Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge

The London Marriott Hotel, County Hall, London, SE1 7PB +44 2036417694

Food Spend £32

Great afternoon for a group of ladies - staff were fun, attentive and courteous.

Barbara 25 July 2014
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Offering postcard-worthy views over Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge is housed in the Marriott County Hall Hotel. In this landmark building, gorgeous library-style surroundings offer old world charm.

On The Library Lounge menu, freshly-cut finger sandwiches feature traditional fillings with a refined twist, with offerings like cucumber & mint, Surrey duck egg mayonnaise and succulent roast beef with horseradish. Irresistible arrangements of cakes and fancies include English rhubarb and white chocolate lollipop or Valrhona chocolate mousse, as well as sweet and savoury scones served with seasonal jams and artisanal cheeses.

Piled high bookshelves and plush armchairs make for wonderfully cosy surroundings at The Library Lounge London. Luxurious liquid accompaniments include fine leaf teas, elegant flutes of champagne and sparkling wine, and cleansing gin cocktails.

A quintessentially English retreat in one of the city’s most vibrant areas, The Library Lounge South Bank is 4 minutes’ walk from Waterloo Station. The Library Lounge can be accessed via the main entrance to the London Marriott Hotel on Westminster Bridge Road. Alternatively, enter via the South Bank (Queen's Walk), above the London Aquarium. Valet parking is also available on site.

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28 July 2014 by Julie Bradley from London
Another wonderful experience at the libary lounge. 3rd visit this year and not a fault. ALL good. The bubbles really are free flowing. The staff excellent, very attentive and fun. Can't wait to go again. The lounge is very comfortable with good views of the river and Big Ben.
27 July 2014 by Karen Scofield from London
I took my friend for her birthday we had an absolutely wonderful afternoon tea. We have dietary requirements of one regular afternoon tea in one wheat free and meet free all of our requirements were meet. Free-flowing bubbly made the afternoon go with the real sparkle.
25 July 2014 by Barbara from London
Great afternoon for a group of ladies - staff were fun, attentive and courteous.
21 July 2014 by Louise Wilkins from London
My friends & I came for tea on Saturday. The whole afternoon from walking in & being seated to drinks later on the a terrace was to say the least...amazing! Sandwiches ok but a little dry but being as hot as it was may well have been expected. Tea choice fantastic & the free flowing bubbles really were "free flowing" & I particularly enjoyed the cheese scones mmm. We will return again! Views over the Thames fabulous - thank you x??
18 July 2014 by Lorraine from London
We had a lovely afternoon tea, although would have preferred a window table to enjoy the view. The staff were attentive and friendly without being intrusive. Alexandra in particular was lovely :) Our glasses were regularly topped up and only had to ask once or twice for refills. The food was just OK.
15 July 2014 by Jacqui Punter from New Haw
Excellent. Best afternoon tea I have had and it is unlimited bubbles for sure. The Library Lounge is a beautiful room with fantastic views over the river and the service excellent. Thank you. Great value for money too.
15 July 2014 by Rachel Bridges from Guildford
Everything from booking to leaving was gorgeous. As a birthday treat i couldn't have asked for a better day. I wasn't sure what to expect with 'free flowing bubbles' but it was exactly that, all staff were very attentive, never letting our glasses run dry. Despite that I would have perhaps liked out tea topped up as this was never addressed - minor detail. A lovely experience, I will definitely be going back
15 July 2014 by Marcia Butcher from Crowthorne
Lovely afternoon tea with excellent service .
13 July 2014 by Angela Walker from London Borough of Sutton
Lovely relaxed afternoon. Staff were attentive but not interfering. Great value for money. Will definitely return!
12 July 2014 by Erika Lang from London
To start with alone the architecture and the décor, ambiance are worth the money we paid, the table cloth and the napkins were starched, the view to the river and the sunshine a treat. The service was 2nd to none, they were very attentive and the Cava flowed freely, the choice of tea was extensive and I only mentioned to my friend that her usual tea was not there when the manageress came and provided it, without us mentioning it to the staff. The sandwiches were fresh and tasty, the scones were sweet with a lovely sugar crust and the savoury cheese ones were equally delicious, the cakes were cute and were quite different to the usual cream tea selection. We could not finish it all and took some back in a lovely little box and a carrier bag was provided. Although the place was packed the service did not deteriorate

Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge

The London Marriott Hotel, County Hall, London, SE1 7PB

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