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The Muffin Man Tea Shop

#8 of 287 Bakeries in London
#505 of 18,302 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
South Kensington
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12 Wrights Lane, London W8 6TA, England
020 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lush little breakfast spot!! Had the works and it was delicious.. Sat outside in the sun... Wasn't enough chairs outside, it was like a bit of a bun fight for them! But apart from that would highly recommend 👌🏼

Thank Gemima123
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I hadn't been to the Muffin Man for at least 10 years (I live in the area) but this week I was in Wrights Lane and thought I'd give it a go. Bad idea. As I always thought, it's basically aimed at tourists who are travelling through and won't be coming back. Although the pot of tea was made with... More 

Thank Jasmine B
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

my second visit to this nice little tea shop excellent value for money in the capital city of London will call again Polish staff who are very attentive only downside is that it is cash only which in this day and age seems rather surprising as everyone carries plastic around for safety.

Thank mike w
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here many times, scones are delicious, one of the best scones around. However, staff are consistently rude and off-putting each time which really reduces the overall experience .

Thank Jaccharis
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This handy snack or lunch stop is very popular and has a good range of meals and drinks for a quick snack, a lingering lunch or just a coffee.

Thank tourers_at_last
Vidin, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On my way to the hotel I drank tee few times-interior,pastries,tee-everything is very nice.The staff-very kind and polite.

Thank marjiBulgaria
Paris, France
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18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's not much that I remember from my afternoon tea at this place except that the waitress jotted down a series of difficult to read numbers and, when questioned about it, had difficulties to explain me the final sum. What I do remember was the big sign "serivce not included" by the cashier contradicted by her clumsy explanations that she... More 

Thank Laura_lescu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having stayed just the round the corner at the Copthorne Tara hotel over the years this is the first time we visited The Muffin Man and it will certainlyl not be the last. My wife and I enjoyed a very nice snack lunch made all the better by the friendly staff. We will be back

Thank DorsetMorgie
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After shopping on High St. I did stop at this quaint little shop for for tea & a muffin before going back to my hotel, Copthorne. The atmosphere was really London, the service was fast & excellent. And this shop made me start to fall in love with teas, all over again. They do serve breakfast and sandwiches.

Thank Locure
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food average Staff below average--rude Inside atmosphere and location ok. Too bad the staff was so rude and off putting

Thank andy a

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $28
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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: 020 7937 6652

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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