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Palm Court at the Langham Hotel

Restaurants, British Marylebone
5 out of 5 stars
(16user reviews)
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Venue says Palm Court is famed as the birthplace of afternoon tea providing a sense of occasion against a backdrop of daily live music.

Time Out says

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.

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.



Address: The Langham
1c Portland Place
Price: £26 to £40
Menu: View Menu
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Vegan afternoon Tea: £62

From a set menu. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 6 People Sun-Thu 12:30PM-1:00PM 2:30PM-3:00PM 4:30PM-5:00PM,Fri-Sat 12:30PM-1:00PM 2:30PM-3:00PM 4:30PM-5:00PM 5:30PM-5:45PM

Offer valid until Jul 13 2020

Easter Afternoon Tea £75 per person

Traditional Afternoon tea with a Glass of Champagne. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 6 People Sun 12:30PM-1:00PM 2:30PM-3:00PM 4:30PM-5:00PM,Fri-Sat 12:30PM-1:00PM 2:30PM-3:00PM 4:30PM-5:00PM 5:30PM-5:45PM

Offer valid until Apr 12 2020

Afternoon tea: £62 pp with a glass of Champagne

From a set menu. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 6 People Mon-Thu 12:30PM-1:00PM 2:30PM-3:00PM 4:30PM-5:00PM

Offer valid until Mar 31 2020

3 courses with a glass of Champagne £39

From a set menu. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 6 People Mon-Fri 12:00PM-2:30PM 6:30PM-10:00PM

Offer valid until Mar 31 2020

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Palm Court at The Langham, in my mind, has firmly sat in the ‘good for high tea’ category. When considering where to wine and dine with, say, business partners, I would go to another Langham’s dining institution - Roux at the Landau. Well, this time, due to lack of planning on our side, and as Roux had no tables available, we ended up 6 of us at Palm Court for dinner on a Friday night. And I am glad we did! Everything was excellent. The menu is brasserie style and the range of options is extensive enough to satisfy most tastes and cravings. My lobster bisque was absolutely massive and really satisfying (I’ll bet a lot of cream went in). I and another one of our party who also ordered the bisque could not finish it. 4 out of our company ordered cheeseburgers and all 4 raved about them. I’m a pescetarian, yet even I must say their cheeseburgers do look appetising, luxurious even, overflowing with melted cheese and held together with a knife. The prices are very reasonable for the quality you get, and if you stick to classics (fish and chips, or make your own omelette), it really is comparable to most Central or West London gastropubs in terms of pricing.

The surroundings are luxurious and the service is excellent without being overbearing, warm and not stiff (surprising given it’s the 5 star hotel setting). To give you a better idea: my friend has a 6 month old baby (well, a really well behaved baby she is, I must say), and we were made very welcome and the baby was the star of the evening. 

We had a good time and I would highly recommend this place.

We had lovely time for 3 course lunch at Palm Court in The Langham Hotel. The services provided by stuff and the restaurant manager was impeccable. The food was very nice, with pianist playing at lunch time was very special.


Like many of its competitors, the Langham Hotel provides a breathtaking setting for its afternoon tea, a beautiful, opulent golden room. The initial berry flavoured amuse-bouche was so tasty and seemed to make a big promise of what was to come. The sandwiches were moorish, and like many times before, the boring sounding ones turned out to be the tastiest. But they were all good. Staff were happy to give out more sandwiches on demand and offer you advice on their huge selection of teas. The scones were ok. The cakes looked incredibly beautiful however they tasted pretty ordinary like a Victoria Sponge – no unusual flavours. Visually this afternoon tea excelled, taste wise it ended with no surprises but was pleasant enough.


Ah the Langham. I love coming here. There is always that strange feeling that someone like Brad Pitt might just swoop out of the door and get into a taxi. I went with a friend in DRY JANUARY - which was clearly a mistake as it was very quiet and the restaurant was being refurbished. Anyway, we still went into one of the bars which was swish and ordered two large expensive cocktails. All very lovely so will be back for another visit ;-)


I bought a TimeOut Offer for the Palm Court Afternoon Tea back in January and redeemed it last Saturday. The Langham is just a few minutes walk behind Topshop near Oxford Circus so it's really easy to get to. I requested gluten free and the other person in my party ordered just a normal wedgewood afternoon tea. 

From a gluten free aspect this place ticks all the boxes. I was impressed that they immediately took my plate away citing cross contamination as the reason. I thought this was thoughtful and shows how seriously they took my allergies. 

'Normal' people have an array of sandwiches which are all different flavours, shapes and breads. For gluten free I was impressed that firstly the bread wasnt dry and curling but what made is amazing was they experimented using different things. As an example they served the Coronation Chicken on Poppadoms (very tasty, so tasty I ordered more) and then a red cabbage leaf to hold smoked salmon and finally a lettuce leaf to hold duck egg mayo. You can have as many sandwiches as you so wish but after two rounds we were stuffed! 

We then move onto the cakes and scones. The scones are rather tiny but this did not matter to me as I had so many sandwiches and was still revelling in the sheer delight of Coronation Chicken on a poppadom. The cakes were so pretty with rice paper butterflies on them. 

The wedgewood theme is slightly tenuous but I was pleased to see tiny wedgewood inspired paper / chocolate decorations on the cakes. The plates are beautiful but I wouldnt have expected anything less from the Langham. 

Waiters and everyone I had dealings with have been simply lovely and this is why this place is 5 stars for me. I do a lot of afternoon tea and this is in second position and it will be hard to knock it off this rating spot! 

Tip: Go to the toilet before your afternoon tea sitting. Its quite a way a way from Palm Court so saves you extra time for your afternoon tea. 

TIP: You can try different teas free of charge :) 


What better way to indulge yourself then with some old fashioned afternoon tea at Palm Court. The service was impeccable from the vey beginning and we were presented with sparkling white wine. Endless sandwiches and tea were on offer and these were actively pursued. The tea room was opulent and grand whilst the on duty pianist added to atmosphere. 

The scones were delicious and were probably the tastiest part of the fare on offer. Again, one could gorge on as many as one wanted. I can say that I was guilty of indulging. Fortunately, we were allowed to take the assorted cakes (pictured) home in specially made Langham containers. 

All in all a lovely afternoon in Palm Court. 


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!


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.


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

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