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Polreath Tea Room

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$$ - $$$
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Higher Town, TR25 0QL, England
+44 1720 422046
10:30 - 16:30
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Clare, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is perfectly situated if you take a leisurely walk around St. Mary's, being about mid-way. I've stopped there 2 or 3 times, and there is always a fine selection of light lunches , charmingly served. Weather permitting, sit outside.

Thank turtle9
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here on both our trips to the island. Tea is lovely, beer good and the food we had was delicious. The garden was great for letting the baby crawl about to chase the lovely friendly birds too. Only reason four stars is due to limited choice but understand the reasons why, and what they have is lovely. Thanks for... More 

Thank NikkiEyes
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having walked all morning, we found this wonderful tea room. The carrot and coriander soup was probably the best we have ever tasted. The service was welcoming, efficient and prompt. There was even time for gardening advice! We sat outside in the lovely sunshine and discovered the garden as we left - we'll definitely come back. Brilliant!

Thank Elisabethnorris
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for ice cream. It's £2.50 a scoop, which is quite expensive, but it's really nice smooth ice cream. I had orange mascapone, Belgium chocolate & strawberry. My fiance had strawberry, orange mascapone & salted caramel. We got free home made shortbread on top which was delicious. The owner was a nice guy. We sat & ate in the... More 

1 Thank Baulagirl
Truro, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is clearly someone's pride and joy, the place is spotless inside and out with a perfect garden serving perfectly good food at a good price. As a place for cakes & tea it is ideal, with everything made on site, and on the special evenings for curry night it is packed. Run by nice people who care. My tip...... More 

1 Thank Pommepuree
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic and popular Tea Room well worth a visit. Beautiful setting with dog friendly gardens in which to rest your weary bones and soak up the atmosphere on St Martin's. The owners and staff are really friendly and welcoming. We went there in the afternoon to enjoy our first cream tea of the season and, as usual, were not disappointed.... More 

Thank JeremysPaws
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great little cafe and the owner was lovely, excellent service She was very gracious when a couple rather embarrassing was 50p short and said to just leave her a good review! Food was excellent and the ambience was stunning Highly recommended

Thank Juhi V
London, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Lovely walled garden allows you to find a sheltered spot on a windy day. Just spend time with your Cornish tea working out if its cream or jam you put on first

Thank m4ttieh
Somerset, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had the most delicious (and huge!) bacon baguettes here, followed by scrummy cakes. Thoroughly recommend

Thank Nelly M
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Cosy tea room and fabulous lunches, cake, scones. Spoilt for choice. Gluten free choices too. Beautiful gardens with tame sparrows and even a nosy thrush. Well worth a visit

Thank mag1e_10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Higher Town, TR25 0QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isles of Scilly  >  St Martin's
  • Phone Number: +44 1720 422046
Visit our family run tea room for delicious homebaked cakes, freshly prepared lunches, afternoon cream teas or just a local beer. A warm welcome awaits you in our conservatory, plantsman's garden or traditional Scillonian glasshouse. Open April to September, Sunday to Friday, 10:30 to 16:30. Lunch served from 12:00 to 14:00. Cream teas available from 14:30. Located next to Polreath Guest House.

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