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For 2
Date
Wed, 5/23
Time
10:00 PM

LondonHouse Tea Service

4.1
11 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Afternoon Tea
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  • Afternoon Tea
  • Scenic View
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Join us at LondonHouse for a 1.5 to 2-hour reimagined high tea experience at Bridges, located on the 2nd floor of the hotel and featuring a gorgeous Chicago River view. This is not your grandmother’s afternoon tea! For $50 per person, each guest has their choice of a Sparrow House Blended Tea before being served a taste of each item on the menu- 11 sweet and savory bites crafted by our culinary team under the leadership of award-winning Executive Chef Jacob.

Reservations are highly recommended. Please see our set menu below and inform of us of any allergies or aversions at 312-253-2317 or rsvp@londonhouse.com so we can modify accordingly.
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 11 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
3.9
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.3
Value
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2.0Dined 5 days ago

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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