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The Muffin Man Tea Shop

#39 of 261 Bakeries in London
#1,972 of 18,659 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, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Tea for one

Tea on the 27th. Sat outside in the sun. It is fairly small inside. Tea was fresh leaves - good. Tea cake with abundance of strawberry jam was good. Rather too large and dry piece of lemon drizzle maybe took a bit of glass off the review.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Maidenhead, UK
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

On a recent trip to London we had the pleasure to have both a great lunch with terrific soup and sandwich and a wonderful breakfast another day. This was close to our hotel (Kensington House Hotel) and the food was fresh and homemade. They have a small outdoor patio if you'd like to enjoy the London weather!

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Maidenhead, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Tea on the 27th. Sat outside in the sun. It is fairly small inside. Tea was fresh leaves - good. Tea cake with abundance of strawberry jam was good. Rather too large and dry piece of lemon drizzle maybe took a bit of glass off the review.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Having arrived the night before, we were very much looking forward to a nice breakfast and we were not disappointed. Although the food was not brilliant, the ambiance and service made up for it. This is a small cafe and was packed, but we were lucky to get a table inside on a sunny but chilly morning. We had croissants... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Service was very good and food very fresh and appetising. Breakfasted there every day I was in London.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This small and friendly neighborhood tea room is conveniently located. You can order a good breakfast or lunch or tea and deserts at very reasonable prices. No one rushes you and you can sit outside sipping your tea and enjoying the weather.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We & our family use this a lot better value than hotel breakfast & a lot better quality, freshly cooked.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Wonderful panninis, reasonable prices, GREAT desserts ! After a long day of walking in London, this place was a most welcome find. Close to the Kensington Close hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We stayed at a hotel just down the road and for a brilliant home cooked breakfast at good prices this could not be beaten. Good service and fabulous food cooked to order

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My favorite place for tea in London! And yes, I've been to the Ritz but the Muffin Man wins for being inexpensive and more charming! Lovely little establishment in a great shopping area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have been coming here for years and it remains a favourite, particularly for breakfast. It is like a village facility but in the big city. Lovely staff who are patient with everyone. Do, do try it.

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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: Cafe, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?
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  • 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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