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Palm Court at The Langham

1c Portland Place, Regent Street | The Langham Hotel, London W1B 1JA, England (Soho)
+44 2079650195
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Ranked #157 of 16,892 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $40
Cuisines: Dessert, Café
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Soho
Transit: Oxford Circus underground station is approximately a two minutes walk away.
Description: The centre piece of the five-star Langham, London hotel, the dazzling Palm Court is famed as the place where the tradition of afternoon tea was born over 140 years ago, an indulgence that lives on today. Through hand crafted iron gates, guests enter an enchanting wonderland of deep reds and purples, plush fabrics and glamorous surroundings. The aromas of tea leaves brewing intermingle and the Palm Court pianist will help create a relaxing ambience of serendipity. The afternoon tea devotee can celebrate this timeless ritual of beautiful cakes, miniature pastries, scones and delicate finger sandwiches with a few unique twists and over 30 blends of tea to choose from. Having already been awarded Tea Guild membership, The Palm Court is also very proud to announce that Palm Court's Afternoon Tea has been awarded Tea Guild's Top London Afternoon Tea 2010 Award, considered to be the Oscar of the tea world.
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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Father's Day treat used up on 5th July - which was a real treat. Always walking past the Langham on the way up to the Royal Academy of Music. Always wanted to go in! - Daughter booked lunch in the Palm Court - which in it's self sounds lovely and magical - and it was. Staff lovely - food wonderful.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We made reservations on-line in advance, very easy. The room was beautiful, the food excellent, and the staff attentive. It's quite expensive, but we were in London for our 20th anniversary, so a nice way to have a meal out with our two picky teen eaters. We were able to request veggie sandwiches only and they were very accommodating. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I brought one of my best friends here for her 40th birthday. She had no idea where I had booked and was really blown away by the gorgeous hotel and Palm Court. The array of teas on offer was a little overwhelming but the staff were there to help and guide us as to which would be the best teas... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Food was great found tables a bit disconcerting as they were mostly coffee style tables. Service was excellent though.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Tea in the Palm Court on Boxing Day (day after Christmas) has become a family tradition. The Singaporean pastry chef Cherie Finden, is legendary and always creates a spectacular centre piece. Last Christmas it was a vast train. Fantastic scones and pastries and an exotic selection of infusions. No reason to head for Mayfair or Knightsbridge for afternoon tea. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After reading that langham was the first place to serve afternoon tea i really wanted to go. I had been to several other 5 star ones so i had high expectations. The palm court is pretty & there is a pianist playing in the background. We ordered the wonderland & the bijoux afternoon tea. The bijoux selection of sandwiches &... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is one of my favorite hotels in London. Class, elegance, but smart people and not the protocol you find at the Ritz, with lots of tourists having teatime at 8pm or 12am. Proper english teatime at the right time. Live music, nice cakes and scones, very good sandwiches. The artesian bar is one of the coolest in Lndon. Please... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We came here for an afternoon tea after a busy shopping trip nearby. The location of this place is very convenient. The afternoon tea was absolutely splendid. The wide range of teas on the menu made it difficult to choose! The sandwiches were delicious. The scones were lovely light and fluffy. The top tier of cakes were decorated extremely intricately.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We came here last Sat as a birthday treat for my husband by his mother. Firstly our friend ha a lot of allergies including egg, banana and raspberries but the kitchen weren't phased and manage to provide a great afternoon tea for her accommodating all her food issues. We had a choice of two different afternoon teas, the normal one... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Nice comprehensive buffet breakfast with all the usual options. It felt very spacious the ables are not packed in too close to each other which was what stood out above the usual.

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