Afternoon Tea at the Waldorf in London

Feb 20th, 2004, 12:08 PM
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Afternoon Tea at the Waldorf in London

I have been trying to find information on how to make a reservation for Tea at the Waldorf Hotel in March. I have not been able to find a phone number and information on times and days. Please help. Thank you.
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Feb 20th, 2004, 12:26 PM
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Here's the phone number

011 44 20-7836-2400

I'd just call them directly ..
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Feb 20th, 2004, 12:31 PM
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It's now an Hilton hotel, refurbished in such a cheap and tacky way, don't have tea there, it's a complete and utter dump! Never was much, but it is even less now.
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Feb 20th, 2004, 01:09 PM
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thank you so much for your replys :0

we will probably change our plans and go to Browns or the Dorchester

susan
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Feb 20th, 2004, 01:18 PM
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Much better idea, either of those two will be excellent.
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Feb 20th, 2004, 01:28 PM
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Susie - starting April 8th Brown's is being closed down for renovations and will open up some time next year.
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Feb 20th, 2004, 01:28 PM
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Per another thread - Browns tea lounge is closing for renovations for almost a year . . . .
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Feb 20th, 2004, 01:32 PM
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Thanks All

We will be there in early March thankfully!

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Feb 20th, 2004, 01:33 PM
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Re Browns:

Rocco Forte Hotels will be rennovating it, I am currently consulting with them on this project, I'll keep anyone that is interested posted on any developments.
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Feb 20th, 2004, 01:57 PM
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Claridges does a great afternoon tea too!

http://www.savoygroup.co.uk/Claridge...er/default.asp
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Feb 20th, 2004, 03:42 PM
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Dear M_Kingdom - I think you are a little full of yourself but, at the same time, entertaining
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Feb 22nd, 2004, 02:16 AM
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Hi, Susie. If I wanted to have tea at the Waldorf (and I am indeed considering adding it to my itinerary for London this April because I have heard good things about tea there), I would not let myself be dissuaded by the negative comment of one person whom I do not know, who admits to be consulting for another hotel, and who therefore has a conflict of interest.

Rather, I might ask around for more comments from others or look for critical reviews.

Or I might decide simply to give it a try. Some of the best places at which I have eaten in my travels have been serendipitous finds.

I notice that Le Meridien Waldorf in Piccadilly has a website whose homepage at http://www.lemeridien.com/england/lo...n_gb1605.shtml links to an e-mail form by which you could request a tea reservation. I have thus far made all my bookings for tea in April by e-mail (with the advantage of getting a written e-mail confirmation) and not spent a penny on international long-distance.

Enjoy your trip to London!

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Feb 22nd, 2004, 03:28 AM
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>...not spent a penny on international long-distance. <

FYI all,

Ifyou dial 1016868 before the international number, charges are 10 - 15 cents/min to Western Europe.

See http://www.pt-1.com/101-6868_Rates_01.html
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Feb 22nd, 2004, 03:52 AM
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I use 10 10 629 and pay 4 cents a minute to the UK..that way you get a direct response.

The Waldorf is no longer part of the Le Meridien chain , it is now a Hilton Hotel.
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Feb 22nd, 2004, 06:16 AM
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I do not know who legally owns the Waldorf at Piccadilly, but the le Meridien website at lemeridien.com currently lists the Waldorf at Piccadilly as one of its member hotels. Often hotels change ownership without changing name, chain-membership, staff, etc. I do not know anything more about the matter.
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Feb 22nd, 2004, 09:28 AM
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jody,re 1010629 do you have to sign up for it and how do they bill you. I have used several 1010 numbers in the past and have had problems with their billing methods.Please advise
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Feb 22nd, 2004, 10:20 AM
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I was outside this very property the other day, It has the Hilton "H" outside. Unless HIlton, and Le Meridien are co-branding, it is as one might reasonably conclude, a Hilton!
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 09:22 AM
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Thank you Sandykins & Jodi for the information. I went to the Hilton.com web page and searched for London hotels and it was the first one listed. They indicated they were in the middle of a restoration project on the public areas and bedrooms of the hotel. I clicked on "dining" and only two restaurants were indicated; the Minstrel for breakfast and Aldwych Bar for lunch.

Nothing was indicated for afternoon tea, so I am guessing that they are not offering that service at this time.

I will probably go somewhere else, but will just pop into the hotel to see what is going on and when afternoon tea service is going to be resumed. I'll let you all know when I get back.

Thanks again for all the helpful comments and even the perhaps somewhat biased comments (you know who )

Sus
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 09:29 AM
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They are now a "modern" style hotel, they will never ever serve a traditional afternoon tea again, it is yet another faceless Hilton, please don't waste your time on it.
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 09:56 AM
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pipsil,
I just went to their website and got an activation number which you use on the first call you make. After that 1st time you just dial your number.

Mine is billed directly on my regular monthly Sprint bill . I did just notice that if you don't make $2.50 worth of calls a month they charge you a $5.00 service fee. This went into effect in October, but they grandfathered in old clients.

There is another 10 10 number on the same site, you might want to check the rates for that one.

We mainly call the UK , but the charge is different for other countries.
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