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Lady Mendl's Tea Salon
Posted by Charlene on 01/09/2014
I have just returned from there now, the service from the server was great he was polite and attentive, the scones were amazing but the sandwiches just tiny. On leaving the concierge who went to get our coats was so rude, he made me walk to him with the ticket ( which I usually wouldn't mind only when I walked over but it wasn't close enough for his liking and he would not put his hand out to take the ticket I had to stretch over to him as he was too lazy to do his job). On returning with our jackets stood in the hallway and made me go and collect them from him he just held them out like they were infected and was getting agitated when I was waited from him to bring them over to us as anyone going to get a jacket for the customer would usually. I have been to some of the top afternoon tea places in London such as the Ritz and Claridges and have never been treated so badly by a snobby member of staff thinking he was so far above his station. They need to be careful with this staff member as he will soon dwindle their good reviews by bad ones if he keeps dolling out bad service. unfortunately this tainted our experience and leave me giving only an 'Ok' review.
Posted by Lady Jane on 01/18/2011
I'd heard so much about this place. After having been there (granted..just once) I really think it's nothing special. Disappointing nibbles and over-priced.
Posted by Amelia Eve on 05/26/2010
From the moment you open the heavy oak front door, you are enveloped in a heady, old-fashioned environment with a mix of antiques, fresh flowers, jazz music, and candlelight. The service is prompt but not pushy, and the food just keeps coming. The sandwiches were freshly made, and the egg salad with parsley was a perfect mix of tradition and innovation. The scones are rich and buttery with a tender crust and abundant clotted cream and rich raspberry jam. There was a good selection of teas, but they were bagged, not loose, and mine was stewed and bitter by the end of the meal. Great atmosphere for a special occasion when you want to experience a peaceful indulgence.
Posted by foodiesRus on 10/22/2008
An avid fan of high tea, I must say that this hidden treasure of a tea salon is simple, classy, and exquisite. The place is beyond gorgeous and enjoyed the vintage setting. The salad was light and refreshing. The dainty miniature tea sandwiches were delectable. My fave was the smoked salmon and the turkey cranberry had a sweet savory twist to it. The green tea was earthy, yet light and a perfect complement to the sweet treats - scones, petit fours, cookies, and choco strawberries. Come here and leave with a smile =.)
Posted by Alison on 08/31/2008
I took my daughter to her first high tea and she couldn't have been more thrilled. To the decorated sugar cubes to the beautiful atmosphere, she was as delighted as opening gifts on Christmas. The service was excellent and the food delicious. I would recommend Lady Mendl's to anyone.
Posted by Mary on 06/14/2008
I just got back from a bridal shower and the first thing I had to do was write a rave review!! We started with champagne and mixers for the first section. After chatting up a storm we were called to have a seat to start our five courses! The food was exceptional, the tea servers were extremely kind and the service was perfect! This is something every one has to experience. Enjoy!!
Posted by Mark s on 03/04/2008
when I first went into lady mendl's I was taken aback by the atmosphere! Every detail down to the British man at the front desk was perfect. I enjoyed my time at the salon, but unfortunately the food seemed repetitive and too early prepared. I think that these things could be easily enhanced however. I would still refer this tea salon but I hope they take more notice in the course selection and when the food is prepared.