but overall it was really nice. The service wasn't brilliant - lots of waving needed to get the attention of the staff for water and the bill. I'd go back with the children - lots of families there on a Saturday and the tea for the kids looks fun.

  • ((((( 31 October 2018 by Michael from Speyer

    Science Afternoon tea was a visual delight, very innovative and extremely tasty. Setting was nice, not too big, not too small, comfortable seating. Service very good too and prices high but still good value for money. Absolutely recommended for South Kensington.

  • ((((* 25 October 2018 by Laura from London

    Very good experience. My 10 years old boy loved the menu and presentation.

  • ((((( 8 September 2018 by Dallas from Seattle

    Lovely tea time

  • ((((( 10 August 2018 by Rebecca from London

    We chose The Ampersand for its science-themed afternoon tea, and it was a lot of fun. First you get a fruity drink served in test tubes and beakers that you mix yourself (fun!) The staff were great and explained how to mix everything. Then the food is served, complete with dry ice mist cascading from the top tier! The vegetarian savouries were fantastic, especially the mushroom tartlet. The scones were tasty, served still warm and came with both jam and lemon curd - and clotted cream, of course. The cakes/sweets were also good - the planet mousse cake was delicious as was the moon brownie! The petri-dish jelly not so much, but that was only small anyway. Excavating through biscuit crumbs for chocolate fossils was great. Oh! They offered us free refills of sandwiches and more hot water for the tea, which was lovely. All in all a very nice afternoon.

  • ((((( 4 August 2018 by Tony from London

    Beautifully presented, quirky and entertaining.
    Attentive staff who explained and made every effort to make the experience an enjoyable one.

  • ((((( 31 July 2018 by Sharon from Brighton

    Excellent service and attention to detail

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