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Bea's of Bloomsbury Russell Square

4.3
4.3
47 Reviews
£25 and under
Afternoon Tea
Top tags:
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Cosy
  • Afternoon Coffee

Welcome to Bea's of Bloomsbury The finest cakes, pastries, afternoon tea, and coffee, tasty breakfasts and lunches, in great locations around London, 7 days a week. Extra Info Please let us know via the Special Request field if you are coming in for Afternoon Tea. Please also mention any dietary requirements Once you book online, we will contact you to take 50% payment. This is to secure the booking and so we can prepare all the necessary ingredients for your Afternoon Tea in advance.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 08:00–17:00
    Sat 08:30–16:00
    Sun 09:00–15:00

  • Phone number

    020 7242 8330

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 47 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We showed up at our reservation time to the location on Russell Square, and the location had been completely shut down! Building appears empty. Very strange to us, since I received a message from opentable to confirm the reservation. We definitely had a reservation for this location. We were disappointed, having come in to London that day on vacation, but found a nice pub around the corner.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    It was insanely hot and humid when we went, though I adjusted by the end of our afternoon tea. Great value, lots of cakes, very flexible with food allergies.

  3. HS

    HannnahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a lovely atmosphere with such kind, helpful staff! We were early and they managed to adjust on the fly - we were soon seated with hot tea and a wonderful tower of tea things. Recommended all the way!

  4. L

    Lottie

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    We went to Bea´s since we had been to the old tea room but the new Bea´s was a big disappointment. Expensive afternoon tea and the tea room was very ugly. No atmosphere at all. Would never go there again nor tell a friend. The bread was dry but the cakes were very good.

  5. M

    Marleen

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The tea room looks very cozy. The service is very friendly. The afternoon tea, however, is far too expensive for what they offer. The products are not very special and it did not seem very fresh either. Very unfortunate for so much money (€78, for 2). I didn't think it was worth it.

  6. CM

    ClaireM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely afternoon tea experience for my sister in law & family to celebrate her getting married soon. Food was amazing & the staff were fantastic, we will be back soon!

  7. I

    Iris

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly and courteous, especially wonderful towards children. Were very generous.

  8. NC

    NatalieC

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Lovely venue with a really great selection of cakes. Lunch menu is however disappointing. I ordered a cheese and pickle sandwich which had almost no cheese at all in it - just a huge amount of butter and pickle. Very disappointed that Bea’s skimp on the main ingredients - no excuse for that. My friend had smashed avocado on toast which was average.

    Bea's of Bloomsbury Russell SquareResponded on 27 September 2019

    Hello Natalie, Thank you very much for leaving a review and for your feedback. We always value our customers feedback and will use this to strive to be better. We certainly don't want to skimp on the essentials so my apologies for this experience and we will ensure the team is aware for this to improve. We really do hope to see you back again soon.

  9. PH

    PicHall

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best cake shop in the area. Lovely place with nice people

  10. PH

    PicHall

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely time at Bea's of Bloomsbury . Our waitress was so kind and helpful. I think her name was Tunde. My friend is blind and Tunde was so helpful and gave a description of the cakes and was very interactive. We had a lovely time and will be back again.

    Bea's of Bloomsbury Russell SquareResponded on 12 September 2019

    Thank you so much Pic Hall for the very lovely review. We have passed this on to Tunde and she is very happy you and your friend enjoyed your time. Tunde and us are really looking forward to having you both back in soon.

  11. LV

    LynnV

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Not bad but considering the premises i’ve got to say I was disappointed. I wish we had done a sandwich and cake in Victoria and Albert museum and saved our money for something grander another time. Sorry to give negative feedback but it’s nothing special.

  12. MH

    MattH

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I booked afternoon tea via the website for 1030hrs and when I arrived they said I couldn't have it because they hadn't been told. What was the point of booking it on the website . We left and had food somewhere else.

  13. KP

    KP04

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great little cafe near Russell Square with a good selection of cakes and pastries! My friend and I had lunch here the other day and while we weren't blown away by the savory food, the desserts were absolutely lovely and we will both be back in the future.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Found Beas recommended on pintrest & other travel sites as a great place for Afternoon tea that isnt too expensive & casual. Couldnt agree more. Service was excellent and the tea & food delicious. In fact, there was more than we could finish. The place is adorable & airy - great music. Highly recommend it

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have a bit allergy and indicated that and they called before hand to make sure everything would be ready for our arrival. So thoughtful!

  16. LT

    LouisianeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It is worth it to take an afternoon tea here : there is enough food to be full. You can even take a 'doggy bag' to take the leftovers. The cakes, scones and sandwiches were good. It was also pleasing for the eyes (edible decoration such as flowers). Staff was helpful and always ready to answer questions. Of course, tea was good and there were enough flavour choice. I would recommend it to a friend 100% and I will be going there back without a doubt.

  17. M

    Marielle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderfull afternoon tea (with a glass of prosecco). Really enjoyed it and when in London again definitaly will come back.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Service was good Food for afternoon tea was ok. Guiness cake was outstanding! No AC, so on the day we went the place was too warm.

  19. FM

    FMat

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Pleasant. Good sandwich and great selection of cakes. Comfy seats.

  20. JL

    JennyL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service! Very friendly straff and best pastry you can imagine.

  21. CC

    CatherineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best gluten free afternoon tea we have had! Staff were attentive and the food was delicious

  22. V

    leaV

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Hele leuke en toffe locatie, zeer vriendelijk personeel en lekker eten: kortom een TOP adresje

  23. GP

    GregoryP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Bea's in Russell Square was lovely! My family of six repeatedly thanked me for booking an afternoon tea because they enjoyed it so much and my daughter kept asking if we could go back. The food was amazing and whereas I am gluten free, they provided me with my own tower of treats, all gluten free. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful - really genuine people. The only drawback was the heat. The sun was shining right into the storefront and the place was on the warm side. Some ceiling fans or a/c would make Bea's of Russel Square absolutely perfect. That said, I would happily go back in a minute as would everyone in my family, when we next visit London.

  24. JW

    JWNo

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and fantastic service! Thanks so much!

  25. S

    Skattebol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2019

    overall4food2service3ambience3

    The venue is lovely, but I felt the quality of the afternoon tea was lacking - especially the sandwiches which were very dry around the edges. The cakes were good with the exception of the scones which were almost burnt. It is a very average afternoon tea and I felt disappointed with what we are served. Service was good, staff attentive and the location lovely, however, I wouldn't recommend or go back.

  26. A

    Anoukv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely time at Bea’s of Bloomsbury. The food was delightful and the service even better, such charming ladies. I would recommend this place to anyone that visits London.

  27. K

    Krista

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious and affordable afternoon tea! Everyone was friendly and the shop was beautiful. I really enjoyed my time and would highly recommend it

  28. EV

    EVAS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    very good service but sandwiches were not good at the tea time

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    We enjoyed our remarkable meal under such a good environment. We will recommend our friends to have meal in the restaurant.

  30. JC

    JackieC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Went for Mother’s Day afternoon tea, not very good value for money. Service was great, but in terms of the food, probably better just ordering something off the menu. Been to Bea’s before at another location and was very happy with the afternoon tea experience and thought I would try the Russell Square location, being the new flagship store. Would not recommend the afternoon tea, especially as I love the scone’s and you only get one plain.☹️

  31. AH

    AnnaH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely lovely little place with a great menu and atmosphere. Fantastic gluten free options (as a coeliac this makes me so happy!!) and they kindly allowed us to take some bits home to my mamma who was too poorly to attend our meal!

  32. CI

    ClareI

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went to afternoon tea! Loved the gluten free option for my sister!! The scones were amazing and the service was great. Would definitely book it again!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best experience at Bea’s. Great experience and the service was fabulous. Will come back on our next London visit.

  34. SC

    SCameron

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Poor service (woman on her phone and toilet with a dirty plunger in a clear plastic bag - yuck). Nice cakes but a limited range (lots of cup cakes and loaf cakes but not slices of cake).

  35. C

    Cb01

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Staff were disorganised and quite slow, food was pretty dry and tasteless (cupcake and scone). Overall decor was nice but layout of tables were quite squashed and no background music

  36. HP

    HannahP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was good and the staff was incredibly nice.

  37. LD

    LDNR

    London

    32 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    The Service was terrible with the table not being ready, no cutlery being provided without asking twice after the afternoon tea food had already been served and a very confrontational and crass member of staff who appeared to be the manager coming over when we had a query regarding whether they provide a top up on sandwiches. This is an overpriced, bargain basement afternoon tea service with dry bread, very average cup cakes you can get better quality at in supermarkets for a pound or two and the only item on the afternoon tea service that appeared to be fresh was the scones which were actually nice. Not at all worth £30 let alone the time to visit. Best to spend a little more at a reputable hotel afternoon tea. Avoid.

  38. RK

    RabiaK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the decor and the food was really good. We loved the Carrot cake 😁

  39. LG

    LaurenG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    The service was extremely poor. The food was mediocre and overpriced. Was an unpleasant experience and I do not recommend it.

  40. A

    Allison

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They sat us early and were so accommodating for GF

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  • Area

    Holborn

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 08:00–17:00
    Sat 08:30–16:00
    Sun 09:00–15:00

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Phone number

    020 7242 8330

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