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The Tea Lounge at St Ermin's

St. Ermin's Hotel, Caxton Street, London, SW1H 0QW

(((() Afternoon Tea
  • The Tea Lounge at St Ermin's - London
  • The Tea Lounge at St Ermin's - London
  • The Tea Lounge at St Ermin's - London
  • The Tea Lounge at St Ermin's - London
  • The Tea Lounge at St Ermin's - London
  • The Tea Lounge at St Ermin's - London
  • The Tea Lounge at St Ermin's - London

A very enjoyable experience to celebrate a friend's 70th Birthday.

Patricia 09 September 2019
from London

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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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  • luxury (103)
  • value (100)
  • romantic (90)
  • child friendly (74)
  • lunch (44)
  • al fresco (41)
  • private dining (36)
  • dinner (29)
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  • ((((( 18 September 2019 by Michele from London

    The service was really good - we had two different rounds of tea each and they provided boxes for us to take away what we could not finish. They also provided a small birthday cake for my mother! The decoration of the hotel was lovely and grand. We could also visit the bee hives on the 3rd floor.

  • ((((* 12 September 2019 by Jasmine from London

    Lovely hotel, very good service. Sandwich selection could’ve been better but overall a very enjoyable afternoon tea.

  • (((** 11 September 2019 by Victoria from Bedford

    The hotel itself is beautiful. An oasis in the urban world beyond it. The staff were polite and helpful, the food looked amazing, creative and interesting. However for us we just found the afternoon tea too rich. The sweet items were too big and the use of white chocolate to model with, made it very sickly on the palette. My daughter had a child’s tea and found it all too sweet. We actually all felt rather sick afterwards which was a real shame. The setting and presentation had been so lovely. Unfortunately the food let down the whole experience.

  • ((((* 11 September 2019 by Mary from Clarksville, MD

    We enjoyed the quiet 2-seat lounge area situated at the top of the stairs. The snacks served as part of the afternoon tea service were generous portions; very filling. Since my husband and I ordered the same type of tea, we were given 1 teapot, not 2, to share, not enough for what they served. However, I don't think they charged us extra for a second pot of tea. We had to take some leftovers back with to our hotel. We will be sure to return on our next trip to London.

  • ((((( 9 September 2019 by Patricia from London

    A very enjoyable experience to celebrate a friend's 70th Birthday.

  • (((** 2 September 2019 by Gaelle from London

    Enjoyable afternoon tea with a generous waitress making sure our glasses were always full!

  • ((((( 2 September 2019 by Nanna from London

    Nice afternoon tea

  • ((((( 30 August 2019 by Ron from London

    Perfection! The service was wonderful and presentation was just superb. Could not have been more pleased with the value.

  • ((((( 30 August 2019 by Mr from PORTSMOUTH

    The Tea lounge in St.Ermins is a wonderful place that is very well layout and peaceful, the food is to die for and there is so much.
    All the staff are a credit and are always will to help and nothing is much trouble for them.
    A first class afternoon tea for a first class hotel.

  • (((** 29 August 2019 by Toni from Hamilton

    Would have preferred more tea sandwiches vs desserts. Tea was excellent. Service vessel not person friendly for 4. Should have 2 open sides. Birdcage weight tough to manage. No A/C and very warm and had to request water . Very tasty and would have preferred scones before dessert or st same time as the cage. Hotel ambience was lovely

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