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Palm Court

1-8 Russell Square, London, United Kingdom, WC1B 5BE
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Opening Information

Our Opening Times for Afternoon tea are between, 12:00-16:30, with 3 seating's
Seating 1 : 12:00 / 12:15 / 12:30
Seating 2 : 14:00 / 14:15 / 14:30
Seating 3 : 16:00 / 16:15 / 16:30
and Dinner 18:00 - 22:00.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Palm Court

The Palm Court is the heart and social hub of The Principal London. It’s a meeting point for hotel guests and visitors, and the ultimate relaxed space, with a double-height glass ceiling that floods the room with light, and lots of planting. Complementing this spirit of laid-back elegance, our service mixes nods to the past – such as drinks trolleys and afternoon tea — with on-trend details such as herb-infused cocktails, a focus on small producers for the Champagne list, and a specially commissioned tea set.

Cuisine: Afternoon Tea
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Price point:
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Visited On Sunday, 21 October 2018

Fantastic! Lovely atmosphere, so peaceful and you don't feel like you are in London anymore... Started with a delicious potato soup amuse bouche.. Then sandwiches - Very good! scones - camomile tea, chocolate, plain and citrus. A selection of cakes, perfect flavours and size.. We were very impressed overall with the tea and service. The tea is not traditional but that's what makes it fabulous! Cristiano looked after us and was so attentive and discreet.. We we also given a cake to celebrate our anniversary which was a lovely surprise.. The room is like an outdoor oasis with trees and beautiful rugs, lights and comfy chairs..

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

Service was very attentive. Every server who passed my table asked if I needed anything.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

We were there for Afternoon Tea at the time, with a booking agreement paper, but the restaurant was closed. It was very strange. Nobody could tell us why it was closed and what is going on. There was no e-mail or message telling us something about closing of the restaurant bevore. Very strange! Sorry! Never ever again! Wir waren zum Afternnon Tea, zur Resevations Zeit vor Ort, mit der Bestätigungspapier, aber das Restaurant war geschlossen. Keiner wusste warum. Es stand nichts darüber im Internet und wir hatten keine E-Mail oder SMS diesbetreffend erhalten. Eine sehr komische Geschichte.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

We had a lovely afternoon tea, excellent sandwiches, scones and particularly delicious tea. Thanks

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

This was excellent. The food was of the highest quality and presented us with unexpected flavour combinations that we really enjoyed. We would love to go back again

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Lovely afternoon, delicious cakes and thanks for accommodating the 9-month twins. Stuart

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

The food, the service and atmosphere were fantastic. The only negative comment I have would be that we were sat on the low seats and table, which made it quite tricky to eat and drink at. Apart from that, I couldn't fault it.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

I chose the moment to propose to the lady I love in which a member of your staff helped me without hesitation for which I am truly grateful

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

The most wonderful afternoon tea turned into an amazing evening. Couldn't have wished for a better weekend. Thank you so much to everyone.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Wonderful experience, kindly give our thanks to Alejandra who was wonderful.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Fabulous option for afternoon tea in central London. The space is gorgeous and the entire package is incredibly affordable, especially relative to other choices! Sandwiches, scones (lemon raisin was our fave!), and desserts, plus unlimited tea options. The service was top notch, thanks to our wonderful server Paulina. Highly recommended!

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Lovely afternoon in beautiful surroundings, service was impeccable and friendly. And of course the scones very delicious!

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Visited On Sunday, 16 September 2018

A really great experience. Excellent staff and wonderful atmosphere. Hope to visit again soon. Loved the truffle & Melba toast starter - so light and flavoursome. Pastries were an absolute delight.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Absolutely stunning location, excellent service and fabulous food. Highly recommend to anyone seeking a superb afternoon tea experience at a grand old London hotel. We loved it!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

The waiter was very knowledgeable about which teas to pair with food and made sure that we were well taken care of.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

Amazing venue with delicious food. Service was on point too.Palm Court is perfect for an afternoon tea setting but cannot wait to go back for few cocktails

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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

Setting is beautiful, very serene and relaxing. Service was excellent, but would have liked more information on the tea selection (teas were chosen for us unless we requested otherwise). My least favourite were the scones which I found to be dry and dense. However, it was overall a lovely way to spend a Friday afternoon. Thank you.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 September 2018

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Visited On Thursday, 30 August 2018

Thank you to the staff who looked after our group. The service was excellent and the Palm Court is a beautiful venue, we would love to come back!

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

The service and menu were exceptional!

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Visited On Sunday, 19 August 2018

Wow! what a fabulous afternoon we had celebrating 2 birthdays.The whole experience was perfect,cannot speak highly enough of the service,quality of food & the ambience was relaxed & felt like home from home.we will most definitely tell others to come along and try for them selves,well done to the Principal Team!

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

The attention to detail was second to none. The attention we received was amazing and the atmosphere and ambience made us feel special. The conscience staff could not do enough for us and the bar staff even found a way for me to enjoy my champagne. What a wonderful way to spend our anniversary. Thank you so much.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Me and my friends had absolutely fantastic afternoon! Great service, champagne, such tasty scones, sandwiches and sweets. Amazing atmosphere and venue too!

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