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Sara's Tea Garden

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Coffee Shop, British, Tea Room
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64 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EP, England
01702 477315
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 173
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  • 18
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, service and attentive staff

Went down to the Tea garden today with my girlfriend and our dog. The weather wasn't the best cold and wet but this wasn't a problem. We sat out in the garden under cover with warm blankets available if we wanted them. The staff came outside welcomed us right away and served us and holly dog... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2014
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Went down to the Tea garden today with my girlfriend and our dog. The weather wasn't the best cold and wet but this wasn't a problem. We sat out in the garden under cover with warm blankets available if we wanted them. The staff came outside welcomed us right away and served us and holly dog right and were polite... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Sara's tea garden is a pretty little tea house in the middle of old leigh, it is very nice in the summer and they have a good selection of food to choose form. My only bug bear with this place is they do not accept card payments, which in Old Leigh is an issue as there are no free ATM's.

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london
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I have been to Saras quite a few times now and have to say I have never been disappointed. Yes they welcome dogs and babies and all sorts of people but the thing is ALL are welcomed and the staff always try to help in any way they can. The food is delicious and the coffee good. I always recommend... More 

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Have eaten here twice recently ,fabulous food and excellent service . Will definitely be back. We have a little dog so we sat outside but you are allowed to take dogs in .

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london
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398 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My wife and I came here on Sunday and as there were just two of us we were able to get a table without having to queue although we could not sit outside. The garden looks superb at the moment with masses of fragrant spring bulbs. We had a pot of tea and a large piece of coffee and walnut... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Always good the best cafe in old Leigh, I visit monthly whilst at work. The Food is always fresh and really good, staff are friendly and helpful, atmosphere is an oasis of calm in a busy location. A sun trap with a really well cared for garden.

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London
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Very attractive restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, around a pretty garden. We arrived just before 10:00am Sunday opening and a crowd had already gathered waiting for the place to open. The kitchen is tiny and within ten minutes the place was full (several tables had booked for breakfast) but the service was pretty good and the food excellent. Well... More 

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Billericay, England, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

What a little gem, a lovely well tended, flower filled garden. We were lucky that the sun was shining on this day in March and it was such a beautiful place to be. I had Spanish omelet with coleslaw and a lovely salad come with it too. Then a cream tea, excellent. The staff were so friendly, as soon as... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Since Sara's tea garden has opened we go there regulary, at least twice a week. The food is outstanding, lovely home cooked meals. Very cosy, lovely atmosphere, fantastic and friendly staff. The garden area looks so pretty and well cared for throughout the year. Very dog friendly and this causes no problems as hygiene is impeccable. Our favourite eating place,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Can't believe I have just eaten my Sunday lunch between two rather large dogs when I arrived there were no dogs and every thing was lovely THEN after ordering they started to arrive I'm all for dog friendly but not in side a tea room where's the hygiene I was horrified can this really be allowed where there is food... More 

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Sara W, Owner at Sara's Tea Garden, responded to this review

I'm very sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. You can rest assured that I take hygiene very seriously as can be seen from our 5 star food hygiene rating. Due to our varied weather we are pleased to offer all customers with or without dogs the choice to sit inside or out. The Tea Garden is well known for being... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 64 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: 01702 477315

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, British, Tea Room

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