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The Tea Garden

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No.8 St james's Place, Ilfracombe, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Best cream tea I've ever had , First class service , Super fast food ' A proper tea room A must visit A menu with lots and lots to choose from

Thank mike u
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I came here a few years ago and when I returned it was just how I remembered! Lovely friendly staff - the daughter of the owner is absolutely lovely ! Have had sandwiches here, cream teas and cake all on different visits and every time the food has been delicious!

Thank mccolyer
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Called in needing a quick lunch. Couldnt fault the place. Quick efficient service and the tuna/mayo sandwich came in lovely fresh bread and was supplied with a good quantity of good quality salad. Would certainly return when next in the area.

Thank fsharpminor
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was a lovely little place, had cover outside with a small roof and large umbrellas covering other tables if it rained. We had the devon cream tea, scones, fresh cream and strawberry jam. A pot of tea included, it was reasonably priced and would definitely go there again..

Thank Carol L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Great food at really good prices, the crab was fresher than from the fishmongers 'off the boat'. Perfect place for lunch.

Thank Tom C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped her for a cream tea and a bite to eat whilst on holiday. The staff here are exceptional. Very friendly, polite and welcoming. The food is very high quality and good prices. Defiantly one to visit when in the area. Keep up the good work and see you next year!

Thank David W
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We visit Ilfracombe every year and religiously make a visit to the sweetest cafe 😊. I often have a baguette and my partner goes for the toasted sandwich. Couldn't be tastier, served immaculately and the care they take with their presentation is fab! Not over priced either for what you get, portions are huge. Get ya selves in there 🤗

Thank moogiemowy
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

What a lovely place. Beautiful location, and a lovely Garden to sit in when the sun is out. The food is lovely, and well presented. Very good choices of local foods, and very simple, which is also nice. Very reasonable prices, will not break the bank. I would love to go back for a further visit sometime in the future.... More 

Thank Petermanning
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The annual pilgrimage to The Tea Garden, and as usual the cream teas were to die for. The service was excellant, thumbs up all round.

Thank John T
Yateley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

''Diet cream tea'' served was brilliant 1 x scone & tea & the scones were homemade excellent value for money.

Thank Melindawilli

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.8 St james's Place, Ilfracombe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?