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The Muffin Man Tea Shop

#8 of 284 Bakeries in London
#565 of 18,823 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South Kensington
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12 Wrights Lane, London W8 6TA, England
+44 20 7937 6652
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Quietly located just off Kensington Close, this busy little coffee shop is a hidden gem. Fabulous breakfast. Very busy during peak times so be prepared to wait, but it's worth it!

Thank g-gwna
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sooo grateful for my husband for taking me to this muffin and tea shop. I love all the scones and the tea was delicious! It takes a while for your order to be served but it's ok since I think they make the scones fresh. Perfect place to just hang out and relax the afternoon away. They also serve simple... More 

Thank Madabouthygiene
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there to buy some cakes to take away with us and we were told by a very unhappy and looking confused waitress that we MUST wait, we explained we don't want to be eating in so there was no need to wait for a table, but all she kept saying was that we MUST wait. When we asked... More 

Thank aatanerr
Leland, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 7 yr. old granddaughter here and it was perfect. A real tea experience very reasonably priced.

Thank dgr5
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very poor service, staff very rude to all customers! Our food order was forgotten, no explanation or apology given & when food was received- the order was wrong! The food was nice when we did get it but overpriced for the portion size..

Thank Tasha J
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went for breakfast with my friend I think is good breakfast place, fresh and tasty food . If you are in area is good place for a quick breakfast .

Thank Naujas O
Bristol, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Close by to several hotels, this is somewhere not to be missed. Excellent staff and surroundings and pleasantly priced menu, especially busy at breakfast time but lovely to enjoy your meal from tea shop crockery and no plastic in sight. Note. That at this time they do not take cards for payment. Will definitely visit again.

Thank John35_13
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189 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is like an ideal tea shop that you would hope to find in a quaint village in the English countryside, but it is only a few yards from High Street Kensington. Everything from hot/cold drinks to warm meals are on offer. Cakes, sandwiches, breakfasts, light lunches... all available and served with a smile on a light airy room.

Thank barklyeast
Ocean Springs
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I try never to miss visiting my favorite tea shop in London when I visit. The carrot cake and the cream tea is lovely. The wait staff can answer any questions about the sweets and I never leave hungry. Just remember, take cash because they don't take credit cards. The scones and tea cakes are delicious.

Thank Q7045LRmartham
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice tea shop, does a nice breakfast, good location, pleasant staff, several awards for good place to eat on the walls, does a nice afternoon tea, tables are a bit small for four people to have afternoon tea, but worth dropping in for tea and cake.

Thank johnjuan235

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $28
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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: +44 20 7937 6652

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Staying in South Kensington

Neighborhood Profile
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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