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Lobby Lounge at Corinthia

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Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD, England
+44(0)20 73213150
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Illuminated by a spectacular Baccarat Chandelier and overlooking a...
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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Good for:
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Expensive but lovely

Only 4 stars due to the price but afternoon tea here is lovely and you are treated so well I keep coming back! Have just booked to go again next week with my family. (Make sure you book if more than 2 of you!)

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Only 4 stars due to the price but afternoon tea here is lovely and you are treated so well I keep coming back! Have just booked to go again next week with my family. (Make sure you book if more than 2 of you!)

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

Thank you for posting a kind review of your Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. We very much appreciate your frank feedback, remember you can always ask for more of everything, and take a doggy bag home with you too. We are delighted you enjoyed it so much that you have booked to come and see... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Want to go posh in London for afternoon tea then go to the Corinthia. I have been to most of the top hotels in London for afternoon tea and this was one of the best.

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RenaudGregoire, 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 very much appreciate your kind comments and recommendation and look forward to welcoming you on your next trip to London. Kind regards, Renaud Gregoire, General Manager. More 

london
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

When a hotel "themes" an afternoon tea, you're always worried about what you're going to get. The selection is normally reduced and the idea isn't well thought out, however the Corinthia Lobby Lounge has got it spot on. You're surrounded by beautiful white & silver decorations, and you feel like you have been transported to Narnia. Fires are crackling in... More 

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

Thank you for posting a fabulous review of your Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. Your enthusiasm was palpable, we felt we were transported to the magical place under the stunning Baccarat chandelier and taking tea with you. We are delighted to read you experienced exemplary customer service, and that the team went the extra mile... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Fantastic experience. Scones were soft. Fancies delicious. Staff very polite and friendly. The Lounge is truly relaxing. Absolutely brilliant!

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RenaudGregoire, 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 enjoyed reading your succinct review, which sums up so beautifully the Afternoon Tea experience, from the melt-in-the-mouth scones and fabulous fancies served by friendly staff to the relaxing environment under the Baccarat chandelier. We very much hope that we will... More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I purchased a gift voucher for a friend via the hotel's website, though they use an agent for this. It now transpires that they charge a huge amount over and above the price of the meal for the voucher - currently the Champagne Afternoon tea is £55 on the website but a voucher for 2 costs £130. I paid £105... More 

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

Thank you for posting a review of your friends Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London are delighted your friends enjoyed the experience of taking tea in the luxurious surroundings of The Lobby Lounge. Your feedback has been forwarded to the Marketing department for review, and thank you for bringing this to our attention. We very much... More 

Burlington, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This lounge has the wow factor. The food and drinks are very good also. Very relaxing for summer area and winter.

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

Thank you for posting a five star review of your dining experience in The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. The stunning one thousand and one Baccarat crystal chandelier certainly makes a wonderful welcome and definitely has the WOW factor. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

I went here in March and I love it. big bouquet of flowers as the lounge's centerpiece and nice desserts! will come back for more

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

Thank you for posting a review of your dining experience in The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London, we are delighted you enjoyed your just desserts and look forward to welcoming you to try many more of the fine facilities the hotel has to offer. Best wishes, Renaud Gregoire, General Manager. More 

Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was the first blogger to enjoy the Corinthia's festive afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge. I truly felt as if I was having this luxurious experience while dining inside a glittering snow globe. If you're looking for an absolutely fantastic treat for the holidays, this tea is a must! The sparkling holiday decor transcends you in to a winter... More 

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

Thank you for posting a fabulous review of your Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. We very much appreciate your kind words and recommendations, and look forward to reading the published review. We thing there is no where more lovely than Corinthia London at Christmastime, it really is a White Christmas Wonderland, and to take tea... More 

Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

From the time we entered the building staff amazing polite help full attentive. Tea area stunning service to a tea can not fault this hotel and staff :)

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

Thank you for posting a five star review of your Afternoon Tea at Corinthia Hotel London. We are always most pleased to read great feedback about the team, as we pride ourselves on our Craftsmanship of Care standards and practices. We very much hope we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back for many more occasions to come. Kind... More 

Suffolk
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Just had the most wonderful afternoon at the Lobby Lounge in the Corinthia Hotel. I had done a lot of research into the perfect location for a 50th celebration tea - 7 of us all reaching the milestone within 3 months of each other - and the Corinthia did not disappoint. We were so well looked after with attentive but... More 

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

Thank you for posting a glowing review of your birthday Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. We feel very privileged that seven of you chose to share your special birthday celebration with us, and can think of nowhere more fitting than underneath the beautiful one thousand and one Baccarat crystal chandelier. We are delighted you and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
  • Neighborhood: Westminster
  • Phone Number: +44(0)20 73213150

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 86

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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