Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason

Restaurants , British St James'
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Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
Formerly the St James's Restaurant, this tea room was re-launched in its current guise in April 2012.
Venue name: Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
Address: St James's Restaurant
Fortnum & Mason
Cross street: Fourth floor
Transport: Tube: Green Park tube
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4 / 5

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Gemma H

What a treat. My mother and I managed to squeeze in a spot of afternoon tea on one of our jaunts around London. I think my mum secretly wanted to go to The Ritz, but I'd already been so wanted to try something different and I'm rather glad we did.

The experience was deliciously delightful. The front of house staff were very welcoming, the pianist was having a great time and the waiters were eager to please.

The menu boasted three main options with either a regular Afternoon Tea, a Savoury Afternoon Tea or High Tea, we opted for the savoury version with an added glass of champagne. Naturally. Savoury Afternoon Tea comprises of five different finger sandwiches, two types of scone, a selection of afternoon tea savouries and afternoon tea cake. 

Now the secret to Fortnum and Mason's afternoon tea is they do unlimited refills on finger sandwiches and scones! I've been informed thats a rare occurrence for such an establishment. But be warned, while we had a second round of sandwiches we soon regretted it half way through our scones. Scones are filling!! I forgot just how filling they can be. We struggled to finish the melt in your mouth brownie and oh so tasty banana bread which were our final choices from the cake carriage.

A great afternoon out in a very relaxed atmosphere.

Emilie S

My mother and I had a lovely experience at Fortnum & Mason. The staff were polite and attentive, there was more than enough food (which was delicious and of very good quality), they cater for special diets too such as vegetarian. I would highly recommend, it was a wonderful dining experience.

Anthony F

I had fabulous service from the staff in the Tea Salon. Not too overbearing but helpful when we queried the menu. A great experience overall, typically delicious Fortnum and Mason fare and not nearly as expensive as some other high tea experiences in central London. 


Went there today for lunch, awful service but a decent quality of food. Fortnum's needs to focus on seriously improving its service as staff are inattentive and at times just rude.