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Luton Hoo - Afternoon Tea

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105 The Mall | The Mansion House, Luton LU1 2TH, England
+44 1582 734437
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Luton Hoo with 15 of my friends yesterday for morning coffee, having booked well in advance, so,that staff would be aware we were large group. Beautiful setting but the experience was marred by the poor service and unwelcoming manner of some of the waiting staff. Tea and coffees were delivered within half an hour of ordering, but no food... More 

2 Thank _levinjm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a treat from my daughters for Christmas and a lovely way to spend time with them. The setting is palatial and there was a pleasantly busy atmosphere in the lounges. Perhaps that explains (but should not excuse) why the standard was not quite as high as one might expect at such a costly establishment. The bread in the... More 

Thank CarlottaHerts
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable, memorable and impressive surroundings for tea which was unhurried and ideal for our family group. Service was slow and both lounges were full and seemingly not overstaffed so for us no problem but if you were on a schedule you might be unsettled. The teas coffees and food were all fine if not exceptional. There were only a few... More 

1 Thank SimonGill_12
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Such a lovely environment, comfortable surroundings and open log fires, unfortunately, let down by poor service. In an establishment such as Luton Hoo, one would expect more, however it is all very mediocre. Young staff, who cannot judge when champagne/tea needs to be served. It's all very clumsily served and our tea was cold! It had to be sent back,... More 

2 Thank hollyHertfordshire
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Luton Hoo is a stunning location. The decor of their hotel and Resturants are sumptuous and luxurious. My friend and I went for afternoon tea £35 per head plus £10 extra if a glass of champagne was required. Sadly I left with mixed emotions. Firstly our 'timed' booking, made the same morning of our visit had not made it onto... More 

Thank Rosconner
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The most stunning environment and views. The afternoon tea itself was no better or worse than a multitude of other places I have been to - but the environment....fit for a king!!!

Thank Grahame M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We went for the afternoon tea with friends and family to celebrate my wives 60th birthday. The setting, views, decor and service was wonderful. Sandwiches and cakes were delightful. When booking a party we have to pay a deposit. Which is fine. However the team must know this arrangement and then deduct this from the bill. In my case it... More 

1 Thank Onkar S
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

My friends and I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea at this hotel , the food was good, the tea delicious and the service good. Unfortunately the rest of the stay was not as good as the afternoon tea.

1 Thank anneheal
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We attended in a party of 7 for my mother's 75th Birthday on the 5th of November 2016. Unfortunately we found the sandwiches were very dry and there were really not enough of them for 7 people. We requested more tea and had to ask again after waiting nearly 45 minutes we were told they did not have enough tea... More 

2 Thank Dee W
Luton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Afternoon Tea, it was so relaxed in beautiful surroundings. The cakes were amazing & the scones with jam & cream the best ever. Thanks to our lovely daughters for such a great afternoon treat

Thank jeffree456

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 The Mall | The Mansion House, Luton LU1 2TH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Luton
  • Phone Number: +44 1582 734437

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?