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Luton Hoo - Afternoon Tea

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Tea Room
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The Mansion House, Luton LU1 3TQ, England
+44 1582734437
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Scenic view

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  • 104
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  • 56
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place good food BUT

We went to the Hoo to celebrate an occasion with friends. the place is fantastic really makes you think you've gone out somewhere special. A warm welcome from the door man. Staff are lovely but seem to lack any training so do their best. Menu limited but we didn't care and the food was good, the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
gamilaa
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Harpenden
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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197 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Harpenden
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We went to the Hoo to celebrate an occasion with friends. the place is fantastic really makes you think you've gone out somewhere special. A warm welcome from the door man. Staff are lovely but seem to lack any training so do their best. Menu limited but we didn't care and the food was good, the fire was blazing away.... More 

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Steppingley
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A good selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes. Proper tea, properly served. Absolutely delightful.

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Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We chose Luton hoo to celebrate our daughters 18th birthday. We drove over 2 months earlier to book and pay £90 deposit. The tea was lovely but our celebration was soured by the fact that they forgot to deduct our deposit from the final bill. They then asked were we able to prove it. Fortunately I had taken the receipt... More 

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Luton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice location for a special occasion. The location is great, with outside area for a lovely stroll afterwards. Food was surprisingly good, lovely sandwiches and cakes.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enjoyed an afternoon tea at Luton Hoo with some colleagues as a surprise leaving do for a friend. The service was good and the setting is perfect for a treat. Sometimes they do discount vouchers on-line which is useful. There is the option of ordering champagne which we did to make the occasion more festive. The selection of sandwiches, cakes... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice grounds with plenty of space to have walk afterwards so you could potential spend several hours there in total. The venue us lovely but the food could have been of better quality. Service was good although slightly aloof. Worth doing at least once if you are nearby or passing through.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been twice, once for a lunch and once for tea and bearing in mind that you are expecting 5 star service you may be disappointed. The staff were not very attentive but the tea was delicious. Worth a visit for the decor and a walk round the gardens in the summer. Interesting (but sad) history.

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Gaddesden Row
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Held a team building event here last year. Great place/location/setting. Hamper lunch was expensive for the quantity/quality . We complained and was offered a free nights stay for a couple! So great customer service!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have to say, having been to Luton Hoo for lunch a number of times I really thought that it was a fantastic experience but the afternoon tea was a completely different story. When we arrived we were sat down on a table that was extremely wobbly, and sort of forgotten about in the corner of the room. Needless to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

I had breakfast which was good along side a lovely scenary where you can see the helicopter landing and just greenery. Room decor was beautiful, staff were friendly. I recommend you try it out.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Mansion House, Luton LU1 3TQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Luton
  • Phone Number: +44 1582734437

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 64
  • Cuisine: Tea Room

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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