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The Promenade at The Dorchester

#89 of 17,712 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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53 Park Lane | The Dorchester, London W1K 1QA, England
+44 20 7629 8888
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 11:00
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Sun 07:30 - 11:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 11:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had an amazing service experience with Punham our Nepali waiter this Sunday afternoon. Great product knowledge, simplicity and elegance in the service! Amazing. Excellent scones and pastries.

Thank Thomas G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took a large family group for a surprise afternoon tea recently. It was tough as the mother in law was with us (hard to please)! Such fantastic service, friendly, polite and understanding. Everyone had a great time, and many fantastic sandwiches were consumed. I don't know of a better afternoon tea with a sense of occasion.

Thank MuffinManMatty
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went for my wedding anniversary and I spoke to the lady when booking that it's my wedding anniversary and if they can do a cake or something nice and she said yes we will arrange it , leave it to us. When we went , they didn't have anything arranged and I was quite surprised. Food was average considering... More 

Thank Mariam B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely afternoon tea in half term holidays. Was delicious, good sandwich selection & attentive service. As it was over half term they had a short ballet show of sleeping beauty - what a lovely touch! Thoroughly lovely afternoon.

Thank Agathaisthebest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being here for Champagne tea over the holidays was magical. Service was top notch! Warmth and professional so we felt extra special. Sandwiches and scones were perfectly prepared. Desserts were decadent. Place was packed so reservations are a must! A true dining experience. Dress code needs to be honoured, people come looking their afternoon tea best.

Thank Corinna B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best Afternoon Teas I've ever had! We celebrated our 10 year anniversary here with a champagne afternoon tea. All of the food was incredible and each course comes out separately after you have had your fill of the previous course. They gave us a special cake to commemorate our anniversary, which we took home with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for my in laws birthday and had the most fantastic time, the service was amazing and the sandwiches delightful- we never felt rushed like we had at the Savoy and nothing was too much trouble. I can't wait to go again. Happy birthday over a live pianist is quiet spectacular.

Thank Lee C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dorchester Promenade is exquisite and very formal. We chose the traditional afternoon tea and were served an endless array of tea sandwiches and pastries which were delicious. They have a large selections of teas and they are served in beautiful china. The service was impeccable. It was our first time to enjoy an afternoon tea in London and were... More 

Thank Ginger A
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boxing Day brunch was booked months in advance, a treat for us after a stressful year. The Dorchester is a luxury Hotel and therefore you would expect the necessary trimmings , even for breakfast. We chose the traditional breakfast @ £ 34. Fair price BUT when the order was taken I asked what cereals they had and one of the... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I pre-booked the Dorchester for afternoon tea on Boxing Day and it was simply delightful. The hotels interior is beautiful and the promenade has a nice atmosphere. The food was delicious, they started off with sandwiches and then we got some scones and other sweets. We could ask for more after every "course". They even prepared everything... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, British, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Park Lane | The Dorchester, London W1K 1QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7629 8888
  • This restaurant is at The Dorchester
Frequently referred to as 'the drawing room of Mayfair' since opening in 1931, The Promenade is the heart of The Dorchester in London. Open all day for informal dining, The Promenade has an international menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A London institution for British afternoon tea, experience The Promenade's seasonal calendar of specialty teas and pastries, accompanied by a resident pianist. Enjoy the live music from 1.15pm each day and unwind at one of the best restaurants in London. Afternoon Tea is served five times daily: 1pm, 2pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm Dress Code: The Dorchester dress code is 'smart casual' and we respectfully ask guests visiting the hotel to refrain from wearing baseball caps, beanie hats, ripped jeans, sportswear, trainers, flip-flops and shorts in our restaurants and bars.

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Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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