The Tea Lounge at St Ermin's

(519 Reviews)
St. Ermin's Hotel Caxton Street, London, SW1H 0QW
Afternoon Tea, British
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Top offer

Star Deal - Afternoon Tea with unlimited prosecco £49 per person

Available Monday to Sunday 12:00-17:00 until 31st January 2020, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Unlimited prosecco is available for 90 minutes. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Restaurant description

The Tea Lounge & Library at St. Ermin’s is a relaxed yet stylish environment to enjoy afternoon tea. Each afternoon tea is inspired by seasonal ingredients, some of which are grown on their rooftop kitchen garden; this fresh produce shapes every afternoon tea, whether it be classic, themed, children’s or gluten-free. In the summer, afternoon tea is also served on the hotel’s outdoor terrace.

The St Ermin’s afternoon tea includes a range of teas alongside sweet and savoury delicacies. Amongst the luxurious sandwiches are crayfish with rocket and lemon mayonnaise, goats cheese with figs and honey or lime, honey and chilli chicken with guacamole. Follow this with a choice of freshly baked scones including clotted cream and homemade jam, or delectable treats such as black choux with lemon and honey, burnt honey jelly, vanilla custard and quince or apple mousse with honey compote.

St. Ermin’s is reached by a tree-lined courtyard, as you walk through the doors you are greeted with a friendly smile, original rococo plasterwork and a warm atmosphere. The hotel is soaked in history, with links to Winston Churchill and espionage, this sense of character extends to its approach to service, where everyone is treated as an individual.

St. Ermin’s Hotel is conveniently located in Westminster , only two minutes walk from St James’s Park Tube Station, with many of London’s major historical attractions on its doorstep, including Big Ben.

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

Customer reviews for The Tea Lounge at St Ermin's
4.5
(based on 519 reviews)

93%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • afternoon tea (467)
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  • breakfast (15)
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  • dinner (30)
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  • large parties (20)
  • lunch (47)
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  • private dining (39)
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  • By Nina B from London
    17 January 2020

    I did book afternoon at St.Ermins as a birthday present for my mother in law and having been there a few years ago I thought we mustn't be in for an amazing experience. However it has changed (or not) since visiting last time. The decor looked very dated and returb would do the tea lounge good. The tabl cloth under the glass was dirty and it just looked very old. Service was nice but not very knowledgeable The food was ok but again not as nice as I remembered it Overall £45 is not the value for money I was hoping for - very disappointing.

  • By Anthony D from London
    10 January 2020

    We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea, delicious sandwiches and cakes and a nice choice of teas. Although we were offered hot water to top up the teapot, we were not offered a fresh pot of tea and one of our party only drinks coffee. She was brought one cup of coffee and had to ask for another cup, it wasn't offered. Also, we thought it a bit cheeky to add a service charge of 12.5 percent to the bill.

  • By Julie L from Noiseau, France
    5 January 2020

    The place is amazing, we had our afternoon tea by the great white balcony. The curtains, porcelain, chairs and carpeted floors, everything was stunning! The personel was very charming and welcoming. Always ready to answer questions or refill our tea pots! The scones were warm and the treats were very delicate! The place is close to the Big Ben or Buckingham palace. The perfect spot for a nice walk right after. It was a wonderful experience !

  • By Tracy B from London
    1 January 2020

    Afternoon tea was delicious - additional sandwiches were brought on request and the prosecco was certainly free-flowing. Service was fantastic. My friends and I very much enjoyed our time here.

  • By Marybeth K from Chicago, Illinois
    30 December 2019

    Excellent. Such a beautiful atmosphere and room. All of the food was delicious and beautifully presented. We were a large group of 11 and the service was perfect. Highly recommend. Even had gluten free and vegetarian options.

  • By Bharti C from London
    29 December 2019

    Amazing service from start to finish Food was stunning Would have liked a bit more bubbles but in all can’t fault a really afternoon

  • By C. T from Toronto
    27 December 2019

    Excellent afternoon tea experience for the entire family. Little one especially enjoyed decorating his own ginger bread man. Staff & service were all excellent.

  • By Hazel wilson W from London
    23 December 2019

    A very pleasant afternoon tea with a lovely choice of sandwiches and beautiful cakes

  • By Kerrie B from Essex
    21 December 2019

    Lovely service, superb food. Everything tasted beautiful and was excellent value for money. The best afternoon tea we've had in London.

  • By Janine H from Coulsdon
    16 December 2019

    Fantastic experience. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Good sandwich selection, lovely Christmas themed "cakes" and small scones were perfect. But the icing on the cake was unlimited prosecco - very free-flowing.

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The Tea Lounge at St Ermin's
St. Ermin's Hotel Caxton Street, London, SW1H 0QW

Available offers

  • Star Deal - Afternoon Tea with unlimited prosecco £49 per person
  • Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea £49 per person
  • Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea with unlimited Champagne £59 per person
  • Afternoon Tea at St Ermin’s Hotel from £40 per person

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