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The Drawing Rooms

10 Harrington Road | The Ampersand Hotel, South Kensington, London SW7 3EU, England
+44 20 7591 4414
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (47 reviews)
“mousse” (6 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
10 Harrington Road | The Ampersand Hotel, South Kensington, London SW7 3EU, England
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We visited The Drawing Rooms after reading some lovely reviews about it on Pinterest. I emailed them prior to our visit as we were celebrating my sisters 30th birthday. On arrival the decor was beautiful. Very nice! There is so much to look at! The...More

Thank Bram23
Reviewed 11 June 2017

If there is a more original and creative Afternoon Tea in London, please send me a message to tell me what it is. The Afternoon Tea at the Drawing Rooms of the Ampersand Hotel in South Kensington has the bonuses of being also delicious and...More

1  Thank mrsagf
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We booked for the famous science afternoon tea and we were not disappointed. I have a nut allergy and they were completely prepared and I did not lose out. There was a lot of food, I am not moaning but too much for us -...More

Thank c5678h
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I booked an afternoon tea for myself while on vacation in London and it exceeded my expectations by far. The food was amazing - the scones were the best I've ever had! And the science theme made it that much more unique of an experience....More

Thank christinamaccallum
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Booked with friends for a Sunday afternoon for afternoon tea. Service was great and food was delicious - especially the scones! Only odd thing was when we booked there was barely any times available however when we were there it was practically empty! We were...More

Thank neels_x
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We had a hen do at the hotel on a Saturday and I must say the hotel decor was simplistic yet elegant. The drawing rooms were lovely and we had outstanding service really. The presentation was good as we had a science afternoon tea however...More

Thank Payal A
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Went there with my teenage son for afternoon tea - thought the Science theme would make it more fun for him. We hadn't reserved, but this wasn't a problem. Good choice of teas, a great selection of savouries (there is also a vegetarian option -...More

Thank maraki1971
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been to London in 20 years, so when planning this trip, I wanted to take my family of four, kids 14 (girl) and 11 (boy), to an afternoon tea. My boy was not thrilled with the idea, as he expected a "fancy" experience...More

Thank TheSecretVagabond
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Found this place by chance as taken my relatives from NY to south ken. The place has beautiful cosy setting, out table is really nice. Afternoon tea is good with one time refill (either savoury items or warm scones).

Thank Wei X
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This review only reflects my experience in The Drawing Rooms not The Ampersand Hotel - Visited the Ampersand Hotel for afternoon tea in The Drawing Rooms with a group of friends as part of a day celebrating mine and another friends birthday. We were very...More

Thank Millie W
ThomasDecan, Manager at The Drawing Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Dear Millie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your feedback following you visit to the Drawing Rooms for afternoon tea. Naturally I was most disappointed to read about your time spent with us and that the tea service and...More

South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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Questions & Answers
15 March 2017|
Response from ThomasDecan | Property representative |
Dear GuruLark, Thank you for your question. You do not have to order a full afternoon tea to enjoy our Drawing Rooms. We offer a selection of cakes, light dishes from our a la carte menu which are available daily from... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Harrington Road | The Ampersand Hotel, South Kensington, London SW7 3EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7591 4414
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Ampersand Hotel
French finesse meets British style in The Drawing Rooms - the luxurious heart of The Ampersand Hotel serving light bites and afternoon tea in Kensington. With deep sofas and studded armchairs, scarlet velvets, and kingfisher blues, this is where the English drawing room meets the 'salon de the' - the whole instilled with a contemporary Ampersand feel. In South Kensington, it has become the place to enjoy pretty pastries, exceptional teas or fresh-pressed coffees. All-day light bites also make The Drawing Rooms popular with residents of South Kensington, as well as those who want to get together for a business meeting in a quiet corner of a discreet address. The feel is intimate yet buzzy, with a fire burning in the hearth at one end of the room. By day, sunshine pours in from outside via the large Victorian windows. The Drawing Rooms at our Kensington boutique hotel are open from 7am until 11pm Monday to Sunday. Pastries and Cakes are also available for take away. Pastries, Cakes and Tartines are available from 11am Afternoon Tea is served from 2.30Pm - 5.30Pm Champagne & Canapes and Savouries are served from 5.30Pm Classic Afternoon Tea - £25 per person, £37.50 With a glass of Champagne
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