Afternoon Tea at The May Fair Hotel
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The spread presented was beautiful. The sandwiches and scones were delicious, however the desserts were a little underwhelming. The waitresses were very attentive, but it seemed very disorganised and over bearing at points as numerous people stopped to ask the same things over and over again. I also found it impolite as whilst I was still eating a waitress was attempting to clean the table with a damp cloth...which in turn left me in a damp mood
Great service, lovely tea and pastries.
High price tag to be expected
We had reserved using Open Table, but they couldn't find the reservation. We were half an hour early and were not allowed into the restaurant despite the fact that it was empty by the time we arrived. We had booked a special via OpenTable and had told three different waiters three times. Of course by the time we asked for the bill they had forgotten.
However, the food and tea are nice and good value for money, the location has a nice ambience, it's just that the service with extremely poor.
We enjoyed the Charbonnel et Walker Chocolate Afternoon Tea on Valentine's Day. I thought the ambience of the restaurant was just right - busy with life but not overly crowded or noisy. We were seated immediately and tended to politely. The Afternoon Tea was beautifully presented and the waiter explained each layer. The sandwiches, scones and desserts were all delicious and I was very impressed with the taste combinations of some of the vegetarian sandwiches (cucumber with mint cream). The sugar-coated donuts and chocolate truffles were a nice touch to the dessert layer. Waiters came around frequently to ask if we needed more tea or sandwiches. We opted for a few more of our favourite sandwiches, but had no room for more scones or desserts. I would definitely recommend this for a date or special occasion, or even as a treat for another loved one such as family member or best friend. Worth the money!
The food was really great, but was stood out even more was the service. We had a 9 month old baby in our party & the staff went out of their way to make sure she was ok - a high chair on arrival, her own slices of bread to gnaw on, and lots of very endearing attention lavished on her!
It was the best afternoon tea I have been to, very good price and go get a lot of food! A little to much food but still a lot for your money. You should go!
My friends and I tried their afternoon tea. The service was excellent, did not feel rushed and the atmosphere felt contemporary. However, the food did not live up to the expectations. The sandwiches were slightly stale, the scones were doughy and the desserts were too sweet (for me). Anyway it was expected from a £35pp afternoon tea set.
The waitress went through her initial script as if speed reading. Not one of us, including two twenty year old's, could understand her over the plate bashing and general noise from the kitchen. They did cope well with a dietary request for no dairy produce.
The food was below average. The bread appeared cold so presumably refrigerated. The scones were miniature with very little fruit. Roasted beef had no taste and the smoked salmon was average.
This was my third afternoon tea visit to the hotel and will be last for some time to come. Very disappointed.
A start to the Christmas festivities
Atmosfera piacevole. Cibo discreto.buon servizio. Complessivamente una buona esperienza anche se un po'cara
The hotel itself was aesthetically pleasing and I was impressed with their use of exposed wood furniture, marble table tops, and metal fixtures. Afternoon tea in the hotel was an awesome and upscale experience, and our waiter, Janos, was very attentive.
I was expecting a better ambience for afternoon tea at this lovely hotel. Instead we were sat in the main - quite lively - restaurant. Food and service, however, were very good
What a lovely atmosphere and very attentive service. Would definitely go again when in London.
While the restaurant was not crowded, we were seated in an area that was essentially part of the kitchen...not the ambiance for tea, much less the smells, that one would expect. We asked to be moved, which was accommodated. Food was ok...nothing great. Overall, a bit of a letdown relative to what was advertised.
Was a very nice experience & the food was wonderful! Would definitely recommend to anyone to experience.
Amazing food and also great service, always taking care on any needs in the table
Service was amazing
Our afternoon tea was booked at the Mayfair to celebrate our anniversary. The service, food and venue where we stayed for 2 nights was fabulous. The afternoon tea itself was delicious and plentiful, staff were attentive and our anniversary was recognised with a chocolate plate. Would recommend visiting!
Tea was not hot so needed to be replaced. Not sure about the chocolate scone......didn't really work. The Lemon scone was delicious however. I felt the bread on the salmon sandwich was hard and dry.
Went to celebrate our daughter's 18th Birthday. Janos was very attentive and we were made to feel special!! They also made a special birthday message with a cake.
Perfect afternoon at the May Fair. Afternoon tea was delicious, service was outstanding, wouldn’t of changed a thing! Huge thanks to Josh for making the day so lovely, he was absolutely perfect and made the experience that extra bit special.
Great Afternoon Tea : Chocolate themed-what can go wrong?
Outstanding tea service. What was exceptional was the ability for one person in our party to order off the lunch menu vs. tea (like the rest of our party). The lunch -- the chorizo, grilled shrimp, and duck salad -- were outstanding. Everyone got what they wanted, and were extremely pleased with the service.
the taste is really good, and staff are so kind😃
We spent really nice afternoon tea!
Beautiful hotel, very attentive staff and lovely tea. Gold 🌟.
Lovely experience especially with tween kids. Food especially the savory items were delectable. Recommend the champagne add on.
Terrible experience, terrible service. Will be contacting the May Fair directly to raise my concerns. Not worth the money and would not recommend to anyone based on my experience.
The food was good, although the sandwiches could have been fresher, but the real challenge with afternoon tea at the May Fair is getting tea. The service was poor and there was a very long wait, with frequent mix-ups, whenever we needed another pot of tea or glass of champagne.
Scones were very strange tasting. Waiters handled well and gave us a glass of bubbles on them.
This was a great experience, and we got very good service by Janos.
Food was amazing, with unlimited scones and sandwiches! When we first arrived, the service received was excellent. A few of the waiters were checking with us frequently, but not so frequent that we felt disturbed, just to make sure we had everything we needed and never leaving any of the plates empty! However, they must've changed shift, after an hour or so, the waiters/waitresses were all different, and I have to say they weren't very good any more. One waitress in particular, she didn't seem to understand what we were asking for, even they were simple things. She just didn't know what she was doing!
Amazing afternoon tea ! They were so accommodating even with our 7 month old baby . Food was fabulous and so were the staff , we all had an amazing time and would definitely come back
Excellent afternoon tea, the only slight issue was that the Hotel did not have our booking, despite booking and receiving confirmation by Open Table. Restaurant quickly rectified the problem and a table arranged for us.
Attentive staff and lovely food.
It was very loud and the food was less than average . The sandwiches were hard as if they had been left out in the open for a few hours and not freshly made , the donuts were definitely not fresh either.
The service was good and the staff friendly but everything else was less than average unfortunately
Fantastic service. Hot drinks were lukewarm and took far too long to arrive once ordered.
Other than that, dietary requirements were catered to but would have given 5 stars if they had halal options!
Good venue with nice decor and great service from Yanos and Karine!
Very good, would definitely return and possibly even stay at the Mayfair hotel.
We were impressed with the service, all staff were very attentive and professional. The food was very good, nice selection of sandwiches, with the option of more if we wanted. Lovely lemon, and chocolate chip scones that we light and tasty, which we had seconds of! I would highly recommend!!
Afternoon Tea at The May Fair Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.
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