Grosvenor Arms

101 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0SJ

Main Course £14
Food Spend £28
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Sunday: 07:00 - 22:00

Afternoon tea was lovely. Nice dainty sandwiches, scones and cakes with constant refills of tea. Service was however slow and gave the impression they were short staffed.

Cath Gates 23 January 2016
From Redhill

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More about Grosvenor Arms

In a magnificent converted railway building, The Grosvenor Arms offers elegant European cuisine. Alongside a comprehensive selection from the glossy 1940's-style bar, a dainty afternoon tea selection is served.

Drawing influence from across the continent, The Brasserie menu offers casual sharing platters and simple classics, as well as refined main course flavours. Favourites include squash and goats cheese ravioli, whilst succulent steaks are sourced from Casterbridge’s finest grain-fed cattle. For dessert, a delectable selection includes Amalfi lemon tart with mascarpone, or rich pot au chocolat.

Offering a more laidback selection, The Grosvenor Arms serves a lunch menu of hearty signature sandwiches, burgers and colourful salads, as well as hand-crafted treats for afternoon tea. The international wine list offers some superb complementing bottles.

In the dining room at The Grosvenor ArmsLondon, muted colours are offset by a dotting of bright canvases. Victoria Rail Station is just 2 minutes’ walk away.

Customer Reviews for Grosvenor Arms


(based on 30 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (14)
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  • lunch (7)
  • dinner (6)
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26 January 2016 by Julie Bryceson from Wigton
This was a treat for my Aunt's 80th birthday. I chose the Grosvenor over other hotels because some years ago, my Aunt's husband used the hotel for company events. In addition, many places allocated 1 hour 15 minutes for afternoon tea, whereas the Grosvenor was a much more generous, 2 hours. Service was excellent, as were the sandwiches, scones and cakes, the scones were in fact, still slightly warm, We did not feel rushed in any way and there was ample seating room.
26 January 2016 by Graham Dickerson from Norwich
Very good
23 January 2016 by Cath Gates from Redhill
Afternoon tea was lovely. Nice dainty sandwiches, scones and cakes with constant refills of tea. Service was however slow and gave the impression they were short staffed.
20 January 2016 by Sarena Richardson from London
Very nice. Highly recommend.
11 January 2016 by Molly Archer from London
The food was amazing and the staff were great, very happy b
8 January 2016 by Terry O'reilly from Lake Gardens
Very nice food
Very nice atmosphere
Wonderful staff
3 January 2016 by Falchi Antonio from Briey
Smoked salmon sandwiches were amazing
31 December 2015 by Nikki B from London
Beautiful lounge to have an afternoon tea in. Excellent tea/coffee, sandwiches and cakes. Excellent service. I would highly recommend. Just be aware service is added to the bill.
26 December 2015 by Jeremy Sparrow from London
Good experience. Location handy for the tube. The room was grand. Service friendly, if a bit slow. Cakes, scones and sandwiches were all good. A very nice afternoon tea in a nice location.
25 December 2015 by Laura Brophy-savage from London Borough of Bromley
PROs: Very convenient location, just a minute walk from Victoria Station, beautiful interior (lobby had a large Christmas tree next to the grand staircase, the lounge where we had tea was tastefully decorated with trees on some windowsills and both fireplaces decorated). Took my mother using an Amazon voucher. The sandwiches were: cream cheese & salmon, ham and mustard, turkey and cranberry, and one I can't remember, possibly egg; the bread was lovely and soft, fillings were tasty. Top ups of sandwiches were not offered, unlike many establishments, but were provided upon request at no extra charge. The scones were served warm, but too small for my taste which meant they were not soft and fluffy as they could be. The cakes were: 2x chocolate cupcakes with chocolate swirl, 2 x vanilla cupcakes, 2 mini mince pies, 2 mince pie cheesecakes and ONE lime cheesecake (luckily my mum doesn't like cheesecake anyway). We asked for a box for the remaining 4 cakes we didn't manage but they only had a flimsy plastic one used for takeaway sandwiches, unlike other places I've been to.
CONS: It was very busy (last weekend before Xmas) and seemed only 2 members of staff, so we had a wait to ask for sandwich and tea replenishment, they seemed a little harassed. Poor variety of teas, there were only 5 (English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling and 2 herbal/fruit teas - I was disappointed there was no Lapsang Suchong or Assam, which I usually have) and the tea was in a tea-bag, not loose leaf. The teacups were not fine bone china. As mentioned, the scones were smaller and harder than I expected.

Overall, a lovely experience and great value for money with the voucher, but if I were paying full price, I would opt to go elsewhere.

Grosvenor Arms

101 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0SJ

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