Sunday: 08:30 - 22:30Monday: 06:30 - 22:30Tuesday: 06:30 - 22:30Wednesday: 06:30 - 22:30Thursday: 06:30 - 22:30Friday: 06:30 - 23:30Saturday: 08:30 - 23:30
Nearest StationOxford Circus
020 7636 1000
The sparkling centrepiece of the hotel, Palm Court is famed as the birthplace of Afternoon Tea providing a sense of occasion against a backdrop of daily live music. Celebrate this timeless ritual with a selection of 30 tea blends, cakes, beautiful pastries, scrumptious scones and delicate finger sandwiches. Theevening menu features original recipes and classic French dishes inspired by the Grand cafes of iconic Europe that willtempt you to a variety of dishes, ideal for indulgent evenings or early bites.Breakfast is served from 6.30am - 11am Monday to Friday and 8.30am - 11am Saturday and Sunday. Dinner is served from 5.30pm - 10.30pm Sunday to Thursday and 5.30pm - 11pm on Friday and Saturday. Afternoon Tea is at 1pm, 3.15pm and 5.30pm daily.
I decided that 2018 should be the year of afternoon teas, and this particular one came recommended by a friend. The recommendation was well-founded: it was really lovely. The food and drink was all truly delicious: the sweets were delicate and light, the scones were warm, and the finger sandwiches were all very tasty. Their tea menu was varied and extensive, and I chose a blend of tea that is unique to the Palm Court: a pink, or rose-coloured, tea that was so delightful that I am still thinking about it, wishing I had purchased some to take home. The service was top-notch and superb.
Of the afternoon teas I've attended thus far, this is the only one I've seen that makes a genuine attempt to cater to children. I admit I was almost jealous of the whimsical menu that was that of the children's menu, not to mention the adorable stuffed bear that they received as well.
The live music was fantastic: the pianist played beautifully and it was a joy to hear him.
Overall, it made for a really lovely afternoon, and I would happily recommend this experience.
Beautiful room and location. Wonderful service. Lovely tea, but the food was not very delicious. The carrot cake tasted like baby food. The sandwiches had too much butter and the fillings were bland. It's probably not the fault of the Langham, but rather my taste buds. I wouldn't do this tea again though.
Not bad afternoon tea, and the scones are quite good. Excellent piano player, and lovely ambience.
The kids experience is 10/10.
Why two stars you ask? We were sat upwind from diners who ordered a lobster bisque and then other incredibly smelly food.
Eating scones while whiffing lobster soup and what smelled like blue cheese sauce was quite unpleasant.
Would never come back here again. F&M, Claridge’s, and the Ritz are all better and don’t seem to cross-contaminate smell.
I'm not sure high tea can get any better, though I imagine it might have slightly fancier settings. This was an experience worth both the money and the time. Highly recommended to anyone looking for an official best tea of all time.
It was amazing. I don’t think I will ever drink better tea or champagne, and the food was first-rate as well. A word of caution: bring your appetite because the amount of food is surprisingly large.