SquareMeal Review of
The Palm Court at The Park Lane Hotel
The grand Palm Court is one of London’s most striking and palatial spaces, but remains largely off the so-stylish crew’s radar. Their loss is your gain: the Queen Mumsy mix of velvet sofas, art
deco and chinoiserie harks back to a more elegant era. Dress up in your best Rogers and Astaire finery for Champagne afternoon tea and stay on for sundowners prepped at a dinky bar. Order a
lemon bomb (a minty vodka, lime and limoncello cooler) and Piccadilly 112 (a Midori gin and ginger mule), or revert to 1930s favourite, the grasshopper. There’s fizz from £13.50 (Bouche Père
et Fils), plus a wide range of ales and Côtes du Rhone at a not-cheeky £26.50. Luxury sandwiches, salads and sinful puds are available all day. The divine loos are worth the visit alone, but
why the paucity of palms?
Free Flowing Chapel Down Festive afternoon tea: £48
Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.