MARIAGE FRÈRES

4.6
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35 reviews
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£25 and under
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French

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The Mariage Frères flagship houses the largest tea wall in the world where you can shop from a selection of 1,000 teas and tea accessories, a tea museum bursting with history, refinement and heritage, and a Salon de Thé restaurant, serving tea-infused breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner alongside an assortment of decadent French tea-infused pastries all made in-house.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
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4.2
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IJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food taste was special and also the dessert was absolutely nice! would like to visit again in the near future!

JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect spot

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Afternoon tea is spectacular!

e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exquisite, just absolutely exquisite

MR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

PF
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic evening, the service was attentive yet discrete, the food was excellent and the ambience delightful.

BC
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

LC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unique blend of old world atmosphere and excellent tea based cooking. Absolutely loved it

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service .Would definitely recommend .

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

I came to celebrate my

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

£10 for an additional pot of tea!

c
London
26 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

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.

LZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting, delicious food and v good service! Will be visiting again n again!

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and great service in a beautiful setting...a truly unique afternoon tea experience!

RY
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely experience!!

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

AE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

JV
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

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.

G
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best selection of teas in London

MF
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding quality of service, tea and food. Afternoon tea highly recommended.

GT
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

MN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great afternoon tra

DL
London
27 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

SS
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful, light and chic

P
London
21 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

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

AW
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

SS
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

AL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

TL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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.