Afternoon Tea At Sofitel London St James

Afternoon tea, British, French·

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Afternoon tea, British, French
Glamorous, Quiet conversation, Quirky
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Romantic, Special occasions


The Rose Lounge at Sofitel London is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea. The rose-filled retreat shelters its guests from the hustle and bustle of the capital while delighting them with savoury and sweet treats, as well as the main event - tea. 

Red, studded sofas and armchair seating are what give this cosy space its name, along with various other pink flourishes, from cute lampshades to floral artworks. It's a relatively small, but infinitely warm, room, providing a welcome hideaway for guests to indulge in its decadent menu come the weekend. 

The inspired menu by head pastry chef Jamie Warley moves away from afternoon tea's English origins and instead invites guests to experience traditional French flavours. Rather than offering classic finger sandwiches, savoury options include the likes of a wild mushroom and candied chestnut tart, coronation chicken with apricot on a brioche bun, and smoked salmon with horseradish crème fraiche on a beetroot slice. Meanwhile, the sweeter section of the menu offers indulgent delights like a chocolate and clementine Earl Grey delice, Madagascan vanilla layered with coconut passionfruit and pineapple confit, and coffee and mascarpone Paris Brest.

Not wanting to stray too far from tradition, freshly baked homemade scones are also on the menu, served with Cornish clotted cream and homemade seasonal jam.

Of course, no afternoon tea is complete without tea! Offering unique blends from Camellia's Tea House, an independent artisan British tea company, guests can choose from a selection of luxurious and herbal wellness infusions to accompany the food. Alongside classic English Breakfast, guests can also find oolong, green tea, white tea and fruity options. 

The Rose Lounge serves afternoon tea from 12pm - 4pm, Friday to Sunday. Do note that it is also possible to order afternoon tea to takeaway. 


Is there a children's menu?

Yes, there is a children's afternoon tea menu available.

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Can you book at Afternoon tea at The Rose Lounge at Sofitel London St James Hotel?

Yes, we do take bookings in advance. Please head to our website and select the 'book' button to secure your space.

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What is the menu like at Afternoon tea at The Rose Lounge at Sofitel London St James Hotel?

From truffle egg mayonnaise on spinach bread to sumptuous berry, sweet violet and English honey sphere, our menu brings the finest French cuisine to this classic English tradition.

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6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London, SW1Y 4AN

020 7747 2238 020 7747 2238


Opening Times

Afternoon Tea
Mon 12:00-17:00
Tue 12:00-17:00
Wed 12:00-17:00
Thu 12:00-17:00
Fri 12:00-17:00
Sat 12:00-17:00
Sun 12:00-17:00


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2 Reviews 


02 June 2023  
Food & Drink 2
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 1

ben D

27 June 2018  
Great food and customer service.
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