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Camellia's Tea House
2 Kingly CourtSohoLondonW1B 5PW
- +44 (0)20 7734 9939
- Public transport:
- Oxford Circus, Underground
This place is an absolute gem tucked away off of Carnaby Street. I wandered in on a Saturday afternoon and it was nearly packed, so I recommend reservations. My husband and I enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea with the most perfect little scones, jam and clotted cream. It's a nice, homey atmosphere, as some of the other posters have described. We found the service to be very good.
Afternoon tea is an oddity. Long associated with Britishness, the truth is that few Brits actually have afternoon tea more than once in their lifetimes let alone once a week as tourists may suppose. So I always feel slight bemusement when visitors ask me where to go for afternoon tea in London - I really don't know. So in part to better prepare me for such questions and in (larger) part due to...more
I came here for high tea, and everything about the tea house was just so cute! It's in a nice area with lots of shops, so after having tea you can go shopping! I had their scones, finger sandwiches and red velvet cake. After the scones and sandwiches, I was so full I couldn't finish my slice of red velvet cake! But the cake was soo good and the frosting was so nice and creamy. The shop is a...more
Camellia sinense. Camellia's tea house. Quite clever.
On a beautiful November day whose afternoon turned black, cold, wet and windy we found Camellia's Tea House. We did not find the business we sought. It lives no more. That is another story.
But the search got us cold, wet and wet-footed and Camellia's Tea House was an excellent place to stop for warming beverages.
Fie and shame...more
+ scones are tiny but delish
+ the tea is really, really good--everything from their tisanes to their black teas--and brewed properly (hugely important)
+ they have a gluten-free orange semolina cake which is sweet as all heck but absolutely delicious
+ cute setting, away from the bustle, with a pleasant vibe
- overpriced. seriously overpriced. stick to the cream tea because...more