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“Beautiful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Worth Matravers Tea and Supper Room

Worth Matravers Tea and Supper Room
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The perfect place in Purbeck for lunch, vintage afternoon teas and lovely suppers too!!!Come dine with us in vintage splendour. Sip tea in our pretty garden. Our food is always fresh and lovely. This is an experience that will make you smile.
Horsham, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

A friend recommended Worth Matravers and its tea room when we said we were heading to Poole for the weekend. When we reached the village that May bank hol weekend we found a busy village with a field In use as an overflow car park and wondered if we should give up as they were having a village fete. However we persevered and walked down to the duck pond and found the tea room. Without much hope given the number of people around we asked if they had arable for 2 for lunch and were led out the back. There we found a lovely walled garden with peonies etc - a little oasis with only one other table occupied but it soon filled up. I had homemade fish cakes which were a little bland but my fiancée had a crab gratin which she loved. Tea came in old fashioned cups and saucers. We were really happy to relax in the sunshine in this little oasis. A good escape from the outside world in more ways than one as they don't have wifi and no reception in the village either!

  • Visited May 2016
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Roundy
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
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English first
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

This tea room is to die for! Tucked away in a quiet village, the staff are very helpful and the selection is great, it's quite a journey for most people but well worth the effort!

It's worth phoning ahead to book as its a very popular destination at peak times!

Visited April 2016
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Thank T33stat
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Chatham, Canada
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A delightful find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Located in a lovely village of Purbeck stone houses, the tea room offers a unique and beautiful outside garden setting. My cream tea was delicious with a warm fruit scone, jam and clotted cream. I was visiting from Canada and my friend made a point of searching out this venue. It was well worth the effort.

  • Visited June 2016
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 27Nana27
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very unhelpful”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I took my 90 year old mother here because I had read the good reviews on tripadviser but the woman in charge was awful. She could not give us a table unless we sat outside. It wasn't the weather for outside. She told us we should have had a reservation!! The young girl working there went to make a suggestion where we could sit and the women really snapped at her. Very unpleasant, unhelpful and rude.

  • Visited June 2016
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank maryjordan2014
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London, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Quirky and Beautifully English”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The tea rooms have somewhat patchy service, at least they did when we went in. Sometimes seeming very nice, but sometimes quite strict. No, you can not have food to eat beside the pond!!! They have an absolutely delightful garden out the back with tables wonderfully spread out, so you are not on top of anyone else. The scones were superb. Both the cream/jam ones we had and the savory ones too. You really feel like you are in a part of England that has mostly, sadly, gone now. Which is almost as good a reason for going as the delightful scones.

  • Visited June 2016
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paul C
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