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“A good Afternoon Tea, with friendly service.”

The Crystal Moon Lounge
Ranked #803 of 22,516 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$86
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Westminster
Description: Illuminated by a spectacular Baccarat Chandelier and overlooking a picturesque, maple-lined courtyard, the central position and effortless style of the crystal moon lounge area makes it the natural heart and soul of our fabulous new building. A convenient meeting place for all business and leisure events and offering all-day dining, the services of a trained tea sommelier ensures true homage to the intricacies of Britain's world-renowned tea culture.
Sydney, Australia
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“A good Afternoon Tea, with friendly service.”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Having had Afternoon Tea at a number of London’s hotels (including Savoy, Claridges, Browns, Dorchester) I looked forward to taking Afternoon Tea during my stay at The Corinthia.

Service was attentive. The setting is beautiful, with natural light filling the space from the glass dome. The tea selection was quite limited. The sandwiches were very good. Scones and cakes were very good, noting however there was a delay of approximately 10 minutes between tea being refreshed along with the jams being delivered, to the scones and cakes then being delivered. There was no live music (e.g. pianist).

£56 per person as of May-14 with Champagne.

  • Visited May 2014
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at The Crystal Moon Lounge, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Thank you for posting a review of your Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. We think there is no where more splendid in London to take tea than under the iconic one thousand and one Baccarat crystal chandelier in The Lobby Lounge. The Afternoon Tea menu offers a selection of twenty three types of teas, from classic Single Estate Black Teas to caffeine free herbal blends to please every taste and palate. Thank you also for your kind compliments regarding the attentive service, especially as we always strive to exceed every guest's expectations. We very much appreciate your comment regarding no live music, which is something we are in the process of reviewing. We very much hope we will have the opportunity of offering you a warm welcome on your next visit to London.

Kind regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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“Relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

This a great place to relax or catch up over a cup of tea. The staff are friendly and attentive and the setting is ideal.

Visited April 2014
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at The Crystal Moon Lounge, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Thank you for posting a review of your Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience and found The Lobby Lounge a relaxing environment with friendly and attentive service. We very much look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit.

Kind regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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“Afternoon tea for two”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Lovely afternoon tea at the Corinthia. Scones almost as good as my mums, even she agreed! Gorgeous cakes and pastries. Lovely staff. A real treat.

Visited April 2014
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at The Crystal Moon Lounge, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Thank you for posting a charming review of your Afternoon Tea taken in The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. We are delighted our scones are nearly as good as your mother's, and very pleased you enjoyed the selection of cakes and pastries. The Lobby Lounge team are very much looking forward to welcoming you on your next visit.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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Halifax, england
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“The Ultimate Afternoon Tea!”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We booked an afternoon tea at the Lobby Lounge at the Corinthia Hotel as a treat during a recent short break to London.

From the moment we arrived to when we left 2 hours later we were treated like royalty.
The afternoon tea itself was simply exquisite, with a large and varied selection of delicate sandwiches and stunning scones and cakes.

The setting beneath a spectacular Chandelier is the perfect venue for a special occasion or to treat the one you love.

  • Visited April 2014
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at The Crystal Moon Lounge, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you for posting a charming review of your Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. We think there is nowhere quite as special as taking tea under the iconic one thousand and one Baccarat crystal chandelier, especially if it is with a loved one. The selection of pastries handmade by our team of pastry chefs are delightful, and in served in abundance. We only hope we will have the opportunity of welcoming you again very soon.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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New York City, New York
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“Perfect spot for high tea”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

My wife and I had high tea at the Lobby Lounge in the Corinthia hotel, just a few blocks from Trafalagar Square and it was a perfect way to spend a couple of late afternoon hours taking a break from touring. The setting is bright and beautiful, with a very large, modern moon-like chandelier hanging from a natural light glass dome ceiling. The room is filled with fresh flowers, the staff are warm and attentive and the teas, sones, sandwiches and pastries are all delicious. We opted for the champagne tea, starting with a glass of good french champagne, before moving onto the tea and food. We were stuffed and happy and only needed a light bite at a pub later that evening. definitely go with a big appetite!

  • Visited April 2014
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at The Crystal Moon Lounge, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. We very much enjoy hosting our overseas visitors, and feel very privileged that you chose to spend time with us on your visit to London. The setting is superb, under the iconic Full Moon Baccarat chandelier, and made all the more special when you opt for the Champagne Afternoon Tea, served with Laurent-Perrier Champagne. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience, and hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you on your next trip to London.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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