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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/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Scenic view

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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
We ate unexpectedly one Sunday.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Lynda P
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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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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Sandy, United Kingdom
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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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were treated by my mother to a visit to Luton Hoo for afternoon tea, as part of our silver wedding anniversary celebrations. This is a lovely place to visit - probably even more so when the weather is good enough for a walk around the impressive gardens and grounds. The afternoon tea is not cheap, at £29.50 each, but... More 

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Hitchin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Visited again today for late lunch and afternoon tea. Nothing too much trouble for the very friendly and welcoming staff. Two of our party had the Luton Hoo Burger with all the trimmings and drinks and I had the traditional afternoon tea with a stunning Pimms fruit cocktail. The service was attentive and the food was excellent as always in... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We celebrated a hen do here with 5 of us. The surroundings are beautiful and the house gorgeous. It was very busy on a Sunday afternoon. They catered very well for the gluten free diet. However, they were missing one scone from the other stand and although it was promised, it never materialised. They also ran out of jam and... More 

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Harpenden
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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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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