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The English Rose Café

4 Lower Grosvenor Place, London, SW1W 0EJ

((((* British
  • Café Bella Maria - London
Main course: £5
Food spend: £12
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00.

We had a lovely afternoon tea at The English Rose. We loved the sandwiches and the scones, the pastries and macarons were delicious! Also, a very good price, really not expensive in comparison to other places in London.

Sabine 04 November 2018
from Linkhout

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Moments from Buckingham Palace, The English Rose Café is a wonderfully British venue for traditional afternoon teas and light snacks. This quaint 'grandmother's style' space serves up cups of tea from gilded-edged china tea cups, has quirky pictures covering the walls, and even boasts a playable piano.

Time-honoured British flavours are served throughout the day on The English Rose Café menu. In the mornings, tuck into full English breakfasts or lighter options like toasted teacakes with butter and jam, while for lunch there are rustic sandwiches, the traditional ploughman's, and jacket potatoes.

Afternoon teas at The English Rose Café in Victoria are a real treat, and come with a selection of sandwiches, cakes and warm scones on a charming tiered cake stand. There is also a selection of loose leaf teas and glasses of sparking on offer too.

Perfect for visitors to Buckingham Palace to get a real feel of elegant British tradition in a cosy setting, The English Rose Café is a quaint restaurant in London that sits just 4 minutes' walk from Victoria Rail Station.

The English Rose Café

4 Lower Grosvenor Place, London, SW1W 0EJ

Contact +44 2079766280

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Customer reviews for The English Rose Café

4.2 ((((* (based on 35 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (22)
  • breakfast (13)
  • lunch (12)
  • value (10)
  • romantic (5)
  • child friendly (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • business (1)
  • dinner (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • ((((* 16 May 2019 by Patrizia from Milan

    We had an enjoyable tea time.
    We booked in advance. Everything was really nice and scones with cream and jam were really good

  • ((*** 29 April 2019 by Liane from London

    Despite the high ratings we were extremely disappointed with the afternoon tea, the scones were rock hard and truth be told did not taste like scones, the clotted cream was more like compressed whipped cream and the jam was really jelly. The cakes were also dry and tasted a day old. The sandwiches however were enjoyable. The staff were pleasant and the ambiance was lovely, so no love lost on that front but I would urge the cafe to reconsider the quality of the items on their afternoon tea.

  • ((((* 23 April 2019 by Adrian from Frankfurt

    The Sandwiches were nice, but far from special. It would have been more pleasant to have a variety of homemade lemonades (strawberry, mint ...). However, the overall expierence was pleasant and the atmosphere warm and welcoming.

  • ((((( 17 January 2019 by Clémence from Paris


  • ((*** 21 November 2018 by Angela from Ongar

    Very pretty retro decor, quaint tea pots and china, was hoping for a lovely afternoon tea. Very disappointing. Service was slow, vegetarian sandwiches were boring ( one had pesto sauce spread in it with a couple of sliced cherry tomatoes) we all commented on the stale white bread. Cakes appeared shop bought and were all sliced loaf type cakes ( lemon, fruit and possibly banana) - no Victoria sponge! Scones were tasty and served with individual waxed paper sauce tubs with cream and jam in. Paid extra for a latte and was able to get decaf tea. We love our afternoon tea experiences but this really fell short of what that traditionally should be. We reserved a table but it was not ready for us when we arrived. Fortunately they had space.

  • ((((* 16 November 2018 by Anja from NL

    It was great, our school groep did enjoy the afternoon tea

  • ((((( 4 November 2018 by Dominique from Herdwangen-Schoenach

    To have our after-noon tea at the English Rose Cafe was a beautiful experience. The scones with the clotted cream and the jam are to die for as well as the sandwiches

  • ((((( 4 November 2018 by Sabine from Linkhout

    We had a lovely afternoon tea at The English Rose. We loved the sandwiches and the scones, the pastries and macarons were delicious! Also, a very good price, really not expensive in comparison to other places in London.

  • ((((( 30 October 2018 by Andre from Nuremberg

    Had the afternoon tea for two and it was excellent. Prices are great and the staff is super friendly. Highly recommend this cafe.

  • ((((( 23 October 2018 by Patrick from New Fairfield

    The English Rose was great! The best breakfast we had during our time in London, and the service couldn't have been nicer. We loved the decor as well - playful but still lovely. The location was ideal for our plans that day, as we were headed to a 9:30 tour of Buckingham Palace. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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