On 1 March 2012, with enormous joy and excitement, the refurbished St James’s restaurant was opened by HM the Queen accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge, and renamed The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon The tradition of taking tea and that little bit of something between lunch and dinner had long been a feature of smart households, and in the Roaring Twenties at Fortnum’s it was defined by a menu featuring our finest teas, delicate sandwiches and exquisite cakes. We are delighted to announce that The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon has been voted one of the Top 100 Restaurants in the UK in 2013 by OpenTable , the leading consumer site for restaurant bookings in the UK. The votes are cast by customers, so it is especially exciting that visitors to our Tea Salon have enjoyed their experience so much that they felt inspired to vote for us amidst some very stiff competition.
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Venue Details & Map
Fortnum & Mason Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon
181 PiccadillyLondonW1J 9EH
- Public transport:
- Green Park, Underground
Before my trip to London, I went all out crazy looking for the best place for afternoon tea. With so many choices in the city and a range of prices from £20 to £60 or more per person, it was hard to pick one, but we ultimately settled for this one. We were skeptical and had high expectations due to the price - £40pp for the regular Afternoon tea with one of the classic tea blends. This is our...more
We had savory afternoon high tea. Cakes were too sweet and nothing special at all which is over priced (£47 each)
I love everything about this building (from underground floor to 3rd floor- please check it out) except its tearoom.
Fortnum and Masons tea was good. But I was expecting FANTASTIC OUT OF THIS WORLD so maybe thats why I was a little disappointed. The service wasn't fantastic - I had booked in advance as I had family visiting and was left waiting for about 45 minutes for our table. The desserts were ok, but maybe I had too high expectations. Nevertheless I have given them 3 stars (really, 3.5) for a few...more
Amazing atmosphere, food and drink. It is on the pricy side, but if you want a proper High tea that is fit for a Queen this is where you go. In fact, I was told her majesty even gets her tea here!
They have an amazing variety of teas and snacks to choose from. We decided to try a high tea and a savory. Both were good but the savory was my favorite, because it included more little tea...more
This afternoon tea concept is a new one to me, so when I was planning out food options for a trip to London, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to have an authentic experience. If it's good enough for the Queen, then it's certainly good enough for me!
Be sure to make a reservation. I saw a few people get denied at the door because they were fully booked on a Sunday afternoon. You'll also...more