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Luton Hoo - Afternoon Tea

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The Mansion House, Luton LU1 3TQ, England
+44 1582734437
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 14
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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
Afternoon tea at luton Hoo.

The cream tea was lovely. Good choice of finger sandwiches, cakes and scones. The staff refreshed your drinks at regular intervals. We did not feel rushed at any point. Fantastic staff and fabulous service. Would highly recommend Luton Hoo for an afternoon cream tea.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Yve1966
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Luton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Afternoon tea at Luton Hoo is a true gem. Park the car, take a gentle stroll thru the gardens then take your seat for a quintessentially English past-time. The waiting team are attentive without being intrusive; the sandwiches, scones and cakes are delicious and the choice of tea sublime. Real value for money and highly recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The hotel itself is beautiful and on the day we went for tea the sun was out and the grounds looked amazing - so all good so far! There were four of us and we ordered three different teas - all were served through the one strainer so all the teas ended up tasting the same! Tea was served on... More 

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Luton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Afternoon tea is a special event for most people. One tea seems expensive, the whole hotel is not cheap, but you get your tea and a small mountain of sandwiches and assorted tea snacks. More than any one person can reasonably eat. An accompanying person can just order a drink, it may even stretch to 3 people. If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The cream tea was lovely. Good choice of finger sandwiches, cakes and scones. The staff refreshed your drinks at regular intervals. We did not feel rushed at any point. Fantastic staff and fabulous service. Would highly recommend Luton Hoo for an afternoon cream tea.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Beautiful location, lovely staff, however really disappointing that at £30 a head we got given ONE small scoop of clotted cream and jam for 5 people!!! Sorry luton Hoo but next time I will be having afternoon tea elsewhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

What can i say about luton hoo but it was fantastic ive been twice now once for breakfast and once for adternoon tea both visits quality i didnt think i was going to like it but ended up being in there over three hours endless tea and coffee service was outstanding would really recommend this venue

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Our grandson loves this Discovery Centre so we are frequent visitors. A great and safe play area for children. Various museums ie cars and transport. Gardens and a big green space to enjoy for walks play and picnics and also a restaurant where we had a beautiful roast - not planned but looked so nice we couldn't resist in a... More 

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Hertfordshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Mansion House, part of the Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa (itself part of the small, up-market group of Elite Hotels), is a grand setting for afternoon tea. On a bright, sunny day, the vast grounds demanded to be walked and the lavishly-decorated, comfortable but warm lounge demanded removal of jacket and tie. The choice of teas (and coffees)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Hotel is beautiful with stunning gardens and surrounding area. As you drive up to the hotel it's a fantastic sight, parking is a little sparce so get there early. Fabulous range of sandwiches and cakes for tea. Staff very friendly and attentive. Great place for a special treat as it is a little pricey but worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Post birthday afternoon tea in April. Lovely food, sandwiches and sweet treats. Coffee was replenished multiple times by friendly and extremely well presented staff. Daniel, our waiter was particularly attentive and charming. Grounds are fabulous, had a quick stroll around. Well worth a visit. Great value for money.

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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 64
  • Cuisine: Tea Room

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions

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