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"Great Afternoon Tea"
Went to hotel cafe royal for afternoon tea. Had made the reservation a couple of days before. Reached on time and were seated. We were first given a menu for the different tea selections and we could order a pot for ourselves from the wide array of selection. Afterwards we could try a different flavour if needed. After the tea was served, we were given a platter of sandwiches, cucumber, egg, chicken, salmon, avocado and tomato, all halal and also beef, which was not halal. All excellent made. Than the desserts were served, and what a great variety. All really yummy. Not to forget the scones with cream and strawberry preserve. Overall room where this was served was really grand and service was also excellent. Price wise also reasonable. Location was also tops. Highly recommended.
"Elegantly Perfect Afternoon Tea"
Yesterday I visited the Oscar Wilde bar here for afternoon tea with Canadian friends, visiting London to celebrate a birthday, & what an experience it was ! OMG ! Everything was perfect, on every level. The tea, sandwiches, cakes & champagne were delicious, & of the highest quality. The visual presentation of the food was outstanding & the serving of the champagne, tea & food was impeccable. The decor is beautiful, gilded, original, restored, Louis XVl. We sat at table 35, Oscar Wilde's table that he always used on his frequent visits & assignations, &, in my opinion, the best table in the house. The pianist is obviously accomplished & played an elegant compilation of classical stuff, movie themes, & contemporary pieces, it was classy & unobtrusive. The Service was top notch & I commend all the Staff. The Mâitre D was smart, charming, friendly & super efficient, the waiters & waitresses were professional, efficient, friendly & unstuffy. Our waitress was particularly lovely. All the staff were welcoming, natural & put us all at ease. The toilet facilities are elegant, luxurious & beautiful, immaculately clean, & stocked with quality toiletries, with everything you would ever need ! We all felt that our visit, though not inexpensive, was value for money & we particularly loved our Diptique candle & fragrance goody boxes that were presented to us on our departure. I highly recommend this afternoon tea experience, it ticks every box, on every level, for surroundings, food, drinks, service, music, ambience, facilities etc, I will be returning at my earliest opportunity. I'm not surprised the Cafe Royal has won top awards for their Afternoon Tea. This truly is the best Afternoon Tea in London & the Oscar Wilde bar is a historic architectural London gem. Thank you & well done The Cafe Royal !
"Afternoon tea service needs to improve"
My friends mentioned the afternoon tea is very good in cafe royal. So I decided to visit with my friends on Sunday afternoon. The afternoon tea seating time is only 1.5 hour and I think it's a bit short. However, the manager offered seating in the restaurant area which is really good service from him. When we all arrived at our table, we had two waiters serviced us. One took food and the other one took drinks. The food is still good, however, we are not happy with the tea service. We have ordered one English breakfast, two Earl grey and one Assam gold. He bought two Assam gold by mistake. Then, he said if it is supposed two people order same tea , they will only bring one tea pot for sharing. ( When he mentioned this, his hand is still having another Assam gold tea pot.) I have to insist him to bring another tea pot for me. Then, we waited about five minutes for another Earl grey tea pot. I went to so many afternoon tea in London and I am shocked that a five star hotel service is poor from this waiter. Even the end the manager was nice with happy birthday for my friend and find a seating in the other room, but I am not so sure if I want to visit again.
My family and I had a great weekend at the Cafe Royal, as soon as we arrived we received a very warm welcome and even if we arrrived before the check in time they gave us the room, very kids friendly and excellent food.
we stayed here before we headed to oxford street and regent street for a fabulous and tremendous shopping experience. the hotel is located right off regent street with the most iconic view of regent street and the glamour and glitz of London. would come back soon
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM