Dolly's at Selfridges

4.2
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18 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Coffee
"Our art deco-inspired café, located at the heart of the store, is the perfect place to enjoy the great British tradition of afternoon tea. Treat someone special (or yourself) to our range of teas, coffees, exquisite pastries and sandwiches. Table service.

Our café is named after the Dolly Sisters, a pair of glamorous identical twins who entranced 1920s audiences – and particularly our founder Harry Gordon Selfridge – with enchanting performances."
What 18 People Are Saying
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SB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not at all what I was expecting. Overpriced, mediocre food, noisy, cramped & crowded space. If I'd known, I wouldn't have bothered.

RR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything you would expect of an English Tea.

WS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I reserved a table requesting a gluten free high tea only to be told it was totally unavailable. I booked this from Canada after Selfridges was recommended by a friend.
Frankly, when I saw the busy location of Dolly’s I was rather relieved to not have to stay. It was beyond disappointing.
I won’t return

AB
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Recommend the afternoon tea. Staff lovely. Plenty of tea. Would have liked a choice of pastries.

AS
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I had booked the experience as a 40 birthday afternoon tea for my friend so there were just us two dining. The location of Dolly’s was disappointing, surrounding the escalators. It felt like an afterthought and was very busy with people coming and going. Upon arrival we found there was a queue and everyone seemed very busy. The cakes in the cabinet beside us looked amazing. When we were seated we ordered the Dolly’s afternoon tea which presented as rather sparse. The sandwiches were good admittedly although the rest appeared to be miniature size including the scones which were not warmed either. We weren’t asked if everything was ok and whether we needed refills of team. It all felt rather lacklustre and busy. Our expectations was to experience a bit of decadence as the Dolly’s would have done. It seemed most basic and care had not been taken either in the atmosphere or ambience and the food poorly presented. We were give a meringue tart not overly large to share. It was an average experience and no music to mop up background noise either. I seldom leave a negative review but I’m sorry you did ask

OT
Italy
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Every thing was good

C
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We only spent one day in London and were on a time crunch but the staff was wonderful and accommodating, and we were able to experience afternoon tea in the morning before they officially started serving it. We loved the finger sandwiches and the caramel dessert. Great food and outstanding service!

PL
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not was I was expecting. Basicly eating in a shopping maul right next to the escalator! Very overpriced

MK
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the Afternoon Tea at Dolly's. This is the second time in a year we've been here ! See you soon.

M
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was quite a nice environment, slightly over priced but a good experience

Y
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really enjoyed our first real afternoon english tea!

GB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attentive and friendly from all staff from start to finish

PG
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We added a guest and 5 people was squeezed oto 1 table. There were not enough sandwiches and there was only 1 cake that was nice. Would not recommend to friends and family.

DB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Only 1 vege sandwich option for the afternoon tea! The portions were a bit on the small side and there was no choice on the cake tier, just 1 slice of Victoria sponge.

F
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was excellent. We made a reservation, so wait time wasn’t an issue. The staff discretely dealt with an individual who didn’t want to wait on line. This was appreciated as it did not distract from our experience. The food was good and the price was right. The staff was so much friendlier than the waitress who served us at Harrod’s.

l
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's a lovely little cafe for afternoon tea, sandwiches and gorgeous cakes... recommended to pre book as gets very busy sometimes. Great selection of cakes and teas etc.... Love the silver teapots... gives added glamour. Have been a few times. Always love coming back.

B
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Not up to the quality of tea at Fortnum’s or the Dorchester. Dry and thinly spread finger sandwiches. The service was great

HP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Lovely professional staff with good balance of being friendly and efficient. I was disappointed with Dolly's set up being in the centre of the store beside the escalator. I thought it deserves more private surroundings like that of a tearoom.