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“A reasonably good afternoon tea in a delightful setting”
Review of The Palm Court

The Palm Court
Ranked #3,346 of 22,564 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
Brigg, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A reasonably good afternoon tea in a delightful setting”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

The wonderful room is the best feature of this setting, with the relaxing live music adding tot he atmosphere. We had let them know when we booked that we were vegetarian.
Pros:
Very pleasant large open room
Live relaxing music
Great scones and jam
Good champagne - the menu said it was Moet, but as this was served incorrectly by just bringing a glass we can't confirm this.
Lovely range of good teas - mostly well served.
We had a pleasant waiter
We were given vegetarian sandwiches.
Offered free second helpings of tea and sandwiches.

Cons:
The sandwiches were rather plain - one was cheddar cheese and branston pickle. Some of the bread had seen better days. Another was scrambled egg.
A bit of a wait to be seated.
The cakes we were given were not vegetarian. We got a weak apology along the lines of most vegetarians don't bother about gelatine, and another cake which seemed to have been hurriedly defrosted.
The rails along the bottom of the tables make it difficult to sit comfortably, especially on the sofas.
The chairs were better, but looked distinctly worn on the arms and ready for a refurb.
One tea, osmanthus flower, was served incorrectly in a metal pot and when I objected was told he didn't think there were any glass ones available. He did find one however.

  • Visited May 2014
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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very cool”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I enjoyed a posh afternoon tea on the launch of the thorntons chocolate event (13th October 2013). Wpuld enjoy this again if we had the money

Visited October 2013
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Thank Joshua A
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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great way to round off an afternoon in London”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Very attentive service and good range of sandwiches, teas and scones.

Nice, relaxed atmosphere with someone playing the harp in the background providing a lovely backdop.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Tony1941
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice if staying at Hotel”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Very nice.....service a little slow. Book early! Overall good experience to have tea or even a late afternoon drink before dinner

Visited March 2014
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Thank Mary A
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Germantown, Maryland
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272 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Beautiful room”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Go for the beautiful room, the comfy couches and the god service. Stay awhile to relax -- right near Green Park, this is worth a visit after Buckingham Palace.

Visited March 2014
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Thank ecotait
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