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The Promenade at The Dorchester

#106 of 17,848 Restaurants in London
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53 Park Lane | The Dorchester, London W1K 1QA, England
+44 20 7629 8888
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 11:00
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Sun 07:30 - 11:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 11:00
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98 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful spoil, to sit in this gorgeous room, with wonderful decor and gorgeous floral art. Breakfast is stunning and served by beautiful people. Go and enjoy!

Thank wayne020
Alton, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was a bit slow but it was a great venue for afternoon tea. Sandwiches a bit traditional - not quite as interesting as the Savoy or Claridges. Nice long gallery and good atmosphere.

Thank Kris B
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is stunning! Service is good. Food is good but a bit too simple. Not the best afternoon tea I have done in term of food. I put very good because the place is really nice. Food can be better If you like nice cars, you will be happy to see very nice one in front of the hotel.

Thank Mathilde A
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very VERY proper High Tea. Great service. Unpretentious. Perfectly chilled champagne. Delicious sandwiches. Buttery scones. Amazing pastries. Delicious teas. Best High Tea ever !!!

Thank SaigonStevo
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139 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful surroundings, delicious food and impeccable service. This place is an oasis of calm in London and a great place for a nice breakfast.

Thank mideastexplorer
St Albans, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The waiting staff were so friendly, helpful, and went above and beyond to ensure our dietary requirements were taken care off. The theme of flowers was tied into the decor, tea, and pastries - very lovely! As it was my mother's birthday I had notified the restaurant previously so they produced a Alice of opera cake with 'Happy Birthday' on... More 

Thank rebeccachurch88
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service from friendly staff who. Don't rush you and great mixology thank you guys for your humour and making your clients smile this is truly an institution

1 Thank KAG27
Godalming, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After our birthday treat last year, we were looking forward to our return visit. We love afternoon tea and The Promenade does it so well. Sandwiches were delicious as usual - we had seconds of smoked salmon and cucumber. Then scones, with extra cream! Loved the pear jam. The mango green tea flower was very special and a perfect palate... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would not make a habit of it as for sandwiches scones and cake is very expensive. deal if a special occasion. We were made very welcome and served by courteous staff. We told our waiter it was to celebrate our 42nd anniversary after bringing our cake selection he returned with a further cake decorated with anniversary greetings. Nice touch, and... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Amazing Amazing the staff and service were exceptional a warm welcome and attentive throughout our afternoon tea. the the ambience was relaxed. the food and tea were replenished as soon as our plates emptied can't fault the Dorchester a must for anyone looking to celebrate a special event.

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 64
European, British, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Park Lane | The Dorchester, London W1K 1QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7629 8888
  • This restaurant is at The Dorchester
Frequently referred to as 'the drawing room of Mayfair' since opening in 1931, The Promenade is the heart of The Dorchester in London. Open all day for informal dining, The Promenade has an international menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A London institution for British afternoon tea, experience The Promenade's seasonal calendar of specialty teas and pastries, accompanied by a resident pianist. Enjoy the live music from 1.15pm each day and unwind at one of the best restaurants in London. Afternoon Tea is served five times daily: 1pm, 2pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm Dress Code: The Dorchester dress code is 'smart casual' and we respectfully ask guests visiting the hotel to refrain from wearing baseball caps, beanie hats, ripped jeans, sportswear, trainers, flip-flops and shorts in our restaurants and bars.

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Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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