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Tea at Harrods?

I am still searching and reading reviews on where to go to tea while in London. Has anyone been to the Georgian Restaurant at Harrods for tea? If so, please let me know how you liked it and if the service was good. I was thinking of Forum & Mason and while the tea and food were good, people I know who went to London this year said that the service was not good as the restaurant was understaffed and it was hard to get their server. I have not seen anyone on the fourm write about Harrods and was wondering if anyone has been there and what their experience has been. Thanks.

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1540 posts

If you would like a real English Tea, with choices of teas, sandwiches, cakes, etc.
Don't have to get all dressed up, don't have to pay a fortune.
I would recommend
Tea & Tattle across the street from the British Museum.
Here is a link for info - reservations rquired
Tea and Tattle Tea Room

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2914 posts

We had tea at F&M in June 2016 and really enjoyed it. So quiet and relaxing and a pianist playing. We went to Harrods tea in 1990 and I liked F&M better.

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1010 posts

My husband and I had tea at Harrod's last August. We have also been there for tea a few other times. It is a very pretty setting. This last time, we didn't have reservations. We walked in and we were made to feel as though there wasn't any room. We said we would just wait. We only waited for maybe five minutes and we were seated. Sometimes there is a live piano player. It is a very elegant setting and quite comfortable. I rather have extra of certain sandwiches and maybe have a choice. The service is quite good, but no one is overly friendly. We would look forward to eating at another location next time, such as Fornum and Mason.

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776 posts

The missus - Julie - reckons that tea at the Ritz is the best, of the Posh London Afternoon Tea spots and trust me, she's done extensive research! Pre booking essential though I would think.

Whatever and wherever you choose hope you have a great time!

Ian

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PS. At all the big Afternoon Tea locations, be prepared to pay, pay and pay again. Cheap they ain't! It will be your decision on whether they are good value or not!

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1540 posts

We had tea at the Ritz - there is a dress code.
But it was a wonderful experience.
Went with 3 girlfriends I grew up with - we wanted a photo, but no photos allowed.