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Tea bar in the Hyde Park Room - The London Tea Room, St. Louis, MO

The London Tea Room

4.8
4.8
383 Reviews
$31 to $50
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea is a British tradition focused on creating a space to share a social experience. Tea, scones, and finger foods are placed at the center of the table to facilitate discussion. From the quintessential cucumber sandwich to signature desserts like our tea-infused shortbread, there is certain to be something for you!

Owner Jackie James is a British expat who wanted to recreate the experience of a true tea room that you would find in London. Doilies and frills are out: we married our a vintage English vibe with St. Louis's famed 19th century brick architecture to create an atmosphere that welcomes everyone for any occasion.

Located in the historic Hupmobile Building just one block away from CITYPARK Stadium, we are within walking distance of Union Station, the City Museum, and the Garment District. Parking is available in the garage at 1950 Olive St., or you can park on any of the surrounding streets.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, British, English
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 11:00 am–4:00 pm Fri–Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (314) 241-6556
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Catering
    We partner with several local caterers to offer a variety of cuisines for your event. Contact us for details.
  • Private party facilities
    We have two private rooms available for rent. One has a capacity of 45, while the other can accommodate up to 150 guests. Contact us for details.
  • Neighborhood
    St. Louis
  • Cross street
    Locust and 19th St.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    MetroBus Stop: Olive @ 20th St. – MetroLink Station: Union Station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Tea

    $89.95 per person

    Prepaid

    May 12 - May 13, 2024
    Celebrate Mother's Day with afternoon tea in our beautiful Mayfair Room with a live musical performance from harpist Sonja Westberg. You'll enjoy an afternoon tea that includes 3 savory items, a scone with clotted cream and jam, 4 desserts, pots of tea, and a special Mother's Day mocktail. You'll also receive a bag of loose leaf tea to take home. Tables will be dressed with linens, flowers, and our famous Laura Ashley china. Seatings are at 11am and 2pm. This is by far our most popular event every year, and reservations go quickly so be sure to make yours soon! Price includes everything except for sales tax. Photos are of previous Mother's Day Teas and are not necessarily indicative of this year's event.
    Mother's Day Tea Photo

What 383 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Great for brunch

  • St. Louis

    Kid-friendly

  • Downtown

    Best Overall

  • Downtown

    Best Service

  • Downtown

    Best Ambiance

  • Downtown

    Great for brunch

  • Downtown

    Kid-friendly

  • Downtown

    Good for groups

  • Downtown

    Good for special occasions

  • Downtown

    Most Booked

383 Reviews
  1. JayashreeG

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best time and will be returning. We're also spreading the word!

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  2. MichaelR

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The London Tea Room is very true to the UK tea experience, a great local place to visit. It’s a very casual restaurant and not at all stuffy. The teas are excellent and the food very British and tasty. The table settings are classic and traditional. It’s a bit noisy but always has been since LTR opened in St. Louis. For this visit we had High Tea for the first time; it’s more savory than Afternoon Tea which we’ve always had. We added some Victoria Sandwich cake and Blueberry Lemon cake because (a) High Tea doesn’t include sweets and (b) we can’t go to the LTR without having something sweet. It’s a great, authentic local experience worth a try. Be aware that it’s not cheap but is quite fun.

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  3. RDeff

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fine, and I appreciated all of the staff! The only thing that would have improved the service would be if there were more staff overall, so the wait staff were not spread so thin.

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  4. PDvisitor

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was great as always. However the extremely high prices discourage us from coming in more frequently.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time for Valentine’s Day! I would definitely recommend coming here.

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  6. KatN

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has become a favorite day out for my young kids and I. They try everything and enjoyed my savory foods and tea better than they’re own, asking for a second helping of the smoked saon toasts during this visit . Mini tea- connoisseurs, they love tasting, smelling and buying after our meal. Teaching them proper etiquette and with staff who is so attentive to all our needs makes it for a fun and wonderful splurge.

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  7. DJKams

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with lunch here. It was perfect!

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  8. Adrian

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and tea great service and ambiance. A real gem

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  9. VerendaG

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful establishment. Good service. Good location. Great experience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We try to visit at least once every few months. It’s my friend and my favorite place to go for a girls day. Our server Maurgan was phenomenal and so personable. It was a lovely visit!

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  11. BetsyG

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A cozy, welcoming, and elevated space to enjoy tea with friends. The tea and the food were both delicious.

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  12. Adrian

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and tea wonderful atmosphere excellent service

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  13. RosanneE

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful tea room! The staff (Cindy, Thomas and Nate) are very friendly and attentive!

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  14. JessMcK

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great experience and very filling. Natural sunlight was beautiful and I enjoyed the calm ambiance on a quiet afternoon. Not over crowded at all.

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  15. Skervis

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quite an experience for a backwoods country boy. Price aside, the food was FANTASTIC, tea was quite excellent, and the overall setting was both relaxing and exciting. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The menu changes from time to time, but if they have cheesecake you MUST try it! I melted with every bite and it gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I always enjoy, we noticed prices went up (which fair) but it’s disappointing that not only are dietary restricted people required to pay MORE if there isn’t an option for that person, they’re not even allowed to just get a pot of tea and enjoy the company of their party. I did like the ability to get the second pot “to go” in a cup OR just the loose leaf to brew later. That was lovely. We for the most part did afternoon tea and for the first time the desserts were just eh. The savory items and scone were delicious!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend this restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic. Nice treat for any occasion!

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  18. Kate

    Tahoe

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok, too much “dough” Expensive Teas were good

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  19. R2Photos

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lots of choices for tea and other beverages. Food was ok, savory items were good, sweets were uniformly dry and less than anticipated. Service was great.

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  20. MarissaB

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very beautiful and memorable experience. Very accommodating!

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  21. Bodhi

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The London Tea Room held high expectations but ultimately what they have in concept falls short because of the quality of the food. For $40 per person, having the high tea experience should incorporate some really excellent savories and sweets along with a diverse selection of teas. Unfortunately, the tea drink was better than the finger sandwiches, some of which consisted of day old white bread with crusts cut off with cucumbers and some cream cheese and another with deli meat and jam. There was some good curry flavored chicken salad sandwich but again the bread was tough! The sweets were also not so fresh petite fours and ginger cookies. It all looks grand but you want the taste for that kind of price. The scones were hard and crunchy instead of soft I crumble with a slight shell. All in all, if you’ve never experienced high tea maybe it’s worth the visit but if you have you will be disappointed with the foods and it’s quite loud so you have to really speak loudly which just takes away from the experience:/
    The London Tea RoomResponded on January 30, 2024
    Hi Bodhi, I am so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit. Please be assured that I will be looking into this as this really sounds like the quality of food you were served was not at all to our usual standard! I will message you privately as I have a couple of questions that might help me as I look into the matter.

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  22. StephanieJ

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not worth the price. I miss the OLD London tea Room and the simple nature that came with it. It was the best time to be able to go there when you could order some tea and quiche and not pay $40 for choices I can’t make. Disappointed
    The London Tea RoomResponded on January 30, 2024
    We miss the old tea room too, but unfortunately in today's economical climate it was not sustainable for us. Basically it cost us more money to run it than what we were bringing in. Our prices would have had to go up considerably, which would not have been something that the majority of people would have been willing to pay. You can still come into the tea room on a weekday (wednesday through friday) and enjoy a cup of tea and a scone with cream and jam or a slice of our blueberry lemon cake.

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  23. Anonymous

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great traditional English high tea. My mom and I fully enjoyed our experience and will be returning!

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  24. DeniseG

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved the place but had a baby shower there that was very loud. The manager took care of it in an excellent manner and we were do appreciative. I like a good time but not when wou are screaming in a tea room. We had the best service and tea and food were excellent.

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  25. Adrian

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food tea and service. Great atmosphere. Excellent service. Love the finger sandwiches

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    After my two last experiences with large groups that were dismal failures I decided to give them a try again. Very happy with a Thursday afternoon tea in a public time. Not too many people so the noise wasn’t as bad. It is a lovely room and the big windows give a fresh light feel even on a dreary, rainy afternoon. And the service was as good as we used to have at the old location. I hope the service for their private group bookings get better. Ive always loved the London Tea Room.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The London tea room provides a consistently amazing service. The wait staff are attentive and the food outstanding .
    The London Tea RoomResponded on January 30, 2024
    Thank you for the lovely review

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  28. MEW2

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came to The London Tea Room as a delayed holiday treat with my family. I come about once a year but now wonder why I don’t do it more often. The food is yummy, the tea outstanding and I love the slow calm vibe.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The London tea room is always an enjoyable and elegant experience. 

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  30. KatherineK

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elegant afternoon tea in friendly atmosphere. Have been several times and always great!

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  31. VictoriaG

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to the LTR 3 times now and each time it has been very delightful. The food is always very tasty. It is an experience that I think everyone should have:) Overall this was a great experience, each time!!!

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  32. Adrian

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food tea service and ambiance. Great place!

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  33. JessicaK

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for my birthday lunch and had a wonderful time. The server was knowledgeable about the tea options and invited us to return for some of the events. Will definitely go back!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a big trepidation about going “all the way downtown” to have tea. Best.decision.ever. Modern. Delicious. Upscale. Fabulous.

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  35. WillaA

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They could use a coat rack especially during the winter months. It also got noisy in the room, which could have been lessened with drapes or noise dampeners on the ceiling. We enjoyed the tea, food and service very much!

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  36. LisaK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience! One of a kind spot in St. Louis. Service was great and all the tea was delicious.

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  37. Adrian

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent tea and food great service and ambiance.

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  38. ChristineC

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my mother in law here as a Christmas present. She absolutely loved it! The food was delicious and so filling. Our server was excellent and made great recommendations. We brought my 7 month old and they were super helpful with letting me out my stroller by the coat rack so it wasn’t in the way. 10/10 recommend The London Tea Room!

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  39. AlisonG

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful place to enjoy food, tea and friends.

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  40. ceallen7

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wanted to spend time with myself and a good book. I was able to achieve my goal beautifully at the London Tea Room. Delicious food, helpful servers, desirable ambiance.

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FAQs

The London Tea Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 241-6556.

The London Tea Room is rated 4.8 stars by 383 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The London Tea Room

1900 Locust St, St. Louis, MO 63103

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Locust and 19th St.
  • Neighborhood
    St. Louis
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 11:00 am–4:00 pm Fri–Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, British, English
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    MetroBus Stop: Olive @ 20th St. – MetroLink Station: Union Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Additional
    Banquet, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (314) 241-6556
  • Catering
    We partner with several local caterers to offer a variety of cuisines for your event. Contact us for details.
  • Private party facilities
    We have two private rooms available for rent. One has a capacity of 45, while the other can accommodate up to 150 guests. Contact us for details.
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