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Dunbar Restaurant & Tea Room

1 Water St, Dunbar House, Sandwich, MA 02563-2303
+1 508-833-2485
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Water St, Dunbar House, Sandwich, MA 02563-2303
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit after three years. We found it last time the day we were due to fly back to the UK. Each time we sat in the garden overlooking the pond and mill. We both ordered Ploughman's Lunches with a pot of...More

Thank sharpmikes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whitney is a great waitress! Our food and dessert was delicious! The atmosphere is very British. Tons of tea to choose from! Live entertainment was great. Outdoor seating is beautiful.

Thank Kulducks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was wonderful, the service was was great. The menu options were excellent. Some of the food was wonderful and some was less than average, like wilted lettuce and not the best choice of bread. The attention to detail which was exemplary in many...More

Thank sashad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently visited Sandwich, MA for the first time and stopped by the Dunbar Restaurant and Tea Room for lunch. We were seated in a the new addition, which was light and attractive. I enjoyed the "house" tea and was pleased with...More

Thank Maui2014NMR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How was this restaurant not packed with a waiting line on a Saturday night at 7:30?! Friendly staff. French beef pie plated with green salad and fruit. Fine chardonnay - why didn't I write down the name?! Wonderful lemon bar for dessert. Live music in...More

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We visited here for a Sunday lunch. The room is lovely, we were fortunate to be seated near front windows. The room has lots of natural light but the tables are tight and when the room filled it became very noisy. The assortment of teas...More

Thank reesecat
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I took friends here for lunch, following a recommendation. It's a strange and not friendly place. Shortly after we sat down the owner, or manager, or some such authority brusquely asked us to move our car, indicating it was parked facing the wrong direction, and...More

3  Thank Chudsy9
743pharmacygirl3, Owner at Dunbar Restaurant & Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

when someone parks their car in front of the front door of the restaurant not allowing others[handicap] customers to enter they need to open their eyes and not their mouths,

Reviewed 15 March 2017

At one time, the Dunbar Tea Room was the only place to go for Afternoon Tea on Cape Cod. It was a cozy, little cottage where you could sit in the wood-paneled library and enjoy a wonderful cuppa. Now it's no longer the Dunbar Tea...More

2  Thank nottinghall
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant lunch. If you enjoy a peaceful lunch with a friend with a unique menu I highly recommend. I felt so relaxed and love the tea selection. Service is spot on. Deserts look amazing but did not have any.

1  Thank scienzo1
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I visited the restaurant with a friend on Valentines day. The food was beautifully prepared. I ordered the fish and it came out of the kitchen steaming hot. Definitely order some of the loose leafed tea which is served in its own individual pot. Be...More

1  Thank Deb R
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Does the Dunbar Restaurant offer a Gluten Free menu and accomidations?
14 September 2016|
Response from Rennah | Property representative |
Yes! Just ask your server.
Do you have a gluten free menu?
11 August 2015|
Response from Carolhsfo |
Do you have a gluten free menu?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Water St, Dunbar House, Sandwich, MA 02563-2303
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Sandwich
  • Phone Number: +1 508-833-2485
Dunbar House Restaurant & Tea Room, in an idyllic New England setting serves, lunch and afternoon tea seven days a week from 11-5, as well as tapas and dinner Fridays and Saturdays starting at 5, with an all new wine bar and English tavern, and outdoor seating overlooking beautiful Shawme Pond.
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