Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge

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

Food Spend £32

Beautiful view, great service, truely free flowing bubbles, delicious food
Perfect way to spend an afternoon in London

Deb 26 August 2014
From London

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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.

Customer Reviews for Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge


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31 August 2014 by Jo from Ashtead
Lovely afternoon tea. Good choice of sandwiches and cakes and free flowing bubbles - you can't go wrong! Wonderful setting overlooking the Thames. Staff really friendly too. Fabulous!
31 August 2014 by Karen Rees from Middlesex
We booked the £36 afternoon tea with endless bubbles.. We had a beautiful view of London, the staff were amazingly friendly and helpful and the food lovely. They even brought us extra sandwiches .. I loved every moment and would definetly come again.
30 August 2014 by Janice Sehgal from London
The Reading Room is a nice place to be and would be nice and cosy in the winter I'm sure. All the staff that we met through the hotel were pleasant and friendly. The food was interesting and a little bit different and it was good that there were enough of each kind of cake for us both to have the same. However I could teach them a thing or two about sandwich fillings, there needs to be more and a little more seasoning. The bubbly was good, not a cheap nasty one and we were not rushed. I'd give them 8/10.

29 August 2014 by Sylvia Skiba from Bisley
The afternoon was an absolute delight. It was to celebrate a friends 50th birthday and it was a real treat for her and also us!! The staff were attentive, polite and all had a smile. We were dubious about 'free flowing bubbles' but no worries, they were very free flowing and in fact, at one point, had to say no more! We were also running late by about 30minutes, I 'phoned to advise and when we arrived we not made to feel uncomfortable. A wonderful experience in delightful surroundings.
27 August 2014 by Adelle Chilinski from London
A beautiful setting with delightfully attentive waiting staff and stunning food. The free flowing bubbles very definitely flow freely - this is no feint promise! Additional food is offerred (although the tea is by no means skimpy!) and is delivered promptly and with a smile! I would recommend highly.
26 August 2014 by Deb from London
Beautiful view, great service, truely free flowing bubbles, delicious food
Perfect way to spend an afternoon in London
26 August 2014 by Tracey Giles from London Borough of Bromley
This was our third time here and it was just as good as the first time. Because of a wedding we had tea in the restaurant instead of the library but the service and food were just as good although the view wasn't . We have the champagne deal and they are very generous with it filling your glass at every opportunity.
24 August 2014 by Martin Oliver from London
A very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Special requests for no fish was remembered, champagne was flowing with glasses constantly being filled before they were empty and service was excellent. Sandwiches were good enough, have tasted better at other afternoon teas, requested extra sandwiches and served in no time at all. We were not rushed at all and stayed about three hours, as we started chatting to the couple next to us. A very pleasant, enjoyable afternoon, will definitely be going again.
22 August 2014 by Elizabeth Heywood from London
Excellent. Food was delicious, service very good, atmosphere lovely and bubbles definitely free flowing!
22 August 2014 by Stephen Victory from Southend-on-Sea
Wonderful experience. Food and beverages were excellent, the staff top notch and the bubbles certainly did flow the whole time we were there.
Highly recommend.

Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge

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

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