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The Muffin Man Tea Shop

#10 of 284 Bakeries in London
#735 of 18,976 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
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Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Freshly baked crumbly scones. With clotted cream and jam, you really can't go wrong. But I didn't think it was phenomenal that was worth the trip there since I was staying quite a distance away. I had Tesco the day before with the clotted cream and jam too, and didn't think it fared poorly in comparison! Also, service was minimal.... More 

Thank Samantha S
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The polish girl who works there should learn English before serving? No manner, no time, no care for the costumer!

Thank Coralline J
Wincanton, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very helpful staff, good breakfast including freshly squeezed orange juice, hot drink, cooked breakfast and toast for 9.50 which isn't bad for Kensington!

Thank Iain P
Chicago IL
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I just spent the week in London , statyd at the Copthorne Tara - just down the street- and had a few meals at the Muffin Man. The first time we ate we each had afternoon tea. I had tea and scones and she had tea and sandwiches and a piece of lemon cake. The scones were... More 

Thank Jonshim9003
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I asked the waiter if she could let me know what comes in their avocado salad and she said: it is hard to explain and I should try it if I I want to know!

Thank Orkid R
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647 reviews
459 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The English breakfast was something to remember. Today I have to say the plate was almost poor and empty. One slice of bacon, egg 1 sausage and I didn't had beans that were not replaced with anything! They are making a step behind.. not improving.. I so prefer to go for tea in the afternoon then and have a scone.... More 

Thank vivimero
Singapore, Singapore
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151 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you have no expectation of the staff there, their food is awesome! scones, breakfast sets, coffee, juices.breakfast here cant go wrong. small cosy place.

Thank aychuen
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looked like this tea shop had history, which is respectable ; photos taken looked Cool enough to entice my Appetite , however, wondered why so many complaints regarding waitresses and today I figured No wonder why there were so many of them. I ve got this standard of not expecting much from waitstaffs but only when the food is in... More 

Thank thebinaryscale
Guildford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff failed us on multiple levels. I need to say that part of the problem may have been related to them apparently being understaffed. However, the staff was not handling the busy tables very well at all. They forgot my mocha and panini. They also messed up the order of a lady at another table that I over heard.... More 

Thank Erick H
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to the Muffn Man a handful of times, either for breakfast or tea and cake. Each time although the staff could be friendlier the food has always been good. However, I popped in the other Sunday with my Mum and daughter for some cake and coffee and from our experience then shall never go back. My mum and... More 

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • 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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