The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel

Brown's Hotel, Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4BP

Main Course £20
Food Spend £37
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday: 14:00 - 18:30. Friday to Sunday: 12:00 - 18:30.

Scones and sandwiches were lovely. Cakes could have been more sophisticated for the price, but the room is so lovely and cosy and the atmosphere laid back that it made up for it.

KirstyFrance 16 January 2012
From London

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With the esteemed accolade of ‘Top London Afternoon Tea 2009' from The Tea Guild, The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel has the elegant musical backdrop of a baby grand piano.

The award-winning afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel includes freshly cut sandwiches, warm scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, alongside a delectable choice of teas, and cakes from the trolley. Afternoon tea delights may include passion fruit tennis balls, strawberry tartlets, Pimm’s jelly, and raspberry macarons.

Cosy fireplaces, original Jacobean period features, wooden panelling and a refined ambience evoke an air of timeless British tradition at The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel in London. There are 2 tea sommeliers on hand to guide you.

A champagne afternoon tea is optional and the dress code at The English Tea Room is smart casual. Green Park Tube Station is just a 5-minute walk from Brown's Hotel in Mayfair.

The English Tea Room requests that guests adhere to the smart casual dress code. Trainers, t-shirts, shorts and sportswear are not permitted. Gentlemen are requested to wear a collared shirt but are not required to wear a jacket and tie.

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27 September 2013 by Holly Hawkins from Glendale, CA
Extremely expensive Tea for nearly £40 per person. Sandwiches were average, scones were more like biscuits, and the seating was extremely uncomfortable for tall guests, as all seats and tables were low to the ground. Nice ambience otherwise. I believe it was refillable sandwiches but they were not that good to warrant refills, and I felt we were overcharged for what we got. I would not recommend this to my friends. I've had many an afternoon tea, and for this price, I can definitely do better in food quality, taste and comfort.
25 August 2013 by Judith Paxton from London
My mum and I arrived early and were shown to seats right away. The Waiters could not have been more attentive, even offering my mum a pillow to make her more comfortable. The Tea was lovely and my mother;s menu as a Diabetic was great. It was quiet and serene with a pianoist in the background. Thoroughly recommend it. Bit disappointed with the addition of £9.95 Service charge, tho worth every penny!
8 July 2013 by Denise from Buckinghamshire
Wonderful afternoon tea with great service and friendly, polite staff. One minor oversight was the lack of hand towels in the ladies cloakroom which were replenished sparingly, at my request at Reception after I had visited the cloakroom, but soon disappeared so I was faced with the same dilemma on a second visit! Given the vast majority of the guests in the Tea Room were female I would have thought ensuring the Ladies cloakroom was kept in prime condition was a must.
Apart from this minor problem, the overall experience was very enjoyable and one I would recommend.
12 June 2013 by Kevin Bennett from Welwyn Garden City
My wife, daughter and I had high expectations of a luxury experience, following in the footsteps of Agatha Christie and many other famous dead celebrities. The atmosphere was pleasant and the ambiance as expected, but the food was disappointing. Had this been a £15 per head tea I would have called it value for money, but the nearly £40 plus 12.5% service charge was a little steep for rather ordinary standard finger sandwiches with minimal filling. Whilst the offer of a replenished plate of sandwiches every time it is emptied is there, the staff made it clear that there was a limit: no sooner had we finished the two SMALL plates, than the waitress brought out the warmed scones. Only after placing them on the stand did she ask if we wanted more sandwiches. And those scones? Very disappointing. The texture was dense, the taste minimal. they were also VERY small - about 40mm diameter. Normally, one expects luxury sandwiches, a decent sized scone (or two, each), and a selection of cakes and pastries. We had rather ordinary sandwiches, substandard scones, and a slice of cake each - you could choose Victoria sandwich or chocolate cake. There were four other things - a lavender jelly, and tiny eclair, a macaroon and a minute piece of carrot cake. This was on one small plate and to share between the three of us. And they weren't particularly nice, either. Whilst the actual post of tea were of high quality, and the presentation nice, we were left a tad disappointed.
11 June 2013 by Adam from Leighton Buzzard
Very enjoyable
15 April 2013 by pig in the city from London
We tried both the traditional and the teatox teas, lovely selection with great attention to detail and some exciting cakes and dainties. Piano accompaniment was lovely, and staff were wonderfully attentive and friendly from the moment we arrived. Despite the quite high pricing, it really goes beyond the standard scones, cakes and sandwiches you'd normally get: one of the best afternoon teas in London in my opinion.
18 December 2012 by MJG from London
Festive Afternoon Tea at Browns is a yearly tradition for our family. Only things to say that are not absolutely positive are that as the children grow (adults now) the small chairs are too small for the larger lads, and please turn down the heat ... Although the open fires are lovely.
5 April 2012 by vish from beaconsfield
Friendly staff but cakes could were dissapointing, very uninteresting. Very good service and they kept refilling our plates but it would have been nice to have a different variety of sandwiches each time.
16 January 2012 by KirstyFrance from London
Scones and sandwiches were lovely. Cakes could have been more sophisticated for the price, but the room is so lovely and cosy and the atmosphere laid back that it made up for it.
21 June 2011 by Luca from Mantova, Italy
Dined at 5.00 PM, afternoon tea, we ordered the "traditional one": tea, scones, pastries, sandwiches and cakes (two cakes to choose from: carrot cake and sponge cake with clotted cream).
Excellent tea and scones. Typical afternoon tea sandwhiches: I don't like them much, but they were nicely presented and my friends enjoyed them. Scones, sandwiches and cakes are served on a "all you can eat" basis, so if you are really hungry you can have a sort of "high tea". Ideal for pre-theatre lunch.
The valet at the door, impeccably dressed, fought like a lion in heavy rain to find us a taxi, he even went to the main street to stop them! Admirable.

The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel

Brown's Hotel, Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4BP

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