Candella Tea Room

34 Kensington Church St, London W8 4HA
$ English

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 34 Kensington Church St, London W8 4HA
  • Cross Street: Kensington High Street
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Other |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: ‭020 7937 4161‬
  • Features: Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Free Wi-Fi, Tea Service,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Special Occasion,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Afternoon - Restaurant 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
Afternoon - Restaurant 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday
Afternoon - Restaurant 12:00 - 18:00
Friday
Afternoon - Restaurant 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 10:00 - 18:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.85 out of 5 stars based on 906 votes

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May 19, 2022
Charlie M.
Yea service was absolutely lovely. It was our first day in London, and wanted to experience a proper English Tea - we were not disappointed.

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May 12, 2022
Vivien S.
Excellent as always!

Overall: 10/10
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May 07, 2022
Laura N.
I personally didn’t like some of the sandwiches and desserts but I’m sure other people really love them. Overall I would definitely come again because I had an amazing time!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 28, 2022
Jessica B.
Everything was perfect! The food, tea, and service were all excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 25, 2022
Evangeline M.
We had a great afternoon tea time at Candella! Ambiance and setting were quaint, food was delicious and a way better value than other afternoon tea options in London. I suppose my only comment would be on the toilet, there was only one and we were the table right by it so everyone had to squeeze past us to get to it. Service was exceptional too!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 23, 2022
Meghan L.
A cute little tea room with a delicious traditional high tea. There was a large selection of teas to choose from. We really enjoyed the food. A great spot for high tea at a fantastic price.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 21, 2022
Carolyn R.
Perfect afternoon tea, very cosy place and good food, the best scones we ever ate !

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 16, 2022
Dario B.
Excellent quality of food. Wonderful service!

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Apr 09, 2022
Dylan W.
We booked the Afternoon Tea service with Candella Tea Room about a month before our trip and we are so glad we did. It was one of the most affordable afternoon teas in Kensington, and really anywhere I could see in London. For £18.50 per person, they allow you to have two pots of tea, an assortment of finger sandwiches and sweets. The rose petal tea was lovely. The tea room was small, but enough space for an intimate experience. They were very busy that day and had lots of people in and out of the restaurant. They had to turn away lots of people who didn't have reservations, so if you want to ensure a table - reserve in advance. The service was exceptional. Bia, our hostess, was very kind and gracious. She as well as her coworkers handles themselves well when a woman came in demanding a table, even though they had no reservation and the tea room was an hour from closing. Although the woman was visibly irritated and was quite relenting, the tea room staff dealt with the situation tactfully. I highly recommend anyone wanting a good Afternoon Tea experience to come here. 5/5

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Apr 06, 2022
Tina D.
Very cozy, great food and nice surroundings.

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Apr 01, 2022
Daria P.
Best scones (cream tea) ever. Very kind service and an amazing atmosphere Victorian tear party :)

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 31, 2022
Kattia E.
Our first “Tea time” in London, such an amazing place ♥️♥️

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 30, 2022
Rachel R.
From first discovering this gem in 2014, I always make a point to go to Candella when visiting London. Booking in advance is recommended and securing a spot is so worth it. The charming, old-fashioned room is a joy, resplendent with mirrors and even a piano tucked away in the corner. The soft ambience is perfect. The tea selections are outstanding. Although I always get the classic Black Rose tea, so rich and aromatic. For a charming tea escape, book at Candella.

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Mar 20, 2022
Emily L.
Best tea I’ve had

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Mar 09, 2022
Kimberly Z.
second time at candella, and absolutely love it just as ever. the entire experience is lovely and the scones are the best thing i have ever had. thank you, i will be back!

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Feb 25, 2022
Patrizia B.
Cosy and authentic

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Feb 21, 2022
Veronica M.
What a wonderful experience! We loved all the treats. The tea was delightful and the ambience was great!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 15, 2022
MARIA ANTONIA A.
The attention was wonderful, the place lovely and the tea and pastries so good. Congratulations, this tea place its a must if you are in London.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2022
Lydia J.
Lovely place for an afternoon of tea and cake ☺️

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 13, 2022
Natsumi S.
The staff was very friendly and the price was very reasonable. Loved the ambience and great food/tea!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 28, 2022
Emma L.
We loved our experience. The sandwiches needed salt but everything was lovely

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 26, 2022
Hyemin L.
Loved loved the ambience and the tea; the cakes were a bit too sweet for my taste and it would’ve been nice if we could get a refill of the tea!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 11, 2022
Olivia L.
Wonderful ambiance and overall experience! The staff was very accommodating and friendly. The food and tea selections were wonderful. Would 100% recommend this place to anyone looking for a cozy and traditional afternoon tea experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 07, 2022
Silvia T.
Ottimo afternoon tea, tramezzini deliziosi, tea buonissimo, si può anche acquistare il tea

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 05, 2022
Joan T.
Amazing Afternoon Tea!!! Great experience! And the staff is so nice!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 04, 2022
Ian Franco N.
All food was amazing. They have a great variety of teas. The place is cosy and with good music on the back.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 01, 2022
Nicole P.
We had a wonderful time! The food and tea were delicious and the restaurant itself is adorable. The perfect place for an afternoon tea. Will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Dec 18, 2021
Kathleen R.
Cosy tearoom with an excellent selection of loose leaf teas. Afternoon tea was served on beautiful china. Cakes and sandwiches were very nice but not spectacular. Would definitely visit again.

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Dec 09, 2021
Marci C.
Candella is AMAZING! I went with a bunch of friends and they were accommodating of our large group, provided excellent service, delicious tea and food, and were the kindest people! Highly, highly recommend coming here! And for the price, are you kidding me? I felt like each member of our party was treated like we were the most important people to step foot in the tea shop (we most definitely weren't, we were just a bunch of foreign study abroad students), and I felt like royalty! I was not expecting to feel so special and pampered since it was a lower price than most of the tea rooms we looked at, but I'd go here above anywhere else without question! I'm so sad we went towards the end of the semester, because it was all we could talk about to our friend and I wanted to go back so badly! It was one of the highlights of my 3 month stay in the UK! I can't recommend this place enough!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 08, 2021
Angie L.
Suck a special experience for my birthday! We loved every minute!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 04, 2021
JÉRÔME S.
A very pleasant place with a welcoming and caring staff. Very good tea time food and teas at an affordable price. I'll go there again.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 29, 2021
Ellen F.
It was just a lovely experience, wonderful staff, delicious food and Lady Grey. The only tiny thing was there was nothing to dry hands with in the toilet, I imagine the paper towels had just run out

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Nov 26, 2021
Amanda M.
Wonderful tiny spot with friendly staff. Afternoon tea was perfect and well priced; definitely pre-book!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 12, 2021
Jane S.
Amazing afternoon tea and the best scone I have had in London. Can't wait to return.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 09, 2021
Jessica N.
Beautiful little cafe in the heart of Kensington high street. I’ve been coming to this little gem for a few years now. Delicious afternoon tea and brunch options. Fantastic service!

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Nov 03, 2021
Magdalena U.
I wanted to take my sister to a tea room for a cosy afternoon tea and Candella was in the best location. I wanted to find a place with a soul and from the moment we entered I knew it was a great choice. Inside is very small (4 tables) and it’s great. The decorations, interior, music - everything makes this place the perfect, cosy little tea room. Afternoon tea was great - our favourite we’re definitely homemade scones. :) service was super friendly, helpful and polite. I highly recommend visiting this Kensington gem. Just make sure you’ll book a table, as there’s plenty of people wanting to visit!

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Oct 24, 2021
Kirsten C.
Thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend Candella tea room, lovely afternoon tea offering and good value :)

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Oct 22, 2021
Ashlee L.
10/10. Service and Food excellent. Highly recommend. Atmosphere perfect for an afternoon tea!

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Oct 21, 2021
Natalie B.
Lovely quaint tea room, great ambience and service. Afternoon tea great value for money at 18.99 included freshly made sandwiches, scones cream and jam and a delicious selection of cakes. Wouldn't hesitate to go back there when next in the area.

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Oct 21, 2021
Florence B.
All is nice, the service a little bit too long I came four years ago…..I shall comme back with great pleasure

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 18, 2021
Lucia S.
Candella tea room was amazing! My friends and I had a lovely afternoon chatting and sipping delicious tea in the cozy environment. Would highly recommend!

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Oct 16, 2021
Sarah J.
Stopped in for a cream tea and was absolutely charmed -- was a lovely experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 14, 2021
Anna C.
It's great. Highly recommended. Good quality and not expensive. Nice atmosphere and decoration

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Oct 14, 2021
Wiam M.
Delicious food with lovely interior and ambience. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing and cosy traditional afternoon tea experience.

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Oct 09, 2021
Esther R.
We totally enjoyed our time at this charming tea room. The food was plentiful and delicious, the ambiance perfect and the service beyond reproach. We definitely will return on our next visit to London!

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Oct 07, 2021
Ann G.
After a long absence due to the pandemic, four friends were able to get together for tea at Candella's Tea Room. The tea room setting is charming, the service attentive and considerate and the tea excellent value. The choices of teas were amazing and the scones with clotted cream and jam....yummy. Definitely a find!

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Sep 30, 2021
Louise G.
Fabulous little Tea Room. Great value & service, afternoon tea with a glass of fizz for Mum's birthday celebrations.

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Sep 25, 2021
Anna W.
A delightful well balanced afternoon tea, great service and would highly recommend. Couldn't fault it- maybe some extra hot water for tea, but I'm sure if we had asked, we would have got it.

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Sep 25, 2021
Elonia M.
Wonderful! The service was impeccable, scones DELICIOUS, and great value for the price

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Sep 19, 2021
Amy R.
An excellent selection of sandwiches and cakes all served on a beautiful array of mismatched crockery. A definate diamond that more need to know about hidden away!