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Fortnum & Mason - Piccadilly since 1707

Fortnum & Mason - Piccadilly since 1707

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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.

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.

Top 100 Restaurants


We are delighted to announce that The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon has been voted one of the Top 100 Restaurants in the UK in 2013 by TopTable , the leading consumer site for restaurant bookings in the UK. The votes are cast by customers, so it is especially exciting that visitors to our Tea Salon have enjoyed their experience so much that they felt inspired to vote for us amidst some very stiff competition.

We are delighted to announce that The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon has won the Tea Guild Award of Excellence for 2013.

The Tea Guild

Tea Salon Savouries & English Afternoon Tea

Monday to Saturday 12pm to 9pm.
Sunday 12pm to 8pm.

Bank Holidays

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.


We welcome large party reservations of up to 60 guests, subject to availability. If your party is of 11 guests or more, please call our Reservations Department on 0207 7348040 and we will make the appropriate arrangements personally. Alternatively you may email your enquiry to reservations@fortnumandmason.co.uk

Reservations are always recommended in our Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon . For weekdays 1-2 weeks in advance is recommended and for weekends, 4- 6 weeks is advised to ensure availability.

Our reservations department operates Monday – Saturday 9am-6pm.

Dress Code
We require that both sexes lean more towards elegance. Gentlemen please refrain from wearing shorts or open toe sandals.

If you require car parking facilities, please click here.

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 privatedining@fortnumandmason.co.uk