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The Potting Shed Bar and Restaurant

39-40 Dorset Square, London, NW1 6QN

(((() Afternoon Tea
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Loved the intimate alcove to conduct a business meeting whilst enjoying afternoon tea. Service, background music and lighting - superb!

Stephen 06 September 2018
from London

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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.

The Potting Shed Bar and Restaurant

39-40 Dorset Square, London, NW1 6QN

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4.4 (((() (based on 54 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (46)
  • romantic (15)
  • lunch (11)
  • value (10)
  • dinner (9)
  • child friendly (8)
  • business (7)
  • private dining (7)
  • large parties (6)
  • luxury (5)
  • breakfast (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • ((((( 6 September 2018 by Stephen from London

    Loved the intimate alcove to conduct a business meeting whilst enjoying afternoon tea. Service, background music and lighting - superb!

  • ((((( 10 August 2018 by Debbie from London

    Booked The Potting Shed for afternoon tea. The restaurant was charming and the china that the tea was served on was lovely. We all thoroughly enjoyed the sandwiches, the scones were solid and came with ample cream and jam. We all enjoyed the cake selection, variety and texture were lovely.

  • ((((* 6 March 2018 by Rachel from East Sussex

    Excellent decor, atmosphere, service, tea and cakes. Although the sandwiches weren’t particularly fresh, unfortunately! Still a very good experience overall!

  • ((((* 28 February 2018 by WN from London

    The afternoon tea with two kids was great

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Vivienne from London

    Sadly the bar area was taken over by large businessmen celebrating Christmas, braying loudly and swinging their large bags over our heads whilst they tried to find the toilet, stumbling with alcohol. I do think that if there is a private function, that it is kept in an area which doesn't disturb diners. However the staff were so charming as they tried to find a solution; the food was delicious and once the party left, we wallowed in the luxury of Kit Kemp's gorgeous restaurant.

  • ((((( 25 November 2017 by Daryl from wateringbury

    Food excellent as always. Service good. Hasn't let me down yet. 5 stars

  • ((((( 25 October 2017 by Roger from London












    They always make you feel so welcome, and they are so helpful. There is always something new to try.

  • (((** 8 August 2017 by Marina from Gothenburg

    I had the very first afternoon tea of my life in the Potting shed at Dorset hotel, so I did not have much to compare to, except for what my taste buds told me. My husband ordered a gluten free option which he appreciated! The sandwiches were delicious and very fresh, the scones with clotted cream and two sorts of jam were amazing (both mine and gluten free)! The pastries though did not impress me, especially the fruit tart that seemed to be "old". The chocolate cake was very plain too. I was hoping for something more exquisite. My husband got only 3 pastries against my four.The teas were tasty but after a while the pot with the tea got colder. I suggest covering the pot with a special covering or having something underneath to keep it warm. Tea is not supposed to get cold. The service was friendly and price reasonable though. Overall we were happy, since it was the first experience with afternoon tea. But later tries proved to us that it can be better.

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Anna from London

    We really enjoyed fresh bread and our mains, however deserts could be improved (ice cream was too hard/dessert selection) Also, portion size for mains could be bigger and more than 1 piece of bread could be offered.

    I had aubergine pasta and it was delicious ( I would suggest more vegan/vegetarian options).

    The Atmosphere, service, music selection and live music was excellent.

    The dining room was too hot.

  • (((** 18 May 2017 by Hannah from London

    Nice location and cricket theme but disappointing scones (undercooked on the inside and crunchy on the outside)

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