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Review of Dolly's Restaurant

Dolly's Restaurant
Ranked #5,232 of 23,392 Restaurants in London
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Marylebone
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Quick, efficient service for a morning coffee stop. Good selection of cakes and treats in a smart department store environment. Coffee was good (for London!) and service smart and efficient. Ground floor.

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Reviewed 3 April 2014

I had to write a review as I disagree with so many of the other comments left! My Mum took me to London for a day shopping for my 21st birthday (31/03/14) and we went to Dolly's for afternoon tea.
When we arrived there was a short wait, no longer than five minutes, but a waitress gave us menus to look at whilst we queued and was very polite. We were quickly seated and chose the afternoon tea for two. It only took five minutes to be brought out and it was simply delicious!
We both had a large pot of tea each which meant we had three generous cups each, four finger sandwiches each which were beautiful (cream cheese, egg mayonnaise, smoked salmon and chicken & spinach) a large scone each served with a generous portion of jam and clotted cream and also two cakes, one lemon tart and one strawberries & cream which we shared.
All of the food was divine, presented beautifully and for £32 I think this was very good value indeed.
All the staff were attentive and very polite and the service was perfect.
I would highly recommend Dolly's for anyone looking for a lovely afternoon tea!

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Reviewed 29 March 2014

I have had tea and cake here a few times over the years, and this week went again, forgetting why I had left it so long. In a prestige store such as Selfridges you would hope and expect something special. Sadly it isn't. We queued for at least 20 minutes, there were people waiting to pay and vacate their tables but the staff were not quick to turn the tables around. The cake looked good but it really wasn't anything special, it was sickly and not that enjoyable. Very overpriced for something not that special, I wont be back.

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Called into Dolly's for a mid morning refreshments, tempted by the beautiful display of cakes and tarts. Just a short wait and shown to a table by our waitress. The service was efficient and the atmosphere pleasant. My wife's Latte and scone with cream was excellent. BUT my cappuccino was tasteless, the froth insipid and at the bottom was a brown sludge of coffee/chocolate - which I was advised how Selfridges serve their cappuccinos (perhaps you are supposed to stir the drink before consuming?). The strawberry tart also contained a hidden very over ripe strawberry that had an unpleasant flavour. Not the best experience overall.

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Went here in a group of 5, we had a short wait which was fine but when we were seated we realised that the table was very small, they all were by the looks of it and couldn’t accommodate larger groups, we had a selection of drinks and food including afternoon tea, the waitresses struggled to get the our food and drinks on the table due to it being so small, the afternoon tea for 1 had a very small selection of sandwiches which were nice but the bread was stale and you could tell had been made in the morning, the scones with jam and clotted cream were nice and the one cake we were given was ok, the services wasn’t particularly fast considering the amount of tables they had to serve and that none of our food was freshly made, we had to wait ages to get the bill and once we did no one came to take our payment, some of our group left (to get out of the way more than anything) while the other attempted to pay someone! The 3 people who had left said they were approached by a member of staff and very rudely questioned why they were leaving without paying, when they pointed out that 2 members of the group were trying to get anyone’s attention at the entrance the member of staff offered no apology and left very quickly. I understand that they were very busy but they could have done with more staff who maybe have had some customer service training I can now say I have had afternoon tea at Selfridges but I wouldn’t go back

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