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The Terrace

Strand | Amba Hotel Charing Cross, London WC2N 5HX, England
+44 871 376 9012
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (28 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (63 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
DETAILS
Strand | Amba Hotel Charing Cross, London WC2N 5HX, England
Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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1 - 10 of 285 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this hotel for afternoon tea in May for a champagne afternoon tea. We were a fairly large group so I expected a little wait. We were seated in the conservatory area, which was very light and pretty. The staff were quite attentive to...More

1  Thank lfair
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had often thought it would be nice to visit the Terrace restaurant at the Amba hotel as I suspected there would be a good view from there over the Strand and beyond; indeed, the view was good and so was the food. Service was...More

1  Thank flutefairy
Charing X, Manager at The Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time out to review your recent experience with us at The Terrace. I am delighted to see that you enjoyed the service, and the food. I will pass on these great comments to our food and beverage team,...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

The staff were really accommodating and nice and everything was served well and explained to us. However, the bread in the sandwiches were dry and therefore as we were there for the Champagne Tea it was 80% of the meal and not so pleasant to...More

Thank Hildyblues
Charing X, Manager at The Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Hildyblues, I appreciate your fair comments made on Trip Advisor. Thank you for letting us know of your experience as this helps us make necessary improvements either with our product or service. Please accept my sincerest apologies. I do understand your disappointment regarding the...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

This was my very first time in this hotel. Generally speaking I do not like English breakfasts, however here it was delicious. Restaurant looks nice and is split into several parts and I really enjoy the view on Strand Street. And the best is the...More

Thank Cezary M
Charing X, Manager at The Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Cezary, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review of your recent stay with us at The Terrace, Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted that you highlight our fantastic location with the nice view and delicious English breakfast. It is a pleasure to...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Really conveniently for the trains as you would expect from the name it's above the station Quite plush surroundings Secluded tables for 1:1 meetings Decent bar area Had a very productive meeting with attentive staffMore

Thank ErictheRed56
Charing X, Manager at The Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time out to review your recent experience with us at The Terrace, Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am delighted to see that you enjoyed the time when you spend in that The Terrace Bar and the service. I...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch without reservation. Our waitress Isabel was just amazing. Loved her. And as always we wanted specific food (one vegan to accommodate) and without batting an eyelid Isabel arranged this and chef happily made it for us. Highly rated. Great views too.More

Thank Adriana M
Charing X, Manager at The Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Adriana, Thank you for sharing your feedback of your experience with us at The Terrace, Amba Hotel Charing Cross. I am absolutely thrilled that you mention Isabel. They really to try and create a 'home away from home' for all of our guests, and...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017

I have been coming to the Amba Charing Cross for years now. I have many of my client 1-to-1 coaching sessions there, and the atmosphere is just perfect. Just the right level of background noise for ambiance & privacy in your individual conversation, but quiet...More

Thank Gabriel F
Charing X, Manager at The Terrace, responded to this review

Wow!! Thank you Gabriel F for sharing such a wonderful review of your The Terrace experience! I am absolutely thrilled that you mention Feli and Philippe. They really to try and create a 'home away from home' for all of our guests, and I am...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I arranged an afternoon cream tea for her mother on the 24th March as an early Mothers Day celebration. We were given a lovely table on the terrace and given our choice of beverages. Unfortunately that is the point at which the...More

Thank Sam V
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Went here yesterday for a meal pre theatre trip with some family, the restaurant was empty when we arrived, we ordered food from the lunch menu and really enjoyed what we had, prices were not too bad either. We were disappointed that we the wait...More

Thank Letham80
Charing X, Manager at The Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Letham, Thank you for your favourable comments posted on Trip Advisor. I am pleased that you had a good dining experience. Regarding the delay for desserts, I will certainly address this with the Head Chef. Once again, thank you and I look forward to...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Having recently moved to the area we thought we would check out the local bars. Lovely a spacious with lots of comfy seats. A lovely view if sat in the window area, especially in the summer I should imagine. Good selection of wines and cocktails...More

Thank SianJonesWales_UK
Charing X, Manager at The Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Sian Jones, Thank you for taking the time out to review your recent experience with us at The Terrace. Welcome to the neighborhood. I am delighted to see that you liked our wine and cocktails range menus. I look forward to welcoming you soon....More

Nearby
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
...More
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10873jennaberts7
Help please! Supposed to be going tomorrow for dinner before going to the theatre but I've only left an hour in which we can actually eat before we need to leave in order to make the show! Is an hour going to be enough time (we'd be having 3 courses)?😁
14 July 2016|
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Response from Kevin B | Reviewed this property |
Possibly ok especially if you brief the staff at the beginning.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$33 - US$52
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 01:30
Monday
06:30 - 01:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 01:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 01:30
Thursday
06:30 - 01:30
Friday
06:30 - 01:30
Saturday
06:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strand | Amba Hotel Charing Cross, London WC2N 5HX, England (Formerly The Brasserie at Charing Cross)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 871 376 9012
Description
In the very heart of London, The Terrace offers Victorian elegance and superb modern cuisine. There are excellent views of the Strand and Trafalgar Square. Housed in a Grade II Listed building with original period features, The Terrace has a light and airy interior with striking floor-to-ceiling windows. Diners at Amba Hotel Charing Cross can also enjoy afternoon tea in cosy, welcoming surroundings.