The Rosebery

4.8
362 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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FM
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
6 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
London
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
47 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
44 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
25 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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

It was very nice but extremely slow. We had to leave before we could finish all the afternoon tea.

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p
London
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mum and I went for a belated mothers day. The service from the outset til the end was fabulous. Could not fault anything - can't wait to go back.

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C
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sandwiches were delicious, pastries were beautifully presented. A lovely hand decorated plate was presented to my mum as it was her birthday and staff couldn’t do enough for you. Would recommend to anyone

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish it was an absolutely lovely experience. The food was exceptional and the portions generous. The staff are very attentive and knowledgeable. They made our afternoon tea anniversary very special.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was great but the service was very poor and really let the experience down.

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HD
London
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mum for afternoon tea and we both had a lovely time , food was lovely and they looked after us really well. Told my sister about and my nieces and they want to go now , so looks like we may be booking another afternoon tea with you.

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MG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked as a treat to celebrate just getting married. The afternoon tea is amazing with a great selection of cakes and sandwiches & the way it’s served is very unique. I am gluten free and this is by far the best I’ve had, didn’t feel like I missed out. For London I think the cost is good value for money & definitely worth it for a special occasion. The service as you would expect was very attentive, overall very pleased with our experience.

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SE
London
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Mandarin oriental standard is certainly there. Service is extremely attentive but the knowledge of the menu, in particular the tea, is lacking. In Asia the tea is a big business and often I go to a restaurant for the specialist who understand tea and my pallete. Savory sandwiches are well done. Food quality is excellent. But if I compare the teas, it's much worse than even the trendy house like TWG!

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MB
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Too many different servers. Not that good coordinated.

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H
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rosebery is always my favourite place to meet friends for afternoon tea.

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l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant!!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was certainly an extra treat while we were on vacation. The staff even helped us celebrate our recent engagement. Great experience from start to finish.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit and has good has the first time 😀👍

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L
London
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food & sweets to match - will happily go again

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EE
London
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant,amazing afternoon tea,great selection of teas.
truly fantastic experience.
the staff are so friendly and attentive.
we really loved everything about the rosebury Lounge.

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