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MARIAGE FRÈRES, London, London

MARIAGE FRÈRES

4.5
4.5
220 Reviews
£25 and under
French
The Mariage Frères flagship houses the largest tea wall in the world where you can shop from a selection of 1,000 teas and tea accessories, a tea museum bursting with history, refinement and heritage, and a Salon de Thé restaurant, serving tea-infused breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner alongside an assortment of decadent French tea-infused pastries all made in-house.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • French Tea Club

    £45.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    The FRENCH TEA CLUB® is a masterclass in Tea led by a Tea Master and a Tea Sommelier 10.30-11.30am During the TEA CLUB® : - Tasting of 8 TEAS - Tasting of 2 Tea-Infused "Petits Gâteaux" 10 % exclusive discount on all purchases in the Boutique (except promotions, Fukubukuro, F&B in the restaurant, take away)

What 220 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West End London

    Afternoon Tea

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  1. F

    Finn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The overall experience was very nice. The tea was excelent, with a very big selection. The staff was very nice. The ambient could've been better.
  2. F

    Familyof4

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice experience—original so a bit different than a classic afternoon tea. Exquisite food and perfect service.
  3. GG

    GusG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went on a fate beat date ever thank you team!! Best service totally relaxing and easy
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated by the window with nice view of King St. Service was attentive and we could swap items on the afternoon tea menu due to dietary requirements. We had an enjoyable tea amidst beautiful surroundings. Superb!
  5. CL

    CLondon

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Amazing tea. Service is good. Ambiance is good. Can be pricey! Watch out for the different tea prices. Big range.
  6. JT

    JeanneT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Impeccable service. Vast selection of teas. The afternoon tea was average. Scones were fantastic but the “bao burgers” were disappointing.
  7. M

    Misswan

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The experience was wonderful. Unfortunately it was difficult to hear my friend across from me. They do need a few better desserts. They did a great job of accommodating dietary needs as well. Scones were amazing. Loved it!
  8. AM

    AnnmarieM

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter (Italian) was amazing and knowledgable .
  9. DW

    DebW

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved our afternoon tea at MARIAGE FRÈRES during our visit to London! Atmosphere was beautiful, tea and food were delicious and service was excellent.
  10. S

    Swanlake

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place for tea I've ever been to! Food was excellant. Setvice was impeccable, very helpful, pleasant and patient
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They removed the voyageur menu who was fairly priced for a bun, a tea and 2 small cakes. Now, however there is only a £35 tea option that is too much for light dinning or you have to choose from the a la Carte options which include a chocolate cake slice for over £20….
  12. A

    Amandac

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing afternoon celebrating our special birthdays. Lovely afternoon tea, great to try a cocktail and huge selection of teas. Totally recommend
  13. G

    Gail

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything. The attention to detail was incredible. I felt very lucky to have this experience. All 3 generations of our family agreed that Mariage Freres was amazing.
  14. SL

    SamL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to eat at the Mariage Freres restaurant
  15. TM

    TMWong

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent value high tea set. Very helpful and accommodating staff who moved us indoors upon request. Lovely seating area upstairs.
  16. I

    Indigo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place. First time visited. Beautiful setting and lovely food and service. Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea with smoky Earl Grey and gorgeous delicacies.
  17. CC

    CharlotteC

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The staff and the environment make each visit special but on this occasion the menu was lacking. Very few savoury options since the menu has been updated , this was disappointing.
  18. A

    Anonymous

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful afternoon tea experience and each of the guests were delighted of their visit, the food, the tea, the advice and service of the waiters. Thank you all so much for this experience and hope to return soon.
  19. MP

    MariaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Is was really good food with fantastic service. And Tea selection was outstanding.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience from the food, to the tea and the service especially was outstanding. Highly recommend!
  21. PS

    PreranaS

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The staff was lovely. It is very asian/Mediterranean vibe with palms everywhere. The collection of teas is insane. The food was very unique and tasty. I was really full in the end. It is not buffet style though. Iced teas were super refreshing on a hot day.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had birthday lunch and tea cocktails. Expensive but enjoyed quality time. My daughter loves mock tail, Opera sunrise without alcohol.
  23. A

    Anne

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing afternoon tea, in a beautiful venue. All was perfect, tasty and lovely food, great and professional service. A very British tradition in a historical tea maker room, highly recommended. 😊
  24. AL

    AndyL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    If you like tea then this is the place to visit. Afternoon tea offerings are delicious.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The “burger” sandwiches had bread that stuck in your mouth, the pastries were extremely unimpressive and the only saving grace of the afternoon tea were the scones, however they were missing clotted cream and were accompanied with a wholly unimaginative jam. All in all an extremely underwhelming experience from an institution such as this.
  26. Z

    Zara

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing experience. Everyone working there was incredibly polite and had great etiquette. They tended to me very frequently to ensure that everything was okay. Staff were aware of the teas in stock snd recommended me a Pharoan tea with notes of mango and pineapple. Delicious. I also tried a cup of the Milky Blue, which was also sublime. I also had a beef bao bun, which was full of flavour. 10/10 would recommend and I would definitely go back for more tea.
  27. LB

    LucyB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favourite places for Afternoon Tea. Stunning surroundings, amazing tea and friendly, helpful staff.
  28. JL

    JosephineL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere, friendly service and delicious food!
  29. DF

    DaleF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    With such a huge range of teas to choose from, we would have found it usefull to have been guided and advised to help us select the perfect tea. The cakes were delicious but a very limited selection. We had a nice time but probably would not return in the future.
  30. f

    fogbanc

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was a bit odd in the tea service. Service was very slow.
  31. MT

    MylesT

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Everything was great but bao buns were not the right texture at all
  32. SG

    SimonG

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous afternoon tea! We sat at one of the tables overlooking the shop, and had a great view while we ate. The service was attentive and friendly without being intrusive, and the food offerings were really delightful. And of course, with such a great range of teas, we were spoiled for choice. We will be back!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Treated my niece to afternoon tea. The bao’s were a bit much bread for two sets of afternoon tea. Cakes were pretty, loved that everything was tea infused. She really enjoyed trying a good few types of tea.
  34. KS

    KatieS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It was nice, just ok. Not anything as special as I had hoped. We had afternoon tea. Overpriced for what it was. Not enough butter for scones, not enough milk for tea. Waiting staff didn’t check on us. We didn’t actually have any teaspoons for our teas. I asked and was told there was a shortage, but he did find us some. Not sure what that was all about?! The scones and gateaux were nice but the savoury sandwich/rolls were really sweet and not that nice. Hard slices of carrots in what tasted like ginger in one and lemon in another was really overpowering. But that could have been down to our taste. When I booked I stated that it was my husbands birthday as it asked the occasion. I saw another table were brought up a candle and was excited that they would do that for him, but no, nothing. I was really looking forward to it and to be honest was disappointed which was a shame.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was really great!
  36. N

    Nicola

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting for birthday tea & cake. The Mont Blanc patisserie was utterly delicious and the candle on my Rose in Love cake was a lovely touch. Both of the teas we chose were presented beautifully and the overall service was excellent!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meet up with a friend.
  38. j

    johnbonnsain

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    afternoon tea in the white room was exquisite! would definitely come again!
  39. K

    Katy

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Mariage Freres is always a unique and memorable experience! The staff are extremely knowledgeable of their products and recommended a couple of blends to try according to our preferences. The food is delicious and the variety of tea beyond compare. Thank you for having us!
  40. NH

    NataliaH

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    we came for the Covent garden afternoon tea on the menu, and once seated we were told it's not available. Also no plain scones were available only with raisins. And members of our party don't eat raisins so couldn't have any. Music was not nice and very low. Ambiance was too dry.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

MARIAGE FRÈRES offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7836 1854.

MARIAGE FRÈRES is rated 4.5 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for MARIAGE FRÈRES

38 King Street London, London WC2E 8JS

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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