Apsleys, A Heinz Beck Restaurant

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Hyde Park

Please note this restaurant is currently closed, and due to re-open spring 2015.

Served in the sophisticated Apsleys dining room of the uber-posh Lanesborough hotel, with its elegant decor and pianist, afternoon tea is a refined affair. Tea here is certainly taken seriously and staff deliver advice with enthusiasm, guiding you through an exciting menu devised by ‘tea sommelier’ Karl Kessab. The food is enticing too. Wonderful savoury tarts and filled brioches star among the finger sandwiches, and toasted teacakes with the scones. The petit fours, meanwhile, are a cut above. Delicate French classics come with inventive twists, while mini cakes (lemon, banana and the like) also feature. It’s a consummate selection and one that’s replicated to equally impressive effect for those in need of a dairy- or gluten-free option.

Venue name: Apsleys, A Heinz Beck Restaurant
Address: The Lanesborough Hotel
1 Lanesborough Place
Opening hours: Breakfast served 7-11.30am daily. Lunch served noon-2.30pm daily. Tea served 4pm, 4.30pm daily. Dinner served 7-10.30pm Mon-Sat; 7-10pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Hyde Park Corner tube
Price: Main courses £12.50-£30. Set lunch £24 3 courses. Set tea £31-£39.

Average User Rating

4 / 5

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Todd C

There were a few very small mistakes with the food (fish served on the slightly cool side for example) and servers occasionally over attentive while not attentive enough at other times. With that said, I'm giving them 4 stars because some of the dishes were both great tasting and inventive (very fresh pea soup with pieces of lobster and other tasty nibbles). Most impressive, the decor was beautiful without being overstated. I would go back again for both the food and the pleasure of eating it in a beautiful setting.


The afternoon was pleasant and the tea was delightful however the room and food is not what I was expecting. The rest of the hotel has a very old character feeling and this updated deco style room is not in keeping. As for the food, although the champagne and strawberries were wonderful the sandwiches were a little underwhelming. There was maybe one or two that I actually enjoyed... in comparison to the Ritz I would always go with the Ritz. It’s still definitely worth a try though...

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