Love this place, second time in a month and well worth it.
25 September 2019
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.
The Tea Lounge at St Ermin's
St. Ermin's Hotel, Caxton Street, London, SW1H 0QW
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Customer reviews for The Tea Lounge at St Ermin's
((((( 2 November 2019 by Sue from London
I have visited the Tea Lounge on many occasions, always a treat
((((* 1 November 2019 by Julia from London
We loved the ambiance, sandwiches and scones. Cakes were too sweet.
((((( 31 October 2019 by Sarah from London
Amazing hotel and very nice room and staff. Celebrated My birthday here and felt like a princess. Less food would be My only input, we could never have eaten everything!
((((* 29 October 2019 by Lauren from Mendham, NJ
It was a great experience overall, but had a bit of a rocky start. We were stuck in terrible traffic, and I called to let the restaurant know that, and they told me it was no problem at all. I was a little surprised by the annoyance of the host when we finally did arrive 30 minutes late. We were flustered, and he gave me a bit of a hard time about not being clear that we wanted a child's tea along with the 3 adults (more on that in the booking service section). He said it needed to be ordered in advance, which I understood, but he just seemed annoyed, so I was annoyed too! He came back and told me it was fine, and when my son was served and I noticed that the food was not all that different to the adults' food, I just thought the whole bit was unnecessary. It's a luxury experience that we're paying a lot for, he is a child, we were already harried from running all over town, why give me a hard time?
Luckily, the experience turned around after that. We opted for the unlimited rose with our tea, and the servers always made sure our glasses were full. The same host that seemed annoyed at first soon softened and was incredibly kind to us for the rest of the time we were there. The food itself was so special, and so unique, and so rich! It doesn't seem like it's going to be a ton of food but we couldn't possibly finish it all between the 4 of us over 2 hours. That felt decadent and worth every bit of the cost. We loved the scones with clotted cream and jam the most! My son didn't love his meal and preferred the adults' sandwiches -- but he is picky so I wouldn't fault the restaurant for that.
The bee situation was a bit disappointing. I'd been talking about the 300,000 bees to my son -- and at 4.5 years old, he was way more interested in that than in a fancy meal -- but it is really just a tiny patio and there was not a bee in sight.
((((* 28 October 2019 by Rebecca from Surrey
Lovely hotel, food very good you certainly won’t go hungry, tea small selection but very nice, quite sweet cakes but overall would recommend.
((((( 21 October 2019 by Susan from London
Everything was excellent as always.
((((( 21 October 2019 by Esmeralda from Austin Texas USA
Great experience and knowledgable wait staff
((((( 16 October 2019 by Kelsi from Los Angeles, CA
We arrived late to our reservation and the staff was so accommodating and made sure to give us the best experience. The food and tea were amazing but they were second to the level of service we received from every staff member we encountered.
((((( 8 October 2019 by Cassandre from Geneva
Everything was delicious and the staff was really welcoming
((((( 7 October 2019 by Frances from London
We have a lovely afternoon. The Experience was perfect and waiters were very attentive. Thank you
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