Den in St Martins Lane
Sunday: 10am - 10:30pm
A really relaxed bar with tentative service. It’s got a great ambiance with quirky art on the wall. We all really enjoyed it
Great venue, wonderful food, very nice service - absolutely 5*
My fourth time there as it's in a great spot pre-theatre, if what you want is somewhere quietish and comfortable to sit down with a drink and a snack. This was the first time it was busy. Service is slow, but charming.
Very disappointed booked for afternoon tea which was then not available service was very slow when they did provide it came in bits and pieces.
We visited for the Narnia themed afternoon tea. The Den is a lovely, cosy place. The perfect spot to while away a few hours on a rainy day. One of the highlights of our visit was the super warm and friendly service we received from our waiter. I wish we’d got his name he was just awesome. All waiters should be like him! The afternoon tea was delicious too!
Lovely quiet snug atmosphere.
The Den is a very cosy space in the hotel. The afternoon tea was great with a good choice of savoury and sweet options. The portions were very generous and we ended up with a doggy bag. Our waitress, Inesa, was very helpful and friendly and provided an excellent service. She even organised a special birthday treat at no extra cost.
Lovely quirky venue for afternoon tea and catch up with friends. The food was lovely and the service was fantastic. Will definitely return!
Had a lovely time; would go back. Food and service were lovely.
The only thing that let them down - 2 paintings were broken and the art should really have been taken down.
We really enjoyed the afternoon tea. Everything was top notch, ambiance, food and service!
We have had a great afternoon tea and Michelle was takeing care of us, as we were friends of her.
The Den has an Afternoon Tea that is way too much food / too rich ( there are 3 savoury items, 5 sweet pastries/cakes and big scone) for just one person so don't over order, get a tea for 2 or even 3 and get extra teas. The quality of the food was excellent even if some items I didn't like but that was my own preference not the preparation.
Really lovely ambience and super attnetative and friendly staff. The food especially the sweet tray was a letdown.
Booked for afternoon tea last minute in the morning. Very impressed with the food, service and location and will definitely be back!
A fitting environment of quiet calm to meet friends for a Prosecco tea in preparation for a 24h singing marathon. Excellent selection of savoury and sweet items and a delightful service.
We were a group of three ladies attending afternoon tea. The selection of cakes, savoury items and overall tea inc prosecco were amazing quality, so tasty and and great value for money. We had to ask for a doggy bag as there was so much! We all had a lovely day and staff were also fantastic.
It’s was very welcoming with fabulous and cosy at the Den.. perfectly for a business meeting or meeting a friend.
I was there for afternoon tea and had a great time catching up with my friend, we really enjoyed the afternoon tea & amazing service from Michelle. We spent such a lovely evening there. Thank you so much Michelle for looking after us you are a star service, will definitely be back again!❤️ x
Great setting, decent food and cakes to die for. It took 30 minuets to receieve and pay the bill which was a bit of a le down.
Not very impressed by the actual food. Not presented well, slightly burned and very flat scones. Good value for the price but not somewhere I'd go again. You could go somewhere far superior for not much more money. Not bad, but a bit disappointing.
6 of us had afternoon tea to celebrate my 40th birthday. I really can't fault it. The Den is quirky and a perfect cool retreat from the raging heatwave outside. The afternoon tea itself was utterly delicious and amazing, in fact there was possibly too much! Serving was great, staff really helpful. I forgot to advise that we had a gluten free diner but they went and prepared her something so quickly, that my friend hardly noticed. We had the prosecco deal and I really don't think it can be beaten for value. Will definitely return, but will probably skip breakfast next time!
Superb customer service. Beautifully presented afternoon tea.
Lovely afternoon tea in a cosy room. It was a birthday celebration and they provided a lovely celebration plate.
Very good afternoon tea with an unusual twist
The Den does not belong as part of the smart and trendy St Martin’s lane hotel. The Den is below a average on all counts. Poor service, sad menu, dark ‘Den’ just about ok for a December evening.
Rather strange 'concept' hotel, full on a Saturday afternoon with very noisy young people having a good time. The Den itself was a lot quieter and rather dark, but comfortable. The tea was excellent, although it would have been nice to have a wider range of non-herbal teas - the only choice was English Breakfast. A bit heavy on the sweet fancy cakes, but they were all lovely, and beautifully presented. The staff were charming and couldn't be more friendly and helpful.
Perfect fit the occasion, being told seating time was 2 hours we did not thinking we would even need that time but 90 mins in we were still loving it and enjoying ourselves. Best afternoon tea ever had and service was amazing
A superb Afternoon Tea, a great menu and outstanding service.
Great service and delicious food, great selection of different pastries and cakes ...my first afternoon tea and it was a great experience...it was so much food we could barely finish! Would defo recommend it!
Horrible! Came here to treat a friend for her birthday. No-one to greet us and show us to our table so we just sat at the “Reserved Table”. Eventually went to the front desk to ask for service. Food horrid and they had no note of “vegetarian option”. English Breakfast tea tasted cheap. Had to keep getting up to find our waitress... Had been before but NEVER again!
The Den is a single medium-size room just off of the large atrium / reception area of the hotel.
You enter by an archway which has no door and obviously therefore leaks sound in from the various groups making their way through reception.
We were seated with my wifes back immediately by that arch. It was cold, noisy and the table was at an awkward level relative to the seats.
Even if we’d have been seated at one of the “nicer” tables beside one of the fake fires, it’d have been an underwhelming experience that fell well short of the sales copy.
The Den is an add-on that brings in extra cash for the main hotel (and it’s such a good hotel, it’s unlikely the staff there don’t realise it doesn’t match the standards of the rest of the hotel itself).
The staff were nice but unable to help (they did offer for us to have the food in the restaurant).
For all I know the food may be amazing. We paid £6 for a few mouthfuls of the sparkling water bottle we’d been bought and moved on.
The selection of cakes and savoury items for the afternoon tea was incredible. So much that we couldn't finish! But very tasty! Cosy setting with unique decor. The lady who served us was super friendly.
The room was not at all what you might expect on entering the hotel lobby, being more a quirky gentleman's club room than the sparce 'pretentious' foyer would suggest. Just stopped for a drink and snack before the theatre, and it was ideal for that. Service was a little slow, but probably the fault of the establishment rather than the staff! The lady who served us was lovely, suggested we might be fine with one mezze plate rather than the two we were initially going to order, and genuinely seemed keen on making sure we were comfortable. My G&T was perfect, and the mezze plate was home-made and delicious. My only quibble with the place, and the sole reason it doesn't get a 5 star from me, is the music, which, while not too loud exactly, is that electronic noise which is both insistent and irritating - and therefore really not relaxing. A shame, as everything else was super.
A fantastic afternoon tea with excellent service from all staff.
Had a really nice afternoon tea at The Den and it was good value. They accommodated for vegetarians and had lovely tea options. The venue was small but cosy and inviting. The staff were friendly and the service was great, we felt very comfortable.
We went to the Den for afternoon tea while on holiday in London and we are so glad we did. The afternoon tea had a perfect mix of sweet and savory menu items, all of which were full of flavor and delicious. The ambiance was nice and quaint as the Den was tucked away in the corner of the St. Martin’s Hotel. I would definitely recommend this spot if you are looking for an authentic tea time experience.
This was bought for a birthday gift afternoon tea, and she had a wonderful time. The service was mentioned as amazing, especially with the extra birthday cake! The quantity and quality of food was also great. Easy access to theatres and ballet! Thank you
My wife and I visited St Martin’s Den for afternoon tea on her birthday. It’s a small, cosy venue with just a dozen or so tables. Staff friendly, attentive and got the balance just right between giving us time and keeping us fed and watered.
Afternoon tea traditionally consists of savouries and a selection of sweet cakes. The sweet selection was excellent but my only criticism would be that the balance between sweet and savoury was not quite right. Too few savouries for me.
That said we wold visit again so couldn’t have been too bad.
Our visit to the Den was part of a birthday day out to London, pre show booking. The Den is a small area off the entrance lobby of a hotel. As such, it is quite difficult to find as there is no signage to point you in the right direction. After unknowingly, walking past it a few times we had to ring the Den to find out which building it is.
The Den itself is a small room that is tastefully decorated and has modern arts / pictures on the walls, which are quite comical! You'll know what I mean if you go!
The service was good, attentive and helpful. The afternoon tea is good but not spectacular, the choice of sandwiches is fixed and will not be to everyone's tastes. A good selection of teas offered and the sweets are very good with plenty of them!
Overall, a nice place to go for afternoon tea and I would recommend it.
Great place to meet for a drink before heading out for the evening
Swanky and modern den located in a hotel. Food and service was excellent during afternoon tea. Very cleaver portrats line the walls.