Fortnum & Mason Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon

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  • High Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Fortnum & Mason's award-winning Afternoon Tea has been an essential part of Piccadilly visits - for Fortnum's visitors new and old alike - for centuries. Served in signature Fortnum's style in the elegant and refined surroundings of the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, every scone, cake and sandwich is fresh-baked by Fortnum's chefs. A truly iconic and very British experience, from first sip to final crumb.

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JB
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

The service was the worse we have ever had, we wait over 35 plus minutes just trying to get more biscuits and tea. We never complain but this had to be the worse ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And to top off there was a table with two scream infants

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ML
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an incredible experience. Our server made the experience that much better and ensured all of our needs were met.

A truly memorable time!!

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LG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you are interested in enjoying a true tea experience, I would recommend you Fortnum and Mason Tea Salon as long aa you can afford it. If you are two people, you should ask for two different experiences (savoury and sweet) so that you can share and try both. Tips/service is not included in the price (about 12%).

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i
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a truly lovely experience! The staff was extremely friendly and we very much enjoyed the atmosphere and the delicious tea.

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Second time I went for an afternoon tea here. Very nice food but service not very good this time. Also the tea room was a bit noisy

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KS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had yet another wonderful afternoon at this quintessential British establishment. Our server Anna was fantastic and made the experience all the more special. Despite the very busy afternoon they were having everything was perfectly presented and Anna’s attention to detail was a true credit to Fortnim and Masons.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Sandwich bread was stale, sandwiches tiny, scones blah.

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g
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We booked a long time in advance and still have a place right on the aisle, where always pass by. Although a better table was available. We did get it, but not until we asked.

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KS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food - have as much as you want, with unlimited tea. Service was very formal, perhaps too emotionless for me. That didn't matter though, as I enjoyed and would return.

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SL
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Having had a very good experience when visiting the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon previously, I decided to return with two friends, one of which who’s birthday it was. Once again the food, service and atmosphere were all great but I was surprised to find the price had gone up by £15 per person from my last visit and also thought that to add an additional glass of champagne for about £14 was a little steep? Never the less the food throughout was great! The afternoon tea was for a birthday celebration and catch up and we could have done with a little more time to soak up the atmosphere and make the most of all of our food, as well as to continue our conversation and we were a little rushed towards the end of our reservation. I appreciate they would have had other bookings for our table after us but they almost forgot to give us our last choice of cake slice had we not reminded them and when I got home and opened its box, was a little disappointed to find a rather small slither of banana bread in comparison to the slab of Carrot cake I was given to take home on my first visit. Also when the bill came, I expressed it was to be split in half so my friend, who’s birthday it was, did not have to pay. The waitress then proceeded to read out how much it would be for each half to pay which made my friend feel rather uncomfortable knowing how much we had spent for her birthday and it would have been nice if there had been a little more discretion in that situation. I think I may hesitate a little to return again, mostly because I felt after my first visit I truly got my money’s worth, whereas this time I did not necessarily feel the same way but still none the less a lovely experience.

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MA
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The place, service and food are fantastic. I loved It!

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PH
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First trip to London. Amazing experience all around. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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PP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lo único fue que a pesar de tener reservación, nos hicieron esperar como 15 minutos

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RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience, essential Britain - one event that gives a lasting pleasant memory. Pricey, but you know that on the way in. Extraordinary, would repeat in a heartbeat!

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AO
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Poor service. Waitress never came around to check on refills or water. Forced and undeserved gratuity. Do not recommend at all.

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o
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

I would definitely recommend coming here for afternoon tea

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CM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

While the food and decor are amazing, the value of the tea wasn't worth it. Incredibly expensive for a tea you can get at many other wonderful places in London for not as much money.

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DC
London
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All I can say is thank you very much. The experience exceeded all expectations. The eclair with the salmon on top was fantastic by far my favorite item.

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A
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Well worth it! A definite must if you are in London and want to have an authentic tea time! The food was great as was the service. Very tasty sandwiches, a mix of sweet and savory scones and yummy desserts. The meal is topped off with a slice of dessert cake and I would recommend the colorful Battenberg cake! Try the vanilla nougat tea!

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply, INCREDIBLE! Tea, food, service, ambiance were outstanding.

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TT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Although making reservation in advance, we need to wait for 20mins. It's a nice place but it is very expensive. Overall they provide good service.

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GW
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

It seems expensive at approx £55 per person but turned out to be well worth the money and a unique experience. Service was good quality but slow on a few requests for more tea. However, the food was very high quality and the tea was a mixture of unique flavours and a great compliment to the scones and cakes.

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AP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Very disappointed that i could not have hot water on the table and it took me asking 3 times for hot water which resulted in my tea being too strong and i couldn't it while eating! Very annoying !

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D
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent..and did not feel awkward being on my own..was a birthday treat to myself. My waitress could not have been better. Whole ambience was pleasant..great experience. Thank you.

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MP
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect experience for afternoon yea in London, especially for tourists looking for a break and something with more refinement and a relaxing pace.

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AF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am already planning my next visit as a birthday present for a friend, and have already recommended your teas to three other people since returning. It was wonderful, especially the sweet/savoury options to share.

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F
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful afternoon ,made to feel as though we were the only people taking afternoon tea.The food was excellent.The staff were attentive ,beautiful surroundings,and wonderful little touches that made the whole experience memorable,many thanks Fortnums

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JS
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

basic afternoon tea sandwiches were very boring. Scones lovely but small cakes not as varied as could be ie no pastries. Large cakes were lovely. Overall it was too expensive for what you got

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MM
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

This used to be the best place for afternoon tea in London and over the years I have taken many friends from abroad here to enjoy a typical British tea experience. However, our last experience was dreadful. First we waited 50 minutes for sandwiches and when they finally arrived the bread was dry. They only offered plain scones and they were all cold. The waitress spilled the tea each time she served it. We were seated just under the AC and it was very cold so we had to put our coats on. When we asked if they could turn off the AC or if we could change the table, nothing was done. One of the teas we ordered was in a tea bag, but somehow some tea leaves (from a different tea) ended up in the same teapot (?!). We couldn’t finish the cakes and when we asked for them to be packed to go, the waitress said she wasn’t sure if they had boxes (?!). Very poor customer service and an overall disappointing experience.

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JR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It's pricey, but there is no shortage of food and tea. The food was excellent as was the tea. Our server was amazing, but some of the other 'runners' were a bit confused.

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IV
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Food was nothing special, considering M ordinary and what you can eat anywhere. Waitress was openly fad up and not attentive. We waited for order 30 min, when we were told on arrival we have overall 1.5hrs for the experience. No offer of fresh tea or cakes from the trolley from waitress, till asked - then an irritation was shown and we were made to wait 20 min. We are still asking ourselves what did we pay for? It was suppose to be a treat to mark special occasion, instead it was unpleasant and most disappointing experience of high tea. F&M team needs to get out more to see what their competitors offer and learn what good service, which forms part of good experience, looks like. We regretted our choice and we all said : would we go to Paul patisserie at list we knew food would be amazing and service 100% better. What an embarrassment for F&M

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JO
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks a lot to Kelly for their kind treatment and professional knowledge. Hope to see you son. Our family love to be the re.

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ET
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful quintessential English tea, superb! Impeccable food and service

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VP
London
209 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A really lovely, classic version of the quintessential British tea, managing both to serve large crowds, yet avoid the traditional pitfalls of at scale tea. The sandwich bread is served soft and moist, the scones are crumbly with helping of the roundest, most delicate lemon curd, and the pastries are each their own little work of art. Really loved the experience, was expecting a gimmick, but found a gem.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and i attended the Jubilee tea room at 4.15 pm on Sunday the 12th May.
An outstanding visit, opulent yet a chilled out vibe , classy and casual at the same time
loved it .

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ML
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tea at Fortnums is an oasis in Piccadilly. The waitstaff are very accommodating and want their customers to relax and enjoy their tea whether is afternoon or high tea, sweet or savory.

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VT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Whilst the service was great, some of the offerings were stale which, for an establishment such as this, was disappointing.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Service was great and food was even better. Very accommodating as we had our two young children with us. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to experience afternoon tea.

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service, great food which they replenish as you wish. Lemon curd, clotted cream on scones is to die for.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous experience, definitely don’t eat beforehand as you can order more as part of the tea. The scones are perfect but wasn’t too keen on the patisseries as but too fancy for me- would prefer a simple Victoria sponge. As expected tea was delicious, make sure you study the selection beforehand as the range is extensive! Lovely environment and great place to enjoy an afternoon.

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