The Rosebery

4.7
378 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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Q
London
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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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
10 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
19 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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TA
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic experience. Excellent service and lovely food!

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London
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let’s Start with the great hospitality and Greeting 10/10 child friendly 10/10 & the food was fantastic and quantity was great for two adults sharing an afternoon tea. Also ordered a Child afternoon tea which put a smile on my 3 year old and kept her occupied by providing drawings too. to be repeated thank you Fabio and everyone that helped make our experience a wonderful Sunday afternoon tea.

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VP
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent afternoon tea at elegant atmosphere. Best choice of Gluten-free options I've ever met.

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GK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue. Just the right amount of attention, and the sandwiches were probably the nicest I have had for afternoon tea.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfectly attentive service. Delicious food.

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London
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fathers birthday which was a lovely surprise for him. Although he is quite a simple man who hates fuss he loved the whole experience.

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A
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful all round. Rebooked for Mothers day. Best afternoon tea in London

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FM
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully sumptuous surroundings for an elegant afternoon tea. The sandwiches are fresh and delicious with flavoursome fillings that are exciting to eat. The scones are light and served with assorted jams and lemon curd. The cakes are a thing of art.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service. Unusual sandwiches with great flavours. Wonderful cake selection. Beautiful scones and elegant setting. Keep coming back here and reminded why every time!

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Bath
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very nice place and delicious!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very good time. Many thanks to The Rosebery. Xx

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SI
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of my favourite places for Afternoon tea. Great food and service. Had to remind staff for top up tea twice... otherwise I would have given 5 stars rather than 4.

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BD
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing experience at the Rosebery. Would definitely recommend! Stellar food, tea, and service.

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

It was ok, but not the best afternoon tea I’ve had in London, perhaps my expectations were too high. When I ordered my tea, I asked which was the strongest black tea they had, the English breakfast was recommended. It was pre-brewed and was really weak. I then sent it back and asked for it to be made stronger. I then spoke to the tea sommelier who advised that actually the Assam was the one to have, so I did. That too was pre brewed and weak. So I asked if I could have a pot of tea with leaves in it so that I could make my own strong tea. I finally received again pre brewed tea, and stronger. One of the things I do love about afternoon tea is the traditional way of having tea leaves brewing. Other than that frustrating start it was a pleasant afternoon. The sandwiches and cakes were delicious and the service really good.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is perfect
Traditional Chinese culture and interior blended into English afternoon tea

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ZA
London
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great experience. Lovely staff! Would do this again, one of my favourite afternoon teas!

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DN
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. The only negatives is that it took one hour to bring out my daughters French fries and 30 minutes to refill our teas. Other than that I cannot fault it

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KO
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So beautifully decorated for Christmas. A delicious afternoon teA, superb service

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RA
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the service A+ , environment very friendly and cosy , good food and value .
I do recommend for a group

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T
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The hotel was beautifully decorated for the holidays and the ambience would have been perfect, but for the very high noise levels. Your staff was attentive and polite. The sandwiches and scones were excellent, but I thought the desserts were average. I was contacted in advance about our visit and arranged for a special dessert for my friend who is getting married. The message on the plate was supposed to read ‘Congratulations Helen.’ On the day, it read ‘Happy Birthday Helen.’ It was raining quite heavily when we arrived. Staff took our coats and gave us a reclaim ticket. When we were preparing to leave, the staff could not find our coats (ticket seemed irrelevant). Some 15 minutes later they were located In another part of the hotel. They were still wet (we had been there for 2 hours) and quite uncomfortable to wear home.

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JO
London
48 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best afternoon tea I ever had. The ground lobster Bolognese is so delicious. The service is outstanding, everything is perfect.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent afternoon tea experience! Lovely ambience and great service.

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LC
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous time, we left feeling throughly spoiled. The service was so friendly and welcoming. The food was gorgeous. Will be returning very soon.

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Jersey
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service a brand new decor and great food

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F
London
45 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very fresh pastries and sandwiches. Almost tried all the tea as the waitress is so keen on helping us try different fine leaves and keep our tea pot warm :) Very tasty food too.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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RM
London
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service as per usual. Beautifully decorated and recently refurbished. Staff exceptionally courteous and welcoming. Really interesting fillings in finger sandwiches. Artistic presentation in Pastries. Extensive Leaf Teas Menu. Our Birthday Afternoon Tea was very nice.

We began the treat with a visit to the Bar, and enjoyed ice cold Mocktails which were presented in glass teapots filled with colourful flowers.
We shall certainly visit again soon!

Thank you to all the Staff.

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n
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply fantastic for afternoon tea. Attentive service, well appointed decor and, most importantly, fantastic food.

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San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were experiencing a Tea Time while vacationing in London! What a beautiful place - everything from the first step to a walk to our table to an amazing service personnel to beautiful decor, fine bone china, delicious pastries, "melt in your mouth" tiny sandwiches, selection of teas, wines, champagnes, and on, and on, and on!!! One word - a WOW! We really loved it and would definitely be back! I hope a few amazingly classy and professional young men that were looking after us will get this message and a pat on their back! You all deserve the highest rating and a great applause! Thank you to All! Warmest regards,
Alexandra Sokoll and Michael Kent

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JS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love the high tea at The Rosebery Lounge! We have been to a lot of places previously and so far, no other establishment compares. The food is delicious and well presented and the service is impeccable! We look for the best service and attention and always get it from the staff there. Robin has always been gracious and invited us back and we do! In fact, we highly recommend The Rosebery Lounge for afternoon tea at the Mandarin Oriental and our friends and guests are never disappointed!

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S
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service and amazing food! Would recommend to anyone.

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T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, first rate afternoon tea at the uncompromising Mandarin Oriental.

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