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    The Drawing Rooms

    French finesse meets British style in The Drawing Rooms - the elegant heart of The Ampersand Hotel, with deep sofas and studded armchairs in scarlet velvets and kingfisher blues. Part English drawing room, part "salon de the", this is the place to enjoy pretty pastries, exceptional teas and freshly pressed coffees in South Kensington.

    It is here that we serve our one-of-a-kind Science Afternoon Tea, which is completely unique to The Ampersand. Having won Best Themed Afternoon Tea at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018, it is gaining huge popularity in London now. You can expect a mix of exciting and curious dishes, from jellies served in petri dishes, to chocolate spacemen and dinosaur biscuits. 

    For a grown up twist on The Hotel’s Famous Science Afternoon Tea why not indulge yourself with our newly launched "Teapot Tales" available Monday to Saturday 12:30 - 9pm and Sunday 12.30 - 7pm. See our Teapot Tales here.

    Alongside our Afternoon Tea, we also serve all-day light bites, which makes us popular with our Kensington neighbours, as well as those who want a meeting in a quiet corner of our discrete London address. The feeling is both intimate and buzzing, with sunshine pouring in through the large Victorian windows.

    See our Morning Menu here
    See our All Day Menu here
    See our Drinks Menu here

    The Drawing Rooms of our Kensington boutique hotel are open from 9.00am to 11.00pm Monday to Sunday. Pastries and cakes are also available for take away.

    Our Science Afternoon Tea is served from 12.30pm to 9.00pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 12.30pm to 7.00pm on Sunday. 

    To book our Science Afternoon Tea or our Science Teapot Tales, please call +44 (0)207 591 4414 or email

    Afternoon Tea makes a wonderful gift for someone special. Find our Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers here