COMO The Halkin Bar

COMO The Halkin Hotel Halkin Street, London, SW1X 7DJ
Spanish, Afternoon Tea

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 14:30 - 17:00.

Restaurant description

From the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, afternoon tea at COMO The Halkin draws on the principles of Basque cuisine to add the restaurant’s trademark flair to the classic British concept. Replacing the traditional elements of afternoon tea are a range of savoury tapas and stunning desserts, making for a unique and indulgent experience.

Irresistible sweet and savoury dishes make up the Ametsa afternoon tea menu. Start with a traditional Basque skewer, Iberico ham and Manchego cheese pillow, or spider crab tempura. Amongst the sweet options, savour the lime custard and banana tartlet, or the sumptuous combination of chocolate with churros.

As well as a choice of Jing teas, extra indulgence can be added in the form of a chilled glass of Spanish cava, to be enjoyed in an elegant but relaxed setting. The Ametsa afternoon tea is served in COMO The Halkin bar and lounge, a chic venue showcasing stunning contemporary design.

A stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, COMO The Halkin in London sits in one of the most prestigious areas of the capital. Hyde Park Corner Tube Station is a 6-minute walk away.

Customer reviews for COMO The Halkin Bar
4.5
(based on 31 reviews)

97%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • value (2)
  • private dining (1)
  • trendy (3)
  • dinner (5)
  • romantic (5)
  • lunch (3)
  • luxury (6)
  • afternoon tea (29)
  • breakfast (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • business (4)
  • By Danielle I from London
    24 May 2018

    Croquettes were amazing.

  • By Siri F from Bergen
    4 December 2017

    The service was pretty slow, since we had a reservation for afternoon tea at 1430 i thought over 40 min was a long time to wait for the food. Otherwise it was a nice experience

  • By LT T from London
    23 April 2017

    The Spanish afternoon tea was great, different from English afternoon tea which is always good for foodies. Staff was attentive and friendly. I would recommend to any diner.

  • By Lorna M from London
    1 April 2017

    5(+) star food, 3 star atmosphere. The afternoon tea is in the bar as you walk in, no music or anything to really set and hold the atmosphere. But, the food was so gorgeous, you can tell it's coming from a 1 Michelin star restaurant - thought through, light, really yummy. A new and different take on the traditional afternoon tea. Excellent value for money on this book-a-table deal. The staff were great too, very polite and attentive. Would most definitely return, just perhaps a thought to move tea to the restaurant and/or improve the atmosphere & ambience of the bar area.

  • By Melodie G from London
    1 April 2017

    Really interesting take on afternoon tea

  • By Hannah S from London
    18 March 2017

    Food was exceptional, one of the most interesting afternoon selections I've ever had.

  • By LT T from London
    19 February 2017

    We had Spanish style afternoon tea and it was superb. We started with a cocktail, then savoury tapas with 6 items, then followed by 6 sweet tapas. They were very delicious. Staff were very friendly and attentive. A very enjoyable Sunday afternoon.

  • By Paul G from London
    10 February 2017

    Very quite place.

  • By Tamara R from London
    9 October 2016

    The Arzak tea was delicious. The bar has no atmosphere but the food compensated.

  • By Rachel Y from City of London
    8 October 2016

    Firstly, I must say that the service was impeccable. This is a must for any F&B outlet and this place surpassed my expectations in every way, especially in its service. The food was amazing, very unique. I really liked the Avocado Sandwich, Spider Crab Tempura and Pork Croquette. The desserts were amazing too. But the tea was one of my favourites. The flavour of my white tea was so good and fresh. The only thing is that... they shouldn't let the tea simmer in the water past a certain amount of time, otherwise the flavour that exudes from the tea leaves becomes bitter. While the view wasn't anything great, the food and service made up for it. Of course, if the view was better, then it would be perfect.

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COMO The Halkin Bar
COMO The Halkin Hotel Halkin Street, London, SW1X 7DJ