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13 May 2010

Take tea at Fortnum and Mason

Afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason, the department store established in 1707 by William Fortnum and Hugh Mason at 181 Piccadilly, is an institution. Afternoon tea is served from 12noon to 6.30pm, Monday - Saturday, or until 4.30pm on Sundays.

St James' Restaurant, on the fourth floor is one of London's most famous spots for Afternoon and High Tea, with teas specially selected from teas from around the world, and even a regular pianist.

It's not cheap, however, with prices ranging from £32 to £38 per person. Still, it's ok, and they were doing fine in your author's eyes until he read that they request that 'both sexes lean more towards elegance' in dress. That doesn't really mean anything at all.

For more, see http://www.fortnumandmason.com/stjames-restaurant.aspx

^Picture by Rich B-S^


  1. Oh I need to go there now. That looks so good.

  2. It does look fantastic, doesn't it?

  3. I created a link to my post on the custom of dressy afternoon teas, many thanks. But I find the prices outrageous :(