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The Muffin Man Tea Shop

#7 of 321 Bakeries in London
#411 of 19,601 Places to Eat in London
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South Kensington
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12 Wrights Lane, London W8 6TA, England
020 7937 6652
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 60
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  • 24
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
traditional breakfast, and light meals - excellent pastries

we stayed nearby and popped in for breakfast - the cost is average, we opted for a traditional breakfast which was very good but would be nice if they offered a larger option/portion - ended getting an additional pastrie which was very good - good for traditional and continental breakfasts - but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
chrisx37
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Germany
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped here for an afternoon tea one evening while on a weekend trip in London. Great cakes and english muffins! The price was good as well. It is close by to the Natural History Museum and Kensington Palace.

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Thank Laura G
Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Popped in for a quick lunch on way home and was surprised by a lovely and cosy place, excellent food (cheaper than any chain coffee shop) and friendly enviroment.

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Thank CassildaP1983
Hornbaek, Denmark
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was there for breakfast. Very nice. Good food. Good service. serving traditional english breakfast and lots of other good courses. No creditcards - cash only.

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Thank fengstroem
Barcelona, Spain
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great English breakfast. Service very efficient but not very friendly. Good food although feels a bit chaotic and the service could do with smiling once in a while.

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Thank Mondom
Connecticut
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had tea/coffee breakfast here every morning. What a great place. Excellent service and staff and great food. Make sure you have the queen mother's cake.

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Thank Asaptraveler
Singapore, Singapore
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a Saturday morning with a girl pal of mine. Super crowded and had to wait for a table, then another 30 minutes before being served our orders. The jacket potato is delightfully tasty. Went with cocktail shrimp on it and had scrambled eggs and a sausage. English tea was tasty. A little expensive but it was worth... More 

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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Went here twice, first early morning and second late afternoon. Always busy but worth it. Considering it is in central London the prices are very good and TASTY.

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Thank chamboNsw
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

we stayed nearby and popped in for breakfast - the cost is average, we opted for a traditional breakfast which was very good but would be nice if they offered a larger option/portion - ended getting an additional pastrie which was very good - good for traditional and continental breakfasts - but does remain open till the evening for late... More 

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Thank chrisx37
Katy, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We were on a family trip with our kids and did not want a typical hotel breakfast. We walked by The Muffin Man and loved it. Great tea and the food was good. The staff was very friendly.

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Thank Doug K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Hard working smiling wait staff, good English breakfast fare and a full house all morning: a lovely little place on Wright Lane a 2 minute walk from Kensington High Street tube station.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Wrights Lane, London W8 6TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighborhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: 020 7937 6652

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 28
  • Cuisine: British, Cafe, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South Kensington

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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