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The Muffin Man Tea Shop

#7 of 317 Dessert in London
#403 of 18,246 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Kettlewell, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seems a bit of a tourist trap or 'faux-genuine' english café when you first enter (and hordes of tourists milling in from the nearby High Street does not help), but appearances deceive. It's got some charm and delivers good quality on cakes and teas. Staff is friendly too.

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Thank AWAndersson
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice little spot I've been to several times. Coffee tends to be in the pot a bit too long and panini and toasted sandwiches tend to be cold in the centre ..but good for tea and cakes and simple breakfast things

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Thank william a
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this tea shop yesterday, the food was absolutely beautiful, the toasted sandwiches are to die for, the scones are tasty and the coffee it really good. Our only complaint was the owner (presumably the muffin man himself) was shouting at the girls in front of the customers. He was really rude to them and the way he... More 

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Thank Charlotte P
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Muffin Man is a quirky little place were you can get breakfast, lunch or just tea and cakes.mits over 30 years in business and the staff are excellent. A cosy little spot.

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Thank Anne B
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here for a breakfast while staying a the Kensington Close Hotel. I had a cooked breakfast. Very nice but not remarkable. Only as we were paying did we notice that they accepted cash only. Luckily, we had enough on us but it would have been embarrassing if we hadn't. Businesses MUST indicate lack of card-payment facilities very clearly... More 

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Thank Estragon65
Glasgow
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tea room was next to our hotel so on arrival we decided to try it out as it is always busy. Well, we got the last available seat remaining. The service was very quick considering it was busy. We both ordered scrambled egg and muffin. It was very tasty and I would recommend this. I was then greedy and... More 

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Thank Scottishlady0123
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here a couple of mornings for breakfast very good and great setting, excellent service and food. I tried another place up high street and it was terrible, and at double the price, with no customer service but £4 service charge added. This little gem is better value than hotel pay it a visit you will not be disappointed.... More 

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Thank Darman69
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast here this morning fantastic breakfast proper tea excellent service and very reasonably priced can't fault

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Thank potterjja12
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Visited The Muffin Man Tea shop after trying it many years ago. Took my partner here for breakfast and it was excellent. The service was very welcoming and friendly from the two waitresses that served us. The menu selection is great lots to choose from and at a very reasonable price. The food was lovely. Would definitely recommend this place.... More 

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Thank sunsetkid82
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

great place to chill and have a coffe sat outside. the food was great and the service was exceptional. a little exspensive for a bun and coffe but this is London

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $28
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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
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

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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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