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Fortnum & Mason

Department Store, Grocery Store, and Tea Room · Piccadilly
181 Piccadilly, St. James's, Greater London, W1A 1ER, United Kingdom
Hours:
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • Noon–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–6:00 PM
Drinks:
Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)

Named 1707 in honour of our foundation year, the wine bar offers an extensive selection of wines & the menu focuses on foods from our Fresh Food Hall. In addition we have live music playing Monday-Saturday, 6pm-9pm.

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    Yus
    "Great place to visit, particularly for hampers."(9 Tips)
    Aydil
    "Large selection of teas and chocolates - like a dream"(10 Tips)
    Joanie F.
    "Harrods by a mile."(10 Tips)
    Debbie H.
    "An excellent place to have afternoon tea for a special occasion."(24 Tips)
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  • Chantel S.

    Make sure to make a visit to the "Diamond High Tea", here on the 4th floor of Fortnum & Mason. The sandwiches, scones, & bite size pastries, were all to die for, followed down by a cup tea of choice!

    Chantel Snyder · July 18, 2013
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  • Christian B.

    A great place to get that Christmas spirit. Nothing beats the ambiance of this mall. The teas on ground level, the very sophisticated gentleman store on top next to the Christmas decoration department

    Christian Blixell · December 3, 2015
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  • Wayne S.

    If it's good enough for the Queen! Buy some Biltong it's fresh like its from South Africa. The wine and whiskey shop has a great and exotic selection or vintage wines and limited old whiskeys

    Wayne Silver · April 12, 2014
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  • Anikan S.

    Athmosphere, cafe 1st floor: tea will be re-served with hot water, soup, butter squash salad, bakery, macarons!! <3 sadly the waitress' behaviour can differ a lot good luck we had the nice one

    Anikan Skaiwalka · March 27
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  • Kailey L.

    Great service and love the offer of 3 different set of afternoon teas: sweet tea, refular, and savoury, all for £44. This is more of a touristic "been here done that" kind of afternoon tea.

    Kailey L. · January 14, 2015
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  • MDKtmSquared

    Fortnum's set-piece hampers are English classics but it's with the twists on essentials where the Queen's Grocers really excel. Try their black sugar or the sublime Bordeaux butter with smoked salt. Read more

    MDKtmSquared · August 27, 2012
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  • Faith S.

    Fantastic! Amazing selection of tea, home goods, clothing, and everything imaginable in a beautiful building. A quick walk from Piccadilly Circus and well worth a visit.

    Faith Spino · April 1, 2015
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  • AskMen

    The cocktail list is well thought out. It is inspired by the 18th Century “Cabinets of Curiosities” & pays tribute to Jerry Thomas, one of the true greats of cocktail making, with a list of his favs. Read more

    AskMen · July 5, 2010
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  • Debbie H.

    An excellent place to have afternoon tea for a special occasion. Fancy dining and excellent service. The staff are amazing. Brilliant shopping section with so much to see! Well worth a visit!

    Debbie Haines · September 24, 2014
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  • noenotiene

    what not many people tells you: apart from a great selection of teas it has the same kind of gourmet products that Harrods, even in a wider variety, in a much more friendly and less crowded place

    noenotiene · October 20, 2013
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  • Susan H.

    This is THE place for high tea. The food is delicious and portions are plentiful. The staff treats you like royalty without pretense. I'll definitely be back.

    Susan Hobbs · July 27, 2015
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  • New York Habitat

    Don’t be overwhelmed by all the deliciousness on the ground floor, because Fortnum & Mason has more to offer! Check out their amazing cookery section (1st floor) and perfumery area (2nd floor)!

    New York Habitat · April 2, 2014
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  • Richard J.

    Head up to the top floor (Diamond Jubilee Tea Room) for afternoon tea. You can make your reservation at OpenTable. Don't rush. Give yourself 2-3h.

    Richard Jhang · January 28, 2015
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  • Bianca N.

    Absolutely beautiful. The chocolate eclairs were better than the ones I had in Paris. Also, the new french pudding is to die for. I must come back again to try the tea and scones.

    Bianca Ng · March 4, 2015
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  • George X.

    The "Royal" shopping centre. Here u will find all the official deli food, tea, wine suppliers of the royal family & palace. Too expensive. Just visit for a quick look as an attraction.

    George X · August 9, 2015
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  • Sara F.

    The best for an authentic British Afternoon Tea - perfect finger sandwiches, beautiful cakes & scones, wide range of teas. They replenish everything as often as you want, for no extra charge.

    Sara Feldmann Brummer · November 19, 2012
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  • Joanie F.

    The classiest, most I-could-get-lost-in-here stores in the world. Every detail is perfected in this department store -- beats Harrods by a mile. Has great coffee and tea selection.

    Joanie Ferguson · April 3, 2013
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  • mylifeisgorgeous

    Although a nice meal is great, this is the place for tea & scones at 5pm. Don't forget to buy some delicatessen products afterwards.+44 (0) 20 7734 8040http://www.fortnumandmason.com/ Read more

    mylifeisgorgeous · October 22, 2011
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  • Ann M.

    At the Fountain bar. Tea and cake for me and tea and scones for my partner, it is expensive but great quality so you feel like royalty. Choc cake was very yummy. Tea was delish.

    Ann Marie · February 13, 2013
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  • Anna K.

    Very classy traditional department store, good for shopping for house's branded food gifts: tea, biscuits, chocolates. Nice stationary selection.

    Anna Kaminova · December 16, 2014
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  • Julia M.

    Great British tea!! It's such a Wonderful store! There are great restaurants, quality food and also you can find special presents to buy! I loved the honey selection!

    Julia Misk · March 19, 2015
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  • PETA UK

    There is no way to produce foie gras humanely. To force-feed birds until their livers swell to up to 10 times their normal size is morally repugnant. StopFortnumAndMasonFoieGrasCruelty.com

    PETA UK · October 24, 2012
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  • Chris H.

    The place to have afternoon tea in town, especially with your mother. Great experience. There are also five fine floors to experience fine shopping. A lovely experience.

    Chris Haines · November 6, 2014
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  • Jared Z.

    At the tea restaurant on the 4th floor they judge you and if they find you wanting they park you on the couches until you leave of your own accord rather than seating you.

    Jared Zimmerman · August 5, 2014
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  • Andrew Z.

    The restaurant at the back of Fortnums is a secret gem and the Knickerbocker Glory has been a speciality that has delighted kids of all ages for the last 50 years

    Andrew Z · February 4, 2013
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  • raquel l.

    Beautiful store! Has a great afternoon tea (about £45 per person), gourmet tea shop and food items! Must see in London!

    raquel lobo · February 25, 2015
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  • Blaire H.

    VVM Attorneys Skills Development and Transfer - VVM Attorneys has always grown organically and currently has 702 staff members. VVM has a SETA accredited training college and takes on... Read more

    Blaire Husher · November 25, 2013
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  • Alyssa

    Favorite specialty retailer in London. Great for little gifts and gourmet snacks. Stop in and try their high tea.

    Alyssa · December 22, 2015
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  • Betony K.

    Lots of people never go beyond the food court and the jewellery gallery upstairs is worth a look. And they'll serve you a cocktail while you browse.

    Betony Kelly · November 29, 2014
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  • Samuel C.

    Afternoon tea is delish, but the best thing is the savoury selection and specially the "eat as much as you can" approach. Pretty relax and enjoyable.

    Samuel Campos · January 19
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  • Kris C.

    Check out the food halls. Much more English in feel then Harrods. Their jams and teas are second to none. Try the Strawberry-Rose they have out in the summer.

    Kris Covo · May 24, 2010
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  • Giggle G.

    A place to go for some Britishness. Although they also have some selection of Frenchness I.e foie gras and French eclair. Buggy friendly too!

    Giggle Giggly · January 29
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  • HISTORY UK

    Look above the entrance to the famously exclusive department store, because on the hour every hour, Messrs Fortnum and Mason themselves emerge to greet each other.

    HISTORY UK · January 17, 2011
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  • Sofia B.

    Darjeeling broken orange pekoe tea will change ur life...at cafe or buy a box. Ice-cream is not the best in London despite the critics recommendations

    Sofia Bak · July 18, 2011
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  • Lauren R.

    You could spend hours just looking at the wall of jam on the main floor, but head upstairs to discover unique bath, kitchen, tea, and garden accessories.

    Lauren Rubin Tiley · February 15, 2012
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  • Martin J.

    English / France style packed and served in form of sweets, delicates, fashion and so. Btw, this is the place to shop a socks. :) Stay for cup of tea or glass of wine. :)

    Martin Jarčík · October 23, 2013
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  • Atif U.

    You have to check out the forth floor. You will thank to me esp. the notes on paper stoppers. e.g. If you want a good relationship buy a horse :)

    Atif Unaldi · March 22, 2013
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  • Ann M.

    Scotch eggs were delicious and the lady serving said they will be doing ostritch scotch eggs for easter, definately not to be missed, will be coming back for that.

    Ann Marie · February 26, 2011
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    Visit their convenient and friendly beauty center, Beauty a La Carte, offering one of the widest ranging service menus we encountered in London. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · October 26, 2011
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  • Arianna B.

    The tea selection was good, but the place in itself is totally worth visiting. Check upper floors - the merchandise selection is unique!

    Arianna Bottome Pensa · 2 weeks ago
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  • Sunny П.

    Went to the first floor tea room for a coffee and crumpet. Amazing. Tasty cappuccino. Pricey but classy.

    Sunny Пател · December 21, 2014
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  • Leven Wenqi L.

    The best scone you can possibly have in town. Incredible interior from old time. The best cream tea !

    Leven Wenqi Li · October 11, 2014
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  • Paul D.

    Great for their food hall and some of the best tea and coffee in London. Quieter than Harrods to look around the upper floors.

    Paul Driver · October 7, 2014
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  • Andrea M.

    This place is amazing, you can find a selection of the best European food. A visit to London is not complete if you don't visit it.

    Andrea Monni · December 26, 2014
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  • Kit&kafoodle

    My favourite department store in London! Extravagant and expensive but great to window shop. Best food hall out of Harrods & Selfridges.

    Kit&kafoodle · October 28, 2014
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  • Louis Vuitton

    For a treasure trove of festive delights, head to Fortnum & Mason where hampers come packaged in signature F&M-stamped wicker baskets, and for special orders, come delivered on a horse drawn carriage.

    Louis Vuitton · December 15, 2010
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  • Chris P.

    Excellent teas. Do not waste your money on the coffee. Sales rarely offer any significant bargains.

    Chris Phillips · January 2, 2015
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  • Franz V.

    My fav luxury retail store in London. Get yourself a box of Smoky Earl Grey tea, a great treat during winter afternoons.

    Franz Vitulli · March 4
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  • Muberra

    Great service as always, breakfast, lunch or dinner is delicious. You should visit their store to buy some cheese, jam and chocolate.

    Muberra · November 3, 2013
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  • Derya

    Very neat place to feel the traditional way for english passion for tea! Must see at least once while in London

    Derya · February 24, 2014
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