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Fortnum & Mason

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Address: 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7734 8040
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12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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From a small grocery store in Piccadilly in 1707, has grown a celebrated...

From a small grocery store in Piccadilly in 1707, has grown a celebrated store with an international reputation for the exclusivity and quality of the products it sells.

Fortnum's Food Hall is an irresistible display of gourmet pleasures, from chocolates and biscuits to smoked salmon and Stilton, vintage marmalade and seasonal produce. Passionate about provenance, we are proud to recommend every jar, spoonful and slice for our hungry customers.

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Afternoon Tea

Absolutely fantastic experience! Definitely recommended. Tea and cakes refreshed so plenty to eat and drink. Our waiter was highly trained and very observant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely fantastic experience! Definitely recommended. Tea and cakes refreshed so plenty to eat and drink. Our waiter was highly trained and very observant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very impressive all around - design and branding, styling, selections, Xmas decorations - everything. Pricey but a feast for the eye and the palate. Visit even if you don't plan on buying anything, and don't miss!

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We had a traditional English afternoon tea to celebrate my friend's birthday. We ordered 2 sets of scones and smoked salmon with sour bread. The scones were absolutely delicious and the smoked salmon was a pretty good portion. Before our food had arrived, we ordered 2 flourless chocolate cakes and we could not even finish one portion between the 3... More 

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What an amazing place to wander around. The variety of biscuits and sweets and teas... Very very British.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

lovelly shop with slightly different things to purchase for the home women and men. Afternoon tea was served by staff who had a smile on their face and couldnt do enough for you. The food was excellent although we could not eat it all so we were given a box to take away. All in all a lovelly experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful breakfast at the restaurant- very tasty if not cheap meal with excellent service - at this time of the year must visit early as it can get very busy later in the day - it is a great experience as part of the build up to Christmas

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been going to F&M for years and often send hampers as gifts. Their scotch eggs are the best, I love the new tea room and my first day in London I always go the food hall in the basement. I bring home my Royal Blend tea and candies for the grandkids, gifts for coworkers and firends.. I never go... More 

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Went for the annual Christmas shop & obligatory lunch; it's become something of a tradition. Had lunch at the Gallery in F&M's and it was excellent. Wonderful crab and avocado starter with toasted sour dough bread (delicious) followed by cod with cauliflower purée and kale; cooked to perfection, beautifully seasoned and so succulent. All washed down with a lovely bottle... More 

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Skip the tea unless you will be happy with pathetic "sandwiches". You will leave with the biggest carbohydrate load sick feeling since the sandwiches are all bread. So sad, it should be nice for the price!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent classic high noon tea experience with a bit of a French twist on the cakes. Great service that pays attention to every detail. Quiet ambience with comfortable seating. A true experience.

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