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The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel

Brown's Hotel | Albermarle Street, London W1S 4BP, England
+44 20 7518 4155
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good19%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (255 reviews)
“cake” (85 reviews)
“victoria sponge” (26 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Brown's Hotel | Albermarle Street, London W1S 4BP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went back to London recently (I go regularly and used to live there for two years) and booked tea at Brown's way in advance as I was inviting people this time. I love afternoon tea usually and we had theatre tickets afterwards so I...More

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Connector817667, General Manager at The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback which we always appreciate. We pride ourselves in always welcoming guests warmly, so I am sorry this was not the case on your arrival. We make the sandwiches fresh throughout the day and the strawberry jam is made in the...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018

I am not an expert in High teas, upon my first visit to England I thought I should do this though. So we did, service and hospitality was amazing!! Can not say enough nice things about how well they make you feel cared for and...More

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Connector817667, General Manager at The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you for your very kind comments. I am delighted you chose to have High Tea at Brown’s and that you found the service and hospitality amazing. It is always a pleasure to hear that we have exceeded our guest’s expectations and that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

I always try to do a High Tea whenever I travel and this trip we went to the beautiful Victorian era Browns Hotel for High Tea. For about the last 5 years of travel, I have made sure that I do a High Tea somewhere...More

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Connector817667, General Manager at The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

I am honoured you chose to have High Tea at Brown’s on such a special occasion, and it is always a pleasure to hear that we have exceeded our guest’s expectations. I am delighted you opted to start with a glass of Moët followed by...More

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Brown's is old school. They know what they are doing. This is not cheap and it's not jumping on a band wagon. London's first hotel has served afternoon teas since they became "a thing" and will likely always do them. A superb selection of finger...More

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Connector817667, General Manager at The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

We are honoured that you chose to have afternoon tea here at Brown’s and am pleased that we were able to contribute to your special day. I am delighted you found the selection of finger sandwiches and delicious cakes to your liking and that our...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

I can not praise Browns Hotel in Mayfair London, enough for making our family Afternoon Tea spectacular. My family had booked a surprise afternoon tea for our sister's 70th birthday. As there were 13 of us in all, we had the Byron Room for 3...More

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Connector817667, General Manager at The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

We are honoured you chose to have your sister’s 70th Birthday celebrations at Brown’s and that we were able to contribute to such a special day. It was our pleasure to look after you, and I will ensure that your very kind comments are passed...More

Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

I read many reviews on several different tea rooms. I chose the Brown’s Hotel’s English Tea Room for several reasons.... Firstly, the hotel, owned by the Rocco Forte family, is the most amazing hotel in London, in my opinion. The ambiance and detailing in the...More

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Connector817667, General Manager at The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Thank you for your very kind comments. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the ambience here at Brown’s and you were able to appreciate the attention to detail that makes the hotel so unique. I am pleased that you find our teas fantastic and that...More

Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We had reserved a table for 4 via Bookable by Michelin in short notice, easy and convenient. The environment and food were excellent. Since we had just finished our lunch 1 hr ago and my daughter was a child, we requested to the waiter that...More

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Connector817667, General Manager at The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thank you for your valued review. I am delighted you chose to have afternoon tea here at Brown’s. I am sorry we were unable to accommodate your daughter and will certainly address your feedback with our team in the Tea Room. I do so hope...More

Reviewed August 21, 2018

Nice surroundings. Piano playing in the background. Polite service. Food about ok. Scones not as good as we have at home. Nice Cornish tea. Just about worth £55 for a one off occasion. But it is a competitive market and other places, although a little...More

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Connector817667, General Manager at The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thank you so much for your valued review. I am pleased that you had a pleasant visit. I apologise you felt the scones were not as they should have been, and I will ensure your comments are passed onto our team in the Tea Room....More

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful setting. Very generous with amount of food given, with requests for more being met without additional money being asked for. Drinks are expensive, but to be expected in this area. However, with the champagne afternoon tea being only £10 extra than the normal afternoon...More

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Connector817667, General Manager at The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thank you for taking the time review the Tea Room. I am pleased to learn that you enjoyed the setting and found you were provided with generous amounts of food. I do apologise you felt the drinks were expensive, but I can assure you our...More

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful afternoon with delicious food and a very nice selection of tea. the staff was very attentive and friendly. the atmosphere is very pleasing. we spend a very very niche afternoonMore

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Connector817667, General Manager at The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind comments. I am always pleased to learn that the team have exceeded our guest's expectations. I am delighted you enjoyed the atmosphere and had a very pleasant afternoon. I sincerely hope that we will be welcoming you back very...More

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Response from KristinaSweden1 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is more casual. We dressed up a bit because it is nice to do so, but it did not feel requested. The teenagers did not have sneakers and jeans. But we saw other ones wearing that without it looking out of place. I... More
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Sorry. I don’t know. We left before ordering becauae the service was bad.
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Response from jshayden | Reviewed this property |
Collared shirt is a must. When I was there I noticed two people with jeans on, I think you'll be fine but would strongly suggest a pair of non denim pants, it is afternoon tea.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$38 - $64
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brown's Hotel | Albermarle Street, London W1S 4BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighborhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7518 4155
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Description
For a slice of traditional London life, enjoy the fabled Brown's Afternoon Tea in our award-winning English Tea Room. Take your pick from over 17 teas - including Brown's own blend - and a selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries. The surroundings are a perfect blend of old and new. Original wood panelling and antique fireplaces sit comfortably with Paul Smith floor lamps and contemporary artwork.
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