The Drawing Rooms

(360 Reviews)
The Ampersand Hotel 10 Harrington Road, London, 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 360 reviews)

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  • By Jessica K from London
    6 September 2020

    We had a wonderful experience with our science tea on Sunday afternoon. Not only was the food delicious, but it was presented in such a fun and inviting way! Our service went above and beyond when our waiter realized that the chef has accidentally served regular scones to our gluten free daughter and he swooped in and saved the day before she’d reached that tier of her tea! We had three different types of tea (regular, vegetarian, and kids gluten free) and every one of us were very pleased with our food and impressed with the detail and flavors.

  • By Siobhan A from London
    5 September 2020

    Great service. The science afternoon tea was fantastic and so much fun. My 6 year old daughter had a great time

  • By Alain Y from London
    5 September 2020

    Firstly we did not "dine" we came for tea, having made reservations, confusion for some reason over reservations but it is just starting up so it got sorted. The three staff seemed hararess and that did not help to create ambience. Needs work. The "science" tea was great fun and the food was really great and very tasty. Savouries and scones greatly enjoyed, the cakes a little over the top. We were asked if we wanted more sandwiches and they took forever to arrive and had to ask twice for fresh tea. Everyone in the place seemed to enjoy and the staff certainly tried their best, including making a fuss of a young girl there with Grandma on a special treat. The champagne was delicious and very cold and would have enjoyed more but was never offered. Will go again and hope things are a little more up to scratch. Thanks to the staff for trying.

  • By Laela A from Harlow
    14 March 2020

    I booked the Science/Sci-Fi Afternoon Tea for my nephew's 5th Birthday. It was absolutely brilliant, would definitely recommend. The service was really good, we were shown straight to our seats, no waiting around. The waiter was nice. The food was lovely couldn't fault any of it. The kids food was fun and interesting, my nephew enjoyed it all. It was interesting for kids with the experiment, the digging for fossils and the rocket taking off.

  • By Happy Customer U from London
    10 March 2020

    Delicious afternoon tea, immaculate service, lovely atmosphere, a great experience, we’ll definitely be back!

  • By Zara E from London
    8 March 2020

    Loved the theatre of this! Sandwiches very tasty, so much so we each got a second lot of sandwiches (included in price). Nice little science extras which made it a fun afternoon. Lots of people there with their children who seemed to be enjoying it too. Catered very well for all of our dietary requirements (vegan menu for the dairy/soya free people).

  • By Krisztina L from Budapest
    7 March 2020

    Amazing place - beyond amazing staff! Thank You !

  • By Aisha T from London
    7 March 2020

    I went with a friend for the afternoon tea at the Ampersand Hotel Drawing Rooms. She got the regular science afternoon tea and i got the vegetarian one. We both liked our savoury and sweet options. There were a few experiments you get to try with the food which the staff explained perfectly. Overall, it was a great experience. My only negative was that I requested some of my desserts to take away and they packed them for me in a box. When i checked, I noticed a dessert was missing. I asked why it wasn't in there and was told that it fell over when they were packing it. Instead of telling me, they just handed me the box hoping I wouldn't notice. The person I mentioned it to was really helpful and got me the missing items to take away but the sneakiness of that took away a little from my experience. I would still recommend the afternoon tea as it's in a lovely setting, you get a few surprises, and the food was nice and filling and the science theme definitely fits in well.

  • By Julia B from Stockholm
    6 March 2020

    Overall really nice staff.The menu was fun but not tasty for the most part. To expensive for just fun. Out of 3 ppl we only liked the salmon, plain scones and Saturnus. Really No flavor in the rostbeef or chicken Grand hotel in sthlm were we usually eat is amazing you should go there and learn Best regards Julia

  • By Tine N from Solihull
    5 March 2020

    Most amazing afternoon tea I have ever been to! With a science theme, my son and myself had an exceptional experience and it felt like it was never ending! Truly worth the money!

Restaurant Location Map
The Drawing Rooms
The Ampersand Hotel 10 Harrington Road, London, 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
  • Science Afternoon Tea - £33.40 per person , Kid's Afternoon tea - £23.60 per child

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