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“Amazing tea”
Review of WHSmith

WHSmith
Ranked #8,430 of 19,142 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: US$9 - US$25
Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
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Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Had the most amazingly relaxing time here. The range of tea is just too good. I had first flush Darjeeling and it was superb with the right time for brewing. But what too my heart away were the scones!! Delicious! The red velvet cake that my friends ordered wasn't good.. It was dry.
The ambience was perfect, amongst books... Can't get better

Thank Renuka K
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

I love this place. The tea room is in a small alcove above the book shop with a kind of 'secret' entrance door which adds further to its charm. The setting is extremely inviting and soothing. It takes you back in time. The scones are delicious. I would dissuade you from ordering the red velvet cake.

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Thank yama r
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tearoom2017, Gérant at WHSmith, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

We are delighted that you enjoyed our tea room and our handmade scones.

We tried a new Red Velvet recipe from England but just like you we aren't sure about it, so we will be getting a new one very soon.

Thank you very much et see you soon.

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

I feel a little guilty writing in this "Restaurant" template. W.H.Smith is a venerable English Book shop with a Tea Room!

It's not too far from from Place de la Concorde on to Rue Rivoli. This iconic English bookseller had been at this address since 1903. I visited this unique store for a number of reasons. First of all, I grew up with this bookshop as an important part of my "literary life" and second because during WWII the Germans, whose Paris Head Quarters were a few blocks down from it at Hotel Meurice, took it over and it became Frontbuchandlung (Front Book Shop), full of Nazi literature.

Today it has a Twinings Tea Shop and reading room on the second floor - very English. As soon as you enter this establishment it's like stepping into a 1940s/50s movie set in England. I had a 'nostalgic wander' and walked up the creaking stairs to the Tea Room - flashbacks!

Service was slow but pleasant - well, it was in keeping with its English roots. I do recommend a visit as it does provide a very interesting and genteel stop before moving on around the corner and on to the lavishly expensive Place Vendome.

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Thank Tom D
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile
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