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Lobby Lounge at Corinthia

Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD, England
+44(0)20 73213150
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Ranked #112 of 17,144 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $8 - $86
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Illuminated by a spectacular Baccarat Chandelier and overlooking a picturesque, maple-lined courtyard, the central position and effortless style of the lobby lounge area makes it the natural heart and soul of our fabulous new building.A convenient meeting place for all business and leisure events and offering all-day dining, the services of a trained tea sommelier ensures true homage to the intricacies of Britain’s world-renowned tea culture. The inner courtyard is ideal for Afternoon Tea al fresco and also boasts an impressive cigar list.
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London
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have been to several venues for afternoon tea in London and this beats them all including the Ritz! The service is second to none, the food is lovely and very generously served. If you are looking for somewhere special book here.

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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Lobby Lounge at Corinthia, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a lovely review of your Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience and appreciated the superb service and delicious pastries. We very much look forward to welcoming you for many more special occasions to come. Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager. More

Phoenix
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Every night off to the Corinthia Bar for a cigar and a beverage. A great stock of cigars and an amazing assortment of libations will make you come back for more. In fact, it made me think I should stay at this hotel just for the cigars alone

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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Lobby Lounge at Corinthia, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review of The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. Neil Millington, our cigar sommelier offers an excellent selection of cigars from the humidor, and at the bewitching hour The Lobby Lounge magically turns from an Afternoon Tea destination to a cocktail bar with a range of exquisite liqueurs. We are delighted you enjoy your evenings... More

Gillingham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Yesterday my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea in the beautiful lobby of the Corinthia. I was particularly impressed with the gluten free menu. It is very good indeed with sandwiches, scones and cakes being flavoursome and beautifully presented. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Lobby Lounge at Corinthia, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review of your Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. We are very pleased to offer a selection of teas to suit different palates and dietary requirements, and our gluten-free sandwiches, cakes, and scones are proving very popular. We are delighted you experienced helpful customer service, especially as The Lobby Lounge team... More

Newmarket
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I went to the Corinthia Hotel with 2 friends to celebrate their birthdays and from the moment we walked through the door till the moment we left was absolutely perfect. The service was fantastic, the food was amazing and the hotel was so beautiful. Yes it's a bit pricey. But for a special occasion it was well worth it and... More

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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Lobby Lounge at Corinthia, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review of your Afternoon Tea at Corinthia Hotel London. What a lovely way to celebrate a birthday, under the iconic Baccarat chandelier with friends, enjoying the finest tea blends, and delicious seasonal pastries. We are delighted to read you experienced fantastic service, especially as we pride ourselves on exceeding every guest's expectations. We very much... More

Oxfordshire UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Three of us had afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge. I have previously had afternoon tea at the Savoy, Claridges and the Dorchester and although the Corinthia was lovely it did not feel as grand and there was no pianist which was a shame. However the food was probably the nicest I have eaten. The sandwiches were lovely and there... More

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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Lobby Lounge at Corinthia, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a charming review of your Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. Your afternoon sounds quite delightful, and we are very pleased to read that the team were most accommodating of your wishes. We pride ourselves on our Craftsmanship of Care standards and training, and all of the staff enjoy going the extra... More

Warwickshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Afternoon tea at The Corinthia Hotel is an exceptional experience. The service delivered by our attentive waiter was outstanding; he went to every length to make our visit special, by bringing out a custom made birthday treat and patiently taking photos! We were served a beautiful tiered tea tray, filled with exquisitely iced cakes, petit fours and fresh scones. The... More

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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Lobby Lounge at Corinthia, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a charming review of your Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge at the Corinthia Hotel London. The Lobby Lounge is one of the loveliest places in London to take tea, under the Full Moon Baccarat crystal chandelier, and adjacent to the alfresco Courtyard. We are delighted you experienced exemplary service and enjoyed the full Afternoon Tea,... More

London, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The cocktails were great, some of the bar staff were very friendly and accommodating but some were a little less personable. We put it down to the football bieng on and they were very busy.

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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Lobby Lounge at Corinthia, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review of your cocktails at Corinthia Hotel London. We are delighted you enjoyed the evening, and apologise profusely if some of the team were distracted by the excitement of the World Cup. We very much look forward to welcoming you again soon, when we may restore your faith with a five star experience. Kind Regards,... More

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had afternoon tea at the Lobby Lounge yesterday, and from the moment the doorman welcomed us into the Corinthia Hotel, and we stepped inside, we knew we were in for a treat. The focal point of the Lobby Lounge is the stunning 1001 crystal Baccarat chandelier which hangs under a huge glass dome and directly above a table filled... More

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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Lobby Lounge at Corinthia, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a lovely review of your Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge, it certainly sounds like you and your guest had a most enjoyable experience. The one thousand and one Baccarat crystal chandelier makes a stunning first impression, we don't think there is anywhere more lovely in London to take Afternoon Tea. The... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Corinthia is one of my favpurite hptels in London. Massimo restaurant is really very good but if you want something simpler and less expencive the lounge bar is a good choice. Perfect service perfect burger or sandwich in a luxury ambience sorrounded by orchids.

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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Lobby Lounge at Corinthia, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a kind review of The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. The menu is slightly more casual dining than The Northall, serving the best of British fare, and Massimo Restaurant & Oyster Bar, offering fine Italian cuisine. Dining in The Lobby Lounge is even more lovely at this time of year, when you can eat al... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Used the Lobby Lounge whilst passing time and found it very welcoming. I have to say service was a little slow and the prices a little high but welcomed anyway.

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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Lobby Lounge at Corinthia, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review of The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. We are delighted you enjoy popping in as you pass, and look forward to welcoming you as a regular guest on many occasions to come. Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager. More

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