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Customer reviews for Tea Palace, Notting Hill Gate

Tea Palace

175 Westbourne Grove, London

4 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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2 out of 5
Pegi DeMeo
Thursday, July 21, 2011

Food RatingDidn't like the food Service RatingDidn't like the service Ambience RatingDidn't like the ambience

July 21, 2011: Just wanted to give an update that the Tea Palace moved to Covent Garden and no longer serves afternoon tea. :(
5 out of 5
Sunday, February 04, 2007

Food RatingLoved the food! Service RatingLoved the service! Ambience RatingLoved the ambience!

I found the Tea Palace on this website and was so excited to try it. I wanted the perfect place for my first offical afternoon tea and was not disappointed. After a day of sightseeing and a delightful walk from the tube I was rewarded with a most wonderful experience.

I had the Palace Tea which was a selection of finger sandwiches, fresh baked scones with clotted cream and jam, and cakes. All of the sandwiches were very tasty. I especially liked the egg/cress. The scones (one plain, one with raisins) were so fresh they were still very warm to the touch....incredible! I did not eat the cakes as I found the scones with clotted cream and jam enough of a sweet for me. But they look great and are sure to be fabulous. The tea menu is overwhelming! I had Palace Breakfast and it was so good.

The ambiance of the Tea Palace was perfect. I didn't want a stuffy tea room and this is a perfect place. I had such a great time I went back a few days later with my boyfriend. He also liked it very much. He's English and very much a tea snob. We purchased a tin of the Palace Breakfast Tea and had it at home and it was just as good as at the restaurant.

The service is very unobtrusive. They do not place your bill until you ask for it and you can linger over your tea and never feel rushed.

I cannot say enough good things.....you will not be disappointed if you go to the Tea Palace. I am looking forward to my next visit!
4 out of 5
JP Allard
Thursday, December 07, 2006

Food RatingLoved the food! Service RatingLoved the service! Ambience RatingThe ambience was okay

Found the Tea Palace through this web-site and made it our first stop on a romantic two day break. The Tea Palace did not dissapoint. They offer a paradigm shift in a british team room culture with 300 years of history. The tea is prepared for you to perfection, and I can only describe the difference between their teas and fancy exotic labelled tea bag varieties which you may have thought were 'real tea' as the difference between grape juice and vintage wine. We we there for afternoon tea so did not sample their main courses, but their scones and cakes competed in quality with each sip of tea.

Our only complaints (hence the 7/10 score) was the music (and we love modern music) was a little too heavy and not relaxing. I would suggest they play more chill out, ideally music by the likes of Nitin Sawhney who as a 'cross cultural' musical genius would complement this unique 'cross roads' for tea culture.
5 out of 5
Lara B
Sunday, April 23, 2006

Food RatingLoved the food! Service RatingLoved the service! Ambience RatingLoved the ambience!

We just love Tea Palace. We went there for lunch and had the most fabulous time. Just sitting there makes you feel special, with the chandaliers and the white tablecloths and the gorgeous purple colours. It is cool though too with funky music playing and really friendly staff who appear to really care about you.

The food we all had was beautifully presented with subtle, fresh flavours. My favourite was the seared tuna with green tea and mint salsa-we all shared eachother's becuase it was so good. I then had fresh fruit salad with jasmine infused syrup. Oh Yum.

To finish I had one of their amazing teas. They have everything you might expect and then page after page of teas that I had never even heard of. In the end I chose a Japanese green tea called Sencha Fukuyu which tasted divine-fragrant and sweet- and left me feeling really inviogorated afterwards. All in all a real treat.