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Tea on the Green

2 Cathedral Close | Cathedral Green, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
+44 1392 276913
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“hash” (32 reviews)
“sunday roast” (40 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Cathedral Close | Cathedral Green, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We popped in at lunch time. It was very busy but we easily found a table for three. I assumed we were eating but my two companions decided they only wanted a hot drink (argh). I saw a passing glance of irritation from the waitress...More

Thank car0llake
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small 16th century building dating back to 1530 built originally by the church to house the 'annuellars' to carry out the last wishes of benefactors to the cathedral and to light candles in remembrance. After reformation the building was turned to commercial use. in...More

Thank EssexBound123
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for us to visit, one coeliac and one 'normal'! We can both order from a menu with lovely options. We had Sunday roast today with tasty veg, followed by a delicious dessert. Cannot complement the quality enough. Excellent service, and...More

Thank Parrotmum
HampshireDamol, Public Relations Manager at Tea on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Parrotmum, thank you for such a great review. We are constantly refining our menu to accommodate all dietary requirements, the coeliac diet is one certainly that we have been able to perfect! Our Sunday roast is a particular favourite of ours and thank you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a joy for my wife to go out for breakfast and be able to seamlessly order gluten free food. Anyone who is gluten intollerant must try Tea on the Green. For us that are not gluten intollerant there is a wide selection to...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited yesterday with my wife and it was a busy place at 11am on a Sunday morning. We thought we were in Gluten free heaven when we had 10 items to select from on the Breakfast menu. Our Egg, Bacon & Tomatoe sandwich / Smoked...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely Building with lovely atmosphere in the heart of historic Exeter. A great way to enjoy our favorite 'Cuppa'

1  Thank GeorgeDiego
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in at 12.30 on the off chance of a table and we were lucky enough to get one as it was busy. So glad we did. Service was excellent, food was superb, and in such a central location. Highly recommend it

1  Thank Rob_Brown_16
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely hot drink here whilst shopping : its located on the cathedral green, not far from the main shopping area. They also do light meals which looked very nice as they were served to other tables.

1  Thank devonandriy
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Cannot recommend this too highly if you need gluten free food. Has got be one of the best places to eat in Exeter if you have celiac disease. Staff are very knowledgeable and understanding. Good selection at a very reasonable price.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely tea house that serves excellent selection of teas & meals too. Good choice of tea & afternoon bakes & meals at all times of day

1  Thank Camers_9
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Polly F
1 February 2017|
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Response from Rugby7s | Property representative |
Hi. We do have two tables downstairs where a small dog can stay discretely. So the answer is yes (as long as the dog is quiet) but room is limited. At lunchtimes we do now only serve meals and not just coffee and tea. You... More
28 November 2016|
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Response from Rugby7s | Property representative |
Hi SandrakK8, Yes, we have room for wheelchairs. The door is a bit of a squeeze as it is a double door but we have never failed to get anyone in or out. If you are considering a lunchtime or weekend visit please consider... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cathedral Close | Cathedral Green, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 276913
  • E-mail
We are a daytime restaurant with lovely views of Exeter Cathedral and the green. We have outdoor seating and seating on two floors inside. Open for breakfast, lunch, Sunday Roasts, and afternoon teas, we source from local, small suppliers as it's good for the environment and the food tastes better. Our coffee is excellent, our choice of teas extensive (no teabags here), and wines, beers, ciders, and lagers produced by small, local family businesses. Open 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 5pm on Sundays.This is an independent, owner operated restaurant. We give 1% of our profits to Medecins sans Frontieres. Cream Teas are served from 230pm (We recognise that not serving cream teas at lunchtime is not a popular policy and admit we do this partly for economic reasons. Better to be up front and honest about it!). We are generally a daytime only restaurant, but we open in the evenings during graduation week, on Fridays in the summer, and for private functions (please phone us if you are interested)
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