The Lounge at The Royal Horseguards

(152 Reviews)
2 Whitehall Court, London, SW1A 2EJ
British, Afternoon Tea
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25% of your afternoon tea

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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
(based on 152 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (124)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (8)
  • business (8)
  • child friendly (5)
  • dinner (12)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (2)
  • lunch (10)
  • luxury (37)
  • private dining (10)
  • romantic (25)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (16)
  • views (9)
  • By Mie M from London
    25 November 2019

    Everything was great. We enjoyed the afternoon tea. Great tea, scones, and sweets. The place is very sophisticated and lovely. Staffs are very well mannered. Would definitely reccommend.

  • By Damon C from New York
    15 November 2019

    We went for the traditional afternoon tea and it did not disappoint. The scones were delicious, accompanied by the thickest clotted cream and flavorful strawberry jam. The cakes were great too. Service was attentive, even if there was only one person overseeing the whole lounge. Definitely recommended.

  • By Lia S from London
    9 November 2019

    Excellent! Nice place, great afternoon tea.

  • By Joanna F from London
    22 October 2019

    Very nice setting & easy to get to. Good service & extensive tea options

  • By Paula W from Hertfordshire
    19 October 2019

    Had afternoon tea at the Royal Horseguard Hotel and can’t fault it. The lounge was lovely, the afternoon tea was great and the staff polite and attentive. We weren’t rushed and had a lovely relaxing afternoon.

  • By Sylvia B from Brentwood
    15 October 2019

    Tea very good and staff attentive and friendly. The only down side was inappropriate piped music in the background. Very annoying and not at all relaxing as it should be for an afternoon tea.

  • By Irina B from London
    14 September 2019

    Gorgeous atmosphere, delicious cakes, wonderful tea. From savoury sandwiches we had, prawn sandwich could be improved by putting less mayonnaise, in my opinion.

  • By Ralph V from London
    6 September 2019

    Thank you Safia for the excellent and friendly service!

  • By Richard B from Boston MA
    26 August 2019

    We had Afternoon Tea in the tea room, which is lovely and quiet. Service was very nice. The sandwiches were very good, but the scones were just average and the jam, oddly, was tasteless. The desserts were fine though nothing special. The biggest negative was the background music - terrible esp for a tea room! It was so annoying my wife and I had to leave before we wanted to - we couldn’t stand listening to it anymore. Some kind of new-age eurotrash synthesized tracks that grated on us.

  • By Maria R from London
    9 August 2019

    Food quality was ok, too many scones which felt like a filler

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

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  • 25% of your afternoon tea

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