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Palm Court

1-8 Russell Square, London, United Kingdom, WC1B 5BE
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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
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Visited On Sunday, 03 March 2019

Highly recommend - Extremely good service and beautiful atmosphere. One of the best afternoon teas in London.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Thank you, a delicious & relaxed afternoon tea, service was just right in beautiful surroundings.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

We had a great time at Palm Court. All staff are very friendly, helpful and attentive. Food was really good. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

A lovely afternoon with friends was made more special by the very attentive staff and management, thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

The Palm Court has a wonderful atmosphere with very friendly and helpful staff. The different types of food complimented each other well as well as all the types of teas available. I will definitely come back again.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Wonderful Valentine's dinner. Great service and beautiful place.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 January 2019

The Palm Court at the Kimpton Fitzroy was the perfect place to meet an old friend for lunch. From the warm greeting by the Hungarian Doorman, to the decor of four large olive trees, to the perfectly balanced lunch our time together was wonderful. We were there off season so it was very quiet and everything just right. My only complaint was not knowing we were being charged for the water which made the bill pricier than anticipated.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 January 2019

Elegant setting, scrumptious afternoon tea, outstanding and friendly service. A very pleasant alternative for a high tea where a jacket is not required to be worn by men. Highly recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

One of the best! Beautiful setting, delicious food, great service and generally fabulous. My friends and I had the most wonderful afternoon. Will definitely return.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

We all absolutely loved Afternoon tea at the palm court. It is undoubtedly a stunning hidden gem in London. The staff were exceptional to say the least and I was so pleased with how seamless and professional the service was despite my booking being a rather large one, of eleven guests. Thank you to all the staff - especially Christiano who was our main waiter and a big thank you to the team member who welcomed us at the beginning too. I would recommend Palm Court to anyone and hope to be back soon

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Utrolig flott sted med et flott interiør. Betjening som sørget for den beste service.Hit kommer vi gjerne igjen 😍

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Visited On Thursday, 10 January 2019

Staff were lovely, the grey bench seating was quite uncomfortable

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Visited On Thursday, 10 January 2019

Hi - we had a lovely afternoon tea and the food and staff were excellent. However, we weren't very warm and this did slightly detract from the experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 January 2019

Beautiful surroundings, delicious food, great service, and good value. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Friday, 04 January 2019

Disappointing meal, slow service and the toilets are a disgrace

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Visited On Thursday, 03 January 2019

I had booked Afternoon tea to celebrate my friend's birthday the service was lovely however the food did not live upto standard it lacked a great amount of favour.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

The service was fantastic. Very attentive and kind staff. Nice Location.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

The piped music is not very sophisticated. My tea pot was leaking tea leaves so please consider using tea strainers

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Visited On Thursday, 20 December 2018

I was treated for an Afternoon Tea by my daughter yesterday and I was extremely disappointed with the experience. I have had many Afternoon Tea experiences and this was the worse one. I will not be recommending this venue for Afternoon Tea to any of my friends.

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 December 2018

The food was absolutely delicious. Lovely service is a gorgeous room

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Visited On Sunday, 16 December 2018

We spent a lovely afternoon at the Palm Court. Very friendly staff, welcoming atmosphere and delicious food. Their afternoon tea is to be highly recommended !

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

The service was impeccable. I would just improve the quality of sandwiches that were not as good as everything else.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

Amazing service from Stefan and the manager!! Thanks so much for a lovely experience. Fantastic atmosphere and amazing decor! One of the best afternoon teas I’ve been to! Thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Having booked afternoon tea for two a number of weeks prior we were very disappointed that this had been superseded by a "Christmas Special" tea that had moved so far from the traditional type of afternoon tea it was hardly recognizable. Staff and service was very good but did little to compensate for the disappointment.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

In general everything was fine. It was not warm and some kind of wind- draught happened. Due to my booking reservation I have requested for some additional requirements-via mail / but they were not communicated inside the team/ which was not very comfortable.

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