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Afternoon Tea at The Potting Shed

39-40 Dorset Square, London, NW1 6QN

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It was a lovely reunion with two old friends, both travelling into central London. This was perfect in terms of distance, accessibility but also ambience, food, staff and facilities. We didn't want to leave!

Jackie Mcrae 09 January 2017
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Enjoy classic afternoon tea in the gorgeous surroundings of The Potting Shed restaurant, inside Dorset Square Hotel. This beautiful Regency townhouse is situated on a leafy private garden square in Marylebone, on the edge of Regent’s Park and a just a few minutes’ walk from Marylebone and Baker Street train stations.

The potting Shed afternoon tea is classically simple. Sample delicious sandwiches including truffled egg mayonnaise, smoked salmon on rye with horseradish cream, coronation chicken with pomegranate and rosemary as well as English cucumber and cream cheese. Joining the timeless tradition of scones with clotted cream and preserves are various sweet delights including hazelnut financiers, lemon tart with grapefruit meringue, chocolate cake with crème fraîche and pâte à choux with coffee crème. An impressive range of teas are also available to complement the sweet and savoury treats.

Led by their bespoke English breakfast tea, the full menu features speciality teas and infusions from around the world. The Potting Shed also features a variety of teas to accommodate dietary requirements on request, including vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free options.

Sitting on the edge of Regent's Park, The Potting Shed at the Dorset Square Hotel is a 3-minute walk from both Baker Street and Marylebone train stations.

Afternoon Tea at The Potting Shed

39-40 Dorset Square, London, NW1 6QN

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  • afternoon tea (31)
  • romantic (9)
  • value (8)
  • lunch (7)
  • child friendly (6)
  • dinner (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • business (3)
  • trendy (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* 22 January 2017 by Emma Hartfield from London

    Very good value - couldn't finish everything! Beautiful crockery, tasty sandwiches and unusual cakes.

  • ((((( 9 January 2017 by Jackie Mcrae from London

    It was a lovely reunion with two old friends, both travelling into central London. This was perfect in terms of distance, accessibility but also ambience, food, staff and facilities. We didn't want to leave!

  • ((((( 19 December 2016 by Wayne Harris from Kenilworth

    Great service and attention to detail. The whole group enjoyed the food and experience and it was brilliant to have a gluten free alternative ready.

  • ((((( 18 December 2016 by Neringa Karkauskaite from London

    Cozy and relaxing athmosphere, great service, unique crockery and delicious afternoon tea. Best finger sandwiches!

  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Anna Ahmed from Wolverhampton

    My husband, sister-in-law, two children (12 & 11) took my mother-in-law for an 80th birthday surprise 'afternoon tea' to the Potting Shed. One of the reasons for choosing here was that they offered both a vegan and child option. Good location, with just a short walk from either Marylebone or Baker Street stations. All of the staff were extremely professional, yet very friendly and welcoming. Our 'afternoon tea' was delicious and very filling (we actually had it at lunch time). There was also a varied list of specialty teas to choose from. Finally, at the end of our meal, our waitress brought out to my mother-in-law a plate which had been inscribed with chocolate "Happy 80th Birthday!" and filled with delicious fresh fruit and a mango sorbet - a lovely surprise for her and indeed all of us.

  • (((** 30 November 2016 by Kathryn from Oxford

    Nice setting and ambience. Quality of afternoon tea (sandwiches and cakes) was average apart from the delicious scones which were the highlight!

  • ((((( 16 November 2016 by Ls Marraine from London

    This was a great choice for a good natter over a relaxing Sunday afternoon tea. It was good value for money noting the quality of the food and decor in this boutique hotel. It is handy for Baker St tube, Marylebone station and no 2 bus route. The staff were very courteous and helpful and I would be happy to book there again for tea. The positive experience has made me curious about checking out other hotels in the Firmdale Hotels group.

  • (((** 9 November 2016 by Aimee from London

    The staff were absolutely lovely and the setting was perfect. However, I was so disappointed with the food. I was given the vegan option and I'm afraid it was pretty much inedible. The scones were dry, chalky and heavy, looked undercooked inside. The sandwiches were dull and the bread was dry. The desserts were also very dry (I wonder if they were all made gluten-free?) But the brownies were quite nice and the tea was lovely. But I left hungry and had to eat elsewhere.

    Also, after we finished, I was expecting the staff to clear our plates away. The table became quite crowded and there wasn't even enough room to put the check down on the table. A small thing but thought it was worth mentioning!

  • ((((( 31 October 2016 by Penders from London

    We had a lovely Afternoon tea with the best scones ever! Very good service and friendly staff.

  • ((((( 23 October 2016 by Olwen Birks from London

    Lovely experience although it was down stairs we had a pushchair so a bit awkward but the staff where very happy to help

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