Book a room
  • Book now
  • Modify / Cancel

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 drawingrooms@ampersandhotel.com

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

Book Now
  • play
    Private Science Tea

    Minimum 10 people
    From £39.50 per person

    Private Science Afternoon Teas

    If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate a birthday or special occasion, our Private Science Afternoon Tea is an original and fun choice.

    This one-of-a-kind experience, unique to The Ampersand, was inspired by the Science Museum, and won Best Themed Afternoon Tea at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018. You can expect a mix of exciting and curious dishes, from jams served in petri dishes, to chocolate spacemen and dinosaur biscuits, finished with tea, coffee, or Champagne. Our Science Afternoon Tea menu 

    All private Afternoon Tea books get complimentary hire of either our Library or Games Room at the weekend. We accommodate groups of all kinds, from wedding parties and Christenings, to baby showers and hen dos. 

    Please note: We require a minimum of 10 people for private bookings. Prices start from £39.50, or £49.50 per person with a glass of Champagne (or two non-alcoholic cocktails instead of Champagne). 

    You can also opt for our new, exiting Science Tea Pot-Tails; a grown-up twist on our traditional Science Afternoon Tea, including a cocktail flight with three tea-infused cocktail samplers. From £49.50 per person. Our Tea Pot-Tails menu

    An additional charge of 12.5% discretionary service will be added to the bill.

    Gluten free alternative available - please request in advance. For Hen Parties and Baby Showers, we also design themed cakes, if you’re looking for something original!

    To make a booking, please call our events team on +44 (0)20 7591 4706 or email events@ampersandhotel.com