- Opening hours
- Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30. Afternoon Tea: Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 18:30. Sunday: 12:00 - 16:30.
On the fourth floor of the historic Fortnum & Mason on Piccadilly, traditional British food is served using the best seasonal British ingredients in St. James's Restaurant. Formal luncheons and afternoon tea are served in the relaxed and elegant surroundings of this famous restaurant.
As a retreat from London's hustle and bustle, this restaurant is ideal. The serene ambiance and panoramic vista of Piccadilly appeal to a variety of guests seeking afternoon tea, enhanced by the peaceful piano playing in the background, the wonderful Georgian Lounge and a private VIP room.
The dress code for St. James's Restaurant is smart-casual, with no beachwear, and no shorts or open toe sandals for men.
Fortnum & Mason St. James's Restaurant
181 Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER
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Customer reviews for Fortnum & Mason St. James's Restaurant
(((** 10 December 2011 by CINDY from LONDON
service good, but took a long to place order, took a long time to request bill, no one to get coat after departure had to ask anoter employee who was serving someone else to get coats - it looked like a slight shortage of staff!! Food good not enough hot water for two tea pots only one pot of hot water, to get more it took time.. The date of this experience was 7.11.11 St. James Rest., at 2.30pm for two adults. the atmosphere was excellent and basically enjoyed it.
((((( 12 November 2011 by Imelda from Oslo
Wonderful afternoon tea. The sandwiches were good and the plate was refilled as soon as it was empty. Good scones and arty looking cakes. A wide choice of teas. Nice piano music was played and the atmosphere Nice and relaxed.
((((* 15 October 2011 by tommy from London
lunch at 1230;not hurried in any way
((((* 11 May 2011 by Brian from Wembley
We felt we should have been offered fresh pots of tea at the half-way stage.
((((( 18 February 2011 by bexy193 from brighton
(((** 13 February 2011 by Pensie from Epsom
A friend treated me to one of your special lunches which, I assume, are designed to showcase what you offer. The ambience was certainly lovely as usual. However, overall the food was poor. Bread rolls tough and not risen; souffle starter good; half my salmon undercooked; lamb had little flavour and could have been beef with too much meat on the plate; bread pudding also soggy and undercooked and the sauce sickly sweet. To top it all the coffee had little flavour and could have been instant in a pot. Maybe last Friday was a bad day but you did not do yourselves justice. The chat in the powder room indicated that we were not alone in being unimpressed.
((((( 31 January 2011 by Margaret from London
3.30pm no pressure to leave - could stay all afternoon.
((((( 17 December 2010 by Snowball from Leigh on Sea, Essex
I booked the afternoon tea as a birthday treat for my daughter who is 22yrs. The staff were very attentive & very informative about the food on offer, types of tea etc. There was a serene atmosphere and we both felt very relaxed. The piano player in the background was excellent. We had a wonderful time. Thank you.
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