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

“Endless sandwich and tea refills and no clock ticking in the background (unlike at some other London five-star establishments)” make this “comfortably opulent” foyer “a wonderful place to enjoy an immensely satisfying afternoon tea, which will obviate any need for dinner later”. Fans also say there’s “nowhere better for breakfast” either: “a marvellous tranquil setting with immaculate service” and “highly recommended”.

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

“The epitome of Best of British”“nobody does afternoon tea like Claridges”: “it’s a casually elegant delight from start to finish”. “Everyone is made to feel like a VIP and the food is good without being intimidating” (“awesome cakes and a great range of sandwiches”). Top Tip – when you finish your tea, “don’t forget the jewel that is the tiny Champagne bar”.

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

A “real must-go”, this deluxe Mayfair hotel offers “glamour personified” (and “a famous face or two”) alongside “afternoon tea as it should be”“no gimmicks, just all you would expect in a stunning location” that makes you feel “far from the madding crowd”. “While top-end in pricing, it’s worth it to enjoy the serenity of this exquisite room and super-efficient, yet easy and friendly service”.

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

“We’ve tried other places (including The Ritz) for afternoon tea, but come back here”. This “iconic hotel” in the heart of Mayfair combines “art deco elegance with warm scones and piano music”, and “because its tea is served in the hotel foyer, there’s just the right amount of background activity for a near-perfect, tea-time experience”. Also there’s a “fabulous breakfast here: ideal for a visiting Aussie or American uncle, with everything from the kippers to the perfect salmon and scrambled egg”.

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Claridge's Foyer & Reading Room Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Claridge's Foyer & Reading Room Restaurant in W1K, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Claridge's Foyer & Reading Room restaurant.
Anthony P
A perfect afternoon tea. We sat in the Foye...
Reviewed 1 months, 9 days ago

"A perfect afternoon tea. We sat in the Foyer, with gorgeous art deco decor. Service was outstanding, but not intrusive. Every single cup of tea was brewed from scratch. We made use of the refills of both sandwiches and scones, while still managing to polish off the patisserie. A particular highlight was the truffle gougere. Worth setting a reminder to book this three months in advance!"

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Jeremy B
A relaxing affair. Good food, and service w...
Reviewed 10 months, 14 days ago

"A relaxing affair. Good food, and service with warmth. Greatly enjoyed."

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 75.00 Always available  
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £60.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
49 Brook Street, London, W1K 4HW
Opening hours
Monday7 am‑11 pm
Tuesday7 am‑11 pm
Wednesday7 am‑11 pm
Thursday7 am‑11 pm
Friday7 am‑11 pm
Saturday7 am‑11 pm
Sunday7 am‑11 pm

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