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The Rose Lounge

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St. James's
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Sofitel St James | Sofitel London St James, London SW1Y 4AN, England
442077472200
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This restaurant is at Sofitel London St James
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4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Beautiful place for Afternoon Tea

A very beautiful place for afternoon tea. A very small lounge in Sofitel Hotel St. James with only 10 tables (thus better make reservation). We ordered a tea set with the signature cocktail - Champagne + Lychee + Rose which is lovely. Love the scone, super yummy. High Recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
vii39
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very beautiful place for afternoon tea. A very small lounge in Sofitel Hotel St. James with only 10 tables (thus better make reservation). We ordered a tea set with the signature cocktail - Champagne + Lychee + Rose which is lovely. Love the scone, super yummy. High Recommended.

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Thank vii39
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you so much for your positive feedback as your complete satisfaction is our utmost reward. We look forward to welcoming you back. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took my mother here for her birthday to treat her to an afternoon tea. The tea was lovely, the scones good and the cakes delicious. My wife who can't eat gluten was looked after and provided with everything including the scones (which are often replaced with brownies at other afternoon teas)! The service was good and they were very... More 

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

Dear Guest Many thanks for your very nice feedback. I am delighted that you had a lovely birthday celebration with your mother and particularly enjoyed our special gluten free afternoon tea. It is always a pleasure to make our guests happy! We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Nicolas Pesty More 

Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect for tea, snacks, drinks, coffee. Great Service and location. The room is filled with art and flowers and lamps and nice furniture. For tea service they have live music, usually a woman playing a harp. Really a lovely place to unwind and relax.

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Thank 71Teal
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you for your positive feedback. I am happy to hear that you have felt like in a haven of peace as this is exactly the atmosphere we have created. We look forward to welcoming you back. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

London
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Come here all the time. Always good, friendly service. Always good food and teas. Nice seats and often have a harpist. What´s not to like (except perhaps some loud and rude guests?? Pastries are delicious but also have regular scones, etc. All good.

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

Dear guest, Thank you for this wonderful feedback. I am glad to hear that you have been consistent in providing high standards of service all throughout the past years. We look forward to your next visits. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I had afternoon tea here for my Birthday. It was a lovely environment, but staff were slow. After an hour the cakes, sandwiches and tea arrived. A mixture of delicious, slightly dry and not so great. That evening my entire party came down with sickness. We were very ill. I reported this to the hotel and they were extremely rude,... More 

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Thank 237rebecca
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Madam, I thank you for your comment. I know that a member of the hotel team has been in contact with you prior to you writing this review. With best regards. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

England
Level Contributor
45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Had a early afternoon tea with champagne on Saturday 19th December. The food was excellent and the selection of teas really good. Try the white tea for a refreshing compliment to the food. The waiter was 100% professional and managed to make it a great experience.

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for this wonderful feedback! I am mostly pleased to hear that you have loved your Afternoon Tea experience! We look forward to welcoming you back. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Unlike the lovely picture of the staircase of The Balcon restaurant, the Rose Lounge is where tea is served. In a small, uninteresting room off the lobby (the bar is worse, and the mixed drinks disappointing - we tried 4). Tea is good, if not wildly original. Lots of scones, sandwiches a bit heavy for a French-influenced hotel. Pretty slow... More 

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

Dear guest, I thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you did not like the cozy and intimate atmosphere we have created at The Rose Lounge. Please do not hesitate to have your Afternoon Tea at The Balcon on your next visits. We look forward to welcoming you back. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

The room is really beautiful (All about Rose). Afternoon tea was great, a lot of selections of pastries and tea. Scones were also delicious. They also had someone played the music. The staff were friendly and professional. It's a good place for any occasions!

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Thank helloaloha11
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. I am delighted that you enjoyed your afternoon tea and our delightful Rose Lounge. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Nicolas Pesty More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I celebrated her birthday with champagne afternoon tea and cocktails. Whilst seated in two well appointed velvet clad armchairs by the fireplace and the quentisential sounds of the harp playing in the background our indulgent afternoon tea affair begun at the Rose Lounge. The decor it must be said is not for the faint hearted lol. The... More 

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your extensive feedback. I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience both in The Rose Lounge for your afternoon tea and in the St James Bar with our Autumn-Winter cocktail collection. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Nicolas Pesty More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I should of heard the alarm bells ringing when i bought a voucher for 2 off groupon. I paid full price for a 3rd afternoon tea with Meot sat £43 approx once service added. The Rose Lounge is a tired room, we sat watching very scruffy dressed folk walk through the hotel, people in bath robes..... The lounge is off... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you did not like the design of The Rose Lounge and that your afternoon tea did not meet your expectations. However, I am pleased to know you enjoyed our scones and pastries. Kind regards Nicolas Pesty More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 442077472200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 51
  • Cuisine: British, International

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?

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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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