The Lobby Lounge @ The Langham Hotel Pasadena

4.3
295 Reviews
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
The Lobby Lounge features The Langham's Signature Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood served in an enchanting setting with floor-to-ceiling windows with picturesque garden views. Afternoon Tea is served Mon-Fri from 12-4pm and Sat from 11a-4p, where guests can enjoy savory tea sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream, fruit tarts, mousse torts & crème brûlées, along with a variety of fine Wedgwood specialty teas. Traditional Tea is $62/adult & $21/child. A Royal Tea option is $85 per person. Chocolate Tea is served Sun from 12-4pm, where guests can enjoy Traditional Tea with a chocolate twist. A grand chocolate fountain is the focal point, with surrounding chocolate sculptural art. Additional beverage choices include three selections of pure liquid chocolate & champagne. Chocolate Tea is $75/adult & $30/child. Traditional Tea is not served on Sundays.
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.3
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4.5
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very delightful and harmonious. We had various waitresses helping us during our tea time. However, there was one waitress that was only making eye contact and smiling towards my friend, and even when I said something to engage with her or said to her thank you, she didn’t even looked at me to acknowledge that, which made me feel as if I was invisible. Other than that, everybody else were very kind and friendly. I booked this reservation and paid for the service, there should at least be respect and consideration. Thank you.

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vipHappiness
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

For this price, it should be the best high tea ever but it’s not even close. The ambiance is so lovely and the service is quite good. But thats where the positive ends.
The sandwiches are very thin and tasteless. Very unimpressive.
The scones are just ok. The sweets are fair and way too many.
The tea is quite good and pretty hot.
In summary, the price is extravagant and the food is nowhere near what it should be. Very disappointing. For such a lovely hotel, they need to do so much better.

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MaryP
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are several very memorable things about having tea at the Langham in the Lobby Lounge. The service is impeccable. The food is outstanding. And the ambiance is wonderful. That is why we come back. Jenny was our server both times were were there and she is so attentive and accommodating. Our dietary needs are met with a smile and she exceeds our expectations. What a lovely place to spend a couple of hours enjoying tea and conversation while looking out at the beautiful serene gardens.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best high tea service I've had outside of England. Exceptional service. And the gardens were gorgeous!

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Erin
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The tea selection was fantastic, however it would have been nice to have a chance to switch between many different types of tea. When we selected our tea, we were given a large quantity of that one type of tea but we were expecting to be able to try different types before the end of the outing. Otherwise, the ambiance was amazing and the harpist played beautifully. We had a great time.

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SusanK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Tea. The sandwiches were not that good. Too much salmon for a little sandwich, shrimp was okay. The other sandwiches didn't have much flavor. Tea and sweet stuff was good. Scones were different looking, but tasted okay. Service was just okay. Had to find the waitress to settle our bill which is unacceptable in my opinion.

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Naomi
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The environment was superb but food really failed us.

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vipCynthiaP
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers added to the level of enjoyment. I’m not a big fan of gourmet fish finger sandwiches, like smoked salmon and smoked trout. I do prefer more mainstream sandwiches like chicken salad. But I do eat the trout one and find it well prepared, presented, and interesting. I gave the smoked salmon one to my husband. He enjoyed it! These sandwiches come as described. We can not customize the sandwich order at this place. So even though I’d prefer options to the fish selections, I gave the food five stars because it is truly well done, regardless of my personal tastes and preferences.

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vipBelindaR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely tea in the lobby lounge at the Langham. Scones, sandwiches and pastries were delicious. Staff was very attentive and always checking on us and refilling our tea cups. Beautiful setting overlooking the grounds.

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Steven
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

This was a real treat! We would definitely go here again and stay at the hotel besides. The tea room is positioned with a lovely view of the grounds, the service was good..the scones and devonshire cream especially delicious.

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vipChrissiePaw
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful time with my mother! Love the Wedgewood china and the selection of teas were great. All of the food was tasty. We enjoyed the special touches as well. Thank you!

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vipRip123
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Came here for afternoon tea on Boxing Day & it had very nice ambience. Lovely setting & gorgeous views of the grounds.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and staff was amazing!! Had the champagne tea and was well worth it

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Rulu
London
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were absolutely amazing. We went for afternoon tea to celebrate my friend’s birthday so we received a complimentary dessert plate for the birthday guest. Service was lovely and our teacups were never empty and constantly refilled by our server. Definitely recommend this tea place!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great tea time

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vipLaraP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience as always and look forward to returning. The music being played however through faulty, poor connection speakers in the lobby lounge was irritating to listen to, as the music would have been lovely had it not been coming from a broken speaker. Certainly there’s an AV person on staff to address this?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tea service! Food was fresh and tasty. Teas were nicely presented and poured. Our server was super nice and attentive. Will be back for sure!

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Maidalee
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Afternoon Tea at the Lobby Lounge and it was everything we had hoped for. Elegant, delicious and enjoyable. The hotel is exquisite and luxurious. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The teas and food served were so delicious and they were able to accommodate my vegetarian diet without any problem.
My friend and I were celebrating our birthdays which had occurred several months previously and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was too much food for us so we took the desserts home. We both highly recommend this afternoon tea.

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MimiL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guest and I really enjoyed afternoon tea
Servers are very courteous
Food is good

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EdwardM
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jenny was amazing! Worth returning just to see her! She ensured that our tea cups were always full, and that our experience was memorable. Thank you, Jenny!

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Ellie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lots of people staying at the Langham were going in and out of the doors in the lounge (they were not dining there, just using it as an entrance to the hotel), letting in all sorts of flies that would just not leave us alone. The scones, finger sandwiches, and desserts came in a tiered tray looking very nice for photos. The bread used for the sandwiches were not the best, however they still tasted nice. Our server was amazing -- our tea cups were never empty, and she was very accommodating without being too intense. As it got later into the day, more tables filled up and it started to get a lot noisier -- nearly dimsum levels. The hotel is very nice, and the Lobby Lounge is great for an intimate affair (the lighting is amazing for photos as well). I would come again to try out any other menus they might have for afternoon tea (holiday / chocolate tea / etc).

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MarcieG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The High Tea in Pasadena! Everything is perfect ! Will recommend the table facing the window!

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JulieL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience1

What was supposed to be a nice, relaxing time turned out to be interrupted by a couple and their toddler. The toddler was all over the place yelling and the parents did nothing to make her be quiet. In fact, they were smiling like it was funny. Very annoying experience.

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mxzhou
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Good ambiance, good service. Average food. Over pricey.

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vipthedivinepalate
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent ambience (harpist in the background), great selection of teas (you can smell each one ahead of time in the loveliest glass containers), and my daughter thanked everyone for the "yummy treats". The sandwiches are fairly good, but can use an upgrade. The option to pair with proper Champagne ("Royal Tea") was splendid.

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JoAnnaC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The tea at Langham is the best! The service is top notch and the food and tea are excellent. I chose this as the the spot to celebrate my birthday with my mom, sister and niece. It would have been wonderful expect for a couple who selfishly decided to bring a screaming toddler with them. The restaurant should have an age policy, maybe 5 and up. I have kids and I would not bring them to ruin the time for others. Other than that, it was an amazing experience.

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vipvliu
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Lovely afternoon at the Langham Hotel, a beautiful hotel to walk through and experience. The tea was delicious but we found the dessert options to be way too sweet. The chocolate ganache in both the dark and white chocolate options were overwhelming. Highlights did include the lemon curd and scone options. Nice ambience to enjoy the tea time but not a fan of the food to return or recommend for future visits.

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KristinaV
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely one of the. Eat afternoon teas in the area. We had such a pleasant afternoon treating ourselves to such a fine event!

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vipVictoriaK
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely high tea. The perfect location.

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Teatime
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Langham is an awesome location, well maintained and great ambiance.
However, a few improvements at the afternoon tea venue would make the experience even better.
The room where afternoon tea is served was uncomfortably cold. The salmon and shrimp finger sandwiches were great. Didn’t care for the Apple, and the cucumber and egg salad were very skimpily made.
It would also be great if outdoor seating were available for afternoon tea.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration lovely treat for my daughter

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vipneilk
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect.
Scones were soft and the lemon curd was a wonderful addition to the cream.
Good selection of teas.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was lovely. We were immediately seated, our servers recommended some lovely teas, communicated everything to our table, and all of our dietary restrictions/allergies were taken into consideration. A fantastic experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day and anniversary.

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Bb666
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon tea place

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HanhN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came for afternoon tea and were not disappointed. Beautiful ambiance, attentive and professional staff. Tasty tea and snacks selection. The view from window is wonderful. The hotel complex is very well maintained. Highly recommended if you are into afternoon tea.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my mom here for tea as she was visiting California for the first time in a decade. The staff made it so special and the tea was beautiful- Gorgeous grounds, delicious sandwiches and pastries. The perfect afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good good food

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Jann
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tea sandwiches and excellent Silk Road Tea. Great scones. Excellent and perfect service by Jenny, our wait staff. Comfortable, elegant surroundings. Recommend table by the window looking into the grounds garden. Looking forward to returning soon!

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vipggg4061
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service in a uniquely elegant ambiance. And the tea/food excellence to match.

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The Lobby Lounge @ The Langham Hotel Pasadena is rated 4.3 stars by 295 OpenTable diners.

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