The 1901 Wine Lounge, housed in the Andaz London Liverpool Street hotel, is a chic but cosy spot for afternoon tea in the heart of the City of London. The space is centred around the annular lighting fixture, with plenty of plush chairs and sofas to perch on and striking marble tiled floors. The walls feature arch-shaped alcoves, each showcasing a musical instrument. The Andaz itself is a luxurious five-star hotel with spacious suites, as well as four other restaurants alongside the wine lounge, including a pub, Japanese restaurant, brasserie and cafe. Given the hotel’s proximity to the station, it’s excellently placed for city breaks or business trips. The hotel also boasts meeting facilities, a gym, free wifi, digital check-in and keys and is pet-friendly.
The primary offering at 1901 is afternoon tea, featuring a range of savouries, sweets and teas. Diners can also step things up a notch with a bottle of Via Via Prosecco or Moet Champagne. When it comes to the tea, there are great options from Jing Teas, including all the classics plus jade sword green tea, lemongrass and ginger or blackcurrant and hibiscus.
For the savoury entries, you’ll find a tasty selection: beetroot brioche with smoked salmon and avocado puree, herb focaccia with marinated grilled vegetables and hummus, and a mozzarella chapati with heritage tomato and pesto. The sweet department, meanwhile, features a banana deluxe, mango and passion fruit cheesecake, and the must-have buttermilk scones with jam and clotted cream.
Due to the intimate nature of the lounge, we would recommend booking a table for your afternoon tea. To do so, simply select the time, date and party size on the right, and the booking widget will do the rest. Booking in at the lounge will also earn you 100 SquareMeal points, which can be used for gifts and discounts.