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Jordans Courtyard 8 Upper High Street, Thame OX9 3ER, England
+44 1844 260303
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08:30 - 18:00
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Sun 09:30 - 17:30
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend wanted to go here after a weekend away. We parked up, went in and were ignored. No welcome on the way in and this pretty much set the standard. I really wish we had turned around and walked back out again as you can tell a lot about a place that does not say hello its customers. We... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small cup of House Chocolate £3.50 hmmm? Latte £2.40 fair enough. Now, 2 pieces of carrot cake £9.90, how on earth can they justify £4.95 per slice, daylight robbery! Disgraceful! Hope they go into administration because I won't be returning and I am a regular customer, perhaps as there was only 4 people in the eating area they hiked up... More 

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Thank Tagalog
Mary R, Owner at Rumsey's, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry you felt the our prices were not justified - they definitely weren't hiked up though: the items you mentioned have not increased in price for a number of years in fact. Whilst our normal Hot Chocolate (served with cream and marshmallows) is £2.80, our House Hot Chocolate is something quite special. We use top... More 

Stokenchurch, England, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The coffee and hot chocolate are very good. The service and ambience is good. I have tried a waffle, lovely, and the porridge which was served too cold. I should have complained. Anyway, I won't be having that again. The luxury hot chocolate comes with a piece of chocolate and marshmallows, indulgent! They do sandwiches which I haven't tried but... More 

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Thank Steve N
Mary R, Owner at Rumsey's, responded to this review

Hi Steve, thanks for your feedback. Sorry that the porridge was served too cold - please do let us know if anything isn't right in future as we are always happy to correct/change as necessary. Very glad to hear that you've enjoyed the other items you've tasted though! More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I've visited Rumseys several times before as I used to live in Thame and it's a nice place to meet for coffee and cake, especially on a Sunday when you want to get out of the cold. My only criticism would be the price of it. A slice of cake will set you back a fiver and personally I don't... More 

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Thank KristianAndJen
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A couple of visits in the last week. Service is very good and friendly. Delicious sandwiches and cakes with a good selection of hot and cold drinks available. The food arrived very promptly too.

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Thank Edwards-Morgan
Thame
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I regularly visit here. I like the music they play. They make a good bacon sandwich and I'm addicted to their Mocha! It would be even better if they had more sofa's.

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Thank JayInThame
Uk
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I was quite disappointed with the cakes here. For a chocolate shop I was expecting a brilliant chocolate cake but it was very average. I got some shortbread to take away and again found it to be average.

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Thank moosey95
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I have visited here a few times and always find staff very welcoming and the cakes on offer are amazing. As all the chocolate is made in-house, it is nice that they give you some with coffee and other hot drinks. Will definitely keep returning here.

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Thank Sarah W
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

On the spur of the moment visit to Thame and just because it was a bit chilly a hot chocolate was called for. Fabulous little bolt hole serving coffees teas cakes and light lunches all looking delicious but the hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows is truly srumptious. A mug of freshly made real hot chocolate with a generous dollop... More 

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Thank Diane F
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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552 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The chocolate is made on site, so they give you a little piece of chocolate with everything - nice touch. It's a classic old tea shop, with old fashioned decor, old music playing etc. I enjoyed the Cottage Pie - however be warned, it is so hot, they've sent rockets to the moon with cooler engines than that pie!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 17:30
Monday
08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 18:00
Thursday
08:30 - 18:00
Friday
08:30 - 18:00
Saturday
08:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jordans Courtyard 8 Upper High Street, Thame OX9 3ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Thame
  • Phone Number: +44 1844 260303
Description
Situated in a beautiful Georgian building in the Upper High Street of this historic market town on the edge of Bucks and Oxon, our Thame shop offers plentiful seating, free WiFi, comfy sofas, window seating with a view of the town and a lovely mini-mezzanine which can be used for meetings, groups and parties. Relax and enjoy breakfast, lunch and coffee in comfortable surroundings or select from our wonderful take away menu at any time of the day. Nigel Rumsey's thirty years experience as a Chef and Patissier provided the inspiration and depth of knowledge needed to become a Master Chocolatier of distinction. Nigel and his wife, Mary, opened Rumsey's after being inspired by the film 'Chocolat', their aim was to provide a wonderful sumptuous environment in which to sit, eat lunch, drink coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

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