SquareMeal Review of
Lounge Bar at Strand Palace Hotel (afternoon tea)
Smack-bang opposite the Savoy, the Strand Palace Hotel faces some pretty stiff competition when it comes to afternoon tea. This recently renovated pile (established in 1909) falls somewhere between
a swanky ‘grand hotel’ and the chain coffee shops in the area, which suits its mixed bag of business types, families and tourists to a T. Settle in at the hotel’s brasserie-style Johnston’s
Restaurant or bag a sofa in the Lounge Bar for the full tea experience: expect an all-in package of finger sandwiches, cakes, raisin scones with clotted cream and jam, plus a pot of tea for a
recession-busting £14.95. For a treat, add Prosecco (£4 a pop) or Champagne at £7. Tea from the London Tea Company may be from a bag, but at least it’s organic; other pluses are walk-in
availability and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Covent Garden afternoon tea £29.95 per person
This offer is available from October 14, 2016 until December 31, 2017, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.