The Drawing Rooms

(355 Reviews)
The Ampersand Hotel 10 Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ER
British, French, Afternoon Tea
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Top offer

Science Afternoon Tea - £44.50 per person , Kid's Afternoon tea - £31.50 per child

Science Afternoon Tea - £44.50, Kid's Afternoon Tea - £31.50 This offer is available from January, 2020 until December, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.


Main course: £7
Food spend: £15

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12:30 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:30 - 19:00.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Drawing Rooms
(based on 355 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (327)
  • al fresco (2)
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  • child friendly (84)
  • dinner (17)
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  • large parties (10)
  • lunch (35)
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  • By Kerry C from London
    22 February 2020

    Such a lovely place for afternoon tea, staff were amazing and the food/drinks were fab too. Highly recommended and suited for kids too!

  • By Claire P from London
    20 February 2020

    Overall an entertaining experience with lovely staff and an exquisite location, but the actual food quality was a lacking, particularly for the kids savouries. A dry cheese pastry, a tiny jam triangle sandwich on white bread, and a dry frankfurter hotdog without any sauce. Somewhat overpriced.

  • By Malcolm N from Shefford
    20 February 2020

    The science afternoon tea is really special. Pricey but worth it as a special event. Welcome and service friendly and impeccable. 11 out of 10.

  • By Aaron B from London
    19 February 2020

    Really fun for kids, nice environment and great service. For me everything was a bit too sweet, and even my 4yo tapped out on the sugar towards the end. A couple more savory options instead would have been better for us.

  • By David A from London
    18 February 2020

    Very nice tea room with great service. We took the Science Tea which is themed/inspired around the science museum - we made our own lemonade in beakers etc. Sandwiches and cakes were all great, nicely presented.

  • By Robyn S from London
    17 February 2020

    Food was amazing and great fun

  • By Daisy G from Manchester
    17 February 2020

    A delicious and exciting afternoon tea, the perfect treat for a special Birthday. The Drawing Rooms have a wonderful atmosphere and the service was excellent.

  • By Nicholas F from London
    15 February 2020

    Great experience great for children lovely tea polite staff catered well to dietary requirements but did need notice of them in advance to accommodate

  • By Nicoleta C from London
    14 February 2020

    Service, presentation and food were excellent. Our highlights were the scones, the planet ?? cakes, the avocado ?? cheese and the red beetroot sandwiches ??

  • By Sue A from Kensington
    7 February 2020

    We went for the Science Themed Afternoon Tea to celebrate my daughter’s birthday, she’s a scientist! The menu was explained to us, we had a choice of usual, vegetarian or vegan options and it was absolutely no trouble for them to substitute different items, although they didn’t have any oat milk, only soya! We then had an experiment to do, to make lemonade which was fun. The rack arrived and they poured on something to make it smoke, (I can’t remember the name) which was very theatrical, the sandwiches and scones were delicious, we also had jelly in a Petri dish, a ‘Saturn’ that was really an amazing chocolate dessert, we had to inject via a pipette something into our macaroons which made our tongues blue and a white chocolate spaceman! The passion fruit tube was incredible and then she excavated a box full of edible soil to discover chocolate dinosaurs! It was absolutely amazing and a brilliant way to finish after a trip to the Science Museum, I would definitely recommend it!

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

Available offers

  • Science Afternoon Tea - £44.50 per person , Kid's Afternoon tea - £31.50 per child
  • Science Afternoon Tea with a glass of Charles Heidsieck Champagne or Tea pot tales - £54.50 per person, Kid's Afternoon Tea - £31.50

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