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Summary

“As a location, it’s synonymous with afternoon tea”, and “although it is very expensive” on practically all accounts this “gold standard” experience provides a “fantastic occasion” that’s “worth it”, with a drool-worthy selection of pastries, sandwiches, scones and cakes that “live up to the sumptuous surroundings”, plus a choice of 18 different brews (or Champagne!)

£107
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Even those who find this famous afternoon tea experience “a bit cheesy”, feel “it has to be done” given its status as the benchmark that has for so long epitomised the occasion, and it’s “possibly the best of its type in grand surroundings”. Yes, it’s “expensive – but if you’re going to do it, do it in style”. Top Tip – “you’ll need to book months ahead for that special event”.

£87
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The gold standard for afternoon tea” – this “splendid and iconic” room wins praise as “a quintessential English experience with melt-in-the-mouth petit fours, sandwiches and cakes” and even if it’s “tooooooo expensive” most reporters feel it’s “worth it” to “feel a little bit special”.

£77
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Loved by some (“the afternoon tea is unparalleled!”), but this famous and elegant chamber is to many disappointing (“dry, mechanically-cut sandwiches with fillings I had not seen since a wartime Sunday School party, aimed at naive tourists!”); whichever camp you’re in, it’s not cheap.

£69
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
23, 40
Jacket & tie required
400
Yes

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £59.00
SundayLunch   £69.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£22.00 £48.00 £17.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £3.25
Extras  
Service 10.00%
150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR
Opening hours
Monday11:30 am-7:30 pm
Tuesday11:30 am-7:30 pm
Wednesday11:30 am-7:30 pm
Thursday11:30 am-7:30 pm
Friday11:30 am-7:30 pm
Saturday11:30 am-7:30 pm
Sunday11:30 am-7:30 pm

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