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Luton Hoo - Afternoon Tea

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105 The Mall | The Mansion House, Luton LU1 3TQ, England
+44 1582 734437
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were given a Gift voucher entitling us to Afternoon Tea with champagne. We made a reservation without any problem and enjoyed the drive through the park. The main car park is a few yards away from the house but there is alternative parking right in front of the building. We were greeted at the door, relieved of our coats... More 

Thank Pengor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like the earlier review this was a present from my daughter. We did think it was a beautiful setting but as we were placed on a sofa looking at skirting board that needs painting on walkway between bar and downstairs cloakroom - it lost some of its allure! Not sure why seated in this room as we were 3 adults... More 

1 Thank David W
Dunstable, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Luton Hoo with 15 of my friends yesterday for morning coffee, having booked well in advance, so,that staff would be aware we were large group. Beautiful setting but the experience was marred by the poor service and unwelcoming manner of some of the waiting staff. Tea and coffees were delivered within half an hour of ordering, but no food... More 

4 Thank _levinjm
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a treat from my daughters for Christmas and a lovely way to spend time with them. The setting is palatial and there was a pleasantly busy atmosphere in the lounges. Perhaps that explains (but should not excuse) why the standard was not quite as high as one might expect at such a costly establishment. The bread in the... More 

Thank CarlottaHerts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable, memorable and impressive surroundings for tea which was unhurried and ideal for our family group. Service was slow and both lounges were full and seemingly not overstaffed so for us no problem but if you were on a schedule you might be unsettled. The teas coffees and food were all fine if not exceptional. There were only a few... More 

1 Thank SimonGill_12
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Such a lovely environment, comfortable surroundings and open log fires, unfortunately, let down by poor service. In an establishment such as Luton Hoo, one would expect more, however it is all very mediocre. Young staff, who cannot judge when champagne/tea needs to be served. It's all very clumsily served and our tea was cold! It had to be sent back,... More 

2 Thank hollyHertfordshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Luton Hoo is a stunning location. The decor of their hotel and Resturants are sumptuous and luxurious. My friend and I went for afternoon tea £35 per head plus £10 extra if a glass of champagne was required. Sadly I left with mixed emotions. Firstly our 'timed' booking, made the same morning of our visit had not made it onto... More 

Thank Rosconner
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

The most stunning environment and views. The afternoon tea itself was no better or worse than a multitude of other places I have been to - but the environment....fit for a king!!!

Thank Grahame M
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

We went for the afternoon tea with friends and family to celebrate my wives 60th birthday. The setting, views, decor and service was wonderful. Sandwiches and cakes were delightful. When booking a party we have to pay a deposit. Which is fine. However the team must know this arrangement and then deduct this from the bill. In my case it... More 

1 Thank Onkar S
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea at this hotel , the food was good, the tea delicious and the service good. Unfortunately the rest of the stay was not as good as the afternoon tea.

1 Thank anneheal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 The Mall | The Mansion House, Luton LU1 3TQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Luton
  • Phone Number: +44 1582 734437

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