116 at the Athenaeum

116 Piccadilly, The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, London, London, United Kingdom, W1J 7BJ
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Sunday-Saturday: 8am-10pm

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  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About 116 at the Athenaeum

The Athenaeum’s iconic address has housed many creatives over the years, from MP Henry Hope and his prized collection of art, to actors from the golden age of Hollywood. The purpose of the renowned building may have evolved, but creativity remains at its core. The latest expression of this being 116 at The Athenaeum, a modern restaurant headed up by Executive Chef, Ian Howard.

Staying true to the ‘British foundations, international inspiration’ ethos, expect inspiring seasonal menus from dawn to dusk, championing local producers. Think Isle of Mull scallops with chilli and garlic butter, pumpkin tortelloni with hazelnut truffle pesto and iced berries with sake sorbet and white chocolate sauce.

No London restaurant would be complete without a quintessentially British afternoon tea. After all, to drink tea is to forget the noise of the world. So, prepare to indulge in delicious sandwiches, picture-perfect cakes and freshy baked scones, all served up on bespoke Ali Miller crockery.

Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, Bar, Bistro, British, Child Friendly, Contemporary, High Tea, Locally Sourced, Set Menu, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Vegetarian Friendly
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Monday, 14 September 2020

Hi team, I really enjoyed our lunch, beautiful food - beautifully cooked. The staff were very friendly, which is icing on the cake. I am looking forward to returning sometime soon x

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

The service was superb!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Happy with the service but disappointed with the lack of options in terms of savoury food for afternoon tea.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

Afternoon Tea was fantastic here. Great menu, good selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes. The scones were much larger than expected which was lovely. Perfect hospitality, and in these times great to see a Covid Safe hotel with temperature check and hand sanitiser on entry, one way systems and wonderful service as would be expected here. Lovely treat to go out and experience a little bit of 'normality'.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea experience and would recommend it to our friends and family

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Excellent service

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

My friend and I came for a champagne afternoon tea and it was absolutely delicious. However, we both thought the scones were far too big and could easily have been just half the size as we didn't eat any of the cakes (we took them away with us) and were really quite uncomfortably overfull! The teapot spout got "bunged up" by something in the tea but that was dealt with promptly by being given a fresh teapot. Thoroughly recommend the Athenaeum for afternoon tea if you're in the vicinity as you'll be well looked after.

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Visited On Monday, 14 September 2020

Absolutely delicious food and really friendly staff. Beautiful decor and dinnerware too!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Really great experience!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Great service thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Wonderful service throughout our afternoon tea sitting. Staff were pleasant, engaging and topped up teas and drinks without being prompted. The afternoon tea itself was beautifully presented, plentiful and delicious. A brilliant visit.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Food and service was amazing, due to COVID, we were mainly on our own, so atmosphere just can’t happen.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 September 2020

Had set course meal, enjoyed starter and mains, but dessert options were limited

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 September 2020

Excellent service from our waitress, may be it was not busy but, appreciated so, thank you & keep it up.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

The restaurant was beautiful, and the food was lovely. The only thing I could really fault was the waiter wasn’t really paying attention to top our Prosecco up. He was really lovely and clearly busy, but on a bottomless deal I expected them to be on top of it. Everything else, first class!

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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

Very nice selection and the scones were very big and very tasty. The champagne was good too.

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

Value for money staff we're very professional and helpful the food was top notch can't wait to rebook another afternoon tea, the staff couldn't do enough for me and my party.

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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

Excellent service from Vivienne.

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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

We had a fantastic time indulging in the Afternoon Tea, David was our host for the day and he was absolutely fantastic, definitely contributing to our positive day.

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Visited On Friday, 28 August 2020

We were looked after by a lovely man. Asked Alan. He greeted us the moment we arrived and looked after us so well during the whole experience. He was outstanding. The food was amazing and so fresh. We had a brilliant time and we will be returning.

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