The Lounge at The Royal Horseguards

2 Whitehall Court, London, SW1A 2EJ
British, Afternoon Tea

Top offer

Celebrate Mother's Day with our special champagne afternoon tea & a surprise goodie bag for £45 per person

Valid 31st March


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.

Customer reviews for The Lounge at The Royal Horseguards
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  • al fresco (3)
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  • luxury (29)
  • entertainment (2)
  • romantic (19)
  • private dining (8)
  • afternoon tea (102)
  • value (14)
  • views (7)
  • breakfast (7)
  • trendy (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (11)
  • lunch (9)
  • By Ryan G from Leeds
    23 February 2019


  • By Emma L from London
    23 February 2019

    I booked for the afternoon tea celebratory package for my Mums 70th Birthday and everything about it was just perfect. The service we received was excellent everyone made us feel so welcome. She received a beautiful cake and a complimentary bottle of champagne, as well as staff signing Happy Birthday to her. The afternoon tea was beautiful and we was given the option of more sandwiches if we wanted them and cakes boxed up to take home. Really was exceptional standard and we can not wait to return and will be recommending this experience.

  • By Stephanie L from London
    6 January 2019

    I LOVE the Duke of York afternoon tea option. I don’t care much for (anyone’s) tea sandwiches so this sweet treat is my go-to tea spot. I also appreciate that there’s enough desserts that everyone can try their own of everything and the servers are happy to bring more of anything. So many places provide one of each and expect you to split a bite sized portion between 2-3 people. I’ve been 5 time in the last year! It’s where I bring all my visitors. It’s tasty, the lounge and the china are beautiful, and it’s very reasonably priced. What’s not to love?! I can’t wait to book my next trip.

  • By Marie W from Shrewsbury
    29 December 2018

    I booked for afternoon tea at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, the setting was beautiful, service amazing and the food perfect. There was a good variety of sandwiches, the scones simply melted in your mouth and the cakes were delicious! I even tried a cup of tea which I haven't had for years. We did not feel pressured or rushed and spent two very relaxing hours enjoying the food, bubbly and listening to the harp being played. All in all a wonderful afternoon.

  • By Sue S from London
    19 December 2018

    We booked afternoon tea and the whole experience was very enjoyable. The setting was very elegant and the staff were extremely efficient and friendly. A really lovely experience.

  • By Stephen H from Newcastle
    8 December 2018

    The food was amazing and the service was outstanding!!! Couldn’t do enough for our table - made for a wonderful experience ??

  • By Quentin S from London
    21 November 2018

    very nice afternoon tea

  • By Anthony G from London
    8 November 2018

    Good all round

  • By Norman G from London
    25 September 2018

    I entered the Lounge as I made a prior reservation. The service, food and atmosphere was first class.

  • By Richard S from London
    21 September 2018

    It's The Royal Horseguards, it's what you would expect.................

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