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The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel

Brown's Hotel | Albermarle Street, London W1S 4BP, England
+44 20 7518 4155
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good18%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Brown's Hotel | Albermarle Street, London W1S 4BP, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic afternoon tea. The service was outstanding. Relaxing atmosphere with live piano music. All the food was tasty but the small sandwiches and scones stood out. I would strongly suggest reservations but we got lucky and were able to be fit in without one. Pricey...More

Thank William G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us went for the festive afternoon tea - I'd researched and booked a few months in advance. Unfortunately, was very disappointing experience. I turned up first, and the gentleman at front of house was dismissive and not at all welcoming. My friends soon...More

Thank Vijay R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to the English Tea Room at the Brown's. They have a very pleasant little tea room with deep woods, soft arm chairs and couches, and pretty china. Some of it does seem a little shabby at times, but it also...More

Thank SeacoastSally
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table , and glad I did. Had a wonderful afternoon with my sisters. Excellent service, lovely presentation, and the offered tea and snacks were perfect. It is indeed expensive, so be prepared. Our wait staff was pleasant and friendly. The Tea room gets...More

Thank Globetrekkergj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my mum and sister- we have been to many and this was by far the worst. Too many tables so felt crammed in, couldn’t have a conversation without table next to us hearing. Waited for a menu and asked for some water as...More

1  Thank tylerbowler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place for an afternoon tea, one of my favorites i must say - i've been to many. The cakes are delicious and ambiance. My first time was for birthday treat from my cousin and I've been more than 5 times already -...More

Thank Graciousmoi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my friend for a surprise birthday afternoon tea having eaten at Browns Hotel 6 years ago. I was sadly disappointed with the selection on offer. Cakes were uncreative and very plain looking. I had the Tea Tox, which was just awful. The matcha...More

2  Thank Where_Magic_Happens
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

great food, lovely service, they fed us enormous amounts of delicious food, let us linger and enjoy, a great way to spend an afternoon in london

Thank careyfouks
Reviewed 9 February 2018

I had booked a special birthday afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason. It was so awful, that we just got up and left. We went round the corner to Browns and explained that we didn't have a reservation but it was supposed to be a...More

1  Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 7 February 2018

We booked tea at Brown's and were really looking forward to the experience. We arrived about an hour earlier so we could have champagne in the adjacent bar. After we were slowly seated in the bar, we waited for quite awhile to be served. When...More

Thank brontesassy
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haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is
vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic
streets will reveal that Michelin stars and
chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even
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21 January 2017|
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Response from jshayden | Reviewed this property |
Collared shirt is a must. When I was there I noticed two people with jeans on, I think you'll be fine but would strongly suggest a pair of non denim pants, it is afternoon tea.
21 January 2017|
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Response from GwynethG306 | Reviewed this property |
I think the shirt might be Ok to wear, so long as it is smartish, but i believe denim jeans are unacceptable. I am told the hotel has a dress code and jeans are not permitted. I think this is fair enough as it is a nice... More
Rachel L
8 August 2016|
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Response from StuartJohnsonLondon | Property representative |
Happy Afternoon Tea Week! Afternoon Tea in The English Tea Room is unlimited. Our team will happily replenish the sandwiches and pastries upon request. I hope we are able to welcome you soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$42 - US$70
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brown's Hotel | Albermarle Street, London W1S 4BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7518 4155
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For a slice of traditional London life, enjoy the fabled Brown's Afternoon Tea in our award-winning English Tea Room. Take your pick from over 17 teas - including Brown's own blend - and a selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries. The surroundings are a perfect blend of old and new. Original wood panelling and antique fireplaces sit comfortably with Paul Smith floor lamps and contemporary artwork.
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