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Afternoon Tea at Caffe Concerto - 29/31 Piccadilly

3.7
3.7
115 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian

Another brilliant display of interior and service with in Caffe Concerto located on Piccadilly Street, in the heart of London. In return for the location rewarded to Caffe Concerto by the agent of her Majesty the Queen “The Crown Estate”, Caffe Concerto has once again complemented this renowned area of London

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 07:30–23:00

  • Phone number

    020 7494 6844

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Piccadilly

  • Cross Street

    Waterstones

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Underground Station Piccadilly Circus with Bakerloo or Piccadilly Line

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Wine

Menu

Afternoon Tea

  • Prosecco Afternoon Tea for Two

    • Afternoon Tea for Two

      • Prosecco Afternoon Tea for One

        • Afternoon Tea for One

          Afternoon Sandwiches Smoked salmon, egg mayonnaise, cucumber with cream cheese Freshly Baked Scones with Assorted Tarts and Selected Teas

          Cream Tea

          • Cream Tea

            • Prosecco Cream Tea

              What 115 people are saying

              Overall ratings and reviews

              3.7
              3.7 based on recent ratings
              • 3.8Food
              • 3.6Service
              • 3.7Ambience
              • 3.4Value

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              1. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 11 March 2022

                overall4food5service5ambience5

                Very welcoming, staff friendly, and very attentive. Food is always fantastic at café concerto.

              2. M

                Marc

                Birmingham

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 25 February 2022

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                A lovely place to eat and drink. The cakes are delicious! We had an afternoon tea which was lovely. We will be returning again.

              3. LH

                LouH

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 14 February 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                We had a lovely breakfast in the Piccadilly branch. Staff were friendly and polite and quick to take our order and bring our food and drinks. Beautifully decorated caffe, a place for a treat. Prices are high but being in central London you would expect this. The cakes looks lovely, I’d be back to try those!

              4. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                4 reviews

                1.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on 11 February 2022

                overall1food4service1ambience2

                The decor is pretty enough and afternoon tea itself was nice. The service and the wait staff were particularly poor. We asked for 2 glasses of water and were brought one, so asked for another and waited for 10minutes-no water was brought. We then asked a different member of staff for water and again waited over 10mins, still nothing. I then walked to the bar to get a glass of water myself. I enquired why despite asking 3 separate members of staff we were waiting over 20mins and I received no explanation and the woman behind the bar (who had been the 3rd member of staff we requested water from 10mins earlier) didn’t even want to make eye contact. It’s a shame that despite being in such a prime location and having pretty decor upstairs the service and also the toilets were so disappointing. We will not be returning and would discourage others from visiting.

              5. E

                Edwina

                London

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 9 February 2022

                overall5food4service5ambience4

                We had a lovely relaxing time and the waiter could not do enough for us . Thank you so much .

              6. A

                Anton

                London

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 31 January 2022

                overall5food4service5ambience4

                Very nice place to eat and to chat with friends. We had a reservation for 8 guests and were very satisfied with the service.

              7. AI

                AnnaI

                London

                7 reviews

                5.0

                7 reviews

                Dined on 19 January 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Very good place to enjoy an afternoon tea and have a pleasant conversation.

              8. A

                Anamika

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on 13 December 2021

                overall2food2service1ambience3

                Don't recommend this branch of 29/31 picadilly cafe concerto! Really poor communication as said coffee was included when we started ,at end asked for payment!

              9. P

                Pumpkin

                London

                4 reviews

                1.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on 8 December 2021

                overall1food2service1ambience1

                Very poor service . Staff didn’t know what they were doing . They didn’t take away the dirty dishes after we had finished They did not have the mulled wine which was on the menu nor the Merlot which was only one of five reds on the menu It was expensive and certainly not value for money Toilets were dirty and had not been cleaned

              10. j

                jil9015

                London

                3 reviews

                4.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on 6 December 2021

                overall4food5service3ambience3

                Delicious prosecco afternoon tea with my daughters. However, the service was slow and sloppy and the toilet facilities less than clean.

              11. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                2 reviews

                1.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 3 December 2021

                overall1food2service2ambience3

                This was a celebration for a 82yrs old lady. The place was almost empty, yet the waiter want to put us in a corner table, squashing us with other guests already in a squashed dark corner. When I asked to be seated elsewhere the waiter was not happy and said “ this is the reserved table” and can’t be changed. I asked to speak to a manager and see what could be done. After several minutes of waiting we got moved to a bit more space. The food was okay, however for the same money, I have eaten much better and had a courtesy top ups. Definitely not visiting this place again.

              12. r

                rosebud

                London

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 29 November 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                This was a gift experience and I totally enjoyed my afternoon tea with a friend. The lovely fresh sandwiches and cakes were delicious, we had a glass of prosecco and ordered tea as well which complimented our afternoon tea very well. This was a very nice place where the service was efficient and friendly. Would recommend Caffe Concerto in Piccadilly and most probably will go and have tea again.

              13. j

                jinx

                Norfolk

                12 reviews

                4.0

                12 reviews

                Dined on 28 November 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience5

                Overall a great experience - we were seated in the rear in a slightly quieter area which was very welcome. The food and drinks were all good, but we did order some cocktails which we sent back because they weren't good. Apart from that, everything was great

              14. K

                Kay21

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on 20 November 2021

                overall3food4service4ambience1

                Food was tasty and service was ok considering how busy the Caffe was. Ambience was not nice, seating was too close to other tables.

              15. RS

                RichardS

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 19 November 2021

                overall4food4service5ambience4

                Food was lovely. Bit short on the amount of savoury (2x small sandwiches and a small brioche bun) Had to ask for more clotted cream as there was only enough for one person ( 1x plain scone & 1x fruit scone) and there was 2 of us but waiter was happy to get more. Overall lovely afternoon Tea.

              16. C

                Carys

                London

                8 reviews

                3.0

                8 reviews

                Dined on 7 November 2021

                overall3food2service3ambience3

                Cakes were a little hard, so afternoon tea was disappointing. We also had a pasta dish which was good but expensive

              17. HJ

                HeleneJ

                Bath

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 30 October 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Friendly staff. Nice selection of teas. Window table gave us a view of bustling London which included an ant-vax demonstration.

              18. L

                Lelly

                London

                2 reviews

                2.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 28 October 2021

                overall2food2service2ambience2

                Overall not a great experience. No soap in the ladies toilet. Food very average and overpriced. Too many bones in the salmon fillet! Bruschetta dreadful

              19. CM

                CaroM

                London

                6 reviews

                3.0

                6 reviews

                Dined on 23 October 2021

                overall3food2service3ambience3

                Lovely staff, very helpful. Lack of chefs meant long waits for food. I had a terrible ham omelette which wasn’t whipped together properly and slices of ham were thrown all over the eggy mess. I have eaten omelettes for years and was even taught by an au pair how to cook on professionally! We love Caffe Concerto but due to awful food and lack of chefs, we won’t be going back soon sadly.

              20. D

                Dani

                London

                2 reviews

                2.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 7 October 2021

                overall2food2service2ambience2

                over priced, nearly £6 for two small scones, a pot of jam that was barely enough for one scone and a tea spoon of clotted cream. They did not have full complement of ice cream flavours, did not have decaffeinated coffee. Smell of cigarette smoke from the toilets. I will not be going back.

              21. LT

                LornaT

                London

                2 reviews

                4.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 2 October 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                A lovely afternoon eating yummy cakes and sandwiches. A great venue and easy to get to.

              22. a

                ac133

                Dorset

                7 reviews

                2.0

                7 reviews

                Dined on 25 September 2021

                overall2food3service1ambience2

                I went with my daughter and her friend for a pre-university treat of afternoon tea. The food was fine and a couple of the serving staff were trying their best in a busy environment. But overall the service was very poor and very slow. We had to ask more than once for things that had been ordered but had been forgotten (including the tea!). Disappointing.

              23. AJ

                AprilJ

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 18 September 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Excellent food and service. Very friendly staff and very attentive

              24. L

                Leafy

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on 18 September 2021

                overall3food3service2ambience4

                First off, we had lower expectations going into the establishment due to online reviews. We had a gift voucher for afternoon tea. On the bright side, the atmosphere and ambience was pleasant and overall the afternoon tea platter was good! Nothing fancy and no choice of teas (just English breakfast), but the platter presented was presentable and tasty. Like many reviews, I would say the service was just ok. We had to ask multiple times for our drinks. The staff seemed to be there, but not present. We didn't have main dishes so can't speak on quality of hot prepared meals. I wouldn't really recommend the chain as we are spoiled for choice here in London (and they could do better), but it was a decent experience.

              25. DZ

                DaniZ

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 14 September 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                it was very tasty, atmospheric. high service, excellent presentation of dishes, delicious dessert

              26. N

                Normhay

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 9 September 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great service, very good coffee, good amount of space

              27. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                2 reviews

                4.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 7 September 2021

                overall4food5service5ambience4

                We went for afternoon tea. The service was friendly. The food were veey tasty.

              28. s

                sydneyc

                1 review

                1.0

                1 review

                Dined on 6 September 2021

                overall1food2service1ambience1

                absolutely terrible, my friend was presented with the wrong meal and staff ARGUED BACK with her and insisted she ordered chicken when she ordered salmon. poor service, rubbish food, all staff were completely miserable and didn’t care.

              29. DH

                DawnH

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 6 September 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Beautiful setting attention. To detail service was great and most of all afternoon rea was delightful

              30. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                2 reviews

                2.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 4 September 2021

                overall2food2service3ambience3

                The food was really very average and disappointing, certainly for the price point too. Sadly won’t be returning.

              31. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                London

                2 reviews

                4.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 10 August 2021

                overall4food4service3ambience4

                It was a great location, service was very attentive to start off but it tailed off and it was difficult to get staff’s attention to pay the bill. Think it was a shift change? But they were all friendly. Food was fine. & would definitely come another time. In fact this is my second visit

              32. LW

                LaurynW

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 1 August 2021

                overall4food5service4ambience4

                We went for my mums birthday, all the staff were lovely and treated us so wonderfully! My mum had the most amazing time!! Food was sensational!! Will definitely be going back!

              33. JS

                JaneyS

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on 26 July 2021

                overall2food2service1ambience2

                This was such a disappointment. When I arrived the manager said he didn't have the booking and asked if I was in the right place. I found the booking in my emails and went to show him and clearly over his shoulder I could see the booking on his system. This meant he had not looked and they were not prepared for a party of this size. Although they were not busy at all - we found the whole service poor. From waiting ages for our drinks, things missing from our afternoon tea, to being automatically charged for service. When we challenged this we were told 'it's not my restaurant and I make £9 per hour.' One of our party is disabled and there is no disabled toilet - I thought everywhere had to make provision for disabled people! She had to struggle up and down stairs. We saw people get up and leave as they were waiting so long for coffee. A shame as this was a special celebration for us all.

              34. AC

                AmandaC

                Kent

                1 review

                1.0

                1 review

                Dined on 10 December 2020

                overall1food1service1ambience2

                I am sorry to say this is the worst afternoon tea I have experienced at an extortionate cost. I have emailed their customer services twice now and no response at all. I don’t like leaving bad reviews without discussing with the venue first but as no response from them at all i am posting this

              35. EN

                ElisabeteN

                London

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 26 October 2020

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                We had the option to choose the best place and the waiter had no objection.

              36. M

                Marlowe

                London

                30 reviews

                4.0

                30 reviews

                Dined on 25 October 2020

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                We had a lovely tea and the service was friendly. There was a small issue with our bill but on raising with the restaurant they resolved it to our satisfaction.

              37. A

                Alice

                London

                2 reviews

                1.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 11 October 2020

                overall1food2service1ambience1

                I went to ask the male staff a question, and was shocked to find him VERY rude. He made a dismissive wafting gesture for me to sit down and stated he would “come to the table”. To make matters worse he never even came. Though the lady did offer a free coffee/tea/cake to compensate, and was very sweet.

              38. S

                Sabah

                London

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 30 September 2020

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                The most amazing service!!! Loved every minute- thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!! Loved it!!!

              39. DA

                DunaA

                London

                1 review

                1.0

                1 review

                Dined on 24 September 2020

                overall1food1service1ambience1

                The waiters where rude , the food tasted of nothing the cake was a disaster

              40. NB

                NicolaB

                London

                1 review

                1.0

                1 review

                Dined on 19 September 2020

                overall1food1service5ambience2

                The service was excellent, very polite and friendly staff, however the food was terrible. The sandwiches had obviously been pre-made earlier that morning and were very dry and stale and inedible. For £25 for an afternoon tea it wasn’t worth the money. Have had far superior afternoon teas for the same price, disappointing.

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              Afternoon Tea at Caffe Concerto - 29/31 Piccadilly is rated 3.7 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

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              Additional information

              • Cross Street

                Waterstones

              • Area

                Piccadilly

              • Hours of Operation

                Daily 07:30–23:00

              • Cuisines

                Italian, Afternoon Tea

              • Dining style

                Casual Elegant

              • Dress Code

                Smart Casual

              • Parking Details

                Street Parking

              • Public Transit

                Underground Station Piccadilly Circus with Bakerloo or Piccadilly Line

              • Payment Options

                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

              • Additional

                Beer, Cafe, Wine

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