The Drawing Rooms

(311 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, 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.

Customer reviews for The Drawing Rooms
(based on 311 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (282)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (13)
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  • child friendly (65)
  • dinner (15)
  • entertainment (19)
  • large parties (10)
  • lunch (30)
  • luxury (57)
  • private dining (17)
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  • trendy (64)
  • value (33)
  • views (6)
  • By Caroline R from Portsmouth
    30 November 2019

    I had an amazing Science Afternoon Tea, which due to the delicious food, interesting cocktails and great company of old school friends lasted well over the 2 hour slot. The staff were extremely attentive, the atmosphere great and there was no pressure to hurry. Would thoroughly recommend and have already raved about the experience to anyone who will listen!

  • By Laura H from London
    23 November 2019

    We enjoyed the visual display with the afternoon tea however found the service to be very slow & left wondering what to do next. We were also missing items from the afternoon tea which once prompted the service team brought as soon as possible.

  • By family A from Chichester
    23 November 2019

    While staying at the Ampersand Hotel in London, we sampled their very special Science afternoon tea. The food and presentation was outstanding and the most original afternoon tea ever experienced. My disabled daughter is in a wheelchair and although the restaurant isn't very large, she was easily accommodated. She ordered the Vegan afternoon tea that was pronounced as wonderful. Each layer of food on the three tier tea experience for all of us were absolutely delicious and of outstanding quality.

  • By Martha M from London
    23 November 2019

    We were a group of six friends and really enjoyed our experience. The food was excellent, as was the selection of teas. The service was super professional, quick, polite and helpful. Special thank you to our waiter, Fabio, for treating our group so well during our afternoon tea.

  • By Marie F F from London
    15 November 2019

    Amazing experience. Fantastic service, and lovely science afternoon tea. Thank you!

  • By Hiroyoshi O from London
    9 November 2019

    I was not satisfied since we made to wait for 15 minutes at the lobby to prepare the table (not opening time), despite we had made a reservation. It was regrettable that our order and special request (that day was our daughter's birthday) ware not recognized by the staff, but I had ordered too much thus it was no problem. Since the staff served to us was kind and friendly, it was good experience at the restaurant.

  • By Ana T from London
    8 November 2019

    This was an incredible experience for our 7 people party that had a wide range of ages included. The grouped experienced almost all options for the afternoon tea and everything looked incredible. The kids (ages 6 and 8) were beyond happy with the science themed presentation. Elvin served us throughout the evening and he was very kind and attentive with our group. Highly recommend the experience!

  • By Annabel P from Manchester Manchester
    3 November 2019

    Me and my sister had the science afternoon tea at the ampersand hotel, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The waiter was very friendly and was very helpful. He explained all of the afternoon tea information to us very well and at the end the staff organised a happy birthday treat for my sister; as they had seen that I put it in the information section of my booking. We both thought it was very thoughtful. Would definitely go back and would recommend to my family and friends.

  • By S A from Liverpool
    31 October 2019

    Great afternoon tea. The kids sci fi tea was also great

  • By Gerlinde H from Vienna
    31 October 2019

    Very nice staff Excellent food Science afternoon tea was funny experience

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

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