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Butterscotch Tea Room

Restaurants, Bakeries Marylebone
2 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

Sweet things are the speciality at this girlish tea room, a sister to White City’s Butterscotch bakery. There were just four savoury items on my lunchtime visit, but platters of cupcakes and pretty pastries in the window promised a sugar high.

The best of these was a strawberry and cream cake, delicately constructed out of feather-light vanilla layers and summer berries. Compared to that velvety dairy cloud, my peanut butter brownie was unremarkable, and almost everything else disappointed: a fat wedge of chicken and sweet potato frittata was solid, but the quinoa and mushroom version proved an odd combination. The salads on offer were lacklustre: a classic beet and feta combo undressed, the pasta with greens very bland.

The white paper blooms pasted to the walls and glass baubles hanging from the ceiling mean this is a snug, sweet-looking spot (they also serve tea in cute elephant teapots). But the basement room seemed worn and tatty. Despite the frills – if you’re after a good tea and not just a good photo, you could do a lot better.

By: Brooke Jackson



Address: 56 James Street
Transport: Tube: Bond Street
Price: Lunch for two with drinks and service: around £35.
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5 out of 5 stars
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Cute doesn't begin to describe this beautiful little coffee shop and tea room serving Afternoon Tea, Square Mile Coffee, Cocktails (I had a delicious bitter cherry cocktail ... recommend!) and the most amazing cakes, scones and sweet treats. Lunch is a selection of delicious looking sandwiches and salads (mostly vegan I think, but I had a chicken sandwich with pesto on sourdough).

But it's the cakes and floral decorations that steal the show. Highly recommend the red velvet and my son who has an egg allergy had a vegan gluten free chocolate brownie which was amazing and you would never know was not a regular cake.

Great spot just off St Christopher's Place on James St for people watching too!

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