The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon
For over 300 years, Fortnum & Mason has been sourcing and selling superb quality tea. In 1926 this famous grocery store was transformed into a unique department store with a restaurant that offered afternoon tea to our customers.
The tradition of taking tea and that little bit of something between lunch and dinner had long been a feature of smart households, and in the Roaring Twenties at Fortnum’s it was defined by a menu featuring our finest teas, delicate sandwiches and exquisite cakes.
The fourth floor was made home to our much-loved St James’s Restaurant in good time for our 250th anniversary in 1957, specialising in superb dining and fine afternoon tea. As the years have passed, afternoon tea has become an essential part of any visit to 181 Piccadilly.
On 1 March 2012, with enormous joy and excitement, the refurbished St James’s restaurant was opened by HM the Queen accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge, and renamed The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon.
We are delighted to announce that The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon has won the Tea Guild Award of Excellence for 2013.
Tea Salon Savouries & English Afternoon Tea
Monday to Saturday 12pm to 9pm.
Sunday 12pm to 8pm.
The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon is open as usual.
Reservations are always recommended. For weekdays 1 week in advance is recommended and for Saturdays, 6 weeks are advised to ensure availability.
To reserve a table please contact our Reservations Team on 0845 602 5694 between 9am and 6pm Monday to Saturday or use the attached booking tool.
Reservations are always recommended. For weekdays 1-2 weeks in advance is recommended and for weekends, 1-1 1/2 months is advised to ensure availability.
To reserve a table please contact our reservations team on 0845 602 5694 between 9am and 6pm or use our reservations tool above.
We require that both sexes lean more towards elegance. Gentlemen please refrain from wearing shorts or open toe sandals.
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Fortnum & Mason has four venues for special occasions – The Tasting Room, The Drawing Room, The Board Room and The Crypt. From bespoke breakfasts to business lunches, tea parties, cocktail parties and private suppers, these rooms are each remarkable, and offer a range of entertaining possibilities.
For larger and more spectacular celebrations, we can simply put the entire store at your disposal, while providing a range of catering and entertainment options, from champagne and canapés to pianists and jazz bands.
For further information, please call 020 7734 8040 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org