Afternoon Tea At Dukes London

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Afternoon Tea
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  • Cosy
  • Special Occasions
The elegant Drawing Room and Conservatory overlook a peaceful courtyard garden and is the perfect spot for morning coffee or a light lunch.

Alternatively, take time to enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea in this stylish setting. Delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and a choice of patisserie is served with your choice of tea.

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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 5 June 2019

Ends: 3 September 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-18:00

Quintessential Afternoon tea from £35pp

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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 7 May 2019

Ends: 7 November 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-18:00

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25% off all afternoon teas during half term.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 15 July 2019

Ends: 8 September 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-18:00

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Daily 12:00PM - 6:00PM

What 68 People Are Saying
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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quaint and lovely

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Upon entering the staff were incredibly welcoming. You feel very intimidated thinking you’re going to a posh hotel for afternoon tea in jeans and Dr Martens but the staff made me and my friend feel welcome.
We were seated maybe 10 minutes after arriving which was no issue as we were in no rush. The ambience was lovely, very high end very cosy. I really loved it
And given the menus to pick
I am a vegan so I immediately knew what I was getting. However Dukes do not have the vegan option on any of their menus which was a little weird
So we had to wait for staff to come over to enquire for the vegan option.
Fortunately they were doing it. But due to no menu being present for the vegan option we had no idea what we were getting and even when asking the staff member it wasn’t very clear what we were eating
But hey ho. Something Duke can improve for next time

The food overall was a 3/5. I wasn’t overly impressed, I’d say the cost was more for the amazing service we received. Very friendly staff and very attentive.
I particularly enjoyed the ‘cheese’ and pickle sandwich which we ordered for some more because it was so lovely
One of their sandwiches with cucumber and something else I didn’t know was quite bland and weird tasting so left that. The scones were unfortunately not the best. They were dry and tough :( Sad because I was looking forward to those the most. Out of the sweet treats the Orange Cake was the only nice thing on there. The rest had their faults. Especially the blueberry cake, very dry. It’s a no from me

I loved the tea, I had the white tea from Nepal and it was really good

Overall I’d give my experience a 3/5. You couldn’t do a high end service like that just anywhere. Maybe I’ll make afternoon tea a regular so thank you Dukes London

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A lovely quiet and cosy afternoon tea. Would definitely recommend

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Special afternoon tea on London. Highly recommended - off the beaten path, beautiful Drawing Room, impeccable service.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was a rainy day when we arrived for our afternoon tea. We got to choose a table in the lovely conservatory. It was perfect to sit there and chat - it was quiet enough we could actually hear each other - and enjoy the rain as it struck the window panes. The setting was simply lovely and we would definitely do it again.

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GN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best afternoon tea in London.

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LA
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

To be honest, I was very disappointed by the service this time. Our first experience was really nice and we wanted to show to our friends how great it was.
Bad luck as the service was very disorganized and it was very disturbing for us to follow.
We had a waitress at the beginning, all was good. We got our afternoon tea and were able to ask for a first sandwich refill. After that, our waitress disappeared. So we waited a bit to ask for a scone refill.
Another waitress came and removed my friend tray because it was empty. she didn't ask if everything was fine or if we wanted a refill.
We finally asked a scones refill just for 2 of us (so 2 plain and 2 raisins). We waited more than 30minutes. Just 2 waiters were here. It seems than one group needed more attention. At some point, we had to ask a waitress about our refill which was forgotten. We ended up with 2 extra plain scones instead of 4.
So we waited almost 40min to have 2 plain scones. We had to claim for more tea as well.
No smile, no attention, no one asked if we wanted more tea, not aware about our refill etc.
We had to claim for the cake of the day as our first waitress proposed to us at the beginning of our afternoon tea. We were very happy about the teas, the sandwich and pastries but the service was really bad from our point of view.
Of course, we don't need to have someone asking each 5 minutes if everything is fine but from my first experience, the waiter checked regularly to see if everything was fine.
We also know that some days could me more difficult or busy but we believed that the client shouldn't feel it. And it looked very disorganised and the waiters seemed overwhelmed.
Not really sure about recommending to a friend. Generally, you expect almost the same or better service from previous good experience. I hope you will use this review to improve for other clients as the Afternoon Tea menu is very nice.
Thanks

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TS
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

On arrival we were asked to take a seat in reception, we had to wait no more than five minutes before we shown into the conservatory where we were to be seated. Service was prompt and the staff were polite and friendly. Both the food and tea were lovely. Our sandwiches and scones were topped up as was our tea. We were not made to feel rushed and could therefore enjoy are tea at our leisure. The only thing that was a mere blip on the afternoon, was we were asked if we would like some water to which we said yes to as it was a hot afternoon, however on receipt of the bill this was charged to us. The cost irrelevant as I probably would still have had it but I would like to have known this was the case. Otherwise I cannot fault the hotel or the staff and am looking forward to going back.

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M
London
76 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Friendly staff. Relaxing and dont feel rushed. Sandwiches and scones were standard filling but really nice and you can ask for extras so we did. Sweet selection were non traditional, delicate styles and nice but ok. Martini combination was fun - mini but wuite strong. Tea selection was not extensive but sufficient. Shame the whole set did not come with the decorative cups as the images the hotel gives.

Afternoon Tea At Dukes London
Responded on 22 May 2019

Dear Mimi, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your feedback regarding your most recent visit at Dukes Hotel for your Afternoon tea. I was pleased to hear that overall you enjoyed your recent visit. We very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon and surpass your expectations and make the whole dinner simply ‘perfect’. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a review on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Aline, Food and Beverage Coordinator

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have a very nice moment for the Afternoon Tea. The vegan option was excellent. Everything was perfect.

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Responded on 13 May 2019

Dear MattanjaK, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your feedback regarding your most recent visit at Dukes hotel for your Vegan Afternoon tea. We all very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to DUKES LONDON aor visit our GBR restaurant for dinner around British food with as well vegan options. Furthermore, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a review on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Aline Levry Food & Beverage Coordinator

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The perfect scone with vanilla butter and floral tea

Afternoon Tea At Dukes London
Responded on 13 May 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking time to share with us your feedback regarding your most recent visit at Dukes hotel for your Afternoon tea. We all very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to DUKES LONDON and try our new sandwiches or visit our GBR restaurant for dinner around British food. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a review on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Aline Levry Food & Beverage Coordinator

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LA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our Afternoon tea time here. The service is nice and take care of you.
The food was good and we had preferences for the sandwiches and scones!
The room was light and we felt like home.
Would recommend

Afternoon Tea At Dukes London
Responded on 14 May 2019

Dear LauraA, Thank you so much for taking time to share with us your feedback regarding your most recent visit at Dukes hotel for your Afternoon tea. We all very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to DUKES LONDON, I will be more than happy to order more sandwiches and scones for you. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a review on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Aline Levry Food & Beverage Coordinator

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Overall, a very nice experience! The food was lovely, with the sandwiches and scones playing the star of the show - the desserts left a little something to be desired however!

The only thing I would change about the Tea itself would be that we weren’t sat at such low tables, it was nice to be on sofa’s but the tables were just a tad too low!

The service was good overall but we did have periods of time where the servers were nowhere to be seen but when they were around they were attentive and friendly!

Afternoon Tea At Dukes London
Responded on 13 May 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your feedback regarding your most recent visit at Dukes hotel for your Afternoon tea. We all very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to DUKES LONDON or visit our GBR restaurant where Afternoon tea is served too or to enjoy British food. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a review on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Aline Levry Food & Beverage Coordinator

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice afternoon tea with a good variety of pastries and sandwiches. A little bit overpriced but they can top up so you're not going to leave hungry! Nice and quiet atmosphere, good for a sharing moment with friends and family

Afternoon Tea At Dukes London
Responded on 14 May 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking time to share with us your feedback regarding your most recent visit at Dukes hotel for your Afternoon tea. We all very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to DUKES LONDON, I will be more than happy to order more sandwiches and scones for you. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a review on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Aline Levry Food & Beverage Coordinator

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CO
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I went with a friend to Dukes for a vegan afternoon tea. It was absolutely delicious. The drawing room was a really nice area to be in and the whole thing was a really relaxing way to start the weekend! The service was a bit slow but we weren't in a rush. Would definitely go back!

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Responded on 14 May 2019

Dear CarolinO, Thank you so much for taking time to share with us your feedback regarding your most recent visit at Dukes hotel for your Vegan Afternoon tea. We all very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to DUKES LONDON, or visit our GBR restaurant with as well vegan British food possibility. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a review on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Aline Levry Food & Beverage Coordinator

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great experience.

Afternoon Tea At Dukes London
Responded on 14 May 2019

Dear Guest, What a wonderful review of our Afternoon tea at Dukes Hotel, thank you! It truly was our pleasure to welcome you and I am delighted you had a nice experience with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and the service. I will share with our team all your comments. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a review on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Aline Levry Food & Beverage Coordinator

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ED
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Nice and cosy place for afternoon tea. Staff was friendly but not really committed to looking after us - we had to ask several times for refills and our martinis, we were also not served everything that was promised in the menu.

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y
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Classy old-school hotel with a high-quality afternoon tea. The food was good with nice sandwiches, scones and cakes. I had the classic menu and my daughter had a fully vegan option that she was very happy with.
Request to the hotel - please explain the format at the start, especially that you will bring more sandwiches or more scones if we ask. That would have made all the difference to appreciating that we were in for a proper feast.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Duke's is one of those hidden gems - impeccable service and a most luxurious afternoon tea all in a quiet, intimate oasis in the middle of London.

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Responded on 14 May 2019

Dear Guest, What a wonderful review of our Afternoon tea at Dukes Hotel, thank you! It truly was our pleasure to welcome you and I am delighted you had a nice experience with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and the service. I will share with our team all your comments. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a review on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Aline Levry Food & Beverage Coordinator

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PS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and the ambiance was top notch would definitely come for afternoon tea again.

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HP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a spectacular afternoon tea experience!! We had come to London on vacation and were hoping for an English afternoon tea. We chose this location for our tea due to dietary restrictions, since Dukes London has a vegan tea menu. We could not have chosen better!! The food was scrumptious (vegan menu consisted of sandwiches, scones, and several desserts), the tea was delicious, the service was really attentive and extraordinary.

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MK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service and decor were lovely. Duke's is tucked away in a quiet corner, a tiny luxury oasis in the middle of Central London. The food was lovely and the tea selection was splendid.

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Responded on 9 April 2019

Dear MattanjaK, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your feedback regarding your most recent visit at Dukes hotel for your Afternoon tea. We all very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to DUKES LONDON and try another tea of our selection or visit our GBR restaurant for dinner around British food. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a review on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Aline Levry Food & Beverage Coordinator

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Really great afternoon tea , me and my partner both had the vegan option and it was more than we could manage!
They also made a special plate to say happy birthday!

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NM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Whilst this is a great place to relax in comfort and the service was excellent, the food was well under par. I chose the vegan afternoon tea which was poor.

Four oatcakes with toppings are no substitute for good old fashioned sandwiches. The toppings were below average; roast peppers were ok, guacamole uninspiring, houmus (was it houmus?) tasted of nothing at all and the butternut squash topping was bland. All needed seasoning; a pinch of salt and pepper would have lifted them. The huge quienelles on top to each oatcake made them difficult to each without getting them all over your face.

The vegan scones were repellent. I make vegan scones at home and the rise, they are light and they are delicious. These were rock hard like stale shortbread. Totally inedible.

The four cakes were ok, nothing special. They looked the part but they all lacked any flavour.

The tea was excellent, but no top up was offered which for £35 you'd expect it to be.

Overall, not good at all.

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p
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Because I was going to Hamilton that night, and they say you have to line up at 6:30 pm, I thought afternoon tea would be both a treat and better than an early dinner. I've had afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel and the Ritz, and both were excellent. However, they are now priced ridiculously high. Dukes was more reasonable, though still a lot of money, at 35 pounds sterling per person. Dukes is certainly pretty, but serving tea on a coffee table in front of a couch is not very comfortable, as one must lean over to eat the food. The food was only average quality. The waitress poured our tea from a huge urn. When my tea cooled, I wanted to add more to heat it up, but I couldn't even lift the urn. Fortunately, my companion could. A normal-sized teapot would be much better. It was not worth the money. Better to have a cream tea in the countryside.

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WN
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a hidden gem for a nice afternoon tea
We just loved it there

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PV
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A beautiful place to dine! I booked for Afternoon Tea for 2 on Valentine's Day and we had the most wonderful time!
The staff were absolutely brilliant and were very accommodating. I'm vegan and they provided us with a vegan afternoon tea. I wasn't fussed on the crackers/savoury snacks (cucumber sandwiches would have been a better alternative) , however the scones and desserts were absolutely delicious!

I would definitely come again and I highly recommend this place. Thank you so much!

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Maybe going on a Sunday was a mistake. My previous experience (on a week day) was much better. The sandwiches were too cold (unfrozen?) and the patisseries average. But the scones... yummy!!!

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Three friends and I arranged afternoon tea so we could have a catch up. We were seated in an alcove that was private. The food was delicious, especially the orange mousse and sandwiches and the service was perfect- attentive but not hovering. We were at Dukes for four hours and at no time felt pressure to leave, which some of us had experienced at other venues. We would definitely meet here again.

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MT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the first time I had visited Dukes for afternoon tea and I was really pleased with the exceptional service, the quality of the food and the ambience. I met with two friends and we opted for the afternoon tea with three mini martini's. They were really lovely and I would recommend this option to anyone looking for something different. All in all a really pleasant experience and we will be back at Dukes sometime soon.

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LH
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

I took my mum to Dukes for afternoon tea to celebrate her birthday. The hotel itself is very attractive and the staff were friendly (if a little inattentive) but the food was awful. I ordered the vegan option and it felt very much like an afterthought rather than a planned out menu. Instead of sandwiches, I was given oatcakes with either a blob of hummus, a blob of guacamole or some spiralised cucumber - all very simplistic and uninspired (and certainly not what you'd expect for £45 per head). The 'scones' were rock hard and didn't taste good. My mum's 'standard' afternoon tea was ok, but again her scones were rock hard. We also ordered two glasses of prosecco each were shocked at the end to find out each glass cost £13. I'd expect that for champagne but not prosecco. Our fault for not checking the price beforehand - but definitely not good value for money. Overall I was very disappointed.

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t
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I treated my British relatives to afternoon tea. The waitstaff was very friendly, but my brother-in-law actually had to ask them to bring our food, as the tables around us, all of them arriving after us, were served before us.

The food was fine, but certainly not outstanding.i have frankly had better scones at National Trust houses

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JM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Very fun festive classy environment with great little nooks and crannies so that every visitor has a unique comfortable and fairly exclusive table.

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New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing service and incredible food! Overall exactly what you expect when you go to afternoon tea in London.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We went to this place for an afternoon tea
The room is just fantastic. We were seating in a small veranda, witch make the experience very memorable.
Good service and food. We were able to ask for refills (sandwiches or tea) and took our time to appreciate this moment

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IS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great lovely afternoon tea. Vegan options (pictured) very good, I loved the small savory “sandwiches”. Service good and it’s a nice room.

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SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good ambience and excellent service. The perfect spot for an intimate, elegant tea. The vegan option slightly underwhelming.

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v
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

It was my first afternoon tea and unfortunately it was so bad....! This will make not to for afternoon tea in my life.

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CJ
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice to have Seasonal items included in the Afternoon Tea. The scones were beautiful. Best we have had, buttery like Shortbread = Yummie !!

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CM
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

A very disappointing experience, completely different from our previous visits, which I have brought to the attention of the venue, but have yet to receive a response.

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