The Palm Court at The Langham 1

The Langham, 1c Portland Place , London, W1B 1JA

SquareMeal Review of The Palm Court at The Langham

Built in 1927, The Palm Court is a dazzling Grade II-listed art deco vision of palatial proportions. For its commendable afternoon and high teas (from £37), and fine drinks, this arresting space should be a destination for discerning London bar hounds – as well as wealthy tourists and guests frequenting the hotel’s glorious ballroom. Alas, the room’s 2016 refurb, part of the hotel’s multimillion pound makeover, fails to inspire. A hodgepodge of garish bling looks provincial, featuring bland plush, cheap-looking crystal-fringed lights and token Kentia palms. At this level, cocktails are fair value at £12 for Sazerac and Patrón Silver Margarita, or £14 for deco delights such as The Astor (a Cognac, maraschino and absinthe Sour). Appealing too, are jerk chicken, rice and peas; or seared mackerel and gado gado salad – at not much above pub prices. But given the location’s potentially fabulous good looks, the makeover is a missed opportunity.

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The Palm Court at The Langham is recommended for

Afternoon Tea

Special offers

Cream tea £30 per person

Includes choice of tea, one glass of champagne, fruit and plain scones, clotted cream and strawberry preserve. Not available at the Weekends or Bank Holidays

From: 11 May 2018

To: 30 August 2018

Max: 10

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Oxford Circus Tube Station 346m

Bond Street Tube Station 569m


Address: The Langham, 1c Portland Place , London W1B 1JA

Area: Portland Street Regent Street

Opening times

Mon-Sun 2-5pm


Food & Drink: 8.0

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 6.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

JUNKO H. bronze reviewer 23 January 2014

very ynice time for my dad birthday good service and good food and good piano paformance enjoyed

Special offers

Cream tea £30 per person

From: 11 May 2018

To: 30 August 2018

Max: 10

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