Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge

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

Food Spend £32

Fantastic,the venue was lovely,beautiful views of the Thames and Houses of Parliament. The staff were so friendly and attentive,food great. Cannot wait to go back

Anne Taylor 5 October 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.

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22 October 2014 by Sarah Glaze from London
A wonderful civilised treat with a friend. The library lounge is a beautiful room with fantastic views over Westminster. The staff were very attentive and the champagne was truly free-flow! A good choice of teas available and the delicate sandwiches and cakes perfect.
Thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and given the generous free flow champagne very good value.
21 October 2014 by Anna Gibson from London
Fantastic time at the Library Lounge had the Unlimited Champagne deal they also found us table near window and kept topping up the champagne for duration...wonderful setting would totally recommend!
20 October 2014 by Melanie Price from Rayleigh
The afternoon tea was lovely! The sandwiches and little cakes were delicious. The staff, in particular Lloyd, couldn't do enough for us. They accommodated our request for a window table, our glasses were constantly being topped up and we were even given a bottle of bubbles to sit in the bar with. A perfect afternoon!
19 October 2014 by Susan Matthews from west midlands
fab afternoon plenty or excellent food great choice of teas and free flowing champagne WOW our glasses were never empty the staff were excellent friendly nothing was to much trouble for them and the view over the Thames was spectacular.Only negative was the service charge added to the bill which made the deal offered not such a great deal would rather give own tip.
14 October 2014 by Pat Jones from Cardiff
I visited with my daughter. I ordered one gluten free afternoon tea, and one "normal". We go out to afternoon tea in London all the time, so have lots to compare with! The dining room was gorgeous, all that we'd hoped for and more! We enjoyed the tea-choosing ceremony, very interesting. The little starter was delicious, then came the main tea. My gluten free sandwiches turned out to be large rolls cut in half - the first time I've not been given finger sandwiches. I only ate less than half, as they were so dry. The gf scones were lovely- possibly the best I'd had. My daughter didn't fancy the idea of a savoury scone at first, but loved it when she tried it!
The gf cakes were little and dainty, but so boring! A pot of strange half-dried berries, two chocolate cakes, and....a chocolate chip cookie! In an afternoon tea?! I've never seen the like! I tried a corner, but as it seemed just like the cheap supermarket ones that I don't buy, I could eat it.
The "bubbles" though were the saving grace! In the end we had to stop the lovely waitress forcing more Cava into our glasses! As everyone else has said, definitely "free flowing"!
This is a lovely place, with very friendly staff, they just have to brush up on the food - as the non gluten free offerings weren't that much better, according to my daughter.
8 October 2014 by Susan Petrie from London Borough of Hillingdon
Lovely venue, wonderful ambience, attentive staff and the bubbles really are free flowing !! However was a bit disappointed with the sandwiches...could not taste horseradish in the beef, or mustard with the ham and using cream cheese instead of a proper full flavour English cheese was the biggest disappointment. Really enjoyed trying to decide from the large variety of teas which one to choose.
The cakes and scones were scrummy and very moreish. Overall a wonderful afternoon but please improve the fillings in the sandwiches.
5 October 2014 by Anne Taylor from London
Fantastic,the venue was lovely,beautiful views of the Thames and Houses of Parliament. The staff were so friendly and attentive,food great. Cannot wait to go back
26 September 2014 by Rosemary from London
This was the second time I visited here, and it was just as perfect as the first! Great views, free flowing Cava, nice sandwiches and treats and attentive staff. The perfect way to spend an afternoon.
23 September 2014 by Lesley Hastings from London
Lovely Sunday afternoon spent in the Library Lounge - our glasses were never even half empty and the scones and cakes were scrummy.
22 September 2014 by Kitty from kent
Enjoyable afternoon spent in the Library Lounge. Attentive staff and lovely surroundings. Worth a visit.

Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge

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

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Reservations: +44 2036417694

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