The Tea Lounge at St Ermin's

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

Top offer

Star Deal - Garden afternoon tea with unlimited rosé wine £40 per person

Available 12:00-17:00 Mon-Sun until 31 July 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service. Free-flowing rosé wine served for 90 minutes.

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 passionfruit and coconut éclair, rhubarb and custard verrine 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 446 reviews)

92%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • afternoon tea (402)
  • al fresco (37)
  • breakfast (13)
  • business (19)
  • child friendly (67)
  • dinner (28)
  • entertainment (10)
  • large parties (17)
  • lunch (42)
  • luxury (97)
  • private dining (34)
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  • By Jennifer C from London
    9 June 2019

    The goodies they presented in the afternoon tea was intriguing and delicious and it was (almost) sad to be eating them. The plain scone was my favourite of them all although the sandwiches were delicious too. Some of the goodies were a bit too sweet for me but otherwise the whole experience was great. The portion were just right and the cost was good and reasonable rate so definitely be happy to recommend this place. The hotel was also a nice surprise as we didn't expect it to be looking grand from the facade.

  • By David H from London
    27 May 2019

    Sandwiches and scones were nice. The sweets were not as exciting. The tea refills were adding hot water to a fading tea bag. Service was AWOL most of the session and did not justify their 12.5% tip they added.

  • By Jo L from London
    26 May 2019

    Went with an old friend looking for a nice places to catch up. Beautiful table on the balcony, tea was gorgeous - scones tasty, cakes amazing. Very good service too. All in all would definitely recommmend

  • By Christine S from Oxted
    21 May 2019

    Lovely afternoon tea, staff polite and helpful. Cakes were beautifully presented and tasted good as well. Good to sit outside on terrace.

  • By Carole S from Cumbria
    15 May 2019

    Exceptional Value for Money, The Afternoon Tea was set in pleasant setting, Friendly, Courteous Staff and excellent service throughout, very impressive

  • By Chris K from Atlanta
    14 May 2019

    Our entire family including my nine year old son thoroughly enjoyed our experience here.

  • By Sherry S from Hillsborough, NJ, uSA
    8 May 2019

    I was visiting family and had them all to tea. It was a great experience! The food was plentiful and delicious. The surroundings were beautiful and comfortable and the service was excellent.

  • By Kerry M from London
    5 May 2019

    It was so beautiful. The desserts were unique and tasted wonderful! The staff was very accommodating for a good price.

  • By Kimberley H from Wickford
    4 May 2019

    The service was amazing and the afternoon tea was one of the best! The sandwiches are traditional which was lovely and the desserts were very special. We went for the bottomless Rose option and we were not disappointed!

  • By Karen W from London
    4 May 2019

    The service and food were amazing, and the hotel is beautiful. The sweets on the tea selection were so creative and well done. We booked the bottomless prosecco tea, and only once did I make it to the bottom of my glass, but that only lasted a few seconds. The only issue we ran into was that the offering had recently changed to bottomless rose wine instead of prosecco. Of course, the staff was very accommodating and we were able to have the prosecco. I will certainly go back and give the rose a try as well.

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

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