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The Promenade at The Dorchester

53 Park Lane | The Dorchester, London W1K 1QA, England
+44 20 7629 8888
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
53 Park Lane | The Dorchester, London W1K 1QA, England
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a wonderful spoil, to sit in this gorgeous room, with wonderful decor and gorgeous floral art. Breakfast is stunning and served by beautiful people. Go and enjoy!

Thank wayne020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was a bit slow but it was a great venue for afternoon tea. Sandwiches a bit traditional - not quite as interesting as the Savoy or Claridges. Nice long gallery and good atmosphere.

Thank Kris B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is stunning! Service is good. Food is good but a bit too simple. Not the best afternoon tea I have done in term of food. I put very good because the place is really nice. Food can be better If you like nice...More

Thank Mathilde A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very VERY proper High Tea. Great service. Unpretentious. Perfectly chilled champagne. Delicious sandwiches. Buttery scones. Amazing pastries. Delicious teas. Best High Tea ever !!!

Thank SaigonStevo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful surroundings, delicious food and impeccable service. This place is an oasis of calm in London and a great place for a nice breakfast.

Thank mideastexplorer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The waiting staff were so friendly, helpful, and went above and beyond to ensure our dietary requirements were taken care off. The theme of flowers was tied into the decor, tea, and pastries - very lovely! As it was my mother's birthday I had notified...More

Thank rebeccachurch88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service from friendly staff who. Don't rush you and great mixology thank you guys for your humour and making your clients smile this is truly an institution

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After our birthday treat last year, we were looking forward to our return visit. We love afternoon tea and The Promenade does it so well. Sandwiches were delicious as usual - we had seconds of smoked salmon and cucumber. Then scones, with extra cream! Loved...More

Thank Shackleford_LB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would not make a habit of it as for sandwiches scones and cake is very expensive. deal if a special occasion. We were made very welcome and served by courteous staff. We told our waiter it was to celebrate our 42nd anniversary after bringing our...More

Thank Kenneth K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Amazing Amazing the staff and service were exceptional a warm welcome and attentive throughout our afternoon tea. the the ambience was relaxed. the food and tea were replenished as soon as our plates emptied can't fault the Dorchester a must for anyone looking to...More

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Set beside some of London's best parks and home to
world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed
thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of
London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is
haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is
vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic
streets will reveal that Michelin stars and
chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even
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What is cost of high tea?
18 April 2017|
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Response from Bhabogure | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know the cost of high tea. Traditional breakfast is £34 per person. Champagne breakfast is £52 per person These were the prices in March 2017. Hope this helps.
Does anybody know if the £65 festive afternoon tea includes the service charge ? Many thanks
13 November 2016|
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Response from whl_28 | Reviewed this property |
A discretionary service charge of 12.5% is added to the final bill. I hope that helps.
Hilary G
What is the wheat free position? What sort of prices are we talking about?
20 August 2015|
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Response from Barbara H | Reviewed this property |
My answer is the same as most others. I too was asked before I was served anything, thankfully I don't have any problems. It is not just the £59 I paid for my Champagne Afternoon tea that is worth every penny, for me it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 11:00
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07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
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07:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Park Lane | The Dorchester, London W1K 1QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7629 8888
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  • This restaurant is at The Dorchester
Frequently referred to as 'the drawing room of Mayfair' since opening in 1931, The Promenade is the heart of The Dorchester in London. Open all day for informal dining, The Promenade has an international menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A London institution for British afternoon tea, experience The Promenade's seasonal calendar of specialty teas and pastries, accompanied by a resident pianist. Enjoy the live music from 1.15pm each day and unwind at one of the best restaurants in London. Afternoon Tea is served five times daily: 1pm, 2pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm Dress Code: The Dorchester dress code is 'smart casual' and we respectfully ask guests visiting the hotel to refrain from wearing baseball caps, beanie hats, ripped jeans, sportswear, trainers, flip-flops and shorts in our restaurants and bars.