Afternoon Tea at The Bloomsbury Street Hotel

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Afternoon Tea

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Addictive by nature, The Bloomsbury Edition presents an afternoon tea collaboration with master chocolatiers Charbonnel et Walker. Artisanal homemade sandwiches, scones and preserves are served alongside patisseries such as Italian meringue and coconut mousse with white rum jelly. Discover ultimate indulgence featuring additional dedicated vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free menus.

Challenging the status quo of the traditional afternoon tea, our Kitchens offer an innovative reimagining of the British classic through a heavenly collaboration with master chocolatiers Charbonnel et Walker.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely decoration and delicious food

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vipSweetsop
London
25 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The Bloomsbury Street Hotel is a lovely location, great looking hotel, fairly good service with pleasant facilities. However, the afternoon tea was only ok and the sandwiches did not seem as fresh as they could be. If they could get the food right, it would be great value.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I would NOT recommend this place for Afternoon Tea. Tue sandwichesnwere dry and stale, and it was overpriced.

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NorthernSpitfires
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had booked but not entirely convinced they were actually expecting us. We were not in a rush fortunately because we had to wait over 30 minutes whilst they prepared sandwiches. They were not brimming with filling and were rather dry. The scones were nice though and the cakes okay. The latter were a bit rich for us but that was possibly just a personal taste. Overall not the best Afternoon Tea we've had and not worth the price. Probably wouldn't rush back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were seated in the bar rather than the restaurant, tea served without awareness of who ordered what - this being afternoon tea this is kind of the main point - poured without sieve so the tea came out of the pot, requiring a fresh cup. These are small things but if you offer afternoon tea then make sure you deliver the core product well!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Zu Beginn haben die unsere Reservierung über Open Tabel garnicht gefunden. Dann wurden wir mit großem Tamtam platziert und dann hat es 20 min gedauert bis uns ein Kellner gefragt hat ob wir schon bedient werden. Die Getränke kamen dann recht schnell. Als dann nach 30 min nix passierte wollten wir dann gehen. Die Getränke gingen aufs Haus. Die waren überhaupt nicht auf afternoon Tea vorbereitet bieten es aber über Open Table an. Ich fand es eine bodenlose Frechheit vom Service uns da sitzen zu lassen und nicht nach zu fragen oder sich unter einander ab zusprechen!!

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DianaT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea with helpful friendly staff. However when we arrived they thought from their computer bookings that we had cancelled the afternoon tea although we hadn't.
However soon resolved & offered free glass of Prosecco although we declined as do not drink!
Tea & service excellent although had to wait due to above

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SusanP
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They weren’t expecting us when we got there but were very accommodating. The food was just fine and the service was excellent

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Barb
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was great but we had to wait half hour to have any food on the table. We were the only ones there having tea and service was horrible. Not sure if I'd go back.

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vipSarah
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Wow was that odd. There were about 25 employees and only 4 people dining. However, despite the restaurant being wildly overstaffed they were massively inattentive. Kinda felt like a social experiment. The sandwiches and desserts were good but didn’t compensate for the overall bizarre nature of the experience

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Annieploidy
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience2

The tea was served in the bar area which was almost empty so there wasn't much atmosphere, but the staff were friendly, pleasant and efficient. Good choice of teas. Sandwiches were fresh and very tasty, the scones were light and still warm and served with jam and clotted cream. The cake selection was not so good - very rich and sweet but that's just my taste. Overall it was a pleasant interlude in an attractive hotel just off Oxford Street with good service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We went for Afternoon tea and hade booked a table. Even if we had booked a table we had to wait almost an hour for the food. It were only us (5 persons) and another couple in the restaurant when we arrived so the kitchen was not busy. When the food came it was very tasty and delicious, but the long waiting kind of lowered our overall impression of the Afternoon tea-experience.

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Janeb12345
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We booked for a birthday celebration. We loved the venue, food was great and the vegetarian option was wonderful. The staff were very nice! Will be back for another occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall good although the service was not that good- had to ask several times for hot water and more tea as the first pot was not hot

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was excellent and the staff friendly. Our waitress was a bit unattentive and we were for some reason seated in a row next to the bar instead of in the comfier seats closer to the windows even though they were all open.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall the hotel provided quality food, however, we did ask for a jug or water which took 20minutes to turn up at our table. If it weren't for this careless mistake I would've gladly rated the whole experience 5 out of 5.

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KatieWard
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely afternoon tea. The food was amazing and the lady who served us was so nice and friendly. We will be coming back in the future. Really enjoyed it all.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience1

I booked this experience as part of a Birthday visit to London for my Wife. My wife is a coeliac so a little more planning is needed for meals out and is usually not a problem.
After booking with the Radisson I gave them 2 weeks notice asking for the gluten free option for the afternoon tea.
When we arrived the staff were always extremely pleasant but the area we were sat for our tea was a reception area by the bar which had businessmen discussing there work and using telephones so not the sort of thing I would expect in a hotel of this standard when they had a nice dinning area.
When the teas were brought out I was again disappointed with the result. My tea was lovely apart from there was no Jam with the cream for the scones but the problem was with my wifes Gluten free tea. The sandwiches were ok but she had no scones, these were substituted with 4 squares of water melon and a pot of cream and the top layer of cakes were a chocolate brownie and a bakewell tart both of which had been purchased from a supermarket nothing from the chef.
I feel as an experience day this should have been far better and a little more effort gone into it. My wife has had afternoon teas before at different places and never had this before .
I did not bring this up at the Hotel as I did not want to make a thing out of it on the day and the waitress was doing her best but I thing you should look at this before sending people there for what are normally gifts and treats.

Kind regards

Chris Cowley

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so yummy, the staff are polite and friendly. I took my mum for a pressie and she thoroughly enjoyed herself.

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JW60
London
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This did not go well from start to finish.
The telephone number on the afternoon tea voucher that I had been given got me through to someone who had no idea what to do. I got passed around the company and left waiting for someone to answer so long I gave up.
Eventually I emailed customer service and was assured all would be fine.
When I presented the voucher on arrival the staff behaved as if they'd never seen one before.
The food was poor - one scone so stale it was inedible and another scone wet underneath and soggy.
We didn't finish the tea.
The final insult was a bill for the full price ignoring the voucher so had to be challenged and a member of staff who was sulky about being asked to correct it.
Never again.

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BrendaG
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service. Bar area was too noisy for conversation. We asked to be moved to a quieter area and were moved to the restaurant area, which was ideal for us. Quiet and cosy for a girls get together afternoon tea and coffee. Staff very pleasant, helpful and attentive. Could not have asked for more.

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Afternoon Tea at The Bloomsbury Street Hotel is rated 3.7 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

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