The Living Room

4.7
429 Reviews
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
Enjoy The Peninsula's legendary Afternoon Tea in The Living Room. The Afternoon Tea menu includes the option of enjoying free flowing champagne by Laurent Perrier and a tower of traditional high tea requisites; from savory finger sandwiches to a selection of sweet, bite-sized pastries and scones.

Afternoon Tea packages start at $125 per person.

The Living Room requires a credit card to secure reservations. All credit card information will be processed securely. No-shows or cancellations less than 2 days in advance will be subject to a charge of $50 per person.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 429 people are saying
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JenniferS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time!! Go with your girlfriends for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Not worth the price for high tea

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vipmidur
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant place for a special occasion. Highly recommended.

DB
vipDeborahB
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful tea in a beautiful environment with wonderfully friendly service. Everything was lovely including the beautiful china.

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vipLisaD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great holiday tea! Lovely setting and food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tea service for a friends birthday. It was incredible

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food could have been better. The noise level is a little too high for a relaxing afternoon tea.

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vipAnnaA
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I love piano and tea! Service not that good as used to be!
Relaxing atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for all occasions. Great for pictures!

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Sarita
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my friend’s birthday at high tea. Every finger sandwich was amazing. Service was incredible.

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vipCarolynC
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience. The food and ambiance was perfect for afternoon tea.

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RonaldT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Ordered the $125 traditional tea set plus $35 endless champagne. Overall the pastries are mediocre, service is not impressive, tea is worst than Starbucks, champagne is the only good part but just the choice of the champagne itself, not this restaurant. I will not go back. The hype is definitely more than the quality. Disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday party for my GF. Great time!

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vipSimonaS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very disappointed about services, the waiters were not friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon tea was delicious and done right. But also was not pretentious. Enjoyed the scenery and ambiance.

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LAFoodie
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special, luxurious dining experience with excellent white glove service. Lovely light setting with garden views. Many delectable taste treats presented on beautiful silver 3 tiered trays. All delicious! Highly recommend for a special occasion, but definitely expensive.

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vipItalian
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A good tea experience and excellent for a treat every so often for a celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food n services. Lovely living room 🥳🥳

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seating is now very limited but worth it.

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Marie
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely room, very intimate, very patient staff, very expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

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ChristinaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a first class experience and glad to see the pandemic hasn’t changed the afternoon tea, in fact it has only been enhanced. Special mention to Erick who seems to make everyone feel like they are the only one. Amazingly done.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a peaceful, relaxing experience. The cuisine was delicious!Thank you to all for their hard work in making everything perfect!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and enjoyable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, classic high tea in a cozy setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings, exceptional service, and delicious tea snacks and tea. Overall a lovely and unique experience.

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vipJancaron
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVELY! A very memorable time spent with my daughter. Would do it again in a heartbeat!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Mediocre food. Overall just a great place to take fancy pictures of pretty food and space. Something to do at least once. Will probably never return now that I’ve been there.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The high tea is quite lovely and run beautifully. The service is polished, and the food is exquisite and favors sweet to savory by about 2:1. Servers circulate with teapots, so you don't have to commit to a single blend or worry about a neglected pot getting cold. Everyone gets their own tower, which is an huge amount of food but also crowds the table more than a bit.

Also, note that the venue is called The Living Room, and they're not kidding. Personally, I don't like trying to eat while sunken in a fluffy couch straining to reach a coffee table. There are proper chairs and tables, but they are tiny (like you'd have in a living room). We were only two, and they had to bring an auxiliary table to hold all the food and accoutrements. That said, the room is impressive and truly elegant in the way that a tailored suit jacket is beautifully stylish but not quite relaxing.

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SusanD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a nice time at this restaurant trying all of the delicacies. The staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Terrible service. Clearly not up to our previous experience. Weird change from strawberries and cream to watermelon and cream. Waited ONE hour for our food.

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JenY
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and best afternoon tea in LA! Will definitely recommend!

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PasadenaLady
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a beautiful setting for a quiet relaxing afternoon tea. The food is very filling and you will have enough. The tea sandwiches are the best. The champagne is a lovely touch. The service was perfect, allowing us to chat and be free of constant interruptions. There were people celebrating a birthday, someone had a baby shower. My favorite were the scones. I could have just eaten the scones and lemon curd. They have Vegan options that you need to let them know in advance. I loved my g/f's Vegan options as much as the "regular" selections. Amazing all around.

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Koko
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the table instead of the couch. Was definitely more comfortable for my older parents. It was a special experience for everybody!

DK
DrKarenJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Having afternoon tea in a lovely setting with friends is always delightful. That said, the seating wasn't very comfortable and we had to hunch over to eat because we were on living room furniture around a low table. We could barely hear each other speak, again because of the furniture arrangement and a great deal of noise from other tables. The tea didn't stay hot and wasn't all that flavorful. The food was good, but not stellar. For the price, I expected more.

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Alvaror
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Everything too sweet and they use cream cheese on almost every sandwich. Diagusting

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at The Living Room. I went there to celebrate my friend’s 50th birthday and we had the best service and the harp player even played the birthday song to her. The food was delicious. Love the scone with the lemon curd and all of the savory sandwiches. By the time we got to the top tier we were too full to have dessert. Will definitely come back for future special occasions.

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AnnB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful High Tea in beautiful setting with great service - highly recommended!

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vipBeeL
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Likely our server and the other woman who helped us were amazing. They were knowledgeable and very attentive. The harpist played happy birthday as our tower of food arrived.

I have been to the Peninsula High Tea in Hong Kong 🇭🇰 and Shanghai as well and so far this was my favorite. All have accommodated my gluten intolerance and dietary restrictions without making me feel like was missing out on anything.

I highly recommend this High Tea experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place, great service. Would definitely come here again!

LC
vipLeyaC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were traveling from Chicago for a vacation and stopped into the Living room for afternoon tea. It was a lovely sitting. The menu was delicious and the tea offerings also very good. The service was absolutely impeccable. I felt very well attended to. If I return to the Beverly Hills area, I’ll certainly be back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Living Room using the Order Online button. The Living Room also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 788-2306.

The Living Room is rated 4.7 stars by 429 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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