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The Parlour

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181 Piccadilly | Fortnum & Mason, London W1A 1ER, England
+44 20 7734 8040
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was trying to decide between having afternoon tea at the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon or at The Parlour. My husband and I really enjoyed our time at the Jubilee Tea Salon on a prior visit so I was leaning towards that more. But I'm glad we came to The Parlour because it was more appropriate for our kids. They... More 

Thank EDNP
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to have the opportunity to visit the parlour again and again The icecreams are superb and the service of the staff and management excellent Every visit is a real treat Thank you for everything

Thank Bobbyrhodes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dissppointing Afternoon tea at F&M was recommended by a friend Lovely pot of tea, juice and sorbets but the service was very average and the scones were stale Sorry F&M, but thought that you should know about this!

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Fortnum and Mason is my favourite department store in London and this is a little gem :) Really gorgeous decor and lovely food - especially love the ice cream! 🍧 A bit pricey but worth it :)

Thank Ruth C
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We went as a treat. The chocolosso was yum and the mango sorbet is delicious. Staff are really friendly and the setting is fun. We really enjoyed it but felt £15 total Was a little steep. Go for a treat.

Thank hanp86
Maidenhead, UK
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512 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Just visited for sorbet. We were happily shown a table and offered the menu. One portion of mango and one raspberry. Nice glass dish and good portions. Service great. Nice stop for something quick.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Went for my 30th birthday on Saturday just gone. Lovely experience. Food was delicious, I had the welsh rarebit which was very tasty! The scones and cake selection were great and loved them all. What made the experience was the customer service, we were looked after by a Spanish waiter apologies I can't remember his name but he really looked... More 

Thank Sarah B
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157 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We were shopping in the wonderful Fortnum & Mason and came across the Parlour which was essentially a Ice Cream parlour and a tea shop in one.Its all very nicely done and the tea and ice cream were exceptionally tasty. £4.00 per scoop and me and my son has 2 each and 2 pots of tea all for a total... More 

Thank Zoo7Zoo
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90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We had about a 30 minute waitr to be seated BUT this was the second Sunday prior to Christmas! Everything we had tasted gorgeous. The Gin and Tonic Sorbet was to die for. Of course it's not a cheap establishment we expected that £10 a portion, but on top there's a whopping 20 percent service charge added automatically. (optional but... More 

Thank pildyboys
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This seemed a great place to visit for half term treat. On the board outside the entrance it states a children's menu/options available. When we asked for this, the waiter looked blank! We asked again and we're not offered a menu, but we're simply told we could get a cheese toastie with tomato or ham!!!!! This is not a children's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$45
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Piccadilly | Fortnum & Mason, London W1A 1ER, England
  • Public Transportation: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo & Piccadilly lines) and Green Park (Jubilee, Victoria & Piccadilly lines) Bus no. 9, 14, 19, 22, 38
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7734 8040

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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