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“Refined and classy afternoon tea for two and princess”

One Twenty One Two Restaurant
Ranked #1,671 of 24,250 Restaurants in London
Price range: $28 - $85
Cuisines: European, British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Westminster
Description: In commemoration of the hotel's former neighbour, Scotland Yard, this restaurant is named after its universally-famous telephone number, Whitehall 1212. With fine wines and flawless service, One Twenty One Two at The Royal Horseguards is contemporary dining at its very best.
Reviewed April 14, 2013

When we arrived at the One twenty one two restaurant for afternoon tea, we knew we were in for a treat. We ordered the little afternoon tea for my daughter and two afternoon teas with a slice of cake. I went for the pecan and crumble cake which was delicious. My wife had the chocolate cake which was equally scrumptious. The little tea came with an array of sandwiches all freshly made, a selection of sweets and delicate cakes. The highlight were the scones - the best I have ever had - warm and tasty especially with clotted cream and homemade jam. Service was exceptional - formal yet not intrusive. At the end of our visit the server gave our daughter two cookies - which was a nice touch. A real lavish experience. Thoroughly recommend.

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1  Thank Eloise155
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C B, Food and Beverage Administrator at One Twenty One Two Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2013

Thank you ever so much for your review of your recent Afternoon Tea experience with us at the Royal Horseguards Hotel - it's great to hear such positive comments about the service and the tea!

So pleased that your daughter was treated like a princess on the day - we find our mini teas for our younger guests to be extremely popular.

We hope to see you again soon at the Hotel!

Best wishes,

The Lounge Team at the Royal Horseguards Hotel



When we arrived at the One twenty one two restaurant for afternoon tea, we knew we were in for a treat. We ordered the little afternoon tea for my daughter and two afternoon teas with a slice of cake. I went for the pecan and crumble cake which was delicious. My wife had the chocolate cake which was equally scrumptious. The little tea came with an array of sandwiches all freshly made, a selection of sweets and delicate cakes. The highlight were the scones - the best I have ever had - warm and tasty especially with clotted cream and homemade jam. Service was exceptional - formal yet not intrusive. At the end of our visit the server gave our daughter two cookies - which was a nice touch. A real lavish experience. Thoroughly recommend.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed the tasting menu and champagne deal on offer with travelzoo. It is one of the best deals we have ever done. The food was divine and the service impeccable. We chose to have the paired wines for £30 pp and they were fantastic. The sommelier was so enthusiastic and knowledgable. I would not hesitate to recommend anyone to enjoy lunch or dinner here.

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1  Thank snowfox78
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C B, Food and Beverage Administrator at One Twenty One Two Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2013

How lovely to hear that you found our Travelzoo offer to be one of the best deals you have sampled - that's such great feedback! Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience.

We hope to welcome you back to the Restaurant soon!

Best wishes,

The One Twenty One Two team.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

My husband booked the champagne afternoon tea as an early birthday treat. The afternoon tea was lovely and would definitely recommend to anybody thinking of booking it here.

Staff were really friendly, helpful and also took the time to wish me a Happy birthday and had this written on the plate.

We were also offered more sandwiches, pastries and scones, and left completely full. The hotel is truly lovely and I am sure we will be returning.

Thanks again!

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C B, Food and Beverage Administraror at One Twenty One Two Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2013

It was so lovely reading your review of your recent Afternoon Tea experience with us for your birthday - I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Champagne Tea so much and found the staff and the food to be excellent.

This is one of our most popular Tea options as it combines classic treats with a taste of indulgence and we're pleased that you had such a wonderful Birthday with us!

We do hope that you are able to return to the Royal Horseguards Hotel and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Best wishes,

The Lounge Team at the Royal Horseguards Hotel

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

My husband and I were given a voucher from our son which we redeemed today. The service was excellent and could not be faulted. The glass of champagne on arrival was welcome and delicious. We were aware beforehand of the extras added to the bill which could easily mount up so we avoided drinks, sticking to plain water. My husband fancied the Dover sole but with a £12.00 supplement felt this was outrageous and instead had the beef which also came with a supplement of £8.00. This was served with one potato but no veg - each extra veg dish being £5.00 each. We did have the buttered potatoes but these were tasteless and we thought they might have been tinned. My starter of halibut was tasty and came with cauliflower, radishes and button mushrooms although you needed a microscope to see the cauliflower! Overall it was a good experience but with several annoying aspects.

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C B, Food and Beverage Administrator at One Twenty One Two Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us at One Twenty One Two Restaurant.

I'm sorry to hear that you felt some of our side dishes were not appropriately priced, we have frequent reviews of our prices and have found that these sit quite competitively with other Restaurants within our price bracket. It's great to hear that you found the service to be a positive aspect of your dining experience with us though.

We hope to be able to welcome you back to the Restaurant in future!

Best wishes,

The One Twenty One Two team.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

my friend and i treated ourselves to a taster menu at this most delightful restaurant. to start with, its position is fantastic, and it is so easy to find. it was really nice to be greeted with genuine smiles and we were shown to our table immediately. we were given our menus and then came the champagne. laurent perrier. fantastic choice. after looking through the menu, you are then asked if there is anything that you didnt like. generally, you dont get the option to change food on a taster menu. i did change the scallop for a hot salmon dish which was so delectable. next was the ham hock followed by the gin and tonic sorbet. the service was impeccable and all of the staff were brilliant. we had a constant flow of bread and the water glasses were instantly refilled. the champagne was my favorite and we even managed to sneak in another glass. so funny. then came the main course, duck, tasty tasty and then the dessert. this was presented on slate and it was a mixture of four or five tiny tasters but wow they were gorgeous. you would think that because the portions of each course were teenie that you would still be hungry but with the water, bread and champagne inbetween each dish, you soon filled up and i have to say that by the end of our courses we didnt even have the room for a coffee. this truly had to be one of the most enjoyable afternoon lunches i have ever experienced. i did notice that they also did afternoon tea here which looked scrumptious and to make this whole experience stand out from the rest, they even had a lady playing the harp which just blew me away. a huge thankyou to everybody we encountered on this fantastic day and i was just impressed with everthing. this place was spotless, so modern and so inviting. even the restrooms were impressive. just imagine this scenario. comfortable seating, a glass of wine and the harpist playing in the background. if that doesnt make for a fantastic afternoon then nothing will. a huge thankyou to everyone in this most delightful place. thankyou thankyou.

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1  Thank loubuddy
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C B, Food and Beverage Administrator at One Twenty One Two Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2013

It sounds as though you were treated to the Restaurant at its best - thank you for taking the time to write a review to share with future guests!

It's always lovely to hear such positive feedback regarding the food and service and we hope to welcome you back to the Restaurant for a Fine Dining meal or Lounge for Afternoon Tea soon!

Our harpist plays on most weekends between 2 - 6pm, but these are our peak times, so make sure you book early to hear the heavenly sounds of the harp.

Best wishes,

the One Twenty One Two team

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