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The Rose Lounge

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St. James's
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Sofitel St James | 6 Waterloo Place, London SW1Y 4AN, England
+44 (0)20 7747 2200
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This restaurant is at Sofitel London St James
Today
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 12:30 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Third visit for us and still wonderful

The Rose Lounge is one of our favourite places for afternoon tea in London as it such an intimate space and we think it has the best pastries too. Everything pretty much lived up to our previous visits and even though we arrived a little early for our reservation, we still managed to get seated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
New York, NY
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We went for tea after a red-eye flight over from NYC. The setting and service were lovely and peaceful. The tea and accompanying treats were delicious. We loved the experience and would happily recommend to others. The hotel staff were also incredibly kind and helpful. All around a great experience!

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N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your words of praise. As a matter of fact we wanted our guests to experience their Afternoon Teas in the most peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. I thank you also for recommending us to your entourage. We look forward to welcoming you back. A bientôt. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

London, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Its Really Lovely Place for English Tea Room . I visited Lots of time with my Friends. The Rose Lounge is My Perfect Place for my weekend Afternoon .

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N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for your words of praise. I am glad to hear that you keep coming back to The Rose Lounge for your Afternoon Teas. We look forward to welcoming you back many other times. A bientôt. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Lovely atmoshere set in quintessential English tea room. Live harp music and beautiful boudoir themed decor set the tone for this serene birthday treat. The staff were well presented, attentive and welcoming. We had Afternoon Tea for £30 each which included sandwiches, scones, cakes, tea and a glass of champagne. We left feeling amply stuffed! A high price but if... More 

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N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are glad you enjoyed your experience from the music to the food and we can't wait to welcome you back. Kind regards, Nicolas More 

Leeds
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My decision to choose the Rose Lounge to spend an afternoon having Afternoon Tea with my son and dear friend who is visiting from Australia was well rewarded as we had a splendid time. My friend loves roses so the association was perfect for the occasion, and it was also my birthday. We had the most beautiful afternoon which extended... More 

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N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for such a wonderful feedback! What a pleasure for myself and the whole team to read your words of praise! Thank you for that. We look forward to welcoming you back with our undivided attention. A bientôt. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

Antwerpen
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We treated ourselves to an afternoon tea at the Sofitel. What a joy! The Rose lounge is the perfect setting. The Quality of the sandwiches, scones and pastry were only surpassed by the impeccable and warm attendance of Valentina who waited on is during the afternoon. She made our stay an unforgettable one and we look forward to our next... More 

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N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback. I was delighted to hear that you have loved both the food served to you and the service provided to you all throughout your experience. We genuinely love to pamper our guests and I am glad to hear that we have achieved our aim. We look forward to many other... More 

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
393 reviews 393 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Rose Lounge is one of our favourite places for afternoon tea in London as it such an intimate space and we think it has the best pastries too. Everything pretty much lived up to our previous visits and even though we arrived a little early for our reservation, we still managed to get seated (you really do need to... More 

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N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guest, I thank you for your positive feedback. I am happy to hear that you have very much enjoyed the food served to you during your Afternoon Tea as well as the atmosphere we have created around it. On the other hand I apologize for the waiting time you have been through for your pastries. Please rest assured that... More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

My friend booked afternoon tea at this hotel not knowing what to expect as we hadn't really heard of The Rose Lounge before. Well what a lovely hotel, from the moment we walked in with the gentleman from concierge taking my holdall to the lovely young polish lad who looked after us while we had tea. It's definitely a hidden... More 

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N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! I thank you for your words of praise regarding the delicate, tasty food served to you and our level of service. Obviously we love to pamper our guests. Thank you for recommending The Rose Lounge to your entourage and we look forward to welcoming you back. A bientôt. Nicolas Pesty... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

As the title suggests this is my third visit in the last 4 years and each time i have been here the service and afternoon tea has been very good. I have been to the top places in London but for me Rose Lounge feels more relaxed and very good quality food. Service is important too and for me the... More 

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N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Madam, I thank you for your loyalty to The Rose Lounge in Sofitel London St James. This means a lot for us. I also thank you for pointing out our consistency in delivering high standards of service as this is our aim. We look forward to welcoming you back over the next years. A bientôt. Nicolas Pesty General Manager... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Treated to high tea at the Rose Lounge on 10 October for my birthday. Lovely freshly made sandwiches, nice warm scones, great cakes, great friendly service. My host had recently had tea at the Savoy and said the Sofitel was far superior.

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N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guest, First of all: CONGRATULATIONS on your birthday! Best wishes of happiness to you! Thank you very much for your words of praise regarding our Afternoon Tea served in The Rose Lounge. I am truly pleased to hear that yourself and your friend were impressed by the high quality of food served to you. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A friend recommended this afternoon tea due to the free refills of sandwiches and scones. Unfortunately this was not the case. Minus one star. You have to stand up and choose your selection of french pastries. Minus one star. Overall, service correct, still hungry at the end. Harpist plays well.

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N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guest, I thank you for your feedback. I take good note of your comment however we are generally told that the quantity of items served during our Afternoon Teas are really fulfilling. Thank you again for your lines and I look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sofitel St James | 6 Waterloo Place, London SW1Y 4AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighborhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7747 2200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 38 - 53
  • Cuisine: Pub, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in St. James's

Neighborhood Profile
St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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