LondonHouse Tea Service

3.9
22 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Afternoon Tea
Top tags:
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Good for Birthdays
Reservations are highly recommended. Please see our set tea service menu below and inform us of any allergies or dietary restriction at 312-253-2317 or rsvp@londonhouse.com so we can modify accordingly.

Our High Tea menu is $50 per person which includes your choice of Sparrow House Blended tea, pastry basket, and tea tower crafted by our culinary team under the leadership of award-winning Executive Chef Jacob.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Afternoon Tea, British, Continental
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Hours of Operation
Afternoon Tea
Daily 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
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Phone number
(312) 253-2317
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Jacob Verstegen
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Michigan Ave
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 22 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.7
Food
3.9
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.1
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The service and Tea itself was great. The food was good, but way overpriced at 50.00 per person. I would recomend to friends and family if it was half the price.

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1.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Unfortunately, I would have rated this experience lower if I could. I've been to afternoon tea in London several times before and this doesn't remotely compare. The food was absolutely terrible and beyond over priced. Don't waste your money here like I did!!!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We also went to the top floor bar and it was amazing. Great drinks. Get the spicy hibiscus and the music was great too. Great crowd for a Sunday.

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2018

We were looking forward to doing Tea Service as it’s always a fun experience. The ambience is great with a nice view of classic Chicago architecture — love or hate Trump his building is impressive.

The tea was excellent and the first course was good. BUT the traditional savory and sweat biscuits were awful — horrible! NOTHING tasted good. We were disappointed with every new bite as literally nothing tasted good. Our server was nice, the ambience good, but the food straight up SUCKED! And for $50 a person a total joke. Hop fully they fire their chef or he had a coming to Jesus moment with what makes a good Tea Service without getting too “creative” so bad

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The tea service is just ok. The food is not that good, and it seems like they are understaffed.

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Too expensive for what you get.
No food options and only a few teas to select from.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Great tea. I wanted to sing happy Birthday to my friend who I was taking there. They must have forgot I was celebrating her bday. Other than that. It was really nice.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

I took my mom for afternoon tea for her Mother’s Day present and it was the BEST experience! The room that they have the tea in is so cute and you get to sit in these really fun lounge chairs and just feel like royalty. The tea, pastries and finger sandwiches were amazing as well. Overall a great experience and we plan on doing it again!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

everything was Wonderful !!!

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1.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Food was not very good. Tea was so so. Uncomfortable seating. Lax service. Great view of Wacker Dr from window seat.

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The ambience is the biggest issue at LondonHouse. feels more like you’re having tea and a hotel conference room. The Drake the peninsula and the Allis are much better options.

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2.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Poor service. Attended for high tea and service was rude.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Glad to have found the London Tea House. The only place I could find in Chicago offering tea service starting early, at 1pm. We were seated at a table at the window. The seating area is more of a lounge than a restaurant. The tea selection was limited to just five types. The food was good, more small bites than sandwiches. Despite having requested a vegetarian option ahead of time, the restaurant was not aware of this, which delayed our food service slightly. However, they did arrange to provide the vegetarian option. Overall, we enjoyed everything. The presentation of the food was beautiful. I would have liked more sweets.... The only bite I did not enjoy was the doughnut, as mine was very dry. We especially enjoyed the champagne! A very nice experience for afternoon tea.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Overall a good experience. Food was meh but the tea was great. It was very nice of them to accommodate our vegetarian diet. The actual eating area is right next to the check in counter so it is a little loud.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food was not very good and when I asked to not have beef as part of the tea she said there was nothing to substitute it. Hard to believe they couldn’t throw an extra scone or veg sandwich on the tray. Some of the food was also pretty dry like it had been sitting out. Good view though

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very disappointed. Expensive. Cold food. Had so much potential but ultimately was a waste.

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

HICE RESERVACION POR OPEN TABLE PERO NO LA TENIAN, FUE PARA LA HORA DEL TE, LOS PRECIOS EXTRAORDINARIAMENTE CAROS, LA COMIDA EXTRAORDINARIAMENTE ORDINARIA, QUEDO MUY POR ABAJO DE NUESTRAS ESPECTATIVAS, EL SERVICIO DE TE TIENE UN COSTO DE USD$ 50.00 POR PERSONA Y LITERALMENTE SON 6 BOCADILLOS BASTANTE ORDINARIOS Y DIRIA QUE REFRIGERADOS, EL DE LOS NIÑOS USD$ 25.00 Y SON DOS SANDWICHES SIN ORILLAS DE MERMELADA, ME PARECIO LITERAL UN ROBO YA QUE EL LUGAR TAMPOCO ES LA GRAN COSA, ES EL LOBBY DEL HOTEL CON UNAS 20 MESAS Y SOLO DOS PERSONAS PARA ATENDER, EL TE LLEGO PRIMERO Y LOS BOCADILLOS 15 MINUTOS DESPUES. DESEPCIONANTE

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excelente vista , muy acogedor , buena ubicación , surtido de bocadillos

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

mixed feelings:
savory items were original and
tasty. good tea selections. 👍
crossiants were no better than
costco. muffins tasted like from
box mix. 👇 other sweets ok,
except chocolate layer mini+++
service outstanding!
ambience good.
price fair

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We enjoyed our afternoon tea on the 2nd floor of the Londonhouse hotel overlooking Wacker Drive and the river. Like most tea services, it can be a little expensive for some. But the service, ambiance, and view were great. I suggest not eating the breads they bring at the beginning, because you will be too full to enjoy the tea pastries and hors d'oevres they bring later. All in all, this was a very enjoyable experience.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The last time my daughters and I enjoyed HiT was literally in London so this was a great experience for us. The fod was amazing. Our server struggled to communicate in english which was somewhat charming but also somewhat distracting in a negative way.

We will definitely return.

The worse part, by far, of this entire experience is looking out those beautiful windows accross the river and into the magnificent architecture of this city then being struck in the face with the hideous sign on the hotel directly accross the river. What an eyesore. Reminds me of an Orange T Rex. Big mouth, tiny hands and a massive sign as compensation. The city should force its removal in my opinion. Grotesque.

I feel sorry for the workers who have to stare accross the river at that giant middle finger.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We were there for their afternoon tea. It is served on the 2nd floor of the London House. It is a well appointed area but be aware that from that location you see mostly Wacker drive and the buildings on the North side of the river like Trump and not the River itself. The teas and the service were excellent. But the food was mediocre at best. Some of the savories were hard and stale. So were the macaroons. The best part was the donuts coated in a pistachio glaze. We were expecting somewhat more than just some fancy donuts for $50.
We like the concept of the afternoon tea but it needs some serious rework.

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