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The Terrace

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The Strand | Amba Hotel Charing Cross, London WC2N 5HX, England (Formerly The Brasserie at Charing Cross)
0871 376 9012
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6:30 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
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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Visitor rating
  • 61
    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
The Perfect Mothers Day Afternoon Tea

I took my parents and brother for the Mothers Day afternoon tea and not only was the sandwiches, scones and tea delicious, the staff were attentive, polite and made the day special, giving my mum a rose as an added extra. Would definitely recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Amy May D
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I took my parents and brother for the Mothers Day afternoon tea and not only was the sandwiches, scones and tea delicious, the staff were attentive, polite and made the day special, giving my mum a rose as an added extra. Would definitely recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I took my mum for afternoon tea on Mothers' Day and had a brilliant time. The staff were very attentive and my mum was even given a free rose. The pot of tea was huge, the sandwiches substantial and the scones delicious. The cakes were rich and tasty too. The only thing to improve was the consistency of the jam... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had a business lunch here and it was fabulous! On arrival, the staff in the main reception area were very friendly and pleasant and directed me to the restaurant. The ambience was great and the terrace is very bight with lots of natural daylight. Had Chorizo Bites for starters which were really tasty and then Chicken Grand-Mere for mains and... More 

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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103 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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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 Terrace, 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 59
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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