The Tea Lounge at St Ermin's

(466 Reviews)
St. Ermin's Hotel Caxton Street, London, SW1H 0QW
Afternoon Tea

Top offer

Star Deal - Garden Afternoon Tea with unlimited rosé wine or Prosecco £45 per person

Available Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 17pm until 31st October 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. 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 prawn with lemon and dill, cucumber with mint and chive cream cheese, coronation chicken or Cumbrian ham with Montgomery cheddar. Follow this with a choice of freshly baked scones including clotted cream and homemade jam, or delectable treats such as choux bun with cherry compote, milk chocolate and salted caramel layered pot or peach and apricot mousse.

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.

Customer reviews for The Tea Lounge at St Ermin's
4.5
(based on 466 reviews)

93%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • By 2A Wiverton Road C from London
    11 August 2019

    Beautiful, elegant surroundings, warm and accommodating staff (they found us a table on the terrace), truly special. This my second visit for afternoon tea and did not disappoint. Good selection of sandwiches, tasty scones although small and possibly too many cakes- but maybe we should have asked to take some home. I will definitely be booking again.

  • By Susan R from London
    10 August 2019

    We all had a lovely time, the surroundings were beautiful and we overlooked the staircase, which gave a sense of space and privacy. The service was fantastic and all the staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was enjoyable and very well presented. Our only suggestion would be to reduce the size of the sweet treats, we felt the tulips and peach was a little too big, the flower pots were too large and a little too sweet however that is personal taste. The scones were as light as a feather and tasted like heaven. We would certainly recommend a visit to our friends and will definitely come again.

  • By Courtney M from London
    10 August 2019

    Everything I expected and more. I loved the ambience, the service, and most importantly the tea! The sandwiches and desserts were one of a kind and like nothing I have ever seen before. This was the perfect experience with a tea in London. Only steps away from Westminster Abbey and Buckingham palace. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Make reservations in plenty of time. Our dining area was very private and not in the main dining room, but next to the terrace.

  • By Ellen P from Brussels
    9 August 2019

    Service was very friendly and attentive. Afternoon tea was amazing ; so much food, incredibly pretty and yummy.

  • By Constanze S from Aachen
    6 August 2019

    Creativity 10/10 but Portions way to big. No one wants to eat so much mousse. Lost its delicacy due to large portions. Therefore I would not recommend it to a friend...Staff very nice. We really appreciated how kids friendly everything was! Changing table in the ladies and gentlemen room was really progressive!

  • By Janet F from Bedford
    5 August 2019

    I have been visiting the Tea Lounge for over 6 years the food is always of a high standard, but OMG they surpassed themselves this year. I have been twice this summer with different friends and all were amazed with the food and excellent service. Staff were very attentive without being over the top. Certainly value for money and very near train links.

  • By Gillian F from Kent
    4 August 2019

    Had a fantastic time again. It was my granddaughter's first afternoon tea. She is 9 and here on holiday from Poland. She had the Mini Gardener afternoon tea. She loved decorating her own shortbread. The staff were lovely to her. They put her apple juice in a champagne flute and her orange juice in a tea cup. They jokingly offered her the bill as she was guest of honour. She declined. The sandwiches were fresh and tasty. The vegetarian options were just as good. The cakes were delicious. We will certainly be back again. Thank you to all the staff for making it such a great experience for my granddaughter.

  • By David Divers P from Ferndown
    3 August 2019

    We had afternoon tea. It was fantastic the location on the terrace was gorgeous. The service excellent the presentation of the tea itself was beautiful. The food was very good quality. We were not rushed out and had a very memorable afternoon. The history of the hotel shared with us made it extra special. I have had afternoon tea at the Dorchester but would certainly rate st Ermins much more highly.

  • By Mariya S from London
    28 July 2019

    We had afternoon tea and it was a great experience.

  • By Linda P from Gloucester
    22 July 2019

    Afternoon tea was fantastic, my husband whose birthday we were celebrating enjoyed it very much. Lovely sandwiches ,cakes melt in the mouth. The fun choc dessert made to look like a terracotta plant pot so cool and yummy to eat.

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

Available offers

  • Star Deal - Garden Afternoon Tea with unlimited rosé wine or Prosecco £45 per person

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