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The Muffin Man Tea Shop

#8 of 355 Dessert in London
#509 of 18,449 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 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had made use of the new personal saves lists to convert my saves into various lists, including a coffee & cake list and while wandering around the residential areas in Kensington, looked in map mode at the list and made our way to this place. It is literally 100 ft off Kensington High St and as you walk in... More 

Thank Sdwoo
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Muffin Man shop was just outside our hotel. Don't expect excellent service but the muffin was lovely. Crunchy exterior and fluffy on the inside. The special cream and jam added more flavour to the lovely muffin! :)

Thank Ndcorner
Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This cafe is a good place to have breakfast if you don't want the full buffet provided by the hotels in the road. The decor is slightly quaint and old fashioned and the menu although quite long is also very traditional. There is freshly squeezed juice but otherwise not much fruit - the choice is largely cereals or cooked breakfast... More 

Thank Liz P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The shop the outside looked really nice. We went in the tea was fine but the Panini is overpriced and boring there was no basil for the mozzarella Panini also I asked due to allergy for no mayonnaise in the sandwich or butter either however there was mayonnaise in my sandwich. On returning the food to me the lettuce leaves... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleased to find this cafe just off Kensington High Street which turned out to be a little oasis in a sea of overpriced places with little choice. The cafe has a good range of cafe/tearoom type food choices including cooked breakfasts. Our food was very well made, tasty and great value for money. The staff were all efficient... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service and atmosphere at The Muffin Man was great. A perfect spot for a lovely casual breakfast in London city centre. A great selection of herbal teas and delicious warm scones. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Elaine R
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A step back in time to a cash only British cafe with great breakfasts and amazing service Food is great value

Thank PETER1290
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 👌🏼

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

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.

1 Thank mike w

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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, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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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  • 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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