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Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough

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#2,040 of 19,119 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner
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$61 - $81
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European, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Lanesborough used to be my favourite afternoon tea in London. I last visited 2 years ago. However the menu has changed and my recent visit was disappointing. The excellent sandwiches have been changed to canapes. While I can see they take more skill to...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank LazyLadyJJ
LanesboroughTeam, Managing Director at Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear LazyLadyJJ, Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent afternoon tea experience. I am sorry to see that you were not keen on the new concept and that you found the pastries did not meet expectations following on from your visit...More

Reviewed June 4, 2019

Arranged to have afternoon tea at The Lansborough & it was simply loverly. If you can eat it all (they do give you extra sandwiches if you need them & scones etc) well done, if not they will give you an elegant bag to take...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank AXDR13
LanesboroughTeam, Managing Director at Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Dear AXDR 13, Thank you so much for your warm review. I am delighted to see that you had a wonderful afternoon tea experience at The Lanesborough followed by a delicious scone tasting at home! The Céleste team work hard to ensure each and every...More

Reviewed May 19, 2019

Visited this restaurant for an Afternoon Tea about 2 years ago when I considered it was the best in London. This time, I have visited again with same high expectation but was rather disappointed. The restaurant has turned their focused away from the quality and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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LanesboroughTeam, Managing Director at Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2019

Dear AndrewKS3, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent afternoon tea experience at The Lanesborough. It is a pleasure to see that you highly enjoyed the service and Céleste setting. I am sorry to see on the other hand that the afternoon...More

Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

My 21 year old daughter and I chose The Lanesborough for afternoon tea on a recent visit to London. With so many places offering tea, it was a hard decision. This may not have been the top place to have this experience, but it was...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank angie53719
LanesboroughTeam, Managing Director at Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

Dear angie53719, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am sorry to see that on this occasion your experience did not meet expectations. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and has been shared with the Food and Beverage team for review. We...More

Reviewed April 14, 2019

I've had afternoon tea at several 5 star London hotels and this is not only one of the best but also reasonably priced. I went with my mother and a friend and from the moment we entered The Lanesborough we were made to feel welcome....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Rosemary T
LanesboroughTeam, Managing Director at Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

Dear Rosemary T, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from your recent visit to Céleste. I am delighted to see that you highly enjoyed Afternoon Tea with your Mother and friend. With particular mention to the relaxing ambiance, delicious food and...More

Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

I just had my tea at the restaurant today and was very much underwhelmed by the food especially the scones that felt room temperature at best. I read many good reviews about the scones and was expecting the scones to be served hot. I did...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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LanesboroughTeam, Managing Director at Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2019

Dear TravelQueenSeattle, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from your recent Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough. I am sorry to see that the food did not meet your expectations on this occasion. Your feedback is highly appreciated and has been shared...More

Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

We have enjoyed our afternoon tea in a wonderful tearoom with delicate Wedgwood motifs, wonderfull glassroof. Life piano music wich take u away. Food and tea: 5*: the scones, the sandwiches - amazing bread, the pastries-ahhh the pastries. To have complete package- the service, very...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank duta F
LanesboroughTeam, Managing Director at Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Dear duta F, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following on from your recent visit for Afternoon Tea at Céleste. I am thrilled to see that you had a wonderful experience. The team are delighted that you were made to feel...More

Reviewed February 26, 2019

The hotel and service was amazing - Very helpful and polite staff, we had afternoon tea and a relaxing afternoon in the conservatory .... Will defiantly be returning soon on the next trip to London ...More

Thank julieharcher
LanesboroughTeam, Managing Director at Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Dear julieharcher, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. On behalf of the whole team, I am thrilled to see that you highly enjoyed afternoon tea at Céleste and the overall service received. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming...More

Reviewed February 9, 2019

The Lanesborough continues to offer one of London's best Afternoon Teas, served in the beautiful, airy and spacious surroundings of the Celeste Restaurant with its 18th century decoration, embellished with pale blue Wedgwood motifs, and glass roof. Especially notable is the friendliness of the welcome...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank aoneil
LanesboroughTeam, Managing Director at Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Dear aoneil, On behalf of The Lanesborough I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your recent Afternoon Tea experience at Céleste. I am thrilled to see that you highly enjoyed your Afternoon Tea from the setting and ambiance to the...More

Reviewed February 2, 2019

The afternoon tea was good, but the main reason you should consider tea here is the setting, the hotel is very nice and very traditional and you get live piano music in the background. In terms of the food, we enjoyed the sandwiches, the scones...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank M4tthewuk
LanesboroughTeam, Managing Director at Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2019

Dear M4tthewuk, On behalf of The Lanesborough, I want to thank you for reviewing your recent afternoon tea experience. I am thrilled that you chose The Lanesborough to enjoy a traditionally British afternoon tea, and so pleased that you were impressed by the service and...More

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shivahobson
February 27, 2018|
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Response from Outspokentraveler | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I cannot speak specifically to your question, but the floors are all one level, no ramps But no need for them.
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The Lanesborough's website says smart casual if I remember correctly. My wife wore a pair of tailored smart trousers with a silk blouse. I wore smart trousers with proper shoes, i.e. not trainer type shoes, with a smart... More
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