Palm Court at The Langham, London

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The centre piece of The Langham, London, the dazzling Palm Court is famed as the place where the tradition of afternoon tea was born over 150 years ago, an indulgence that lives on today. All day dining is served with timeless elegance with dishes that will tempt visitors, ideal for indulgent evenings or early bites.

The Langham, London was the first hotel to serve afternoon tea and in keeping with our reputation for innovation we now present, SeasonaliTea, with its focus on using the very best ingredients at absolute right time of year.

SeasonaliTea is elegantly contemporary, featuring savouries, scones and patisserie with delicious flavours that change throughout the year.

Entertainment

The Palm Court pianist, playing every afternoon, creates a relaxing ambience of serenity.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful.

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TinaH
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience from the service, to the food and even the music played by the pianist. I would highly recommend afternoon tea at the Langham’s. The staff truly go above and beyond to make it a special experience.

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Rooneyrates
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

My First Afternoon tea experience at age 35 and I was thoroughly impressed staff were top quality the Barman in the cocktail bar was full of knowledge and was very friendly. The only downside to my experience was the drilling during tea but apart from that I enjoyed myself and I will be back!

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Lalala
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Excellent service, disappointing afternoon tea....shame! The ambiance is lovely

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NessCC
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I went to The Langham about 18 months ago and it was amazing - great food, great atmosphere and great staff. I was disappointed this time. The lady serving us was lovely but there was no ambience (it was half empty) and the food was a bit of a let-down compared to previously. Certainly not worth the price tag. And the champagne by the glass was massively over-priced. Not sure I’d go for afternoon tea there again in the near future.

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RonaV
Inverness
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was excellent. The jazz music was fantastic, a brilliant evening

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sJMj
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

While the food and the setting are lovely, the service could not have been worse. The pace of the service was glacial; taking over 3.5 hours before being able to get the attention of a server to ask for the cheque. The staff were inattentive; more unforgivable as the restaurant was more than half empty. As afternoon tea’s go in London, this experience rates as the worst.

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rebeccaa
London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect in every way. Excellent food and wonderful atmosphere. Will be back.

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Samm81
London
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special experience. I took my almost 7 year old for the children’s afternoon tea. She was treated like a princess and absolutely loved the whole experience.

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vipMLMM
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad I chose to come to the Langham on my latest trip to London. Everything was exquisite and wonderful! They didn’t rush you at all and they paid attention to every detail. It was a beautiful experience and I would definitely come back again.

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raymondw
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable afternoon tea in beautiful surroundings

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RachelF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, wonderful food and comfortable atmosphere. I went with my 7-year-old daughter and the whole staff made us feel welcome. Thank you for a delicious and memorable experience!

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Pzlunchers
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Charming waitress but seated at a table next to the wall, moved on request. Service rather slow the waiters did not pay attention to the state of our tea cups and top up when needed.
Bits of sinew or gristle in my smoked chicken. Desserts unremarkable and small.
Scones very light and good if small.
It took 4 attempts to retrieve all our belongings from the "cloakroom" in the bar area. We could have wished for a better experience overall.

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DebJ
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

we had the fillet nothing special, although nice atmosphere and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience at High Tea at the Palm! The staff was so friendly and they were very accommodating with our allergies.

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vipJames
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent- thanks !

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bhunabliss
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The host/tea concierge we had was terrific / she was very attentive and considerate of allergies and requests.

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3Amigos
London
21 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We booked for the afternoon experience at the Langham for a birthday occasion.

All the staff were excellent and very friendly.

Service was a little slow on occasion and we felt slightly overlooked. Trying to pay at the end took ages.

Only slight disappointment was in how the tea was presented. Although the restaurant had lots of lovely cake stands these were not used. Would have much preferred to have been given the selection of sandwiches and cakes on shared plates, so that we could pick and choose ourselves.

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BenM
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most perfect afternoon tea in ALL of London!! Wonderful attentive staff, amazing flavour packed sweet treats with 5star luxury throughout.

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LouiseP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning venue, polite and friendly staff, who were incredibly keen to please.

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LauraW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The overall experience was super but the waitress did seem to try and hurry us along quite quickly and even cleared some people’s plates whilst others were still eating.
For the price we paid I would not expect this.
Everything else was outstanding.

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Klegend
London
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This was the first time I dined here and it was well worth it. From the decor to the greeting to the delicious hot food which had not been left on the pass to go cold. We thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend. The only critical feedback I have is make sure the seating had been cleared of the food crumbs of the previous diners. Also for the waiting staff to be a little more tentative so that diners don’t have to ask to have their orders taken. Other than that it was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic afternoon tea made even better by the great welcome and wonderful service!

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CarolineM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I go to a lot of afternoon teas and this one is probably the best one I have ever been to.

The food is absolutely superb. Beautiful sandwiches on fresh bread. The cakes look sensational and taste amazing and the scones are jam are beautiful.

My daughter who is 7 came with me and her afternoon tea was gorgeous. So much attention to detail.

The service is impeccable and you are offered more sandwiches if you would like.

Absolutely love it at the langham and will definitely be returning very soon