Feast on an afternoon tea consisting of fluffy scones, delicious sandwiches and teacakes in the lavish surroundings of the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason.
Formerly St James’ Restaurant, the Georgian-style tea salon was opened by Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen Consort and Catherine, Princess of Wales in 2012.
What’s on the afternoon tea menu?
The afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason features a choice of finger sandwiches with fillings including coronation chicken and egg mayonnaise; warm scones with clotted cream, strawberry preserve and clotted cream; and a selection of freshly baked cakes, including a slice of Battenberg, which Fortnum’s have been serving since 1926.
Wash it all down with a pot of Fortnum’s famous tea, or pay extra for a glass of bubbly. Other refreshing drinks on offer include jugs of homemade lemonade and iced tea.
Also on the menu is a sweet-free savoury afternoon tea and a nourishing High Tea, featuring a choice of hot dishes instead of sandwiches, such as scotch eggs, beef Wellington, eggs Benedict, and lobster omelette. There’s also a children’s menu if you have little ones in tow.
Where is the afternoon tea held?
The afternoon tea is served in the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, which can be found on the fourth floor of the luxurious department store Fortnum & Mason on Piccadilly, in the heart of Mayfair, just moments from Piccadilly Circus Tube station on the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines.
What are the opening times of the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon?
The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, where the afternoon tea is served, is open from 11.30am to 8pm Monday to Thursday, 11am to 8pm Friday and Saturday, and from 11.30am to 6pm on Sundays.
Are there vegetarian and vegan options?
Fortnum & Mason offer vegetarian and vegan afternoon teas, as well as gluten-free and dairy-free options, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.
What are the prices of the afternoon tea?
Prices vary but start at £75 for a standard afternoon tea.
A pot of Fortnum’s tea is served with each afternoon tea, but additional alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available to purchase.