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The Drawing Rooms

The Ampersand Hotel, SW7 3EP LondonSee map

Average price £15

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  • Average price £15
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Smoked salmon & avocado on blinis (d,e,f,g)
Brioche with roast beef, horse radish, watercress, cornichons (g,e,mu,d)
Chicken with basil & lemon mayonnaise bun (d,e,g,mu)
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Ratings & Reviews


based on 139 reviews
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Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.6/10
Setting :9.8/10
  1. Laela A.
    Laela A.
    • one review

    I booked the Science/Sci-Fi Afternoon Tea for my nephew's 5th Birthday. It was absolutely brilliant, would definitely recommend. The service was really good, we were shown straight to our seats, no waiting around. The waiter was nice. The food was lovely couldn't fault any of it. The kids food was fun and interesting, my nephew enjoyed it all. It was interesting for kids with the experiment, the digging for fossils and the rocket taking off.

  2. Zara E.
    Zara E.
    • one review

    Loved the theatre of this! Sandwiches very tasty, so much so we each got a second lot of sandwiches (included in price). Nice little science extras which made it a fun afternoon. Lots of people there with their children who seemed to be enjoying it too. Catered very well for all of our dietary requirements (vegan menu for the dairy/soya free people).

  3. Luise W.
    Luise W.
    • one review

    It has been a wonderful afternoon! It was incentive, beautiful, and very tasty. And the service was fantastic too.

  4. Chennel L.
    Chennel L.
    • one review

    Science afternoon tea is a lovely experience

  5. Shruti A.
    Shruti A.
    • one review

    Love the scientific touch and setting but the sandwiches could've been better. I did envy the kids tea a slight bit more though lol.

  6. Kerry C.
    Kerry C.
    • one review

    Such a lovely place for afternoon tea, staff were amazing and the food/drinks were fab too. Highly recommended and suited for kids too!

  7. Aaron B.
    Aaron B.
    • one review

    Really fun for kids, nice environment and great service. For me everything was a bit too sweet, and even my 4yo tapped out on the sugar towards the end. A couple more savory options instead would have been better for us.

  8. Daisy G.
    Daisy G.
    • one review

    A delicious and exciting afternoon tea, the perfect treat for a special Birthday. The Drawing Rooms have a wonderful atmosphere and the service was excellent.

  9. Robyn S.
    Robyn S.
    • one review

    Food was amazing and great fun

  10. Nicholas F.
    Nicholas F.
    • one review

    Great experience great for children lovely tea polite staff catered well to dietary requirements but did need notice of them in advance to accommodate

  11. Charlotte A.
    Charlotte A.
    • one review

    Great service, delicious afternoon tea!

  12. Jane B.
    Jane B.
    • one review

    Fantastic afternoon tea experience! Service was impeccable but not intrusive and they were kind and thoughtful towards the children. Food was amazing! We all had a wonderful time!

  13. Lisa H.
    Lisa H.
    • one review

    Had a lovely science afternoon tea at the drawing room at the Ampersand Hotel. Food was tasty, and original and very relaxed. The service by Chantel was exceptional, she’s a credit to the hotel would definitely recommend

  14. Rita T.
    Rita T.
    • one review

    We enjoyed the ambiance, the setup of the restaurant, the staff and the high tea - the theater of it. We had little children and a traditional high tea would have bored them. The restaurant was cosy and quite, we loved it.

  15. Fergus A.
    Fergus A.
    • one review

    On entering the room, the atmosphere was very welcoming and the staff were immediately very attentive. The science themed tea menu was explained wonderfully and the children (aged, 4, 8 and 12) were super excited. First the spaceman hot chocolate arrived and was a huge hit - we all had a go at stirring in our own chocolate marshmallows - the little touches made a huge difference and the presentation was very intricate. It felt like you were in one of Willy Wonka's factory workshops. The children (and me) loved using the pipettes to create the lemonade concoction - they loved it so much they asked to take more home which the staff were more than happy to arrange. Next arrived a mixture of sandwiches and sweet treats which were great for all three age groups. The dry ice looked totally magical. We ate until we could eat no more. There was plenty of food so it was kindly packed up for us to take home. The adult's tea was equally delicious and intricate with a number of awesome flavour combinations. All in all, the Ampersand Science Afternoon Tea was a fantastic experience - the children loved it, the staff were very helpful and the little science touches kept the children and me interested whilst the menu still gave then the flavour of an English afternoon tea.

  16. Reece T.
    Reece T.
    • one review

    Amazing experience, great food and tea , service was second to none , would definitely recommend.

  17. Robin S.
    Robin S.
    • one review

    Excellent food and service. The science afternoon tea and cocktails were innovative and entertaining. Would highly recommend.

  18. Josef H.
    Josef H.
    • one review

    Excellent scones with lemon curd, tasty chicken sandwiches and nice patissery

  19. Lily S.
    Lily S.
    • one review

    A brilliant start to NYE! Lovely food and brilliant service.

  20. Russel H.
    Russel H.
    • one review

    Outstanding high tea. Atmosphere was relaxed, food superb and service excellent.

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How to get to the restaurant

The Ampersand Hotel, SW7 3EP, London, United Kingdom

Directions to get there

Greater London, , Chelsea, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, South West London


, Café, Cosy, Good for families, Christmas, Father's Day, , Mother's Day,



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