The Lounge at The Royal Horseguards

(165 Reviews)
2 Whitehall Court, London, London, SW1A 2EJ
British, Afternoon Tea
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Average

Main course: £10
Food spend: £35

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 13:00 - 18:00.

Restaurant description

Inside a breathtaking 5-star hotel overlooking the River Thames, The Lounge at the Royal Horseguards is a unique setting to indulge in a luxurious take on the quintessential British tradition of afternoon tea, with an al fresco terrace also on offer for when the weather allows.

Every aspect of the Lounge at the Royal Horseguards afternoon tea menu has been carefully crafted to offer the finest example of traditional British luxury. For starters, there is a unique signature loose leaf tea of strawberries and cream which perfectly complements the moist scones with indulgent clotted cream and jams. Beautifully presented finger sandwiches come with classic fillings such as smoked salmon, cream cheese, and cucumber, and there are also other contemporary savoury bites too.

Inventive sweet surprises are also served at The Lounge at the Royal Horseguards Westminster, such as marmalade jammy dodger, gooseberry inside-out Victoria sponge, and Pimms almondine. As well as the signature tea, there are other exotic blends like organic Monteviot Darjeeling, Oolong Fleur D'Orient, and Persian Pomegranate. Diners can also choose to add glasses of premium champagnes to their meals.

Housed in one of London's most iconic areas, and with wonderfully elegant touches throughout, The Lounge at the Royal Horseguards London sits 3 minutes' walk from Embankment Tube Station. Find the Royal Horseguards a short ride from famous London landmark, Big Ben.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Lounge at The Royal Horseguards
4.3
(based on 165 reviews)

85%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (133)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (8)
  • business (10)
  • child friendly (5)
  • dinner (12)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • lunch (10)
  • luxury (37)
  • private dining (11)
  • romantic (25)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (19)
  • views (10)
  • By Sarah B B from Leamington Spa
    19 September 2020

    Afternoon Tea 18th Birthday

  • By Elena Recio P from London
    12 September 2020

    A bit disappointing, I was expecting more from a 5 star hotel. The afternoon tea was overpriced. Sandwiches were average, scones were not fresh and cakes were also quite average for the price. The best thing was the tea. We also were charged on top (£6 service charge).

  • By Ken&susan A from Bodmin
    30 August 2020

    Exellent entrance hall lounge comfortable staff as expected attentive tea and sandwichs very good bread coloured to match cotents scones good and cakes tip top pastry chef must have patience and skill the champagne finish it ,thanks for a lovely afternoon

  • By Tahlia H from London
    22 February 2020

    Great value and fine standard considering the low cost of the afternoon tea package. Enjoyed this far more than other afternoon tea experiences at historical hotels in London.

  • By Abeer A from London
    21 February 2020

    There was a mild delay before we were seated on our table but once that was sorted we had an excellent hi tea and extra ordinary service from the staff. Will be coming back soon.

  • By Kevin J from London
    20 February 2020

    Lovely building and decoration. But... the afternoon tea was a real disappointment. The table for three was too cramped and we needed another table for our tea ! Cold sandwiches? (obviously refrigerated) with little or no taste.... cakes little or no taste.... the restaurant manager asked if the table next to us could have another chair added, we obliged but that meant we were looking at the back of a lady's head! basically there was not room for another chair and that spoilt our afternoon tea, which wasn't good at all. A surprise when I payed the bill as the cost had risen from the displayed menu prices, we would not recommend or go back.

  • By Kenneth A from Worcester Park
    8 January 2020

    Great afternoon tea and good service and surroundings. A Memorable birthday treat.

  • By Grace H from London
    3 January 2020

    Afternoon tea was lovely. Sofia and Stella were great hosts. Great place to have your birthday tea, they sing & have a beautiful pastry cafe

  • By Lee J from Singapore
    2 January 2020

    Good service. reservations is needed.

  • By Jo P from Wirral
    2 January 2020

    I can highly recommend afternoon tea at The Royal Horseguards after a lovely experience there yesterday with my 10 year old daughter. The hotel is gorgeous and The Lounge which is used for afternoon tea is lovely, richly decorated and comfortable. The afternoon tea and service were excellent. There is a little publicised option of a childrens tea which for £12 pp is an absolute bargain. Sandwiches with child friendly fillings, scones and cakes plus a drink and it is huge (easily enough for 2 children to share) and allows the youngsters to feel grown up as it is served on the same China plates and stand as the grown up version. We had an absolute blast and will definately repeat this lovely experience again soon.

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The Lounge at The Royal Horseguards
2 Whitehall Court, London, London, SW1A 2EJ

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