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The Old Tea House Whitehead

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1 Kings Road | Whitehead, Whitehead BT38 9PU, Northern Ireland
+44 7540 567003
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was here for lunch, and was absolutely delighted. A queue to get in this place is a good sign. The food was great, and so we're the staff. This place would get another visit.

2 Thank Anubis14
Dudley, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying with friends locally. They recommended the tea room for a traditional Ulster fry to set us up for the day. It certainly did that, in a lovely quaint old building. The staff were friendly. We didn't have to wait overly long. The portions were ample. The coffee was very nice. The food was tasty. The freshly baked... More 

1 Thank s-jstevens
Whitehead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I had the lemon, raspberry and yogurt cake and a coffee. It was delicious, and gluten-free. The staff are always very friendly and helpful and they have very nice art for sale! ;-D

Thank KathManson
Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is one of my favourite cafes. The building itself has an authentic Edwardian theme, which adds to the whole experience. Inside, the cafe is quaint and full of character. The atmosphere is laid back/ambient, with easy listening/lounge music playing and very pleasant staff. The food is also very good. I enjoyed it, as it was something different (not corporate)... More 

2 Thank Art M
London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were on the hunt for a cream tea but arrived at the tea room, just as it closed. The owner, spotting our mournful faces, opened the doors and provided us with a delicious cream tea! The tea house is lovely inside, with lots of Edwardian period detail, great old-school tunes and vintage china.

3 Thank Danielle1bfl
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Met up for a chat and a chill The cheddar and cheese toastie was enough to fill The peppermint tea was fragrant and sweet And the decaf Americano was a treat

4 Thank RhymeReviews
Vidin, Vidin, Bulgaria
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Yesterday afternoon a friend and I visited The Old Teahouse in Whitehead. This was not through choice , or recommendation, but because of less pressure finding parking space in a village where there are double yellow lines restricting parking in every street. My first impression upon entering the restaurant was that there was little space for comfort due to lots... More 

Thank Iosa S
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Lovely freshly made food. Could not decide whether to have the seafood chowder or the crab crostini so decided to have both and they were delicious. Friendly atmosphere and quirky surroundings. Will definitely go again.

3 Thank SHARON O
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Visited the Old Tea House for the 2nd time, and found the menu to be varied, reasonable, and the food very tasty. Great selection of breakfasts, sandwiches/lunches, and cake. Also does a fantastic gluten free range if needed. The staff have always been really nice and helpful, and today was no exception. Will def go back.

2 Thank MarkNI78
Belfast, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The building itself adds something to the experience. Its a very relaxed space, with books of the area to browse, and usually (always?) 1930's music.... Prawn open, and crab on sourdough were excellent, and enough of a portion. I did see fry's being ordered, and they didn't "look" great to be honest, but I didn't eat one so can't comment.... More 

1 Thank thepointmisser

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Irish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Kings Road | Whitehead, Whitehead BT38 9PU, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Whitehead
  • Phone Number: +44 7540 567003

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