Wellington Lounge at the InterContinental Park Lane

Afternoon tea, International·

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Lazier hotels than the InterContinental simply go through the motions at teatime, serving a bill of fare that wouldn’t raise eyebrows at a WI meeting. Guests at the drop-dead gorgeous Wellington Lounge (every table has a view of the Wellington Arch) can expect so much more, both with the renowned tea service and throughout the day. An all-day menu touts a line-up of international best-sellers, along the lines of Heritage beetroot-cured salmon gravadlax, beautifully flavoured and served with roasted baby beetroot and crème fraiche, biryani cooked with prawns and classic fish and chips, deliciously flaky fish with unimpeachable presentation.

It’s obvious that a chef has had a hand in the creation of all three enticing tea menus. The ‘botanical’ dares to be different by kicking off with cardamom and vanilla-infused Champagne ahead of out-of-the-ordinary sweets and savouries such as nettle-marinated asparagus rolled in rare beef or Victoria plum and celeriac torte. The ‘royal’ version stays closer to classic English tradition, while the ‘best of British’ proudly champions the British Isles’ finest ingredients, both modest and luxurious. Tea choices include a bespoke blend by Tea Palace.

A crisp, smart address that effortlessly mixes high standards with pleasing informality. Ideal for flexible West End dining.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Afternoon tea, International
Cosy, Glamorous
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch


InterContinental Park Lane, 1 Hamilton Place, Mayfair, London, W1J 7QY

020 7409 3131 020 7409 3131


Opening Times

Afternoon Tea
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 13:00-17:00
Fri 13:00-17:00
Sat 13:00-17:00
Sun 13:00-17:00
All day
Mon 12:00-00:00
Tue 12:00-00:00
Wed 12:00-00:00
Thu 12:00-00:00
Fri 12:00-00:00
Sat 12:00-00:00
Sun 12:00-00:00


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2 Reviews 

Leon V

28 December 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 2
Service 4
Atmosphere 2.5
Value 1

For the type of restaurant this is, the menu was subpar and felt more like a gastropub than a restaurant - and I've seen better menus in gastropubs!

The food itself, while not bad, was just meh, nothing special and totally nothing to justify the price. Very disappointing and underwhelming.

Esmeralda S

28 September 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
afternoon tea with view of Wellington Arch
Treated my family to an afternoon tea at the Wellington Lounge. Absolutely brilliant. Views of the Wellington Arch is a plus. The blackberry tart is delicious and you also have a wide selection of tea!! Will be back!!
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