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The Rose Lounge

#3,878 of 17,544 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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 77 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 

Singapore, Singapore
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396 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 642 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Had an amazing afternoon tea here. A lot of people comes here Their tea is indeed amazing. Definitely a must-visit tea house in London. Love how beautiful the design of their lounge. My time spent here were amazing!

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

Dear guest, I am extremely pleased to hear that you have had an "amazing" Afternoon Tea experience in The Rose Lounge. This is our utmost reward. We look forward to welcoming you back. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

Spring Lake, New Jersey
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94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

The Rose Lounge is a lovely place to have high tea or to just relax and talk. The cappuccino is delicious along with a macaroon.

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Thank manger2
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guest, I thank you for your compliments with regards to our Rose Lounge which is indeed a haven of peace. We look forward to your next visits. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I took my bestfriend there for a surprise birthday afternoon tea and she & I absolutely loved it! Its so cosy, warm and girly! You could sink into the big soft pink sofas there and relax and enjoy your traditional afternoon tea. The staff were also very hospitable! Its a really pretty lounge and my bestfriend had the best time.... More 

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

Dear ladies, I am truly pleased to hear that you have both absolutely loved your Afternoon Tea experience in The Rose Lounge. We look forward to your next visits. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

Great Falls, Montana
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We scheduled our first afternoon British tea here, using Opentable. This lounge is small, softly lit, and fairly quiet. It is in the Sofitel hotel. We were treated to a complimentary glass of champagne and wonderful service! We liked the sweets ( very good!) a little better than the savory treats, but enjoyed it all! There is someone playing the... More 

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Thank suzyq406
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guest, I thank you for letting us know about your positive experience be food served to you and be service provided to you. Thank you for recommending us to your entourage. We look forward to your next visits. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

'The Rose Lounge' is a cute little, traditionally English room made for having small get together's. It can get a bit confusing at times because if you search the Rose Lounge, it can sometimes come up as the 'Balcon'. The Balcon is actually the modern restaurant whereas, the 'Rose Lounge' is more like a tea room. I came here to... More 

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

Dear guest, I thank you for such an amazing feedback. Thank you for pointing out the exceptionally friendly and attentive service provided to you. 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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The whole experience was a bit shocking to be fair myself and my friend bought a groupon voucher for afternoon tea which is maybe why we got such shocking service We were there for a total of two hours They gave us tea after about 20mims then after 45-1hr got some sandwiches Which were nice the scones were soooo bad... More 

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Thank Tangy01
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guest, I thank you for your feedback. I am extremely surprised by your comments as they do not reflect at all our normal standards of service. Service is usually swift and attentive and all our food is prepared on a daily basis. No left overs. Again thank you for your feedback and I look forward to welcoming you back.... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

I visited the Rose lounge for afternoon tea using a groupon voucher. On arrival we were given a menu however when it was made known to the waiter that this was a groupon booking he advised we would have an alternative selection. The lounge itself was lovely however the service and the food was a huge let down, the waiter... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments. I am really sorry that our afternoon tea did not match your expectations. I know from the exchange of emails you have had with our Restaurant Manager, you were unhappy with our afternoon tea offering but I can assure you that we treat all our guests the same no matter which way they... 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
$32 - $44
Cuisine
British, French, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
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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