The Foyer & Reading Room at Claridge's

Claridge's, 55 Brook Street , London, W1K 4HR

|

020 7409 6307

|
Reading Room
The Foyer   Reading Room at Claridge s
Reading Room
The Foyer   Reading Room at Claridge s
Reading Room
The Foyer   Reading Room at Claridge s
Reading Room
The Foyer   Reading Room at Claridge s
Reading Room

SquareMeal Review of The Foyer & Reading Room at Claridge's

silver award

SILVER AWARD

Best Restaurants - Afternoon Tea - WinnerOnce Claridge’s library, this all-day dining room has replaced bookish silence with an appropriately civilised buzz, while marble-cut fireplaces, velvet columns and a gorgeous Dale Chihuly glass sculpture up the art-deco ante. The kitchen invests in produce rather than dazzling technique, but pricey satisfaction is guaranteed, whether you order smoked haddock risotto, roast pork belly with braised red cabbage and apple or cod with spelt, brown shrimps and cauliflower. The venue is also a diamond for breakfast, “midnight snacks” and sell-out afternoon teas complete with a tinkling piano – so book well ahead for leisurely repasts with leafy brews from the Rare Tea Company and a host of delights arrayed on spindly silver stands. Service is discreet yet totally attentive, and the whole shebang comes with a liberal helping of A-list celebs.

SquareMeal lists featuring The Foyer & Reading Room at Claridge's

Menus from The Foyer & Reading Room at Claridge's

The Foyer & Reading Room at Claridge's Location

Claridge's, 55 Brook Street , London W1K 4HR

|

020 7409 6307

|
Opening times

Mon-Sun 7am-10pm

Private Dining

The Foyer   Reading Room at Claridge s
The Foyer   Reading Room at Claridge s
The Foyer   Reading Room at Claridge s
The Foyer   Reading Room at Claridge s

The Foyer private dining room brings all the roaring 1920s style of the Claridge’s Foyer in a more intimate setting. Featuring one long table, the opulent Foyer private dining room can accommodate up to 20 guests for a sit-down lunch or dinner.

The Foyer Capacity: 20

The Foyer & Reading Room at Claridge's's Reviews

ratingratingratingratingrating

Food & Drink: 9.3

|

Service: 9.3

|

Atmosphere: 8.7

|

Value: 7.7

ratingratingratingrating

Food + drink: 4

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 4

Bronze Reviewer
12 November 2018

Came here for my anniversary and I am so glad I chose this restaurant! The foyer and reading room are lovely! There was a live pianist and cellist playing music. The staff were attentive.And I cannot fault any dish. Just delicious. Would love to return for another special meal.

ratingratingratingrating

Food + drink: 5

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 3

Platinum Reviewer
15 November 2013

Achieving a discrete yet classy atmosphere that suggests wealth but not bling (on the part of both the establishment and its clientele) is hard effort to pull off successfully. Yet this is what Claridges manages to do. Against this background, breakfast in their Reading Room – just off the main hotel foyer – is one of the most civilised ways to begin the day. For lovers of art deco, there are few more beautiful public rooms in London and beyond the mirrors, wall panels and light fittings, no element is left unconsidered. Even the tea cups and the tongs for extracting sugar cubes speak to the same theme of classy discretion. Although part of the excitement of breakfast is the panoply of options available – from uber-healthy muesli to full English with all the works – both my dining comrade and I were reassuringly predictable in our choices. To start, a refreshing pink grapefruit juice followed by smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, accompanied with Earl Grey tea. It may be a bold claim to make, but I believe I can say with some confidence that the scrambled egg/ salmon combination is definitely the best I have had in London, superior to the same dish in other top hotels such as the Savoy or the Connaught. The eggs were light and creamy, the salmon fresh and not too salty, and the relative portion size of the two was ideal. Service, as one would expect, is also impeccable, timed pitch-perfect with nothing, seemingly, being too much trouble. Of course, the experience does not come cheap, but as an alternative to the more prolonged and expensive afternoon tea option that is available in the same room, breakfast represents a superb opportunity for enjoying the unique atmosphere of Claridges.

ratingratingratingrating

Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

GH

Platinum Reviewer
10 September 2012

Perfect afternoon tea; great service, good portions and wonderful setting. Adding cake stands will be a plus.

Book a table

Party Size
Date
Time
You won't be charged for this service.
Collect 100 with this booking
  • Available offers

    Book without an offer

    Offers available for your chosen time and date

    If you would like to book an offer, make your choice below.

    Sorry there are no offers available at this restaurant, at this time. Please click Continue without offer to continue with this booking or select another time.

  • Booking Details

    By clicking 'CONFIRM' you agree to the SquareMealUser Agreement. This reservation is processed by OpenTable. By clicking 'Confirm' you agree to their Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

  • Booking Details

    We are pleased to confirm your booking.

    Diner Name:

    Email Address:

    Phone Number:

    SquareMeal Rewards points collected:

    You will receive an email from SquareMeal shortly. Please add the booking to your calendar here:

    Add to Calendar
    36 false DD/MM/YYYY

    Join SquareMeal Rewards

Contact The Foyer & Reading Room at Claridge's

Job Title