The food taste was special and also the dessert was absolutely nice! would like to visit again in the near future!
Afternoon tea is spectacular!
Exquisite, just absolutely exquisite
I had an afternoon tea and the food was delicious. Salmon tartare, juice & cake & toast & tea was £30. For the mains there wasn't a massive choice, about 5 items but the cake selection was ample. Atmosphere was very sophisticated, service prompt and courteous. The tea shop downstairs alone is worth a visit and the French manager is incredibly nice and helpful about the teas. Happy with my visit!
I had afternoon tea set with my friend. We stayed there from 12:30 to 15, and the set is normally served from 3pm to 6pm. Thankfully we could order it.
The set was served as two parts - savoury and sweet. The taste of the food was very good. Actually We expected scones and sandwiches, but they were not included. Also we thought the staff would have refill the empty tea bottles but it didn’t happen. It was such a shame.
We sat near the window. Inside the restaurant was very clean and bright. It was painted with white colour. The ambience was generally nice and cozy but the chair was a bit hard, there was no cushion on it. I’m sure some improvement will make it better.
We had a fantastic evening, the service was attentive yet discrete, the food was excellent and the ambience delightful.
The afternoon tea at Mariage Freres in Covent Garden, London was fabulous. One can choose any of a huge number of teas to drink. The food came in 2 courses, savory first, then sweet. All the food contained a bit of actual tea leaves carefully selected to enhance the flavor of the item. My friend found all the food over the top delicious. My palette is a little different, so I thought 97% was absolutely delicious. I'm guessing the cost was comparable to other high-end establishments, but certainly not outrageous, and the experience was totally worth it.
Unique blend of old world atmosphere and excellent tea based cooking. Absolutely loved it
Excellent food and service .Would definitely recommend .
I came to celebrate my
£10 for an additional pot of tea!
Excellent food and choice of teas, competent tea expert at the table. only downside was the confusion at arrival with the attempt to place us in the tea area while I had a booking for lunch. Finally got a proper table in a room with nice atmosphere and table cloth, which can be expected on this price level.
Beautiful setting, delicious food and v good service! Will be visiting again n again!
Fabulous food and great service in a beautiful setting...a truly unique afternoon tea experience!
This was my first time having Afternoon Tea and also visiting Mariage Freres, we passed it the previous day out and I ended up booking a table for me my mum and my wife - a lovely afternoon in a peaceful, quiet and beautiful place. Will come again in future
Such a lovely experience!!
This is now my favorite tea room of all time. From the amazing ambiance (lovely decor, beautiful music, perfect settings) to the perfect wait staff (very attentive yet not hovering over you constantly), to the exquisite food (everything fresh, delicious, and wonderfully infused with various teas), to the gorgeous teas themselves - I will now be visiting this place and taking everyone here whenever I’m in London. Cannot recommend more highly!
The place pay homage to the traditional tea house setting.
Very classy and well prepared staff. Food was prepared well and presentation was excellent.
Would highly recommend this place.
Perfect French Pastry with the surprise of the inclusion of tea in EVERYTHING on the Afternoon Tea menu. Expertly done and refreshing to have flavour combinations I have never had before. Service was somewhat confusing as we booked for afternoon tea, but there was no option for this in the menu we were given, after 10 minutes of waiting for a waiter we asked for the afternoon tea menu to be told there was not one... Luckily a regular was sat at the table nextdoor and after he communicated what we wanted, an afternoon tea menu appeared! Apart from that hiccup, service was friendly, informative and relaxed. Beautiful surroundings, and you are truly transported to Paris on entry to the shop downstairs. The Covent Garden Special blend is delicious too!
Will definitely be re-visiting.
Best selection of teas in London
Outstanding quality of service, tea and food. Afternoon tea highly recommended.
Vincent has done a wonderful task of opening the first UK MF outside of Paris and it runs swimmingly smoothly. The ice cream take-away bars area also a hit, as is the tea takeaway. I'm so pleased to know him and his operation. I feel valued here as a client of over 15 years.
We had the pleasure to have a 5 star afternoon tea! Extremely nice and kind staff, ready to help you and give you any suggestion you need. What else? A nice surprise for our special occasion!
Great afternoon tra
We went for a pre theatre dinner. I am glad that I chose before I arrived as the menu choices were so complicated. It's great if you love tea! The food was beautifully presented and tasted extraordinary. The service was great and very attentive. They made a special effort as it was also a birthday celebration.
Yet again Mariage Frere worked its magic. The place and its wonderful team of staff has the ability to transform my day and that of anyone I invite to join me there. The combination of beautiful calm surroundings, serene music, caring staff and utterly divine food helps shoulder unwind, cares slip away and perspective reveal itself once more. And that’s before you wallow in the wonderful tea. Highly highly recommended.
I had a wonderful time there. Service was wonderful, everyone was helpful and kind, and had a great knowledge of teas. I definitely recommend MARIAGE GRERES to my friends, and I am sure to be back!
Wonderful, light and chic
Staff was delightful, friendly, helpful and just right amount of involvement.
Sweet and savoury was good not great.
Nothing exceptional or better than their many competitors out there.
Price was comparable with other afternoon teas
The ambiance was friendly, interesting and different. We all had a brunch of one sort or another and they were all excellent and slightly unusual.
A lovely birthday meal at one of my favourite places! Wonderful to be able to treat myself in a special way that doesn’t involve alcohol!
A truly wonderful experience. We especially appreciated having the waiter guide us through the myriad teas and what would pair best with the food we ordered. Also, we took home some madelines and scones for breakfast the next day and they were incredible!
Mariage Freres provided the most exquisite meal I've had in a long time, with fantastic combinations of ingredients including exotic teas. Don't be fooled into thinking this is just an amazing tea shop, as it looks from the street. There's a lovely restaurant upstairs where we had the perfect light and totally delicious dinner-- which left room for the amazing pastries. I'm sure the lunch and afternoon tea are equally impressive. If you want an extraordinary dining experience far removed from the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden, this is the place.
Will definitely visit again. The food is full of surprise ( we went for lunch and dessert ), tea, of course incredible. The environment is quiet and elegant, staffs are helpful and friendly. Highly recommend.