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Afternoon Tea at Mad Dogs & Englishmen

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742 reviews
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£26 to £40
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English
The Parlour Tea Room at Mad Dogs and Englishmen provides a vintage setting to enjoy Afternoon tea. We’ve become renowned for our themed teas which offer a unique experience.

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  • Distancing maintained in common areas
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What 742 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible! My 5th afternoon tea there and the experience never falters 🧡

KJ
KellyJ
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food with extremely friendly staff

KW
KimW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was brilliant, perfect little touches that really sold the theme. I have been for many, many, afternoon teas, I like to take my Mum, we go all over Essex & London, trying out everything from the posh hotels to the quaint little tea rooms and we both agreed that this has been the best one by far. The food was gorgeous, the imagination that has gone into these themed cakes was brilliant. Everything tasted amazing, the place looked amazing, the whole experience was the best ever. We will definitely try the others themes as they change it up every few months. We did the Mary Poppins one this time and I will not give too much detail as it’s spotting those little touches that really makes the day. It is a little on the expensive side as I usually try and get Groupons or Wowchers to try these places out but Mad Dogs regularly sells out without the need for special offers so I had to pay the full price to try it out but believe me, it was well worth it. You will not be disappointed. Particularly looking forward to trying the Christmas in Narnia experience soon.

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Raine
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was my second visit. Food presentation was excellent. We were seated out of main area and there was no real atmosphere. Saw nutcracker before and decorations were superb. Apart from a Mary Poppins manikin and two songs on a loop I was really disappointed. Was 4 of us and only I had been before. I raved about it so was really sad for the other 3.

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SarahW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You made my sisters day. The attention to detail, the presentation and the decoration was second to none. Best themed afternoon tea we have ever attended!! We were in Mary Poppins heaven. Loved you had music from both movies playing too! Thank you so much ❤️

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AshleighM
Essex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time at the Mary Poppins afternoon tea, beautiful theming and food! Feel lucky to have this close by as it’s belongs in somewhere like London, just love it here and always look forward to their new themes!

LB
LindaB
Essex
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful afternoon tea, food, service and theme excellent. Can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food fab venue love it here

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ZoeD
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon, had by all, the theming is great & very clever. Looking forward to coming back again sometime x

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Angie
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Servicec was attentive and good.
Would be nice to have a pianist everyday rather than just weekend which is difficult to book due to popular demand.

KR
KimR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW another fabulous Afternoon Tea. at Mad Dogs and Englishmen 🥰
The staff are polite, friendly and very helpful. The decoration and attention to detail is what makes this place soo special. The theme this time was Mary Poppins and once again just felt like you were part of the experience. The food was delicious and I would highly recommend Mad Dogs and Englishmen. I can honestly say these are the best themed Afternoon Teas I’ve been to. And I have been to quite a few. Well Done to everyone at Mad Dogs and can’t wait to come back in December.

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SamH
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, delicious food, fantastic serve.

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ChrisR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea with the theme being Mary Poppins. The attention to detail was outstanding as always. I took my two sisters who had never been before and they said it was the best afternoon tea they’d ever had and are already planning a return visit!

KF
KarenF
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely worth a visit, the themed Afternoon Tea was delightful.

DW
DonnaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A really lovely afternoon tea. The decor was fantastic and all of the finishing touches for the Mary Poppins theme were really lovely and well done.
I only marked it down slightly as one afternoon tea was gluten free and the scone was rock solid and inedible. I didn't mind at the time as I was stuffed from the rest of the lovely food, but as feedback - the gluten free scone could be improved!

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ReganS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely lovely afternoon! Amazing decor, brilliant service, lovely food! Such a good day out couldn’t recommend it any more! x

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theresaw
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the afternoon tea
Waitress was fantastic
But could have been a little more fun with the food
But still very good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Book the event for my daughters 25th birthday . We both had the best afternoon. The whole experience was amazing.

JT
JacknTina19
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this place. Service is amazing! And the effort to dress the place is simply amazing.

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ClaireP
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I attended the Mary Poppins themed afternoon tea and it was amazing. The savory food and the cakes all fitted the theme perfectly, and there was more than enough to fill you up. I am a vegetarian and I didn't go without. The made me a vegetarian version of all the meat items which was a really nice touch. The decor and the props around the room where very well thought out too....plenty of opportunities for selfies!

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AndreaH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful as always we have been to a few different themed teas and Mary poppins didn’t disappoint! So happy that it’s back up and running would 100% recommend this special little gem. Thank you :-)

HK
HayleyK
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mary Poppins afternoon tea was amazing !!! The food was just wonderful !!
This is our 3rd afternoon tea here we have also done Narnia and Beauty and the Beast.
Only little niggle was we we felt a little bit out of it sitting by the entrance door and feel we missed out on the full vibe of being in the main area. As not as much decor.
Would love to book again for Narnia this year but little bit hesitant to where we might be sat.
The detail on the food was amazing ♡

Thanks for having us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic afternoon tea
Fantastic location
Fantastic detail
Fantastic value for money
Fantastic service
5 star

SM
StaceyM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my mum for a belated birthday celebration due to Covid and the Mary Poppins theme was amazing!
The waitress was very attentive and even overheard me wish my mum happy birthday (even though her birthday was in May) and then brought her over a birthday doughnut with a candle in!
The food was delicious and would definitely recommend going here!

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ToniC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Out 4th visit and it still doesn’t disappoint. Hope to book again soon xx

KE
KellyE
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea yesterday, the staff were lovely, food was great and the way they decorated the parlour was amazing, can’t wait to come back again soon

AF
AndrinaF
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes its expensive per head but its very much worth every penny. The detail that goes into it is truly amazing. It was my families 1st time but my 2nd. Cant wait to go again.

MW
MichaelaW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A lovely time spent here for Afternoon Tea, the theme was Mary Poppins and every detail was met with a high expectation.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I came here for mine & my sisters birthday with our mum. The decorations were fantastic & we loved the theme of Marry Poppins. Service was quick & the waitress was very friendly & attentive.
The food was lovely however I couldn’t taste the mint in the cucumber & mint sandwich’s not the mustard in the hammock & mustard sandwich’s. That being said the sandwich’s were very nice.
The cakes were excellent & the attention to detail was amazing.
They don’t have their own parking so it’s recommend you get there in plenty of time to find parking down one of the side streets & walk to the shop.
I look forward to returning soon

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alfiew
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Visit
Very impressed with the theme and the staff were very pleasant. Will definitely do it again

MF
MichelleF
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely afternoon tea as a belated birthday treat for my mum.

Lovely food, beautiful decor, every detail has been thought of. I chose the vegan option which was absolutely delicious.

A great afternoon we’ll definitely be back.

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Lovely
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this afternoon tea! Staff really friendly and helpful. Will definitely go back!

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janetb
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie and the Chocolate themed afternoon tea was brilliant. The food and presentation was excellent and so much thought has gone into the decor. It was a really special treat.

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Selenab
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and lots of it.
Staff were very attentive and catered our needs

GS
GrannySmith
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were all nervous about socialising because of Covid-19, but our fears were unfounded. Waitresses wore visors and gloves and were all very professional. Toilets lovely and clean and sanitiser provided.
The whole experience was wonderful, from the background music and the decor to the excellent, perfectly themed food and drink.
We will definitely be back!

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jessicam
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Charlie and chocolate factory tea with my friend . It was everything I could have hoped for . Amazing setting , lovely food and lovely helpful staff . Will be back again the 3rd October for Mary Poppins tea . Thank you so much for a lovely time .

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AlisonC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend. The themed afternoon teas are so good. They decorate the tea room really well.

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SarnO
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these exceptional times the staff made every effort and pulled off to make the atmosphere warm and welcoming. A very good time was had by all. The attention to detail for the Willy Wonka theme was exceptional. Everyone left with a smile and a feeling of wellbeing.

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Sophie
Essex
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It Was so magical in there with all the decorations! They made a real effort with them you could tell.

Staff were polite and attentive.

Food was nice but for the price expected it to be a bit more gourmet. The hot chocolate was lovely but the mug I had it in was badly chipped on the handle looked like it was about to snap!

Over all I enjoyed the experience and would go back again!

NG
NyreeG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely fabulous time. The food and service were exceptional as was the ambience.

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Afternoon Tea at Mad Dogs & Englishmen is rated 4.9 stars by 742 OpenTable diners.

Afternoon Tea at Mad Dogs & Englishmen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.maddogsandenglishmeninteriors.co.uk/product-page/afternoon-tea-for-two-gift-card.

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