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“Really good afternoon tea”

The Grill At The Montcalm
Ranked #8,833 of 23,571 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Marylebone
Description: Upon entering The Grill at the Montcalm, guests are immediately greeted with the relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere of the restaurant. A delectable menu boasts a sumptuous array of exquisite dishes reflecting the best of British cuisine with a contemporary twist. Each dish further enhanced by an extensive wine list specifically formulated to compliment the menu. The Grill at the Montcalm recognises the importance of quality ingredients, sourcing only the finest meat from Britain's rich countryside. Diners will experience relaxed 5* dining in an ideal location. Whether you are looking for an intimate dinner, relaxed lunch, corporate evening or private party, the restaurant caters to all with expert proficiency.
Reviewed 13 November 2013

My sister had bought afternoon tea at the Montcalm in London for me as a birthday present and I had a lovely time. It wasn't gimmicky or showy, but it was just really well done. The service was excellent - everyone knew we were there to celebrate a birthday and really looked after us. We brought my baby with us, and he was accommodated and really well looked after.
Overall, I was very impressed - especially when I found out that it was a lot less expensive than I expected.
Special mention to Ankur who really looked after us. We will be back!

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Thank Beazel
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

A group of us recently went for afternoon tea at The Montcalm and it was the worst experience ever!

Firstly, despite having made a reservation some weeks ago, there was no record of our booking and we had to show them a copy of the confirmation email before they accepted that we had one. We were shown to tables in the Grill Bar which was a dingy room with no atmosphere whatsoever.

There was also a lot of confusion over the pre-agreed group rate, and it took quite a considerable time to confirm with the waiter exactly what it should be. Although the staff were fairly attentive, their manner was very abrupt, which some members of our group found particularly upsetting.

The selection of tea was good, and the individual teapots were regularly topped up with hot water. Those who did not drink tea or coffee enquired what other drink was available for them and were told they weren't allowed fruit juice, but that the waiter would make an exception!

The food was very average. The finger sandwiches were quite bland, the scones tiny, and the cakes were just basically not nice. A lot of food remained uneaten as a result.

It was a shame because the tea had been arranged as a meeting point for a group of friends who had travelled from all over the country to be together for a few hours.

A complete waste of money, I would not recommend any one go there for Afternoon Tea. We really should have just walked away at the start, but we were a group of hungry people that needed to eat asap. Don't make the same mistake!

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Reviewed 11 September 2013

The Montcalm (really calm),delicious items served like cakes, fruits and specially the coffee was very good, central place for transport. Clean and friendly staff, friendly receptionists, good value for money,nearby big shopping outlets I had never seen, my good wishes, BYE-BYE. Padmini (padmini.wadhwa@gmail.com)

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

A friend booked this for a girls lunch on a Saturday on one of those voucher deals and we were not disappointed. For the incredibly cheap price we had 3 fabulous and generous sized courses, the food was very tasty and very well presented. The tomato soup was lovely, the veal chop was a generous portion and cooked very well and the apple strudel was nice but slightly too citrus-ey for me. We were the only ones in the restaurant so had outstanding service, although there was only one waiter so had it been full we probably would have had a different experience. Definitely worth while if you can get one of those voucher deals.

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Thank JojaTheGreek
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

The hotel is really nice, although the receptionist was slightly rude and snobby, but that was expected due to the location of the hotel.
Shown to our seats and explained what we could choose, the selection was great and unexpected. We had a variety of teas and champagne that we could choose from. All of the service was outstanding.
The food was slightly disappointing and bland, and the sandwiches weren't exactly exciting. The deserts where lovely and there was a good selection.
Over all it was definitely an enjoyable experience yet a greater selection of food and taste in the sandwiches would have made the lunch really stand out.

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Thank KelleyM772
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