Afternoon Tea at The May Fair Hotel

4.6
137 reviews
£41 and over
Afternoon Tea

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The May Fair Edition Charbonnel et Walker afternoon tea is a creation in partnership with the renowned chocolatiers, known for using only the finest couverture in their coveted truffles and chocolate. Enjoy homemade delectations on every tier, including a tiramisu with Charbonnel et Walker chocolate shavings, as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free alternatives.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked for a birthday party if two, staff upon arrival asked for my voucher and took it, we were ushered to a congested table despite lots of vacancies and i specifically asked for a separate table far from crowd due to compromised immune system but when i asked the waiter responded, “does it matter” they have forgotten that we are still having a pandemic! The restaurant was Not full.lots of free table and numerous staff who seemed unsure and confused.I arrived 10 minutes before my booking but my order arrived 1 hour after. When i asked what on the menu, the rather sweet waitress said, she will come back cause she was new to the restaurant but she was apologetic. When i asked for the bill, i was given and charged for the afternoon tea and Only corrected when i said, i had a voucher, why it wasn’t deducted. the tea service was rusted and i need to point it to the lady serving. She came back with numerous choices around 5x uncleaned tea strainers saying the stain doesn’t go away but after i asked for top up she came back with a polished one and she pointed it up to me that “Now, its cleaned and polished “🤪i have tea service and strainers at home so I know it can be cleaned if done properly. It was awkward and unpleasant experience, food was mediocre, nothing special. In my reservation, i asked for no mayonnaise because of allergies but they didn’t bothered checking., i have to asked many times which ones has mayonnaise on it, overall, nit very impressed, food could be good but service was very substandard. I dont think i shall recommend it to my friends who are regular afternoon tea goers. I came to try the carbonnel et walker chocolate menu but i was very disappointed and embarrassed to my guest who has a very discerning taste as a restauranteur. Bad experience, poor service, staff arguing in front of customers. I wont recommend it to people with discerning 0r particular taste at all.

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HarbyK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

A lovely couple of hours in the heart of Mayfair; attentive, warm and welcoming staff, a lovely setting and reasonably priced afternoon tea (considering London prices).

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WulfieT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An experience to remember.

We had the wonderful chocolate afternoon tea over the weekend, and I cannot recommend it enough. We have had a number of afternoon teas in London, and this one was top of the pile. Everything from the service to the taste to the incredible selection was outstanding. Will definitely be returning.

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Amisha
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant experience, really enjoyed, lovely staff, warm environment, food was great, service was excellent, would highly recommend

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CatherineS
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful afternoon tea! I don’t normally leave reviews but felt I should this time.

Service was great and very attentive- the staff really looked after us. We were very impressed with the food offering and were very full up after requesting more sandwiches. They let us take some of the desserts home as we could not finish. Tea was great and we were offered many top ups plus coffee. Ambience very calm and relaxed (not many people I assume due to covid) but overall great atmosphere.

We loved our cappuccino! Our favourite sandwich by far was the chicken and truffle but for non-meat eaters the courgette pesto one was also lovely.

Thank you again

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MarianS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious sandwiches and scones and outstanding service 😃

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ElisabettaB
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and staff. The food was delicious, please try the chicken & truffle mayo sandwich if it's available! Would definitely recommend (and have already recommended to many!!)

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vipLauraS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only issue we had was actually finding The May Fair Hotel!
The service was excellent and very attentive with a special treat for our friend whose engagement we were celebrating, the food was superb and very tasty, and we couldn't have been happier with the whole experience.

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SSLJ
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, everyone was very helpful and accommodating. The sandwiches were tasty but the chocolate aspects were below expectation- in particular the donuts which were more like biscuits!!

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CandaceD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The spread presented was beautiful. The sandwiches and scones were delicious, however the desserts were a little underwhelming. The waitresses were very attentive, but it seemed very disorganised and over bearing at points as numerous people stopped to ask the same things over and over again. I also found it impolite as whilst I was still eating a waitress was attempting to clean the table with a damp cloth...which in turn left me in a damp mood

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DanielD
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, lovely tea and pastries.
High price tag to be expected

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Floh
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We had reserved using Open Table, but they couldn't find the reservation. We were half an hour early and were not allowed into the restaurant despite the fact that it was empty by the time we arrived. We had booked a special via OpenTable and had told three different waiters three times. Of course by the time we asked for the bill they had forgotten.

However, the food and tea are nice and good value for money, the location has a nice ambience, it's just that the service with extremely poor.

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EmilyB
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Charbonnel et Walker Chocolate Afternoon Tea on Valentine's Day. I thought the ambience of the restaurant was just right - busy with life but not overly crowded or noisy. We were seated immediately and tended to politely. The Afternoon Tea was beautifully presented and the waiter explained each layer. The sandwiches, scones and desserts were all delicious and I was very impressed with the taste combinations of some of the vegetarian sandwiches (cucumber with mint cream). The sugar-coated donuts and chocolate truffles were a nice touch to the dessert layer. Waiters came around frequently to ask if we needed more tea or sandwiches. We opted for a few more of our favourite sandwiches, but had no room for more scones or desserts. I would definitely recommend this for a date or special occasion, or even as a treat for another loved one such as family member or best friend. Worth the money!

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ZoeB
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was really great, but was stood out even more was the service. We had a 9 month old baby in our party & the staff went out of their way to make sure she was ok - a high chair on arrival, her own slices of bread to gnaw on, and lots of very endearing attention lavished on her!

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LindaD
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was the best afternoon tea I have been to, very good price and go get a lot of food! A little to much food but still a lot for your money. You should go!

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SharonL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

My friends and I tried their afternoon tea. The service was excellent, did not feel rushed and the atmosphere felt contemporary. However, the food did not live up to the expectations. The sandwiches were slightly stale, the scones were doughy and the desserts were too sweet (for me). Anyway it was expected from a £35pp afternoon tea set.

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James
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The waitress went through her initial script as if speed reading. Not one of us, including two twenty year old's, could understand her over the plate bashing and general noise from the kitchen. They did cope well with a dietary request for no dairy produce.

The food was below average. The bread appeared cold so presumably refrigerated. The scones were miniature with very little fruit. Roasted beef had no taste and the smoked salmon was average.

This was my third afternoon tea visit to the hotel and will be last for some time to come. Very disappointed.

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vipVirenW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday surprise

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A start to the Christmas festivities

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Angela
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Atmosfera piacevole. Cibo discreto.buon servizio. Complessivamente una buona esperienza anche se un po'cara

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KatherineN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hotel itself was aesthetically pleasing and I was impressed with their use of exposed wood furniture, marble table tops, and metal fixtures. Afternoon tea in the hotel was an awesome and upscale experience, and our waiter, Janos, was very attentive.

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BeverleyC
Hertfordshire
14 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I was expecting a better ambience for afternoon tea at this lovely hotel. Instead we were sat in the main - quite lively - restaurant. Food and service, however, were very good

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STEPHANIEP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely atmosphere and very attentive service. Would definitely go again when in London.

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vipStillhungry
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

While the restaurant was not crowded, we were seated in an area that was essentially part of the kitchen...not the ambiance for tea, much less the smells, that one would expect. We asked to be moved, which was accommodated. Food was ok...nothing great. Overall, a bit of a letdown relative to what was advertised.

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a very nice experience & the food was wonderful! Would definitely recommend to anyone to experience.

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Joel
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and also great service, always taking care on any needs in the table

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing

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MissScotty
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our afternoon tea was booked at the Mayfair to celebrate our anniversary. The service, food and venue where we stayed for 2 nights was fabulous. The afternoon tea itself was delicious and plentiful, staff were attentive and our anniversary was recognised with a chocolate plate. Would recommend visiting!

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DeniseE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Tea was not hot so needed to be replaced. Not sure about the chocolate scone......didn't really work. The Lemon scone was delicious however. I felt the bread on the salmon sandwich was hard and dry.

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SarahM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to celebrate our daughter's 18th Birthday. Janos was very attentive and we were made to feel special!! They also made a special birthday message with a cake.

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Josie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect afternoon at the May Fair. Afternoon tea was delicious, service was outstanding, wouldn’t of changed a thing! Huge thanks to Josh for making the day so lovely, he was absolutely perfect and made the experience that extra bit special.

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vipDeviR
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Afternoon Tea : Chocolate themed-what can go wrong?

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vipMichaelD
Indiana
48 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding tea service. What was exceptional was the ability for one person in our party to order off the lunch menu vs. tea (like the rest of our party). The lunch -- the chorizo, grilled shrimp, and duck salad -- were outstanding. Everyone got what they wanted, and were extremely pleased with the service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the taste is really good, and staff are so kind😃
We spent really nice afternoon tea!

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PAULAL
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful hotel, very attentive staff and lovely tea. Gold 🌟.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely experience especially with tween kids. Food especially the savory items were delectable. Recommend the champagne add on.

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Lucy
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Terrible experience, terrible service. Will be contacting the May Fair directly to raise my concerns. Not worth the money and would not recommend to anyone based on my experience.

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Vangirl
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good, although the sandwiches could have been fresher, but the real challenge with afternoon tea at the May Fair is getting tea. The service was poor and there was a very long wait, with frequent mix-ups, whenever we needed another pot of tea or glass of champagne.

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NatalieS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Scones were very strange tasting. Waiters handled well and gave us a glass of bubbles on them.

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AnetteE
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was a great experience, and we got very good service by Janos.

FAQs

Afternoon Tea at The May Fair Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

Afternoon Tea at The May Fair Hotel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://mayfair.skchase.com/vouchers.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.