Palm Court at the Langham Hotel

Restaurants, British Marylebone
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Apparently, it was at this swanky Langham hotel dining room that afternoon tea was first served, more than 140 years ago. We've no reason to doubt them. It still proves a popular draw but it runs alongside a French-influenced menu conceived by head chef Chris King, in partnership with Michel Roux Jr and Albert Roux. 

That means dishes such as salt-cod brandade tartelette served with a poached hen egg and a piquillo pepper dressing, saffron tagliatelle with artichokes, pine nuts and pied bleu mushroom, sea bream with sauce vierge and anya potatoes and grilled native lobster served with a Pernod butter. 

Desserts include crême brûlée with strawberries marinated in elderflower, praline profiteroles with chocolate sauce and caramelised hazelnut and tiramisu with espresso jelly and white coffee ice cream. A strong cheese selection also features.

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Palm Court at the Langham Hotel says
Palm Court is famed as the birthplace of afternoon tea providing a sense of occasion against a backdrop of daily live music. Celebrate this timeless ritual with a selection of 30 tea blends, cakes, beautiful pastries, scrumptious scones and delicate finger sandwiches. The evening menu features original recipes and classic French dishes inspired by the iconic 'grand cafes' of Europe that will tempt you to a variety of dishes, ideal for indulgent evenings or early bites.

Located at the top of Regent Street and minutes from Oxford Circus.
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Venue name: Palm Court at the Langham Hotel
Address: The Langham
1c Portland Place
Price: £26 to £40
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4.5 / 5

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Amazeballs! Went here for a celebratory afternoon tea, they were serving the valentines afternoon tea! It was delish! We started by having a raspberry sorbet Amuse bushe, followed by unlimited sandwiches! The waiter keeps coming over and offering you more and more and more! My fav was the chicken and cress. Next up it's come time, wow, best scone I have ever had, it was warm and so soft, literally melted in my mouth and then they offered more scones! To finish was the desserts, so perfectly created and for obvious reasons, they were all heart related and so pretty! We were pretty stuffed by this time, and the kind waiter kindly let us take them home! Now, not forgetting the teas, you can try as many as you want! I loved the 150years special blended langham tea, it was so lovely. All in all, this afternoon tea was great value for money and service was impeccable! I will definitely be back! Top Tip- even if you don't need the loo, go and check out the loos, they are lush!

Elizabeth P

The world could literally be ending but inside the Palm Court all is right and good and calm and wonderful. This is a professional affair. A wide range of teas to choose from, followed by a selection of sandwiches which you pick yourself and they KEEP offering you more. This is particularly appealing to a fussy eater like me. I was able to eat my own body weight in coronation chicken and avoid everything else. The scones are fresh and warm with generous portions of cream and jam. You can also go back for seconds with these. The cakes look impeccable but were a little too delicate for my greediness. They tasted good though and perfectly closed off my multiple servings of scones.

With the soft lighting, polite staff and tinkling of piano this is the perfect place to celebrate and/or really escape the dramas of the real world.

Ruth J

A 3 course meal for £29 at one of London's most established and renowned hotels bang in the middle of the capital? If that sounds like your sort of thing you simply MUST avail of this amazing offer obtained through OpenTable. Absolutely stunning setting, gorgeous food and very attentive wait staff. Shockingly the steak is included in the discounted set menu and is melt in your mouth. Although the pièce de résistance is without a doubt the chocolate profiteroles which are a spectacle and taste just as good as they look. The live pianist tinkling the ivories enhanced our splendid meal. If you deserve an indulgent treat on a budget you need to experience this for yourself.


I had one of THE BEST value meals here last weekend. I found the deal on OpenTable and myself and my friend dined out on three courses WITH a glass of sparkling rose for £29 each (plus service). My starter was a game pathivier (one of my fave words in the food world!) encased with a golden dome of pastry was packed a gorgeous rich pink meat which had huge depth of flavour.

We both enjoyed the sirloin steak for our main (yes, this was included in the set menu) which was mammoth and served with a side of fries and the most stunning rich, dark jus which had a hint of sweetness and was the perfect sauce to dip a chip. The meat was a little on the fatty side but the size of the cut pushes that negativity away. It was also a little hard to cut, but that was more down to the cutlery than the meat.

For dessert we also both enjoyed the hazelnut profiteroles which were presented beautifully and splurged with a rich hazelnut chocolate as you cut into them (yes I resisted the urge to shove them whole into my mouth) - there was also a beautiful drizzle of a rich chocolate sauce which we eventually scraped from the plate with our fingers (no need to manners when the food is that delicious!)

The whole meal we kept questioning whether we were really dining on set menu because we couldn't believe it was all going to be so cheap and such a great quality. 

The service is some of the best, and there is a really friendly chap (I believe from Norway or another of the scandi countries) who was really helpful, polite and lovely to chat with. He also gave some fantastic recommendations on the menu. The dining room is opulent and beautiful and there is a fantastic 2-piece jazz band who played throughout our dinner which made the atmosphere fantastic. In comparison to Roux at the Landau (also in The Langham) i'd say this is a far superior restaurant both food wise, value for money and atmosphere (though the service in both is excellent)

I'll definitely be returning again ASAP for another brilliantly priced meal. I 100% recommend.


Very beautiful dining room - one of the nicest in the area. The food is fairly pricey. I have eaten there twice and the first time I had a very good steak which could have been a little hotter. Tonight I ate superb lamb chops and dauphinoise potatoes. I think this is going to be an excellent place once they have smoothed out a few teething problems (please stop serving food on bread boards or in saucepans!)


We've been there 3 times now and absolutely loved it. The atmosphere is so nice, specially the big fireplace. The food was lovely every time and the wine list is refreshingly different.


Looked very promosing, friendly welcome, interesting decor, meals came to the table in disjointed manner, my food very disappointing, steak cold served on wooden platter with tasteless potatoes, Duck overcooked, others meals OK, gave me discount but then charged VAT on bill ,strange, they need to do better

Special Offers

3 courses & a glass of fizz: £36

From a set menu.

Offer valid until Feb 28 2017

Langham Cream Tea: £25

Enjoy a cream tea with 2 scones, jam, cream and a glass of Champagne. 1 hour table time.

Offer valid until Feb 28 2017