Maids Of Honour is a famous bakery and tea room offering a huge variety of high quality home made cakes, meat pies, cream teas and traditional English Luncheons.
Venue Details & Map
Maids Of Honour
288 Kew RoadKewRichmond Upon ThamesTW9 3DU
- +44 (0)20 8940 2752
- Public transport:
- Kew Gardens, Underground
I popped in here after swiftly walking away from the £7.50 jacket potato at the kew greenhouse cafe and really glad I did.
This sweet little tea room opposite Kew Gardens had always been a mystery to me. I had never visited it as I thought it would be one of those places that looked nice from the outside but was a big disappointment. Also after reading the yelp reviews I wasn't wowed by it.
I felt obliged to stop at the 'Original Maids of Honour' as the reviews on Trip Advisor suggested the shop offered the 'best scones' I would ever eat, and it was just down the road from my partner's parents' house. The scones were good, but hardly the best I have ever eaten. I suppose I was expecting pastries that would simply melt in my mouth and send me into euphoria, but what I got was just...more
I have driven past here so many times and always said ... must go there....the day dawned and we went there.
Perhaps when you really want to go somewhere you build it up in your mind so that when you do get there it can be disappointing.
It was nice but I thought disappointing and a tad on the expensive side. Staff were 'nice' but we had to wait ages for service and we were only having a cup...more
They don't make 'em like this anymore! (Not since the 70's anyway) Traditional tea shop close to the main entrance of Kew Gardens. It looks like your Granny's front room (if you're British), and serves good tea and cake (go for a cream tea). It gets busy on the weekend, so be prepared to wait. Well worth a visit, as it's such a strange place to find in London. They serve meals too, but...more
I first visited this business about a decade ago and loved the namesake pastries and vowed to come back and enjoy them again. You can imagine my disappointment when I finally got a chance to revisit recently, only to find out that the Maids of Honour were sold out that day (this only means that I need to fly back here again).
Stil, the set tea that my boyfriend and I ordered was delicious,...more