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The Brasserie at Charing Cross

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Charing Cross the Strand | The Strand, London WC2N 5HX, England
0871 376 9012
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6:30 am - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In the very heart of London, The Terrace offers Victorian elegance and...
In the very heart of London, The Terrace offers Victorian elegance and superb modern cuisine. There are excellent views of the Strand and Trafalgar Square. Housed in a Grade II Listed building with original period features, The Terrace has a light and airy interior with striking floor-to-ceiling windows. Diners at Amba Hotel Charing Cross can also enjoy afternoon tea in cosy, welcoming surroundings.
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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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I cannot locate the restaurant (The Terrace) in Trip Advisor, but this is only a review of this part of the hotel. I booked a Valentine's meal here many weeks ago via Bookatable.co.uk. It was a pre-theatre time (17:30) so not busy. The décor of the restaurant is enticing, although the tables were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Kneeboy
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Weybridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I cannot locate the restaurant (The Terrace) in Trip Advisor, but this is only a review of this part of the hotel. I booked a Valentine's meal here many weeks ago via Bookatable.co.uk. It was a pre-theatre time (17:30) so not busy. The décor of the restaurant is enticing, although the tables were quite close together, allowing for all the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The terrace restaurant was a lovely setting for afternoon tea and service was good but the food did not meet expectations. The bread was sliced too thickly. One sandwich filling had no taste at all. The scones were warm but a bit dry. I wished we´d gone elsewhere.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Once again I am not disappointed with the Brassiere at Charing Cross Hotel. It was my first time experiencing afternoon tea at Charing Cross Hotel as I am always drawn to their delicious dinners. However I organised have afternoon tea there and it was 'cream of the crop.' My attention was immediately drawn to the perfect crockery laid out with... More 

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New York City, New York
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90 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a very pleasant dining room for breakfasts, light and airy, with good buffet choices: muesli with rather loose yogurt, ham, cheese, good coffee. They also have traditional English breakfasts with what we call Canadian bacon, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms. But dinner is another story. We ate there one night with friends. We arrived at 7:00 and left at 9:45,... More 

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Plymouth, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We spent a week at this Charing Cross Hotel and ate breakfast in the restaurant on several mornings. The staff was very helpful, especially a young woman intern. We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere, especially sitting in the glass-enclosed room with a nice view of the street below. We enjoyed the hotel, as well, but were very disappointed that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

In recognition of yet another Birthday a friend and I decided to treat ourselves to afternoon tea, this was booked using the Amazon voucher system. What a lovely way to spend the afternoon with good food, good company and revisiting a custom that is celebrating a healthy revival. A welcome reminder of days gone by, when high tea was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great food and service reasonably priced. Staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for you. Nice atmosphere for a quiet relaxing dinner.

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Charing X, General Manager at The Brasserie at Charing Cross, responded to this review

Dear Lynne R, Thank you for sharing your fantastic comments on Trip Advisor following a recent visit to Amba Hotel Charing Cross’ restaurant: The Terrace, I am pleased that you had a pleasant dining experience and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Read the reviews on here and booked. The venue is in a fantastic location and the restoration of the hotel is fab. The food is well cooked and presented, on a limited, but well-thought-out menu. Service is friendly and mid-range. Mainly though, it is a quiet restaurant that is far more grand than you would expect to find in this... More 

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Charing X, General Manager at The Brasserie at Charing Cross, responded to this review

Dear J2J3, I am pleased that your recent visit to our restaurant, now named “The Terrace” was a success. Thank you for sharing your comments on Trip Advisor and for appreciating the effort made in creating a well presented, balanced menu. The team at The Terrace looks forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Glenn Hallam General Manager More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had a wonderful afternoon tea at The Brasserie. The food was excellent, especially the cakes on top! We really liked the different tea's. The service was really good and fast, Cyan and Precey made our day. Later that day, during Faulty Towers, Zhivko was also very friendly and helpful.

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Walton, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We purchased an Afternoon Tea for Two with Prosecco via Amazon and along with four other family members we used it this afternoon. The whole experience was excellent from the time we first crossed the threshold and were greeted by friendly staff right through to entering the Brasserie it is impossible to count the number of smiling friendly staff we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Charing Cross the Strand | The Strand, London WC2N 5HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: 0871 376 9012

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 38 - 62
  • Cuisine: British

Description

In the very heart of London, The Terrace offers Victorian elegance and superb modern cuisine. There are excellent views of the Strand and Trafalgar Square. Housed in a Grade II Listed building with original period features, The Terrace has a light and airy interior with striking floor-to-ceiling windows. Diners at Amba Hotel Charing Cross can also enjoy afternoon tea in cosy, welcoming surroundings.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 1:30 am
Monday
6:30 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
6:30 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
6:30 am - 1:30 am
Friday
6:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 1:30 am

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