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Afternoon Tea at The Gore, London,

Afternoon Tea at The Gore

3.9
3.9
44 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Gore Hotel in London is pleased to launch it’s latest afternoon tea inspired by the vibrancy of the Rock ‘n’ Roll age. Available from 26th June, the unique afternoon tea experience, designed in partnership with luxury event planners La Fête, draws on the inspiration of legendary artists from the popular music genre including The Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses, Queen and David Bowie among others. With its vibrant flair, The Gore Hotel, founded in 1892 and located by The Royal Albert Hall, has always had a very special connection with rock ‘n’ roll since 1968, when the Rolling Stones picked the hotel for the launch party of their Beggars Banquet album. The décor of The Gore’s Bar 190 still pays homage to the event.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Kensington

  • Parking details

    We do not have a car park at the Gore Hotel; there are parking meters on Queen's Gate, costing £4.40 per hour with a maximum stay of 4 hrs. Parking After 6:30pm is free on parking meters and a single yellow line until 08:30am the following day Monday to Saturday and free on Sunday’s.

  • Public transit

    Closest tube stations are South Kensington (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines), Gloucester Road (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines) and High Street Kensington (Circle and District lines)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking

What 44 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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  1. SC

    SianC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    One of the cakes was very very hard and stale so was not pleasant to eat. All other cakes were very nice. However they had obviously been kept in the fridge and gone soggy In places . However the scones were amazing. Best scones I have ever eaten. Unfortunately I was told on the phone that a gluten free menu was available (not afternoon tea) but when we arrived the only thing available was fries, the lady did not understand what I meant by gluten free So 2 of us had afternoon tea whilst the 3rd person had fries and if we had known we would of gone elsewhere. We do not expect everyone to cater for allergies hence why we called first. It was ok but nothing more. Staff very friendly
  2. RP

    RosieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff very friendly and welcoming Food was lovely and was a lovely hotel Would highly recommend
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    While the hotel itself is lovely and steeped in music history, the photos of the rock and roll brunch were far more appealing online than in reality. Food was mediocre and not as fun as the photos they advertised. As for service, at times we were the only ones In the restaurant. Still, no one came by to check on us after our food was delivered. Not once. For the price, have a proper tea at a traditional tea house.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful and perfectly prepared afternoon tea. We had wonderful time.
  5. D

    David

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a Rock and Roll themed tea made relevant because of the Gore's connection with the Rolling Stones. Good selection of teas, sandwiches - they were unusual and all delicious, scones- they were light and fluffy and came with a selection of jams and clotted cream, cakes - they were all imaginative and very tasty. Overall, a very pleasant way to spend and afternoon and I'd recommend it.
  6. SM

    SpecsM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    A fabulous idea for a theme and a great hotel but I wasn’t impressed. The service was slow and we were left waiting to order our teas for a good 10 minutes. Asking for refills or the bill was also really slow, despite being pretty much the only customers. Food didn’t seem freshly made, sandwiches and scones were dry, and there was so many sweet things to eat but hardly anything savoury that even the most sweet toothed person in our group started to feel a bit sick.
  7. AF

    AndreaF

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The Gore is a truly lovely hotel & bar/restaurant, with a distinct classic vibe to it, and with the added twist of some genuine Rock&Roll history they seem to both cherish and enhance. The "R&R Afternoon Tea" is a delicious combination of excellent quality sandwiches, mini-treats, sweets and teas, served with some really tasteful music stars themed decoration. Moreover, the feeling is underlined by the excellent background music selection - no aggressive Top40 radio or bland elevator muzak instrumentals playing here, it's all well chosen classic rock great songs (Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, etc)! The only minor downfall was that the restaurant/tea room was a bit overbusy with the otherwise super kind and classy staff coming & going and having what appeared to be staff meetings & chats behind the bar area. The prices, in case you wondered, are 5 star - just like the hotel is!
  8. MF

    MarinaF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    vERY FILLING!! But fun and a different kind of Afternoon Tea. You must like sweet foods and the scones were perfect.
  9. JK

    JaykiranK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The service was good and the food was well presented and tasted great, I liked how the menu Offered more dessert items for the afternoon tea rather than focusing on savoury items.
  10. KB

    KristenB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a fun experience for our family! We were blown away by the customer service and presentation of food/tea during the afternoon rock 'n roll tea. The staff was extremely accommodating - we ended up getting there early on a rainy day and instead of sending us back out into the elements, they set up early for us without any hesitation. The food was delicious, the tea was perfect and my family and I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting a fun themed tea in London.
  11. KD

    KimberleyD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This afternoon tea is incredible. A beautiful presentation of the food, friendly service and very delicious food. Whe had a very lovely afternoon.
  12. AC

    AmandaC

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Lovely food but too much sweet and not enough savoury! 2 sandwiches each not enough, 6 sweet items too much. Overall too expensive for what it was.
  13. AG

    AlexandraG

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    It was not as good as i expected from a place like that and not at all worth the price. I was very disappointed
  14. NF

    NikkiF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I thought I had booked a Winnie the Pooh themed afternoon tea, as I had found it online and thought this would be perfect for my daughters birthday treat. When we arrived it appeared not to be and when I questioned it, the gentleman knew nothing about it. My booking did say afternoon tea so I couldn't argue, I should have checked and queried when I booked it online. The afternoon tea was lovely, although not great for my 12 year old, who didn't like most of the sandwiches. The cakes were lovely with lot's of choice but the scones were doughy in the middle. I ordered water for my daughter without checking the price. £5.00 for a bottle of water???? Plus the £8.00 service charge, it came to£73.00 for afternoon tea for myself and my 12 year old who hardly touched it. I definitely would not recommend due to this. I know £30 ahead is average for afternoon tea, but I thought I was getting something more suitable for my daughter which I would have been happy to pay for. Had I of known, there is no way I would have booked it, and no way I would have ordered a bottle of water at £5.00. Whilst the service was fine they didn't do much and we were the only ones there, so no atmosphere. I can't fault the restaurant, staff or food apart from the doughy scones. It was just a very lot of money, and I left feeling disappointed and ripped off.
  15. PC

    PaulaC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A little bit of a wait for our afternoon tea, but it was well worth it! The food was fabulous and the service was great. Thank you!
  16. H

    Hama92

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely venue, good location. Very quiet - we were the only ones there for a while. Would recommend! :)
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The hotel, look and atmosphere are truly stunning. Tea, scones and desserts were great, however, sandwiches are same as in Tesco. Waiter did not have any knowledge of what he was serving, so our tea pots were messed up among 5 people and we ended up exchanging them between us. Had to ask for jams... finally paid around £250 for 3 adults and 2 children. Strongly disagree that 3 pieces of Tesco sandwiches, a pot of tea and a few desserts per person should cost that much.
  18. JG

    JoeriG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Very helpfull and nice staff. Quiet environment. Strange that it was not more populair on that Friday afternoon before NewYear.
  19. SS

    SkuliS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful romantic setting and beautiful place. Great afternoon tea time.
  20. V

    Vicki

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Gorgeous food, but it felt like they’d never catered for an afternoon tea before. We were the only guests and didn’t get much attention, no drinks orders until asked, not asked throughout meal. We were asked to make room on the table for the food as they had no space to place it, but the only items on the table were the ones they’d set. The barman was very helpful and friendly, we had a lovely drink in the bar side before hand. And the gentleman who served us during tea was very pleasant, but it just didn’t feel relaxing.
  21. CY

    CongarY

    London

    72 reviews

    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing was too much trouble! The chef prepared some special nut free items at the last minute which were delicious ambience and food and a lovely range of teas. Highly recommended!
  22. S

    Sophie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We were the only people there so no atmosphere. Was not offered more sandwiches had to ask for more tea. Had a glass of champagne which they charged us £15 for each glass was not offered a top up at all. They also charged for the water. Was not made to feel special at all. I was reall disappointed as I work really hRd for my money and the bill came to £106 as service was added. Feel really sad.
  23. GF

    GillianF

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The afternoon tea was disappointing. Sandwiches were basic. Scones were crisp like a digestive biscuit. Previous day's bake reheated? Jams were in jars that can be bought at any supermarket. I would have expected home made at that calibre of hotel. The speciality teas were named after famous actresses i.e. Judy Garland. We asked if she had stayed at the hotel (she had). The waitress didn't know. The pots of tea were brought to the table but we weren't told which was which as we had a different tea each. It was teabags not loose tea. This was our 27th afternoon tea in and around London. It rated pretty low. As we left we asked about Daniel Galmiche (The michelin starred chef at the hotel). The concierge didn't know who he was but, offered to check the staff rota to see if he worked there. Really!
  24. BF

    BenjaminF

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and the food was delicious. The tea selection was also excellent. Couldn't be happier with this Afternoon tea experience.
  25. T

    Tra2

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    We were looking for an afternoon experience and were disappointed no atmosphere service poor to many sweet things could of done with another savoury and a service charge we didn’t really want pay as the whole experience was poor
  26. MM

    MeghanM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for afternoon tea. The staff is very attentive and they offer a wide variety of tea. I definitely will be coming back here next time I visit London
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2017

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Servers could be more informative
  28. SB

    SallyB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Perfect for our special Mothers In Law champagne afternoon tea!
  29. JD

    JennyD87

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic service everyone was so friendly in the whole hotel. Food was great will be back again and maybe to stay over next time!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The staff were very friendly, but the scones were very over cooked, the cakes weren't nice either. The building was covered in scaffolding so it was very disappointing
  31. FD

    FromDenmark

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very english , very friendly , very cozy and outstanding service !! We'll be back :-)
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely place to enjoy afternoon tea. Great decor, relaxed atmosphere. Went midweek, so was quiet. Staff were efficient.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The staff were very pleasant and attentive. The food was below average, expected a lot better from such an established venue.
  34. R

    Ralph

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Gore is such a fantastic location in the heart of London. This has been my third visit so far and I plan to come back again and again. Fantastic service from the team who have recognised me and my party on all our visits so far.
  35. T

    Tracey

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2017

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Location was great. Food was ok. Service was poor. Food was put in table no follow up to see if we were ok. When we asked for more tea, waitress gave us a glare and sighed . Restaurant was due to close at 5pm. From 4.15pm there was just 2 of us left. 3 waiters came to hover around table preparing tables for evening, switched off the music and kept looking at their watches. Very unwelcoming and we will not return
  36. T

    Tony

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Quality of the service was very good. Enjoyed a few good hours in their where the staff were helpful in every shape of the way.
  37. DE

    DavidEm

    Bristol

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Table and ambience was very nice however the afternoon tea was only mediocre. Lots of it, almost too much I'd say but nothing extra special. We had pre-warned that one guest was gluten free however the waiter appeared very surprised and said he'd have to see what the chef could do. Staff were not very attentive and didn't ask once if everything was ok. We were not offered any drinks other than tea and for the price, we didn't feel that we'd had anything memorable; just a normal, plain afternoon tea, which was slightly disappointing.
  38. DS

    DennisS

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had reserved for noon but they were unprepared for us. Recovered quickly and had a grand time.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2016

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    - the waitress was not attentive. - playing weird music with a combination of calvin harris and jazz.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2016

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    I had a lovely afternoon tea with friends here, but the hotel failed to wow me as expected. The room in which tea was served was a bit dark and we had to turn lights on ourselves and music initially was quite loud. Despite our reservation and specifically stating that we were there for afternoon tea the staff did not seem prepared for that at all. If you asked for something they were attentive, but otherwise they were mostly absent, or doing other things, like quite loudly cleaning cutlery or at least not actively serving tea. There was lots of food and generally it was nice, but the sandwiches were not freshly cut and the scones were a bit dry. A nice tea, but I expected more from this.

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Afternoon Tea at The Gore is rated 3.9 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Kensington

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:30 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We do not have a car park at the Gore Hotel; there are parking meters on Queen's Gate, costing £4.40 per hour with a maximum stay of 4 hrs. Parking After 6:30pm is free on parking meters and a single yellow line until 08:30am the following day Monday to Saturday and free on Sunday’s.

  • Public transit

    Closest tube stations are South Kensington (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines), Gloucester Road (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines) and High Street Kensington (Circle and District lines)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Galmiche

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking

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