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survey result

Summary

£86
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “classy – and very British – location for a refined afternoon tea” on the fourth floor of Fortnum & Mason – once the apartment where the Fortnum family lived ‘over the shop’ – spells “Treat! Treat! Treat!” (and is “better value than the Savoy or Ritz”). “I don’t even like afternoon tea. It was a gift, but who can resist those perfect finger sandwiches, delicious light scones and beautiful cakes…?”.

Summary

£78
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Amazing, incredible, unlimited everything and WOW!” – for a “quintessential afternoon tea experience”, the “elegant, calm and bright” third-floor dining room of The Queen’s favourite grocer offers a “fine” (and “extremely filling”) experience, encompassing “a tea selection to die for”, “wonderfully inventive cakes”, and “delicious and plentiful sandwiches and scones”. “Yes, it is a bit pricey, but it’s an experience to be savoured, and the posh doggie bag they give you means dinner is sorted too…”

Summary

£78
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Amazing, incredible, unlimited everything and WOW!” – for a “quintessential afternoon tea experience”, the “elegant, calm and bright” third-floor dining room of The Queen’s favourite grocer offers a “fine” (and “extremely filling”) experience, encompassing “a tea selection to die for”, “wonderfully inventive cakes”, and “delicious and plentiful sandwiches and scones”. “Yes, it is a bit pricey, but it’s an experience to be savoured, and the posh doggie bag they give you means dinner is sorted too…”

Summary

£72
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Nowhere compares to the exquisite setting and experience of Fortnum & Mason high tea”, according to fans of the “delicious sandwiches (made with interesting breads), excellent selection of teas and best-ever drinking chocolate” graciously served on the third floor of The Queen’s favourite grocer. “A lovely place for a special occasion – it’s become very expensive, but this doesn’t seem to dent the enthusiasm of the hordes of family groups, ladies-who-lunch and tourists!”. “It can be a bit too much food, but they offer you a doggy bag of the uneaten cakes, jam, scones…”

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
No trainers
40

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £53.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £5.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
181 Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER
Opening hours
Monday11:30 am‑7 pm
Tuesday11:30 am‑7 pm
Wednesday11:30 am‑7 pm
Thursday11:30 am‑7 pm
Friday11:30 am‑7 pm
Saturday11:30 am‑7 pm
Sunday11:30 am‑7:30 pm

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