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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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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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12:00 - 14:00All hours
European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
53 Park Lane | The Dorchester, London W1K 1QA, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I love the atmosphere at Dorchester. The afternoon tea was the first time for me. I enjoyed breakfast here before. we ordered classic afternoon tea and sandwiches were delicious. Scornes are fine too. I love the piano playing behind. However, the problem was tea we...More

Thank kazouk
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a fantastic time at the afternoon tea here. I have 2 daughters, ages 12 and 14, and it was one of the highlights of our trip to London. Our server was polite, informative, and accommodating, but not stuffy. (He even packed up extra...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my mother's birthday treat and it did not disappoint. The Promenade is an elegant setting, with spectacular floral displays and a quiet, elegant atmosphere. The staff were flawless, making sure we were comfortable, with minimal fuss. The afternoon tea seems an expensive price...More

Thank CazzaHayes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 3rd time at the Dorchester for Afternoon Tea and although the food was as amazing as we remembered, the service was very bad. It started out really well, but towards the end we had to try many times to catch the waiter's...More

Thank Buddhini S
Reviewed 1 week ago

attended for my sisters birthday as a bday present, very disappointed with service and lack of attentiveness from staff! this is the second time this has happened at the Dorchester for Afternoon Tea as happened for my bday in March, however we decided to attend...More

Thank aashi999
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just as my first experience here for Afternoon Tea, this was just as good. The staff was very professional and friendly. The food was wonderful and fresh. It was more like a meal. Very easy to be relaxed and enjoy a great Afternoon Tea with...More

Thank jshayden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best afternoon tea I have been to. Staff are always catering and asking you for more making you feel very welcome no matter how long you stay. Food and drinks are unlimited and taste amazing which is the best thing. No limits! Staff are reception...More

1  Thank JattConnoisseur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it! Nice ambiance Fab food Attentive service Relaxing pianist Highly recommended if looking for tea. So glad we chose The Dorchester

Thank Mrs_Vinny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a glass of 3 of the most expensive champagnes inlcuding Dom Perignom and Krug, served in chilled glasses with olives and nibbles but an extremely knowledgeable sommelier. For £55 plus service this must be the best value in London!

Thank londonlady2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Dorchester for Dom Perignon Afternoon Tea as a treat for my birthday. I have had Tea at many top hotels in London, and the Dorchester in my opinion, is by far the best. The promenade is such a nice place to dine,...More

Thank MrsEaster
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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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.
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
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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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
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12:00 - 14:00
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07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
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07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
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.
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