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The Gallery

$$ - $$$
St. James's
British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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181 Piccadilly | Upper ground floor restaurant within Fortnum & Mason., London W1A 1ER, England
+44 20 7734 8040
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always visit F and M when in London and have out same ol Welsh Rarebit. It never fails to deliver. It has lost its Englishness somehow but the rest of the store makes up for it.

Thank alison r
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Best gluten tfree scones in the world! I cannot wait for each return visit to London to enjoy this treat.

Thank sue a
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Unable to reserve the diamond jubilee tea room for my Mother- in -Law's 90th birthday, we took her to the Gallery for the Piccadilly Tea. I felt the experience was lacking. First, the service- the maitre d' who greeted us and showed us to the table was friendly- perhaps too much so. He took the orders and accommodated our requests... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We visited this restaurant last week, and were really pleased with the service, we were offered a seat away from the window, as the sun was very powerful, & would have made our dining experience very uncomfortable, very thoughtful. Although the food was a little more expensive than we would normally pay, it was very tasty and the service very... More 

Thank Jennifer P
Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

The tea was lukewarm not hot. It spoilt our experience. Used to be fantastic and so English. The staff did offer to replace it but by then it was too late - we had eaten our scones. Had to ask 3 times to get more milk

Thank Janet S
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Our meal and drinks were very nice, I especially enjoyed the turbot. However it is expensive, For example £9.50 for 2 very small pieces of cheese and fruit and we had to ask for the crackers. The other problem is that it is busy so the service was very slow and the decor was a bit tired (especially the door... More 

Thank Jg H
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

the six of us decided to go the the tea room at fortnum and mason for a nice break whilst shopping in covent garden. we were made to feel unwelcome and unworthy to sit at the white tablelothed table, we were informed that we would expect a wait but that a cup of tea and cake would be £48 per... More 

Thank pauline s
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Went for afternoon tea on saturday. Started off well but then the service was rubbish. They had a good choice for vegetarians which i was happy about. When i asked for another tea... they came back with half the tea pot with tea leafs which made the tea taste so bitter it was undrinkable. Was better when they first bought... More 

Thank Nilam P
Halstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Popped in for a quick lunch - great atmosphere, attentive staff and really good food. Don't let the casual dining appearance put you off, the food really is excellent and the Maitre De is one of the best. Enjoyed our long lunch very much.

Thank K H
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Informal atmosphere combined with the standard Fortnum & Mason excellent service. Delicious food. Menu choices match the informality of the venue. Family friendly.

Thank Maureen C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $43
British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Piccadilly | Upper ground floor restaurant within Fortnum & Mason., London W1A 1ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighborhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7734 8040
Our light and lively Gallery Restaurant has a well-deserved reputation for offering “tastes of the Food Hall”, with fresh and seasonal menus using ingredients of the highest quality and known provenance.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in St. James's

Neighborhood Profile
St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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