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 Saturday, 12 December 2020

My guest and I had the Festive lunch; the menu was a great twist on traditional choices and thoroughly enjoyable. Lunch was served in a classy seating area with well-spaced out tables. As we were using a pre-booked voucher, we felt that the service charge was unnecessary but I guess it's policy. Recommended.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Had a great night and was welcomed by the lovely host who took my coat.We had the set Christmas menu which was delightful and even 2 glasses of complimentary Prosecco.The waiter was friendly,funny and charming and kept checking that everything was alright.I will definitely be back.

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Visited On Monday, 14 December 2020

Loved the vegan afternoon tea and flowing champagne for £10, was a great experience, will definitely come back. Nice comfy seats as well. Thanks very much!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Lovely atmosphere and setting, would of preferred to sit on a proper chair though. Sandwiches were a little bit hard on the edges, although very tasty. Would of liked another pot of tea, but this was not offered. Sweets and scones were lovely. Really enjoyed the experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

I booked afternoon tea for my aunties 60th birthday and we had the best time! We were made to feel very special by Christina and Cornel who were so friendly and attentive! Thank you so much for a wonderful day we will definitely be back! :)

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

We had lunch booked after a spa morning. The Processco was divine as was the starter. It was fish Friday and the fish and chips did not disappoint although the chips were a bit too salty and I like salt! The deserts were just average, Christmas pudding and sticky toffee, which is a shame considering how lovely the first two courses were!

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

Lovely afternoon tea, free flowing prosecco and great service.

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

We had a wonderful afternoon tea...lovely friendly staff and good distancing etc in place.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 December 2020

Overall a very disappointing experience. A total waste of money. Sandwiches were below average. Tesco's Sandwiches are better. As for the cakes, they were stale and dry. Thank goodness for my mint tea to help me wash it down. The only decent item were the scones. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Total rip off.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 December 2020

Excellent value 5 course tasting menu from Buy a gift. Beautifully presented high quality dishes, full of flavour and very well balanced menu. Very professional service from Cornel and his lovely team. Definitely recommend and will return.

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Visited On Monday, 07 December 2020

Lovely lunch & spa day

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

As a Sporting club member this is the perfect place for me to have business meetings and great food. i look forward to spend many more lunches there.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 December 2020

We had a lovely time at 116. We had the tasting menu and it was very good. Valentina looked after us very well and was very knowledgable about the wine. Such a shame it was not so busy and was sad to see the place empty. Hopefully things will pick up very soon . We will be back . Many thanks for a lovely evening.

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

The menu had a number of fish and vege options. I was meant to have a 3 course lunch from the festive section but neither I nor my partner liked any of the starters from any part of the menu and we only each liked 1 dessert listed from the whole menu. So we had fish and chips and toffee pudding. More options would have been great or more 'regular' food with a luxury spin would be helpful.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

Will put this on trip advisor as recognition is well deserved. Valentina the waitress was lovely, polite, helpful and knowledgeable about her job. Food was lovely and well presented

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

Food was nice, but portions were far too small, left feeling hungry. Also, only meat offering on set menu wasn't available. Lower priced wines too expensive. Service was excellent and very friendly, despite getting the bill wrong initially.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

Beautiful setting ,great staff , lovely drinks . The bread could have been fresher but overall lovely

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

Always great food and service at this restaurant. The 5 course tasting menu deal is especially good and we will return soon

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

I have been to the Athenaeum for afternoon tea and have never been disappointed. Service was excellent and staff friendly although they were busy. I would like to commend Paul for his service. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

Had a really delicious and enjoyable meal from the five course taster menu which was actually good full sized portions with lovely wine for each course and impeccable service from all staff.

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

I did not have much expectations due to the current situation . The spa etc was closed which is understandable . However the food was awful . The steak was not cooked as requested .I have had better food at a pub.. service of food was slow (which was understandable I guess). Staff as always on point can not fault this one bit. Have used this hotel for work and personal and never ever have the staff been less than 101%. Very very disappointed with the food quality .

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Atmosphere and service were superb

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Had a lovely spa day, we were well looked after and the food was really good!

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

We had an amazing afternoon tea and Cornel our waiter couldn’t do enough for us. Food and service was exceptional.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Afternoon tea at Athenaeum was most enjoyable and relaxing. We enjoyed a very nice selection of patisseries, sandwiches and scones. The restaurant team were really attentive and friendly. It simply was a lovely experience for the weekend.

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