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MARIAGE FRÈRES

4.5
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67 reviews
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£25 and under
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French

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Afternoon Tea
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks

Offers

A “Glamour” Christmas afternoon tea £39 pp

Nov 13, 2020-Jan 10, 2021·Daily 15:00-16:30 17:00-18:30 19:00-20:30

A Christmas Afternoon Tea served with a tea from the Mariage Frères Noël Tea Collection, Mariage Frères has created delightful savoury and sweet tea time to celebrate Christmas as “Glamour” as possible, worthy of any Insta feed, the “Salle des Fêtes” has been transformed.
With a welcome Tea Mulled wine, to enjoy on the balcony - £44 pp
Pairing with a glass of Champagne Blanc de Blanc - £50 pp
Accompany your Afternoon Tea with half bottle per guest of Champagne Blanc de Blanc - £65 pp

First Approach – Compositions Parfumées £30 pp

Nov 14, 2020 only·Sat 11:30-11:30

Tasting of 10 teas showcasing Mariage Frères’ legendary tea list. Available as “Compositions Parfumées” (flavoured blends) accompanied by our petits gateaux infused with tea.

Earl Grey Teas £30 pp

Nov 28, 2020 only·Sat 11:30-11:30

Earl Grey tea tasting showcasing the wide variety of Mariage Frères’ Earl Grey collection including the mythical Earl Grey French Blue accompanied by our petits gateaux infused with tea.

First Approach - Grand Cru £55 pp

Dec 30, 2020 only·Wed 11:30-11:30

Tasting of 8 teas showcasing Mariage Frères’ legendary tea list. Available as Grand Cru (single estate teas) from the world’s finest tea gardens accompanied by our petits gâteaux infused with tea, followed by a Champagne Parisian Afternoon Tea.

Halloween Themed French Tea Club £30 pp

Oct 31, 2020-Nov 1, 2020·Sun 11:30-11:30, Sat 11:30-11:30

Come Halloween, Mariage Frères will be turning to the dark side with a spooky selection of blends, discover our Selection of teas with playful candy notes to take you back to your trick-or-treating day, accompanied by Halloween cakes infused with tea.

New World Teas £30 pp

Nov 21, 2020 only·Sat 11:30-11:30

Tasting of teas from small tea producing countries from all corners of the world including teas from Colombia, New Zealand, Georgia & Malawi accompanied by our petits gateaux infused with tea.

First Approach - Grand Cru £30 pp

Dec 5, 2020 only·Sat 11:30-11:30

Tasting of 8 teas showcasing Mariage Frères’ legendary tea list. Available as Grand Cru (single estate teas) from the world’s finest tea gardens accompanied by our petits gâteaux infused with tea.

What 67 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is wonderful! Great service, great value! Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was so lovely. I made a request for my friend’s birthday and our waiter pulled out all the stops to make it so special! The food was delicious as well! I had the Avo wrap which was just delicious! I would highly recommend!

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SuhaZ
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall our experience was fantastic. The lady who served us was very kind, polite, and knowledgable. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about the guy selling over the counter in the shop. He kept saying "I don't understand what you are trying to say" ?!!
And he made sure to call me back before exiting the shop and asking his colleague about a spoon measurement to prove a point of who is right!!! Which I could care less, in my opinion, that was a bad practice.

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Rosie
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The Scone was stale, brought with butter rather than clotted cream!
The salmon terrine had no flavour , not fresh, seems to be taken out of freezer and defrosted.
I have been so many times to this place and always been impressed with the quality of food . Unfortunately I was quit disappointed this time.

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MalteB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue for a quiet, romantic afternoon in a location that couldn't be more central. Delicious desserts and tea - we'll be back.

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Berry
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with fantastic selection of amazing teas! Great customer service and polite, professional staff.

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RavK
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We visited here just for a casual afternoon tea. No doubt the food and dessert were great. They have more than 1000 types of tea to choose from. However, the only thing is portions were too small. As per the prices charged, more variety of sandwiches, scones etc should be provided. However I would still recommend it for the amazing variety of teas and great desserts.

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BeverleyM
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Brunch was an absolute delight, every item carefully considered and delicious. The only issue is the lack of atmosphere because so few people seem to aware that there is a restaurant upstairs, they need to find better ways to market themselves. A proper UK website would help, being tagged on to the french site as an afterthought doesn’t work, it needs promoting as a restaurant in its own right if you want to grab customers attention.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience!

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Chihlinglai
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I had expected and so much more💕 can’t wait for my next visit ~

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Anitau
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food in a great environment. Staff very knowledgeable about their teas and made good recommendations

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yoann
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The venue is amazing. The staff who speaks french is very kind. The menu is reduce for now but main courses worth it and the desert are divine. I highly recommend Mariage Freres for an afternoon tea.

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LynseyW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting, perfect service, perfect tea. Thank you

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Tiana
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I had been looking forward to dinning here since winter and it did not live up to my expectations. The iced tea was watery, the food lacked flavour and the glassware was not suitable for dinning outside as not one but two of our glasses toppled over.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality of food and service, in a unique environment - chic and beautifully calm - highly recommend for lunch or afternoon tea

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Irina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Strongly recommend branch, best scramble ever!

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AMen
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and delicious. It was for my friend's birthday and we enjoyed the afternoon tea. He was worried it would be only finger sandwiches but we didn't have any. The décor is great and beautiful, colonial feel. The service was impeccable and the food to its finest.

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SarahK
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Mariage Freres for my birthday and had the Covent Garden Afternoon Tea. My boyfriend and I love their teas (especially Black Orchid) which is why we chose to go there.

Before I went I read some reviews and was a bit disheartened as there is a mixed opinion on the food and afternoon tea. But I was very happy with mine. The layout was quite traditional, with sandwiches and wraps on the bottom tier, scones and jam on the second and amazing cakes on the third. But all the food was infused with different teas and tasted (and looked) fantastic.

If you're looking for a very traditional English afternoon tea with cream and cucumber sandwiches this might not be for you, but if you love tea and want a twist on an old classic, then go for it.

In terms of the atmosphere, we were the only ones there for quite a while and enjoyed it that way as the surroundings are lovely. The staff were really nice too, and so knowledgeable on the different teas (there are literally hundreds).

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Tealover
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impeccable service. Very knowledgeable staff who know their tea! Beautiful setting, beautiful food. We had brunch which for the quality, quantity and experience was great value

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NicklasN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A decent place for brunch, the dessert was really good and the tea was tasty, but overall nothing special. Service was very good. We were the only people in the restaurant so difficult to comment on atmosphere, but the place looks nice.

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Andreea
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Great tea, but terrible food and service. Whatever you do, don't go there for afternoon tea, they don't know how to serve it, the food is terrible and there are no scones included.

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AmeliaF
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Mariage Frères was like immersing yourself in a different times... decadent and opulent, without false pretense...simply exquisite

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SBarone
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is located in the centre of the city but the cafe is very quiet in a good way.
Beautiful place!

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gale
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

one of the staff there was inhospitable actually. all the women staff was so so nice but the guy made us uncomfortable several times. I was there with my guests and we wanted our tea time but it was quite noisy. it wasn't their fault. but still, it will remain a bad experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Thè delle 5pm: cibo di bassa qualità, prezzo spropositato rispetto a quanto offerto

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YasuoRT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Provided excellent service by the well presented and knowledgeable staff.
Went for afternoon tea to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday and it really lived up to expectations; even a little birthday treat too!

Really worthwhile, you won’t find afternoon tea quite like this anywhere else

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HarryS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice tea themed restaurant- decor very nice. Would recommend.

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ParisM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Valentines.
Everything was lovely, staff were great and the food was interesting and unique.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice ambience , nice service , giid food , my visit was on the Valentines day and we have tried the menu , everything was all right but I think the prawns with cherries sauce wasn't the best combinations. Very nice customers service . Recomend

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vipAltysha
London
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great Valentines dinner with very creative menu and generous gift!

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Rosie
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The combination of the savoury part of the afternoon tea is so delicious. Every bite has a mouth watering flavour.
My favourite tea is the Marco Polo Bleu
Will definitely go back again

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for an afternoon tea. The tea is world class quality as always. We only had desserts and they were excellent. The service was great and the ambience as classy as one would expect from this company.

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InnesJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food taste was special and also the dessert was absolutely nice! would like to visit again in the near future!

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JuanManuelN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Afternoon tea is spectacular!

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eatit
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite, just absolutely exquisite

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MazR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an afternoon tea and the food was delicious. Salmon tartare, juice & cake & toast & tea was £30. For the mains there wasn't a massive choice, about 5 items but the cake selection was ample. Atmosphere was very sophisticated, service prompt and courteous. The tea shop downstairs alone is worth a visit and the French manager is incredibly nice and helpful about the teas. Happy with my visit!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had afternoon tea set with my friend. We stayed there from 12:30 to 15, and the set is normally served from 3pm to 6pm. Thankfully we could order it.
The set was served as two parts - savoury and sweet. The taste of the food was very good. Actually We expected scones and sandwiches, but they were not included. Also we thought the staff would have refill the empty tea bottles but it didn’t happen. It was such a shame.
We sat near the window. Inside the restaurant was very clean and bright. It was painted with white colour. The ambience was generally nice and cozy but the chair was a bit hard, there was no cushion on it. I’m sure some improvement will make it better.

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PennyF
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic evening, the service was attentive yet discrete, the food was excellent and the ambience delightful.

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BarbC
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The afternoon tea at Mariage Freres in Covent Garden, London was fabulous. One can choose any of a huge number of teas to drink. The food came in 2 courses, savory first, then sweet. All the food contained a bit of actual tea leaves carefully selected to enhance the flavor of the item. My friend found all the food over the top delicious. My palette is a little different, so I thought 97% was absolutely delicious. I'm guessing the cost was comparable to other high-end establishments, but certainly not outrageous, and the experience was totally worth it.

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MARIAGE FRÈRES is rated 4.5 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

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.