Bea's of Bloomsbury Russell Square
Loved the decor and the food was really good. We loved the Carrot cake 😁
The service was extremely poor. The food was mediocre and overpriced. Was an unpleasant experience and I do not recommend it.
They sat us early and were so accommodating for GF
Service is questionable - due to the set up you walk in and wonder whether it's counter or table service. No one seemed to notice we'd arrived so I went up to the counter to ask and then we were seated although they did try to tell us we were having afternoon tea, despite calling you in advance to ask if you wanted the afternoon tea or normal menu. 15 mins later we'd not been given water or a menu - went to ask and was told they were about to bring one. 15 mins for no one to talk to you feels a bit too long. We ended up helping ourselves to water. And when my tea arrived and I asked about milk, I was told they'd bring some but no milk ever appeared.
The brunch itself (we had the beetroot hummus with avocado and poached egg) was lovely. Could have been a bit warmer but it was good and well priced. The afternoon tea didn't look as high quality as I'd expect considering they say the cakes are baked off site specially in their bakery and then delivered to the cafe.
Finally, I think you need to book. They turned people away even though there were empty tables, so something to bear in mind. I didn't see anyone pop in to get anything to go either.
Great for a catch up with a friend (on the basis that service provided is minimal) but don't expect it to be quality service that you might expect from other plans with a £30+ afternoon tea menu.
Bea's was a fantastic afternoon tea experience. We were looking for a more casual way to enjoy an afternoon tea during our visit to the UK and everything Bea's presented us was beautifully displayed and tasty. It's an adorable and pretty little bakery worthy of photos and selfies to share with friends. Great value for what we got, lovely relaxed environment. Service and accommodation of allergens was on point - very nice and bright staff.
Lovely atmosphere, great clean decor. Excellent service and the brunch was delicious. Very good value too.
The new space that Bea's have on Southampton Row is lovely! A great place to relax with friends or to get some work done over cake and coffee. Delicious baked goods and drinks in a calm setting.
Really nice, if very flowery, vibe in here. Good food and great service too.
A lovely and affordable afternoon tea. Great place to take out of town visitors that are Anglophiles.