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The Muffin Man Tea Shop

12 Wrights Lane | Near Kensington High Street, London W8 6TA, England
+44 20 7937 6652
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (67 reviews)
“cake” (36 reviews)
“paninis” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
12 Wrights Lane | Near Kensington High Street, London W8 6TA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pleasant little tea shop which is idea for a Saturday refueling after a hard days shopping. Very nice milkshake and tea but carrot cake has too many nuts in. Chocolate fudge cake is as expected, very rich so you will struggle to finish it! The...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is unassuming little gem serves an amazing array of classic British foods including scones, crumpets, cakes, and even croissants. The tea is up to par, and ample servings for any number of people. Pleasant place to people watch on weekday mornings. I paid in...More

Thank PhineasWannabe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had brunch with a friend and my two toddlers. The place is really cute with all these little cake stands and cupcakes almost like a doll's house. I can't say I tried any of the sweets but they looked yummy - my club sandwich...More

1  Thank Marina L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mooching around Kensington with the dogs, on passing 'The Muffin Man' decided to pause for refreshments. I had a perfect cup of tea, properly served in a pot from leaf and a delicious ham, cheese and pineapple toastie. Their menu rubs from breakfast to lunch...More

Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped by specifically for their scones after hearing about this place from friends. We arrived around 11am and did not have to queue despite not making a prior reservation. The scones and crumpets were great! Service was average. It's also just a short walk...More

1  Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and simple. We had an English breakfast with tea. You get what you expect to get. You can choose between one of their breakfast suggestions or eat "à la carte" They only accept cash. The place is small and well visited, the waiters are...More

Thank ygorges
Reviewed 21 May 2017

So, my friend and I had dinner in this small restaurant just a few meters away from Kensingston High Street. The restaurant has a vintage feeling because of the furniture and the way the waitresses are dressed. We were helped by Eva, who did a...More

Thank Roman R
Reviewed 20 May 2017

When visiting London in the past, and staying in the area, we use the Muffin Man Tea Shop regularly. We therefore returned here for breakfast with friends while in London this week. What a disappointment, cold crumpets with a bit of marg on them instead...More

Thank CumbriaChevalier
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Visited twice, once for breakfast and once for lunch. In truth the food was very good on both occasions but the staff ranged from indifferent to absolutely awful. One of them was rude in the extreme and threw a hissy fit when asked to clean...More

Thank travellingred
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I don't like giving local independent businesses a kicking, but this place was poor. Walked in as staying at the Holiday Inn round the corner and didn't have breakfast booked. Went to a table to sit by the window but was told off as the...More

Thank finedinewine
South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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Does it have free wifi?
20 August 2015|
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Response from trinni31 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure to be entirely honest although there was a man with a laptop working away when we were in one of the mornings. Perhaps it might tell you on their website. It's more a place for having a quick bite! Sorry... More
Does it have free wifi?
20 August 2015|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. A bit slow, but fine for email.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$28
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Wrights Lane | Near Kensington High Street, London W8 6TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7937 6652
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