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The Muffin Man Tea Shop

#6 of 322 Dessert in London
#447 of 18,250 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
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Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently went to this little tea shop for lunch with a friend whilst in London. Had a traditional style club sandwich,very nice. Relaxed style venue away from the high street. Pleasant service,good value.

Thank Ronald353
Fairfield, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I discovered this place while we were a bit lost and then it became our favorite spots during our 4 week study abroad program. It's in a quaint neighborhood, right off the tube, and not too far from a Primrose market if your looking for some fun window shopping after your tea. It's also down the street... More 

Thank Cecilia P
Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located just off Kensington High Street, the Tea Shop serves traditional English breakfasts together with other traditional fare such as scones. Very busy when I visited - mid morning - but not surprising as they offer an excellent alternative to expensive hotel breakfasts. Just be aware, its cash only.

Thank Kington31
Romsey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tablecloths, loose leaf tea, polite service. Not expensive at all. How lovely to be served tea with a tea strainer and teapot and not a teabag in sight! And such a relief from thecoffe shop franchises everywhere else. If you like tea this is the place for you.

Thank 291ClareBear
Balikpapan, Indonesia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I go to for eat some cake and the place is good. I enjoy, I want to back again. Maybe next time. Only at The Muffin Man in London

Thank Mimiend
Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting London with 3 older relatives who don't want to eat a big dinner in the evening. We happened upon this tea shop which was open to 8 on a Thursday. There was plenty to choose from. Food choices ranged from lasagne and quiche to sandwiches, paninis and cakes. Food was tasty and hot and not too pricey.... More 

Thank Siobhan B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a friendly, cosy restaurant! We visited it twice, first had breakfast and then traditional English tea. The food was delicious, fresh and pleasing to the eye. I especially enjoyed the sandwiches and cakes. The staff was very friendly, welcoming and supportive. Plus, the prices surprised us, too - about 6GBP for the afternoon tea set may be the lowest... More 

Thank Oliko A
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was so close to my hotel and had to try it. Ordered Spaghetti Bolognese, Cappuccino and Chocolate Chip Cookie. Came with Salad and it was average. Everyone was getting the tea w pastries. Should of gotten that. I think they're more known for that. Good to try this place if you're close to it.

Thank VJade
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had an ok breakfast on the Monday morning and decided to treat myself to a slice of cake on Tuesday. What a disappointment. Completely dry and tasteless. I sent it back and to their credit I was offered something else.

Thank jhml16
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Closes at 8pm but unable to complete a meal on entering at 7. Let down by people who should have been serving but were so keen on cleaning up early that they studiously ignored the fact that they still had customers who hadn't completed their meals, so had to leave without a cake or a drink.

Thank Belle62

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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, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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: 020 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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