The Terrace Restaurant and Bar

(224 Reviews)
Amba Hotel Charing Cross The Strand, London, WC2N 5HX
British, European, Afternoon Tea


Main course: £14
Food spend: £30

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 06:30 - 22:30
Saturday & Sunday: 07:00 - 22:30

Restaurant description

Serving London for over 150 years, The Terrace at Amba Hotel Charing Cross is a restaurant and bar offering fine modern European cuisine, afternoon teas, and cocktails from the in-house mixologist. Next to Charing Cross Station, there are grand views of The Strand and Trafalgar Square.

Displaying elegant original period features, The Terrace restaurant is housed in the Grade II-listed Amba Hotel. The striking, light interior has floor-to-ceiling windows and Victorian floors patterned with exquisite mosaics.

Featuring fresh, seasonal produce, The Terrace restaurant menu has sophisticated dishes like fillet of pan-fried sea bass with lemon and vegetable couscous, or pan-roasted chicken breast with pancetta, girolle mushrooms and a red wine jus. A list of fine wines will complement your meal.

A fine dining establishment in London, The Terrace restaurant at Amba Hotel Charing Cross offers traditional afternoon tea in the inviting lounge. The Adelphi and The Playhouse theatres are just 3 minutes’ walk away.

Customer reviews for The Terrace Restaurant and Bar
(based on 224 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (137)
  • al fresco (6)
  • breakfast (14)
  • business (34)
  • child friendly (10)
  • dinner (71)
  • entertainment (6)
  • large parties (11)
  • lunch (64)
  • luxury (32)
  • private dining (30)
  • romantic (29)
  • trendy (10)
  • value (52)
  • views (74)
  • By Graham J from Hereford
    8 November 2019

    A delightfully relaxed venue with professional service

  • By Sheila A from London
    26 October 2019

    We dined in the Terrace section itself which gives good views over the Strand and Trafalgar Square. Elegant and comfortable, it feels like an occasion- indeed many tables were enjoying a celebratory afternoon tea. Service was discreet and attentive. Our lunch was delicious and competitively priced, making this an affordable and convenient option in town.

  • By Carol C from Charing Cross, London
    10 October 2019

    Pleasant table and good service. Sadly the food was poor. I ordered a sirloin steak. I had to send it back as it was so chewy I couldn't eat it. My friend ordered chicken thighs. Thighs were OK but the sauce it came in was too much, too thick and too much for the chicken.

  • By Janet C from Margate
    28 September 2019

    Our afternoon tea was delicious. The Terrace was a beautiful setting.

  • By Alison P from Cheshunt, Herts
    21 September 2019

    Very pleasant surroundings, reasonable prices, very good food and excellent service

  • By Mark P from Cheshire
    7 September 2019

    Average / lack of choices on menu / staff more interested in tips thank service

  • By Glenys M from Bidborough
    4 September 2019

    A lovely occasion - lunch with two friends one of whom was celebrating her 70th birthday. The Terrace is delightful, I was given the table I had requested; our waitress was first class; the food was excellent and to top it all the restaurant brought a decorated plate with one portion of birthday cake plus candle!

  • By Sandra J from London
    3 September 2019

    Menu us now very limited and not changed very often and the wine is expensive. If it wasn’t so convenient I wouldn’t go there.

  • By Lesley C from Grays
    23 August 2019

    The location is good. Staff friendly. The restaurant smelt of fried fish, not good when having afternoon tea.

  • By Jennifer V from London
    8 August 2019

    Good service, good food no pressure to leave as experienced at other venues

Restaurant Location Map
The Terrace Restaurant and Bar
Amba Hotel Charing Cross The Strand, London, WC2N 5HX

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