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The Rose Lounge

#2,744 of 17,752 Restaurants in London
#2,949 of 18,677 Places to Eat in London
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St. James's
International, Pub
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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

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Very nice high tea, lovely service

AFternoon tea booked for a friday for a birthday treat and mentioned this in the on-line booking. got a lovely treat at the end of tea which made it very special and I do appreciate the gesture. We had the tea with cocktail, which was a very pretty cocktail with petals. We were asked on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Essex, England
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  • Bar scene
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English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wow, what an experience. Having tea at the Rose Lounge. Wide selection of teas, great pastries and desserts.

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

Dear sir, I thank you for such positive feedback! I thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with your Afternoon Tea experience in The Rose Lounge. We look forward to welcoming you back. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

Essex, England
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111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

AFternoon tea booked for a friday for a birthday treat and mentioned this in the on-line booking. got a lovely treat at the end of tea which made it very special and I do appreciate the gesture. We had the tea with cocktail, which was a very pretty cocktail with petals. We were asked on arrival if we had any... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for such positive feedback! Thank you for complimenting the food served to you as well as the peaceful atmosphere we have created. We look forward to welcoming you back. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We made a reservation for afternoon tea at the Rose Lounge on a Sunday afternoon and were the only ones there! We were earlier than your typical afternoon tea time but it was actually quite pleasant to have the whole room to ourselves. The tea selection is quite large, I went for the seasonal Darjeeling which was very pleasant. The... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for the kind review of your afternoon tea in The Rose Lounge. I am delighted that you had a good time and enjoyed our offer selection. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards Nicolas Pesty More 

Oslo, Norway
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628 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had afternoon tea in the Rose Lounge. I've tried quite a few of these in London and I would say the experience here is mid range. The place itself is charming and very english looking. The seats are comfortable, even though the tables are a bit high compared to the deep chairs and sofas. The cocktail was very good... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your positive feedback. Thank you for pointing out the delicious pastries served to you. We look forward to welcoming you back. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

Beds
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104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Nice cosy room, though we felt a little like exhibits in a zoo as people walked past to go to the hotel bathroom. Table seating (for 6) wasn't ideal with 2 high dining chairs around a low table - the other 4 seats were very comfy. Harp was lovely. Food was nice and plentiful, and we appreciated the gluten-free option.... More 

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

Dear guest, I am glad to hear that yourself and your party have had a very pleasant time in The Rose Lounge whilst enjoying your Afternoon Tea. We look forward to welcoming you all back. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

As a lover of afternoon tea, I must say the Rose Lounge has been my ultimate favourite. A great selection of patisseries and sandwiches. Staff were very friendly and went over and beyond expectations to cater for our needs i.e non alcoholic rose drinks and vegetarian sandwiches. They also treated me to a lovely birthday surprise.

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

Dear Madam, I am truly glad to hear that The Rose Lounge is now your favorite place in London to have Afternoon Tea! We genuinely love to pamper our guests and a birthday is a special occasion we couldn't miss out. We look forward to welcoming you back often. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I found the Afternoon Tea for two with champagne deal on Groupon so I decided to take my cousin who was visiting over the Bank Holiday. The Rose Lounge itself is lovely and cosy, the harpist is excellent and the staff were lovely throughout. They didn't treat us any differently because we had a Groupon voucher, in fact the waitress... More 

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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 regarding our genuine, high standards of service. As a matter of fact each and every guest is important to us and we do our utmost to pamper them all. Thank you for recommending The Rose Lounge to your entourage. I look forward to welcoming you back. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General... More 

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

First I wasnt sure to try it out because the Lounge is as big as my living room. And being very near the reception a little noisy and bypassers stare at you. But decided to give it a try and very happy I did so. The scones and sandwhices were all very good. Also the cakes were all very nice.... More 

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

Dear guest, Indeed you did very well to try our Afternoon Tea in The Rose Lounge. Thank you for complimenting the food and the tea served to you as we bake and prepare all our dishes with extreme care and a passion for excellence. We look forward to welcoming you back. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St... More 

New York, NY
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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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: International, Pub

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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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