Fortnum & Mason Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon

4.5
10628 reviews
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of operation
Monday -Thursday 11:30am-7pm
Friday- Saturday: 11.00am - 7pm
Sunday: 11.30am - 6pm
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Phone number
020 7734 8040
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sydney Aldridge
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Catering
Telephone lines open Monday – Saturday, 9am – 6pm
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines)or Green Park (Jubilee, Victoria and Piccadilly lines) Bus no. 9, 14, 19, 22, 38
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Entertainment
We have the addition of live pianist seven days a week from 1pm to 7pm.
Additional
Banquet, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

Specials

Classic Savoury Tea: £52.50

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 9 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: August 31, 2018

Ends: November 30, 2018

Availability: Sun 11:30AM-5:45PM
Mon-Sat 11:00AM-7:00PM

Classic Afternoon Tea: From £52.50

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 9 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: August 31, 2018

Ends: November 30, 2018

Availability: Sun 11:30AM-5:45PM
Mon-Sat 11:00AM-7:00PM

Classic High Tea: £54.50

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 9 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: August 31, 2018

Ends: November 30, 2018

Availability: Sun 11:30AM-5:45PM
Mon-Sat 11:00AM-7:00PM

What 10628 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Afternoon Tea at Fortnum and Mason has to be experienced. From the food through to the staff the standard is exceptional.

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S
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quite good. The desserts, sandwiches, and scones were good. Tried the Afternoon tea and savoury afternoon tea set. afternoon tea set with the scones and desserts, were quite delicious in addition to the finger sandwiches compared to the savory. the tea was quite good, too. i had the black strawberry and peach tea. the meal was quite filling and did not get a chance to sample the cake as i was quite full. great way to end off the afternoon after rainy windsor castle tour. wish they were open later.

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E
London
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I have been to this place many times in the past. However, I noticed the quality of food has not been that great anymore. Service has always been great and the ambience is good. The range of tea on offer was very good though.

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M
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and pleasant service. I Was surprised by the level of noise and found it negatively effected the overall ambiance. Food was worth the price but the slow service and busy/ noisy atmosphere was a bit of a let down.

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LL
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

This is the fourth time that my husband and I celebrate our anniversary at F&M. Over the years, the gluten free afternoon tea has deteriorated: scones were dry, and the petit fours have been disappointing on our last 2 visits.

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SA
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time, a real experience, excellent service, the scones and fingersandwiches were fantastic... we will certainly come back!

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BK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a wonderful birthday present for my Mom to enjoy afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason. Thank you for making it special.

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h
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Overall I was slightly disappointed with the experience. Our table was at the edge of the room and we had trouble being served.. service was definitely not as attentive as I expected. Food was nice, but we were served scones without cream and jam.. we had to ask for it. Etc...

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T
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Although we were seated almost 35 minutes after our reservation time staff acknowledged the delay and our server was fantastic. We really enjoyed our tea.

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P
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The food and tea were good. But the service really wasn’t good. They forgot us sometimes and it took very long before we got our drinks, for several times.

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E
Essex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had my birthday there with my family.
Adults of course enjoyed afternoon tea. It was really good. Everything tasted great!
I have 4 years old son and 2 years old girl, when we arrived staff of tea salon asked us whether we need kids high chairs for children. And also she gave my children some colouring stuff, so they didn’t get board while waiting their afternoon tea to come. Thank you! They shared 1 kids afternoon tea. They both loved it!
I had a wonderful time! It was my long time dream to have afternoon tea at diamond jubilee tea salon. My dream came true!!
Thank you soooo much!!

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L
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely worth the money & the travel. The food & service went beyond & above what we expected. They even boxed up the cake we couldn’t finish to take home - a lovely extra. Very attentive, without being pressured. 100 % better than the Ritz, which was dry. The countless grey tea is divine & the lemon curd & scones are unbeatable. Can’t wait for an excuse to return!

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AM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food, outstanding service, but more attention need saucers chipped! If you are paying a premium price crockery should be premium too!

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DP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a London tradition for us whenever we visit. The food is excellent, the service impeccable, and the ambiance posh but cozy. My friend got the vegetarian option and was quite pleased. I always get the afternoon tea with a glass of champagne. This is definitely a meal. It sounds like snacks and tea but by the time you try everything, it’s quite a lot. Plus if you are truly hungry, they offer extras of everything (included in price). Many places in London offer afternoon tea and most are great, but Fortnum and Mason is our favorite.

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MH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely experience. The service, food and atmosphere were all just perfect. The waiters/waitress give special attention to guests and nothing is too much bother, they are a credit to Fortnum & Mason. We had afternoon tea and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend a visit, also don't forget to look around the department store - it's just wonderful.

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HB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a special treat to have afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason's Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon. I would highly recommend the spot if you are looking for a traditional English high tea experience. The service was incredible, the food delicious and the atmosphere divine.

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WC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Looked forward to wonderful high tea experience with my spouse. Disappointed ! Over priced, noisy, inefficinet service.

Fortum & Mason merchandise floors were as expected, wondeful !

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely! Best place for high tea in London!

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RP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service, nothing too difficult and cake was very nice. Great treat

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b
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Indeed a fantastic high tea experience in a classic british enviroment.
Very kind and helpfull staff. High level of service.
The high tea is accompanied with live piano music which contributes enormous to the romantic setting.
Highly recommended.

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J
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I treated my sis for experiencing traditional English culture. It disappointed us badly. Bad tea and food. The afternoon tea in Ritz is much better than that here.

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DP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I booked the afternoon tea for a birthday treat for my husband. When I booked I contacted the Tea Salon to tell them that we didn't eat fish and that was clearly taken on board as when we arrived they knew about that. Also I had mentioned that it was my husband's birthday and at the end of the tea a slice of cake with a candle was brought to our table and at the same time the pianist played Happy Birthday. The service was very good from arriving and all through the tea. We were told that we could ask for extra sandwiches, scones and cakes and there was no problem when we asked for more. The food quality was good. We did find it a bit strange that a selection of five cakes were provided when there was two of us, but as it turned out we didn't manage them all.

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BD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Afternoon Tea at Fortnums. Fantastic food and wonderful service. Our waitress from Argentina was absolutely brilliant. She had time to talk to us. Explain the menu clearly. Live piano was a treat. I cannot fault anything other than the cost which seems to have increased dramatically since my last visit but for a special occasion it was definitely worth it.

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DR
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The tea was lukewarm, the scones and cakes where not fantastic and it was very expensive

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SV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We had afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason on a Tuesday afternoon. The room is nice and quiet even when full. The food that was served to us had clearly been sitting out as the sandwiches were dry and scones cold and dry. Really not impressed. The only good thing about the food was the delicious lemon curd. I know the sandwiches and scones had been sitting out because when we ordered another scone it came out warm and tasted so much better. The service was ok, but really wasn't impressed for the cost.

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SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far one of the very best Afternoon teas I've had, ever! The teas and food were absolutely fantastic

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LT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

The service was terrible but the food was good. I’m guess this was a one off for this restaurant as when I mentioned it to a lead they were apologetic.

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LM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely setting, great service. Not quite as luxurious as I was expecting though. The food was nice but it didn’t ‘wow’ me. A lot of the China looked quite old and worn. But a nice thing to do in a very historic setting. The tea selection is fantastic too.

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KW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressive atmosphere, exquisite afternoon tea and impeccable service!

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EC
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for a birthday celebration. The food, ambience and attention to detail were are perfect.

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MD
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

They are clearly understaffed. It took a ridiculous amount of time to get more sandwiches, more tea, and just any service in general. The staff works hard, but they need help. I will not be back.

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B
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

It was just as I imagined tea in London to be. The tea experience was elegant, light and airy surroundings, gorgeous place settings, scones & gold-leaf pastries on those fancy silver stands, servers running around in that beautiful Tiffany's blue, live pianist playing, chocolate cake was delicious, tea was the best...priceless. Not to say it wasn't pricey, but how often do you get to have a genuine tea experience in London if you're from the USA. Then going downstairs to the ice cream parlor was fun. I'm so glad I chose F&M over other places because the store itself was an added treat to the eyes! It was just as exciting or even more so than Harrods!

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AT
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful relaxing afternoon enjoying afternoon tea as a birthday celebration. The quiet and relaxing ambiance was such a contrast to the bustle of the city. Staff were welcoming, helpful and very attentive. Such a pleasure to try different tea and enjoy the flavour. The food was very tempting and delicious. We thoroughly luxuriated in a wonderful afternoon chatting and being spoilt.

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LW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

The ambience and setting was beautiful along with the initial greeting, on on the whole the tea salon was lovely, beautifully presented and with a pianist playing at the entrance. However the experience was let down by the fact that we couldn't understand what our waiter was saying. Although very smiley and pleasant, we struggled to understand much of what he was saying, to the point that we missed a whole section of the afternoon tea menu we had ordered.

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JR
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed our afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason. The staff were all very helpful and pleasant and we would recommend the afternoon tea experience to our friends and family. Thank you.

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GD
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience for my wife and I. Excellent service and nothing was too much trouble.
We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best London Afternoon Tea. This a traditional London Tea House.

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BM
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a friend over from US who was really blown away by the experience. The service was great, and were looked after by knowledgeable staff.

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p
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely afternoon tea, the best in town for quality and quantity

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful experience.
The food and service were great, and the tea was exceptional.

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