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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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (327)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (14)
  • business (14)
  • child friendly (84)
  • dinner (17)
  • entertainment (24)
  • large parties (10)
  • lunch (35)
  • luxury (70)
  • private dining (19)
  • romantic (47)
  • trendy (71)
  • value (37)
  • views (7)
  • By Anders J from Nuremberg
    13 February 2016

    Beautiful decor, great staff and some of the best scones I've ever had. It was the prefect way to have a relaxing afternoon tea. Would recommend to all.

  • By Marie-brigitte G from London
    7 February 2016

    Great afternoon tea. It was my second Time there. The service is very nice. The food is good. The place is charming.

  • By Madhubanti B from Surrey Heath District
    7 February 2016

    Quirky designs, absolutely stellar service with a smile. Will definitely be back. The cheese sandwiches and scones were among the biggest smash hits!

  • By Polly A from Exmouth
    6 February 2016

    It was fairly underwhelming for the price. We had to ask to move tables because we were so uncomfortable in the chairs at the table we were given to start with. We had to get staffs attention to ask where our tea was as it took so long to arrive and when the food arrived it was delicious, quite traditional in its flavours but lacking imagination. The staff were very polite but obviously busy so we had to get attention rather than them being attentive.

  • By Gaynor C from London
    31 January 2016

    AMAZING! A Japanese chef patissier cooking English afternoon tea and "cakes" = SUPERB. The liquid nitrogen on the choc trufflle cake thing was mad spectacle, but all memorable. .REALLY really recommended. Need to book.

  • By Lynne M from Canterbury
    29 January 2016

    A lovely afternoon in a quirky setting. Very nice food and service.

  • By Boris B from London
    27 January 2016

    Booking was easy like 1-2-3 but I didn't like the restaurant. If you want a quite and romantic atmosphere this is not a right place to go. Two couples with kids next to my table made up my evening enjoyable. Food was alright, nothing special, excellent presentation and friendly staff. Be aware that your bill will exclude service charge of 12.5%. Good luck

  • By Andrew M from Leeds
    24 January 2016

    Very good service with excellent food

  • By Bao L from London
    23 January 2016


  • By Alice S from London
    16 January 2016

    We had a wonderful time. The high tea was delicious. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Venue was fab comfortable yet with loads off style.

Restaurant Location Map
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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