Harlequin Restaurant

Kingsway Hall Hotel, Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5BX

Main Course £14
Food Spend £25
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Sunday: 07:00 - 22:00.

it's really nice and comfortable eating afternoon tea here!

Chih yu Lee 2 February 2017
From London

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More about Harlequin Restaurant

Bringing sumptuous international dining to the luxurious setting of the Kingsway Hall Hotel, Harlequin Restaurant treats diners to the finest seasonal cuisine, in a relaxed and bright setting.

Frequently changing to include the freshest ingredients, the Harlequin Restaurant menu is packed with expertly prepared British dishes, like a delicate pan-fried Brixham sea bass with piperade, green beans, sautéed potatoes and basil essence. A well crafted wine list boasts bottles from around Europe, served by efficient and friendly waiting staff.

Elegant afternoon tea is also served at the Harlequin Restaurant in Holborn, incorporating dainty finger sandwiches, warm homemade scones and a mouth-watering array of delicate cakes and pastries. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available when requested in advance, while champagne can be added for an extra sense of occasion.

Blending traditional style with contemporary tweaks,the Harlequin Restaurant London is warmly lit, with foliage scattered throughout, and glass panelling up the central staircase. It sits just 2 minutes’ walk from Holborn Tube Station.

Customer Reviews for Harlequin Restaurant


(based on 275 reviews)

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  • value (88)
  • lunch (66)
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  • romantic (57)
  • luxury (48)
  • large parties (43)
  • private dining (40)
  • child friendly (37)
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20 February 2017 by Helle from Århus
Very good experience. Kind staff and nice afternoon tea
18 February 2017 by Hannu Rintamäki from Seinäjoki
Nice restaurant, great service! This was our first afternoon tea and staff helped us if we had questions about menu. Tea, finger sandwishes, scones and sweets were tasty! Beautiful music were on backround in restaurant (especially peacefull pianomusic in toilets :D ). Price-value-ratio was excellent!
2 February 2017 by Chih yu Lee from London
it's really nice and comfortable eating afternoon tea here!
18 January 2017 by AB from London
Nice Staff, loved that I could have the afternoon tea veggie Version, tasted good, loved the atmosphere there
2 January 2017 by Angelica from London
The staff was very freindly but the food was not the best and the restaurant it self felt a bit outdated. It was'nt bad but not that good either when the food felt quite fabricated. I do not regret going to the restaurant, but i do not think i will return.
2 January 2017 by Nick Moore from Sevenoaks
Disappointing having been so good before. Afternoon tea for 7 people. special event. Slow service. Tea pots arrived but no milk. Took over 5 mins for the milk to arrive. Scones arrived but no jam and cream. Again over 5 mins to arrive once prompted. Scones dry but sandwiches delicious. Good regular top ups of tea.
I'm going to leave it a while until I return. Usually delighted to pay for service but Service charge 15% £18 not worth paying but weak me I did!
31 December 2016 by Justine Bouchon from London
Good but not excellent
28 December 2016 by Gary Mainor from London
Had afternoon tea in the bar--all very nice and reasonably priced.
16 December 2016 by Sonia from London
Hidden Gem!
After my boss decided very last minute to throw a Christmas meal for the staff, the pressure was on to find somewhere nice, reasonably priced, centrally located (in London) and not fully booked. I stumbled across this restaurant on Bookatable.com. I looked at the Chef's Festive Menu and was pleasantly surprised by the price (£24.50 per person for 3 courses). I looked at the pictures on the restaurant website and Google and saw somewhere that looked clean and presentable. What's the catch?..............There wasn't one!
On arrival through the hotel and past the amazing Christmas tree, we were greeted by the manager who was very friendly and welcoming. The venue was great and indicative of the pictures seen online. Everyone enjoyed their food, the ambience and the venue. The only small issue was receiving a Christmas pudding that was like a rock cake..... not even a steak knife would have cut through that baby! After alerting the waiter, he quickly apologised and offered to bring a new one. The new pudding came accompanied with another apology from the waiter and the manager shortly after. This pudding was lovely and moist, as it should be. The staff handled this issue with good grace and professionalism.
I would definitely visit again and absolutely recommended, especially if you are on a slightly smaller budget. Brilliant location (VERY near Holborn Station).

I would score this a 4.5 out of 5
11 December 2016 by Annemieke Van waterschoot from London
The afternoon tea we've booked was superb! Excellent service, exquise food, beautiful interior and great sphere. All for a reaonable rate. We would certainly recommend this to anyone.

Harlequin Restaurant

Kingsway Hall Hotel, Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5BX

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