William's Bar and Bistro

The talent of Michelin-starred Executive Chef William Drabble adds an extra dimension to our guests' dining experience.

William’s Bar and Bistro has a comfortable, unhurried and sophisticated atmosphere. It is the ideal place to relax over a cocktail or coffee, and has the added advantage of a bistro menu of classic dishes created by the hotel’s Executive Chef, William Drabble.

The menu is made using the best British produce, sourced from a number of small suppliers who share William Drabble’s passion for only the best ingredients. It is perfect for light lunches, pre- and post-theatre dinners or for supper.

William oversees all aspects of the dining concept at the hotel, including private dining, room service, the hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant, Seven Park Place, and traditional afternoon tea which is served at the bistro or in the hotel’s beautiful lounge.

The chic bar offers an extensive selection of cocktails and an impressive choice of wine and spirits .


Every day from 11:00am to 01:00am; Afternoon tea is served from 3:00pm to 5:30pm. Gluten free afternoon tea is also available, please book in advance.

For reservations call +44 (0)20 7316 1620

  • Afternoon Tea

    A true delight!

    St. James's Hotel & Club offers an exciting Board Game Afternoon Tea concept, called "It's All In the Game", designed by Executive Head Chef, William Drabble. William brings the same attention to detail and quest for perfection to each element of Afternoon Tea as he does to the most elaborately prepared lunch or dinner. Our Afternoon Tea is served every day from 3.00pm to 5.30pm. The theme of the afternoon tea is based around original board games, including traditional favourites such as: Snakes & Ladders, Backgammon, Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble, Dominoes and Ludo, all available to play at the hotel. A discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to you bill. All prices include VAT.

    Afternoon Tea menu
  • British Tapas

    Chef William Drabble's take on these traditional Spanish appetisers. He combines best of British produce with his creativity and talent. His tapas include British classics such as Welsh Rarebit and Devils on Horseback. Prices start from £4.25 per dish and are an ideal accompaniment to a glass of British Wine or cocktail.

    British Tapas menu
  • Breakfast at William's Bar & Bistro

    The best way to start the day while you're away, whether you are looking for a healthy option or the traditional English breakfast William's Bar & Bistro is the ideal location for a good start to your day. We offer a full continental buffet and all your warm items are made to order.

    Breakfast menu
  • Cocktails

    Classic or Innovative

    William's Bar & Bistro offers both bespoke and classic cocktails. With a variety of ingredients and spirits from all over the world, our mixologists like to surprise our guests by adding different flavour to all time favourites. Did you know that William's Bar & Bistro has been awarded the '2016 Best Hotel Classic Cocktail list' by The Spirits Business. Come and try for yourself!

    Cocktail menu

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