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The Rose Lounge

#3,945 of 17,850 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
St. James's
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Sofitel St James | Sofitel London St James, London SW1Y 4AN, England
+44 20 7747 2200
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9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Caesarea, Israel
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143 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a nice drink here one evening. Nice bar nibbles and the feeling was fun but classy. There was also a nice bar menu but we didn't order.

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

Dear guests, I thank you for taking the time to tell us about your positive experience. We look forward to your next visits. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were so friendly and helpful, especially the lady who served us and the Rose Lounge room was lovely. The high tea sandwiches, scones and pastries were delicious with a beautiful kids option is served in a paint box. My 10 year old niece felt extra special when they also gave her a special birthday platter with her name written... More 

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

Dear madam, I am really glad to hear that yourself and your niece have felt special and very well looked after. As a matter of fact we love to pamper all our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

Crossmolina, Ireland
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

As soon as you walk into the Lounge you are greeted made to feel like Royalty! Our coats were taken and we were seated at a beautiful little table, very cozy and given menus to peruse. The staff were so wonderful and attentive, helping us with anything we required. The champagne and teas were beautiful and the food was divine.... More 

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1 Thank Siobhan W
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback. I ma truly glad to read that you have had an amazing Afternoon Tea experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. Meanwhile I wish you a fantastic year 2017! Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

This is a very good value for your money afternoon tea. Even if the service was a bit long, the staff was very nice and helpful. Food was really good, from the sandwiches to the French pâtisseries and scones. Would definitely go back.

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

Dear madam, I thank you for your positive review. Thank you for your compliments regarding the food served to you as well as our high standards of services. We look forward to your next visits. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

The recent reviews do not do justice to the Rose Garden. Compared to another well-known afternoon tea venue, this was so relaxing. Yes, things took a while to happen but we were in no rush and we were not time-pressured. The food was great and there was plenty of it! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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

Dear sir, I thank you for taking the time to tell us about your lovely Afternoon Tea experience in The Rose Lounge. We look forward to welcoming you back with our undivided attention. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

I visited today, a trip to celebrate my father's birthday. I've been to the Rose Lounge a few times but on this occasion we were extremely disappointed. The waiters were friendly and helpful. Everything else was terrible. Sandwiches were poor, scones hard and over baked, a poor selection of pastries and only two each. This is when matters really did... More 

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2 Thank mark19742016
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear sir, I thank you for your feedback. Please allow me to express my sincerest apologies for the way this situation was handled. Please rest assured that I have taken the appropriate measures in order to avoid any future re-occurrence. May I ask you to contact me directly at h3144-am@sofitel.com to discuss this matter further? Again sorry for the inconvenience... More 

London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Lovely afternoon tea. Service was exceptional. Beautifully created sandwiches, sconces and cakes that were tailored for us as vegetarians. Beautiful tea, excellent varieties of teas on offer. Service was speedy and pleasant and glasses were never left empty. The food was incredibly filling and we were offered the option of taking home our uneaten food which was excellent. The harpist... More 

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Thank l1l1
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for this very positive review! I am glad to hear that you have appreciated our attentive service as well as the delicious food served to you. Thank you also for pointing out the cozy, calming atmosphere we have created during our Afternoon Tea time with the harpist. We look forward to your next visits.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

I visited the Rose Lounge for their unlimited champagne afternoon tea. It was an average afternoon tea, about position 72 on my list of top 100 afternoon tea locations. Pros: Service was very good, friendly and efficient. Pastries were nice, especially the rose macaroons. Cons: The champagne was just satisfactory and not the same champagne served with the unlimited tea... More 

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1 Thank mark19742016
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guest, I thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to read that the sandwiches of your Afternoon Tea were not to your liking. I am quite surprised by your comment as we make them fresh every day and they are quite novel. On the other hand I am very pleased to read that you were impressed by our... More 

St. Thomas
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144 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Once I arrived at the Sofitel London St. James Hotel, I informed the concierge that I had reservations in the Rose Lounge for High Tea. I was then taken to my intended location where a staff person was waiting with a smile. My server was so gracious as he explained my selections and when they were ready, he place each... More 

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Thank 1knowing1
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for this fantastic feedback. I am really pleased to hear that you have had an outstanding Afternoon Tea experience in our Rose Lounge. We look forward to welcoming you back. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We booked afternoon Tea at The Rose Lounge for one of my Mothers birthday treats! Our waiter Argyris was fantastic! He showed us to our seating and was so kind to my mum throughout.. He was very personable and couldn't do enough for us.. He is an asset to the hotel and we would definitely book again if he was... More 

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

Dear Madam, First and foremost: Happy birthday again to your mother. Thank you for telling us about the memorable experience yourself and your mother have had in The Rose Lounge to celebrate this special event. Indeed Argyris is a true asset for the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you both back on many other occasions. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $44
Cuisine
British, French, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sofitel St James | Sofitel London St James, London SW1Y 4AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighborhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7747 2200
  • This restaurant is at Sofitel London St James

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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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