The Drawing Rooms

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

Top offer

Science Afternoon Tea - £39.50, Kid's Afternoon Tea - £29.50

This offer is available from December 20, 2018 until July 31, 2019, 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 Sunday: 09:00 - 23:00.

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.

Customer reviews for The Drawing Rooms
(based on 235 reviews)

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  • By Tam F from London
    12 May 2019

    I took my friend for a birthday afternoon tea and we had the science tea-pot tails + champagne, and as I'd made a booking note about her birthday they added a little treat at the end too.The Drawing Rooms are stylishly decorated, food and drinks are presented in beautiful and quirky ways as you would expect from the 'science' theme, and everything was delicious, and top ups of savouries ndwiches. Staff were polite and attentive too, the whole experience was wonderful.

  • By Elizabeth W from London
    11 May 2019

    Wonderful afternoon tea with great attention to detail. All the food was delicious but it stands out because the science theme was executed perfectly. Plus the Drawing Rooms handle dietary requirements so well. I have a nut allergy and so many teas substitute cakes for fruit which is not acceptable in my opinion. They were excellent and there was only one substitution where they provided a similar nut free alternative. Great service, highly recommended!

  • By David P from London
    11 May 2019

    Excellent service, location, atmosphere, food and fun!

  • By David O from Rochester
    9 May 2019

    very nice tea - scones were the best ever

  • By Andrew S from London
    8 May 2019

    Great food and location with a fun twist

  • By Melanie B from Bournemouth
    7 May 2019

    We had a brilliant science afternoon tea and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! There were delicious savoury items, fab scones and an amazing top tier of sweet confections to die for. It really did have a 'scientific' theme that was great fun and we would definitely go again! Lovely serving staff who were attentive, but not intrusive, plus unending top-ups of tea just added to our enjoyment!

  • By Helen I from Glasgow
    5 May 2019

    Excellent service, seated promptly even though we were early. The hotel was stunning as was the drawing room . We had the vegan afternoon tea . What was particularly great was that we didn't feel like the odd ones out as it looked the same as the one vegan one. The food was first class . Overall the whole experience was amazing and would highly recommend.

  • By Claire R R from Manchester
    4 May 2019

    Fabulous time at the science afternoon tea; amazing food, very theatrical & engaging for adults & children alike. Everyone had a fantastic time

  • By Laura J from UK
    4 May 2019

    Lovely quirky afternoon tea; we enjoyed making our own lemonade, and the dry ice. Excellent food and nice setting let down by very poor service - slow, inaccurate, inattentive. Perhaps we were unlucky with our server; we had very long gaps where we were ignored and parts of our orders turned up wrong.

  • By Amir Singh D from London
    4 May 2019

    Delicious food and great service. Extremely creative afternoon tea. Would definitely recommend it!

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