25 July 2014

The Drawing Rooms at the Ampersand Hotel

020 7768 1687

10 Harrington Road, London SW7 3ER

Cafes , Afternoon tea South Kensington
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Set on the ground floor of the new-look Ampersand Hotel (originally built in 1888 as a ‘boutique’ hideaway), the Drawing Rooms provide all sorts of opportunities for business or pleasure. Sip a glass of fizz before dinner from the Champagne trolley or dip into the list of cocktails; alternatively drop by for a light lunch of heritage tomatoes with purple basil and goats’ curd or wild fennel and green tomato tart. Best of all, take advantage of the beautiful patisserie lounge for afternoon tea in a luxurious setting of oversized armchairs, pastel colours and striking artwork inspired by Kensington’s world-renowned museums and galleries. Enjoy high-quality coffee brands (including the Honduras organic blend with ‘notes of wine gums, rose petals and caramel’) or choose from the extensive tea selection (whole camomile flowers, perhaps).

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  1. On Saturday Tea With Me and Friends headed back to the Ampersand Hotel in South Kensington to try out their science themed afternoon tea. Pastry Chef Ji sun had mentioned this tea when we visited her earlier this year and we were both keen to try out this imaginative afternoon tea! If you read about our last visit to The Ampersand in October 2013 you will know that the hotel offers a traditional afternoon tea, a Vegetarian afternoon tea and also a Chef's Special afternoon tea - which always has a wonderful theme. This particular tea is inspired by all things science and features a planet, lots of dinosaurs and a volcano! On this occasion Lorna and I were joined by our friends Becca and Sheree and most of us decided to indulge in a spot of bubbles to begin our tea! The tea is presented on a three tier cake stand, complete with dry ice (this was Head Chef Chris Goldings fab idea!)...
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  2. What. a. delight. The hotel is only inches away from South Ken Station and teas are served in the Drawing rooms. The rooms are a quirky wonder, prints of zoo animals peering out from cocktail glasses, mix of vintage and contemporary furniture, relaxed and funky, not an ounce of stuffiness in sight. I think it may well be one of the coolest hotels I’ve ever seen!...
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  3. With plenty of places in London serving up High Tea, one of the things that really makes or breaks the experience for me (apart from the scones of course) is the setting. And if there’s a place that screams ultra-chic, contemporary elegance like no other, it’s South Kensington’s newest Boutique hotel – The Ampersand. Barely a month old since it’s stunning makeover, The Ampersand oozes lush out of every piece of furniture, fabric and artwork that’s been assembled in its gorgeous interior. Bright hues of maroon and turquoise from the leathers and fabrics of the Drawing Rooms inject a sense of life into the place, something so many hotels seem to lack these days. Even the more eclectic pieces seem perfectly in place… everything from the abstract paper lampshades to the avian-themed upholstery to the towering vintage coffee machine gleaming away by the pastry counter. It’s an interior decor masterclass in how to make British stylish. Once you take your seats for afternoon tea and sink into the velvety couches and armchairs, you will never want to leave...
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  •  Canapés & Complimentary glass of Champagne £25

    • This offer is available from February 14, 2014 until August 31, 2014, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

      Max: 8 people

      Starts: 14 Feb 2014

      Expires: 31 Aug 2014

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