|Venue name:||Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason||Contact:|
St James's Restaurant
Fortnum & Mason
|Cross street:||Fourth floor|
|Transport:||Tube: Green Park tube|
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Average User Rating
4.2 / 5
- 5 star:8
- 4 star:3
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:1
The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon is an elegant British tearoom reminiscent of century old genteel tradition located at Fortnum and Masons in Piccadilly.
My companion and I were seated at a table in a room that had been charmingly decorated for the Christmas season.
The menu offered a large selection of teas. The teapots arrived in soft blue and gold china where loose tea leaves were poured through silver tea strainers – very Downtown Abbey.
With an obliging waiter who was willing to cater for every dietary requirement, our sandwiches were made with brown bread. We opted for the Savoury menu. The fillings were flavoursome and well-made.
This was followed by traditional mini cakes, warm scones, clotted cream along with a mini pot of strawberry jam and lemon Curd. The cakes were simple yet fresh tasting. I particularly enjoyed the Rose Eclair which was dainty looking and delicately topped with a little Rose petal. The lemon curd was bursting with freshness. The scones were well – risen with good texture. Plates were continuously replenished until you could have no more and left overs could be taken home.
With a choice of more cakes from their dessert trolley, we had the Batternburg and Chocolate Yule Log. The Batternburg was authentic with a delightful layer of marzipan and the Chocolate Yule was moist and extremely chocolatey.
Bookings are essential and you’re given a 2 hour slot. At around £50 per head, this British quintessential afternoon tea experience by far surpasses other famous establishments in London.
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.
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.