Kensington - The Park International Hotel
117-129 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, Greater London, SW7 4DT
- 020 7370 5711
You must mention your Gourmet Society card when booking
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A luxurious four-star hotel found in an idyllic location, the Park International Hotel can be found in-between the Gloucester Road, Earl’s Court and South Kensington tube stations, which makes it a perfect hub for city explorers and sightseers. It’s also most likely the best setting for that oh so quintessentially British pastime, Afternoon Tea.
Housed within the illustrious Checkmate Bar and Restaurant, diners can see the inspiration for the name immediately upon entering the premises. A contrasting décor of blacks and whites, guests immersing themselves in the Checkmate Bar and Restaurant can call in advance with their Gourmet Society card and enjoy a discount that will make them feel like kings and queens as they indulge in a rich afternoon tea offering.
Presented on a charming three tiered stand, diners can savour their choice of tea or coffee along with fresh scones, supplied with lashings of clotted cream and jams, delicate finger sandwiches, containing tantalising fillings like chicken with mayonnaise, egg and watercress, and salmon with cream cheese, along with an assortment of miniature desserts.
After a rich spread of particularly British treats guests can venture out and enjoy the local attractions, including the Natural History Museum, the Royal Albert Hall, and the Science Museum. Those seeking something more along the lines of sightseeing however can find Kyoto Garden, Hyde Park, the Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace nearby as well.
Whatever draws diners towards Kensington, be they hotel guests, hungry gourmets, visitors on business or pleasure seekers, it’s highly recommended they spend the afternoon at the Checkmate Bar and Restaurant at the Park International Hotel.
Offer and Availability
Buy one afternoon tea and the second will be free. Unless otherwise stated, one dining card = one free afternoon tea with only one card to be used per party.
- Please mention the Gourmet Society
Please ALWAYS check availability
You MUST book in advance unless otherwise stated.