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The Rose Lounge

#3,563 of 17,938 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
St. James's
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Sofitel St James | Sofitel London St James, London SW1Y 4AN, England
+44 20 7747 2200
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09:00 - 12:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 12:00
Sat 09:00 - 12:30
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought my two daughters here for what I hoped would be a delicious afternoon tea. I was not let down. Absolutely fabulous. Beautiful atmosphere, very comfortable lounge. Devine tea and scrumptious finger food. Next time I'm in London I would definitely go back here.

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Thank Claudia0911
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear madam, I thank you for this very positive feedback about your Afternoon Tea Experience together with your 2 daughters. We look forward to welcoming you all back when you are next in London. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for afternoon tea at The Balcon Hotel! Was lovely, fantastic service. I would definitely recommend!

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Thank lillysep
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guest, I thank you for taking the time to tell us about your brilliant Afternoon Tea experience at The Balcon. We look forward to welcoming you back. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

One of my favorite experiences of our whole trip. The atmosphere was so cozy and intimate, like you were in someone's library. The rose theme was everywhere ( there were even real rose petals on our table), but tastefully done. The staff were perfection. They were professional, attentive ( without being annoying), very knowledgeable and ever so polite. The tea... More 

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Thank Elisabeth H
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear madam, I am really pleased to hear that your Afternoon Tea in our Rose Lounge was exquisite be food related and be standards of services. I am glad to read that we have exceeded your expectations with the taste of our scones as well as with the other cakes served to you. We look forward to your next visits.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is great, food and drink is also great, and on top of that the hotel is very posh and in interesting area of London. Just a rock's throw away from Soho and Chinatown, what else do you need?

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1 Thank AMK1988
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your very positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back with our undivided attention in our central yet quiet hotel. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

Caesarea, Israel
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150 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Had a nice drink here one evening. Nice bar nibbles and the feeling was fun but classy. There was also a nice bar menu but we didn't order.

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Thank cvwgi
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guests, I thank you for taking the time to tell us about your positive experience. We look forward to your next visits. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Staff were so friendly and helpful, especially the lady who served us and the Rose Lounge room was lovely. The high tea sandwiches, scones and pastries were delicious with a beautiful kids option is served in a paint box. My 10 year old niece felt extra special when they also gave her a special birthday platter with her name written... More 

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Thank Emily W
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear madam, I am really glad to hear that yourself and your niece have felt special and very well looked after. As a matter of fact we love to pamper all our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

Crossmolina, Ireland
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

As soon as you walk into the Lounge you are greeted made to feel like Royalty! Our coats were taken and we were seated at a beautiful little table, very cozy and given menus to peruse. The staff were so wonderful and attentive, helping us with anything we required. The champagne and teas were beautiful and the food was divine.... More 

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1 Thank Siobhan W
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback. I ma truly glad to read that you have had an amazing Afternoon Tea experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. Meanwhile I wish you a fantastic year 2017! Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is a very good value for your money afternoon tea. Even if the service was a bit long, the staff was very nice and helpful. Food was really good, from the sandwiches to the French pâtisseries and scones. Would definitely go back.

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Thank Alexandra F
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear madam, I thank you for your positive review. Thank you for your compliments regarding the food served to you as well as our high standards of services. We look forward to your next visits. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The recent reviews do not do justice to the Rose Garden. Compared to another well-known afternoon tea venue, this was so relaxing. Yes, things took a while to happen but we were in no rush and we were not time-pressured. The food was great and there was plenty of it! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Thank PapaBun
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear sir, I thank you for taking the time to tell us about your lovely Afternoon Tea experience in The Rose Lounge. We look forward to welcoming you back with our undivided attention. A bientot. Nicolas Pesty General Manager Sofitel London St James More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I visited today, a trip to celebrate my father's birthday. I've been to the Rose Lounge a few times but on this occasion we were extremely disappointed. The waiters were friendly and helpful. Everything else was terrible. Sandwiches were poor, scones hard and over baked, a poor selection of pastries and only two each. This is when matters really did... More 

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2 Thank mark19742016
N_Pesty, General Manager at The Rose Lounge, responded to this review

Dear sir, I thank you for your feedback. Please allow me to express my sincerest apologies for the way this situation was handled. Please rest assured that I have taken the appropriate measures in order to avoid any future re-occurrence. May I ask you to contact me directly at h3144-am@sofitel.com to discuss this matter further? Again sorry for the inconvenience... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$45
Cuisine
British, French, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
Monday
09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 12:00
Thursday
09:00 - 12:00
Friday
09:00 - 12:00
Saturday
09:00 - 12:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sofitel St James | Sofitel London St James, London SW1Y 4AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7747 2200
  • This restaurant is at Sofitel London St James

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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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