Food & Drink

Easy London Dining Near the West End

Dining at The Academy is straightforward: start the day with a sumptuous breakfast and finish the day with something from our menu either in The Alchemy or as room service in the comfort of your own room or suites. Treat yourself to an indulgent afternoon tea at our historic hotel in Bloomsbury. Seasonal menus take the best of the British culinary scene with a few international dishes for extra depth.

Restaurant & Kitchen closure

Please be informed that due to essential maintenance work during our renovation of the Hotel, both the Restaurant & Kitchen will be closed until the end of March 2018. Unfortunately we will be unable to serve any Hot food. We will offer a limited continental breakfast selection as a takeout option. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused during this period.


Traditional Afternoon Tea In Bloomsbury

Traditional afternoon tea in Bloomsbury

There aren’t many finer spots than a restored Georgian townhouse in London to experience the authentic British tradition of afternoon tea. Served everyday from 1pm to 5pm, we offer a number of options, from the classic afternoon tea of scones, jam and clotted cream through to luxury tea that includes dainty petit fours and a glass of chilled Prosecco. A choice of teas and herbal infusions accompany your food. 

Luxury Academy Afternoon Tea from only £21.95 per person:

  • Freshly Baked Scones, Preserve & Clotted Cream
  • Selection of Finger Sandwiches
  • Selection of pastries & Petit Fours
  • Served with Tea or Coffee
  • Glass of Prosecco

Download our Afternoon Tea Menu

Download our Tea Selection Menu

Visit our festive afternoon tea page


As well as the guaranteed lowest available room rates, you will receive the following benefits by booking direct with us:

  • A complimentary bottle of Prosecco
  • Free fibre-optic wifi in all rooms and public areas
  • Discounted car parking of 20%, at the adjacent Q-Park throughout your stay
  • A 20% discount from all food consumed at the hotel
  • Complimentary access to the Nuffield Gym, located next door within the Omni Centre