Fortnum & Mason Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon

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Fortnum & Mason's award-winning Afternoon Tea has been an essential part of Piccadilly visits - for Fortnum's visitors new and old alike - for centuries. Served in signature Fortnum's style in the elegant and refined surroundings of the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, every scone, cake and sandwich is fresh-baked by Fortnum's chefs. A truly iconic and very British experience, from first sip to final crumb.

Private Dining

Fortnum & Mason has four venues for special occasions, from bespoke breakfast to business lunches, tea parties, cocktail parties and private suppers. The rooms are each remarkable, and offer a range of entertaining possibilities.

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Free children’s Afternoon Tea during Half-term

...One complimentary Children’s Afternoon Tea when accompanied by 2 paying adults.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 3 - 20 people

Starts: 17 February 2020

Ends: 20 February 2020

Availability: Mon-Thu 11:30-19:00

Complimentary glass of champagne

...with all classic afternoon teas booked all day Mon - Friday.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 11 February 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:30-19:00

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T
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tea Salon was a fantastic experience and worth every penny! A must do!

SY
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Waiting over 30 min with no designated waiting area where drinks could not be bought. Not enough seats while waiting. We’re offered complimentary glass of bubble tea after we were seated. Not good enough for such a long waiting time. No system of announcing when the table became available. Good service from the waitress but are Much better places for these money

MG
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, the place is really chic and cosy. Would recommend to anyone up for a very tasty afternoon tea

GO
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our Afternoon Tea experience was wonderful. The food was excellent and the waiting staff were a real delight.

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was lovely, we had a savoury tea and a high tea so we had a great variety. Food service was good but they were slow with bringing fresh tea. It was very busy and they were possibly a bit low on waiting staff but overall service was very friendly, food was great and we really enjoyed our afternoon.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Arrived five minutes early only to be seated 15 minutes after the booking time. Booking was for four but initially seated at a table prepared for three, right in the main thoroughfare of waiting staff. The experience didn't really meet my expectations and was definitely over-priced when compared to a meal out or similar event.

SL
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. All the staff very friendly, helpful. Lovely food which could be topped up if you had room! Was ideal to take our daughter for her 16th birthday without it feeling too posh

KG
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and excellent food!

J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The location is lovely; however , the price is too high for what is offered.

E
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was a nice experience but I have had much nicer afternoon tea for a lot less!! It was nice to have a savoury option.

K
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marianna was our server and she was Fantastic ! She suggested different types of teas , sandwiches and savouries to make our afternoon enjoyable. She took the time to explain all the flavours with enthusiasm and with a fun attitude.
We had a wonderful experience. Thank you Marianna - from the Canadians :)

P
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding with a family party last year and our first anniversary this year with friends for High Tea. I suspect this will become an annual event.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Birthday celebration. It was good company. Service ok. She forgot about us a lot.

RB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was very good, great selection of tea mixtures, the tea was very good, I recommend the royal blend. The food was very average, and not worth the price, but as an experience it is something special that I would recommend people to try.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect
The perfect valentine day treat

JA
Essex
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Afternoon Tea - exceptional service

CR
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

On this occasion No the service was poor waited twice half an hour to get plate replenished and afternoon tea over priced. However they did redeem themselves (Anna our waitress) by apologising and give no us aglass of champagne, plates replenish and did not add service charge.

VP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly wonderful afternoon. Cannot fault anything. Excellent food. Perfect service. Beautiful tea salon. Good vegetarian and vegan menus.

SR
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall we had a wonderful time for tea on Valentine’s Day. The atmosphere, the food and the staff friendliness were top notch. The dining room manager was extremely helpful as we arrived. When we were seated there was a flurry of attentiveness about the teas, ordering, explanation of the menus and ordering initial drinks. Then, slowly, over the afternoon, this attentiveness started to disappear. We asked for additional sandwiches which took a long time to arrive and even though the restaurant wasn’t full, it felt like we had been a bit forgotten! However when we asked the manager Yannis about the sandwiches he was immediately very helpful and solved the problem. He apologised and gave us a complimentary glass of champagne and made sure the sandwiches arrived soon after – and we had a friendly chat with him and found him to be a very nice man. So in the end our Valentine’s Day tea at Fortnum’s was a success but for the above, this is the reason for my 4 star rating – it could have been 5 stars!

MJ
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful afternoon tea! We had a very memorable experience with impeccable service. We couldn’t eat everything they served as there was so much! We took a huge doggy bag home and 2 days later we are still enjoying their most fabulous chocolate cake! We won’t need to go every week but perfect as a treat for me, my mother and my 12 year old daughter.
They said they may even name a blended tea - strawberry and peach - after my daughter so do look out for the “lilybee” blend!!

LN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for my Valentines Day anniversary afternoon tea! My server Jose was excellent! I would like to thank all the staff, I noticed how they all work together. I highly recommend this restaurant. I plan to bring my husband next time we’re in London. 🇬🇧

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

スコーンと紅茶が特に美味しかったです。また行きます!

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j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Beautiful location, food and tea were delicious, except scones.... dry. Service was okay, not attentive, didn’t ask if we needed anything or clear dishes. Then told choice of cake to choose from and it was brought in boxes to go. Disappointed.

S
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Whilst it was very enjoyable, I feel other places offer a more exclusive afternoon tea experience, even if we have to pay a little more for that.

LS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a retirement gift and a birthday celebration. Great Ambiance, Delicious food & champagne, superb service with additional birthday surprises. Would recommend. Thanks for a special afternoon.

H
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing ! The dishes served as well as the tea were fabulous! The staff is very attentive. I highly recommend this experience

GM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Highly recommended. The staff were very polite and friendly

N
Nottingham
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I do not write reviews much on opentable, HOWEVER, this had to be done because of some commentd that might turn off customers from this amazing experience. I have seen teamwork as its best in this place like no where before. The manager Hartice moves tables open doors and takes trays to help her employees be attentive.

Onahy our hostess was AMAZING she looked after us the whole stay making sure we had everything right.

A true experience that will NOT be forgotten.

The place was noisy for a relaxed evening - but given the place and its history u will not be able to find it quiet.

Downturns might be *The piano is hardly heard and value of money might be expensive

CT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely old-fashioned room, good service, and although the tea doesn't look much when it's brought out, you can get refills of everything, so we came out too full to eat the 'extra' cake offered, so they boxed it up in lovely F&M packaging to take home. Slightly expensive, but for a special treat, it's delightful.

PP
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to celebrate my mums 50th birthday with the afternoon tea and we had a lovely time. The service was great and Irene really looked after us well. Everyone was lovely, food was delicious as we got both the traditional and savoury afternoon tea. They kept refilling plates and even let us take cakes and pastries home. Would 100% recommend this experience!

MW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably our favorite experience we had on our trip. Amazing service and yummy food plus great ambiance. Will definitely be back!

PI
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Good food and service, excellent ambience.
But overall, excesive prize (bear in mind you are neither eating elaborated high cuisine meals nor expensive products and you are not drinking valued wines...

SM
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice experience. Very good tea and sandwiches and scones. In my opinion a bit pricy for the value though

M
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience.

SG
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

I have been for afternoon tea here before and thoroughly enjoyed it. I wanted a lovely treat for my mother in law and thought this would be a great treat to show her how much we appreciate her.
I booked for 3pm as we had to leave about 4.40 and I knew tables were booked for approx 1 1/2 hours if 2 people. When we arrived last time someone took our coats and we were seated straight away. It felt quite exclusive and special. This time we arrived and it felt very busy and disorganised. We were asked to take our own coats to the cloakroom and take a seat to wait. There were approx. 4 other groups waiting for tables and a further party arrived and stated that they had a reservation for 3.15. They were then seated before anyone waiting. It was now 3.10and I expressed to staff that I had a booking for 3pm before this party and was on a tight time frame. I don’t think they understood what I was explaining but said they would get us the next table. A further party got a table (unclear of reservation time). It was now 3.15pm and I asked staff and again explained situation. They assured me we would get a seat and we were seated by 3.20. It felt much more cramped than the last time we were there and definately felt less exclusive. The waitress next to us asked for our tea/water and if ready to order. We assured her we were and gave our order. We got some water within a few minutes but by 3.40 we still had revived no tea or food. I yet again went to ask staff and stated my concern about time. The food and tea came within 5 minutes. The waitress was lovely throughout but I felt we had to keep asking for more food items rather than being checked if we needed anything.
At 4.35 I went to find a waitress to ask if we could box up a piece of cake from the trolley and our scones as we had ran out of time. She stated she would do this. I went to desk to pay but was advised that we would do this at the table.