The Rosebery

4.8
410 reviews
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Afternoon Tea
Indulge on a quintessential British experience by joining us for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner at The Rosebery; one of London’s most fashionable destinations.

Founded as a tea room in the 1920’s, this elegant and luxurious dining room located in Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is decorated in pastel shades of green with high ceilings and chandeliers, a fireplace and large windows offering natural daylight.

With an extensive selection of the finest teas from around the world including the signature “Mandarin Blend”, our dedicated Tea Master has created an enticing menu that reflects our rich heritage and commitment to quality.

To complement your choice of selected teas, Executive Chefs Victor Ruiz and Paul Thieblemont have created a seasonal menu including hand-rolled sandwiches, pastries, freshly baked scones with clotted cream, strawberry jam, rose petal jelly and homemade lemon curd.
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EA
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I booked an afternoon tea but the appointment was not informed to the restaurant in error. However, we had a good time there with an excellent quality of food& tea
, except a little disappointment of short staff(taking time to get noticed of my call).
I recommend there to my friend.

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MD
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Rosebery Afternoon Tea lived up to the reviews I have read online for the most part. The savories and desserts were quite good, especially the Egg Truffle Sandwich. The tea, though on the whole tasted very well, could be stronger. Also, I think the fact that it was pre-brewed before it was served took away from the experience. The art of brewing the tea leaves at the tea table itself is VERY IMPORTANT. BY taking this out of the equation, something in the act of making and drinking the tea is missing.

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V
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rosebery offered an excellent venue for high tea, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to have a distinguished afternoon with quality services. It was especially pleasant that the tea selection was both diverse and of topmost quality, and we surely indulged ourselves in it. I think that the bottomless tea options were the highlight of the tea, along with the creative combination of tea with sake.

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff and amazing tea - particularly liked the tennis ball cake!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic afternoon tea! I have many allergies and have been to multiple afternoon teas and can never partake in the eating portion and the Rosebery accommodated and made it so I could fully experience and enjoy

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite afternoon tea in the UK so far :)

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FH
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Comparing to other London top range high tea restaurant such as claridges and ritz. Rosebery is certainly would be at a similar ranking.

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Italy
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went their for a special occasion - and that’s what the staff (Anthony, Olivia) did, they made it a special occasion.

Beyond doubt - excellent service from the moment you pull up outside the Manderin. There’s nothing I can fault!

Thank you to all of the staff (concierge, front of house, waitress/waiters)!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was really nice and every plate was adorable!!! I’ll come back.

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DS
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Lovely endless food. Great environment. Highly recommend.

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HN
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable every time! A warm welcome, delicious food, attentive yet not overbearing service. Fantastic for dietary requirements, great location.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ever!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The sandwiches are really wonderful!The rose jam is great!My mom and i just enioy it so much!Except i can't ask for some more sandwiches to take away.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was FAB

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service here is excellent
Environment is classic
Sandwiches are delicious
However the scones are too salty for me
But the jams are fantastic
And I love their tea

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Best service ever!

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AW
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother-in-law and daughters had a really lovely afternoon here. The wait staff was service embodied. The food was beautiful and delicious. I highly recommend this place for a special occasion.

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RA
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me wife and I, had our first english afternoon tea the day before the visit to Rosebery. What a difference in quality, service and taste! The service, food and selection of teas were absolute fantastic and many levels above what we experienced the day before.

I managed to consume 3 pots of tea during the two hour stay, plus some tastings of my wifes tea selection. Included was additional tastings of teas, sandwiches, scones and cakes.

One of many top memories from the visit at Rosebery was when my wife ordered a taste of Da Hong Pao, a very special tea. The Sommelier of tea at Rosebery came to our table and brewed it there and explained, and let us smell and taste the wonderful tea. To choose this tea you had to pay 7 Pounds extra, but it was worth it. This tea was infused two times at our table, but could do more...

We can recommend Afternoon tea at The Rosebery for everyone who wants an special time, an extraordinary experience. Its worth it! We will come back to The Rosebery next time we are in London.

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon tea at the Rosebery was fantastic, I could not recommend it enough! The staff were so friendly and accommodating, it was the best afternoon tea I have had and I have been to a lot of the top London hotels!

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 5th visit to the Rosebery for afternoon tea. On this occasion it was my 30th Birthday and the experience was exceptional

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LP
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best afternoon tea myself or my friend has had! The food was delicious, the staff extremely attentive and the surroundings beautiful. Thoroughly worth the cost.

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ML
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great food and teas!

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n
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best afternoon tea in London! Impeccable service and delicious food in gorgeous surroundings. Perfect!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service.
Delicious sandwiches, scones & pastries.

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PJ
London
17 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt the best afternoon tea I have ever had. Everything from the fantastic sandwiches (the egg mayo and truffle I couldn't stop eating) to warm and soft scones to the brilliant patisserie that just got better with each new one I tried. The service was really friendly and efficient. One thing that stood out was the wine/beer or saki paring with each part of the tea, really unusual to have this with an afternoon tea instead of a tasting menu. I would really recommend this.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall amazing though as we were last seating and felt a bit rushed by the service on the last 2 courses of tea and food. Also not all good options were available as waiters mentioned they had run out of selections.

Delicious food and perhaps last seating should be slightly earlier to enable guests to have the full tea experience at leisure.

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AP
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, fantastic food and our favourite place for afternoon tea. Cannot wait to return again to try the breakfast. The quality of the food is unbelievable and the staff make you feel so comfortable. The selection of teas is vast and all we tried are absolutely beautiful. The apricot white tea is a personal favourite! Cannot recommend the Rosebery Lounge enough

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CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here a few times because it's one of the best afternoon teas in London, this time is was actually even better in every way, I always think there is roo. For improvement , however as far as the rosebury they cannot improve on perfection and that is exactly what it was.

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Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Accidentally thought we were booking the restaurant overlooking the park which we adore. We learned, upon arrival, that it was being renovated. Our group was 7 and we were sat immediately. The menu for breakfast is a decent one and we were offered water right away. However the rest of the service speed was painfully slow. We only ordered some pancakes and poached eggs yet we had to wait nearly an hour from the time we ordered until our food arrived. There were only 2 or 3 other occupied tables in the restaurant yet the time it took for our juices and coffees then food to come out was unacceptable. Additionally, the food was only average.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best afternoon tea menu ever, very good environment and service.

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RS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous afternoon, The food was lovely, the service and the staff were just fabulous the whole way through and so friendly! One of our party has a severe nut allergy and the attention and reassurance she received was just incredible. She was able to take part in the whole tea and was given the confidence by staff to eat the food without worrying about her allergy. Well done to the whole team!!!

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Q
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, lovely food and friendly staffs.

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CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The place is beautiful but the service was extremely slow for a 5 star hotel, food was nice. overall too expensive for experience.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food

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LT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love their free flow of sandwiches and wide range of tea selection.

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MP
London
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to the Rosebery with my 9 years old son for an afternoon tea, as a special mum’s treat while we were alone during the weekend. The ambience of the Rosebery is truly special, our waiter was super-attentive and tactful - my son son was so impressed by his manners and how he would recommend different selections of teas... all the food was superb - the egg and truffle sandwiches delicious and the pastries exquisites.
We’ll definitely go back with the rest of the family soon!

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VC
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely time at the Rosebery. We had the afternoon tea set (£59 pp), which includes unlimited sandwiches (foie gras, crab, egg & truffle, chicken and mushroom, spicy tuna) and a wonderful array of desserts, including two kinds of scone. We didn’t have any of the alcohol supplements, and instead chose from the extensive and delicious tea menu. Service started off very well, and was good throughout the busier period. Overall a very pleasant visit and worth the price for a special occasion.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow I think this is best one afternoon tea in London

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a
London
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service. Nothing was trouble for any of the staff. Even had oat milk to cater for dairy-free milk requirements. Really delicious selection of vegetarian sandwiches too! One of best in London.

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