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British Bell Tea Room

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$$ - $$$
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890 Peoples Plz, Newark, DE 19702-5602
+1 302-836-1802
11:15 - 18:00
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Mon - Tue 11:15 - 15:30
Wed - Fri 11:15 - 17:00
Sat 11:15 - 18:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family Tea with 4 Adults and 2 Children. Everyone enjoyed themselves. The sandwiches, scones and desserts were good. The Pomegranate Black Tea and Clotted Cream were Heavenly and our waitress, Angelica was AMAZING. It was a GREAT way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I highly recommend.

Thank Kathy B
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've never been in such a fine environment, almost forgot we were in Delaware. It was fun talking quietly as we enjoyed finger sandwiches, little sweet delicatessens and filtered fresh tea. I think this place is great for a noon date, parent-daughter or time with Mom. The tea room left me with a therapy type peace post visit. #whodat @#zomato

Thank Shanon J
Bear, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful experience on our "date day" with afternoon tea! Unexpected ambience for a strip mall restaurant. Once inside it was like your grandparents dining room. The food, tea and service were very good with a wide selection of teas and food. Highly recommended!!

Thank Dmullin51
Hockessin, Delaware
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here several times and love it. There is a wide range of teas to choose from and seasonal ones added through the year. The Afternoon Tea package also comes with 3 little sandwiches, a scone, and three small desserts. While it doesn't sound or look like much, I had to forgo dinner after my time there. I was... More 

Thank Andrew C
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I really,really like this place and it was my first time there. I really like the tea,sandwiches,atmosphere. I am going back again.

Thank Debra W
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

A charming tea room where you can indulge in either afternoon or high tea. Both offer delicious finger sandwiches, scones, and bite size pastries. High tea also includes soup or a salad. I highly recommend the Vanilla a la creme tea.

Thank Fresca99
Gradyville, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We were a party of four having lunch on a week day. We were seated promptly. Servers were attentive. High tea was lovely --- 6 sandwich triangles, puffed pastry, assorted desserts, scones. Soups and salads large. Why we had to actually ask for clotted cream, jam, and lemon curd for the scones mystified us. Ordinarily, these are placed on the... More 

Thank llovestotravel
West Deptford, NJ
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I haven't been to the tea room for some time, and I heard there was a new owner and some things were a little off....I must say, nothing could be further from the truth! The staff was wonderful and very accommodating to my vegetarian friends needs, the food was delicious, the tea was perfect! That you British Bell for being... More 

Thank JeepGirl2u
Bear, Delaware
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Each of our 9 guests was very satisfied with the assortment of sandwiches and teas. The selection process was a bit confusing at first, but our waitress was extremely patient and explained many times what to select. The tea was kept hot over a flame heater and was plentiful and delicious. The sandwiches were tasty and large. Many brought leftovers... More 

Thank rasgara
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Although the food, tea, and table settings were great, the owner was INCREDIBLY rude to me. I booked a large party of 16, and was immediately pulled aside and lectured about how "they were running a business" and that it was inconsiderate that one of my guests wasn't ordering food. We spent 20 dollars per person for afternoon tea and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Open Hours
11:15 - 15:30
11:15 - 15:30
11:15 - 17:00
11:15 - 17:00
11:15 - 17:00
11:15 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 890 Peoples Plz, Newark, DE 19702-5602
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-836-1802

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Newark, Delaware
11 months ago
Collingdale, Pennsylvania

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