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Cabbages & Kings

The Old Post Office, Church Road, Halstead TN14 7HE, England
019-59-533054
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Ranked #1 of 4 restaurants in Halstead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Meopham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My 1st visit to this little gem of a tea place and I couldn't really fault it. Food came surprisingly quickly which was a god send with two young grandsons with me. Lovely selection available and very tasty. I'm definitely taking my in-laws for afternoon tea and a breakfast visit is also in order.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Some friends of mine were arranging a summer get together, and wanted to do something different than the usual barbeque, given that the weather has been a bit erratic. They already knew this restaurant, so decided that this would be the perfect venue to have an afternoon tea. A table for 6 was booked in advance, for 2pm for the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have not reviewed until now because I wanted to be fair. The other reviews I have read here are correct, although the venue is stunning and the food OK, there is something quite definately wrong with the way the place is run and the attitude of the staff. We booked a table for a friends leaving party and thought... More

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jane w, Owner at Cabbages & Kings, responded to this review

Hi. I'd like to thank you for your review. Firstly I pondered why would you be amazed when we asked what you would like to drink? Tea surely? I've always believed in an individuals right to choose. I personally don't like tea so no not tea for me. Then others like tea in the morning and coffee in the afternoon.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a very quaint pretty tea shop and worth a visit if you're not in a hurry. The 'shop' needs some reorganisation but good for a leisurely rummage with some lovely bits for sale. Slices of delicious cake (inc gluten free) can also be taken away - great. I booked a table for two on a sunny Friday lunchtime... More

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jane w, Owner at Cabbages & Kings, responded to this review

Hi Ruth Thank you for your review. Yes the Friday you had booked was incredibly busy. We had a lot of trouble keeping tabs on customers. As you know we do not book tables in the garden as you cannot guarantee the weather. We have had a customers caught in mid lunch when the heavens opened. So the table you... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My wife had been to 'Cabbages and Kings' before with close friends for afternoon tea. That was her first visit, and she returned home, giving it first class reviews for friendly service, convivial atmosphere and, importantly, the quality of the homemade fare. Last week, I was persuaded to visit for morning tea, and I was not disappointed. It fully met... More

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Oxted, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

It seems harsh to rate a five star eating experience with a two star review but that is how much the attitude and rudeness of the owner affected my overall experience. At the risk of more rudeness (evident from responses by the owner to poor reviews), I would like to put my point across. We hadn't booked for Wednesday lunch... More

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jane w, Owner at Cabbages & Kings, responded to this review

Hi Jacqui. I'd like to thank you for your review. I'm terribly sorry, it sounds like you experienced my panic voice. You must be the lady who had both elbows on the cake counter leaning over the cake. I don't think those were my exact words but my apologies for forgetting my p's and q's. I'd ask you to scroll... More

Bromley, Kent
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My daughter took me here for a belated Mother's day afternoon tea yesterday, It was worth waiting for. We had a selection of four different plump sandwiches,five different handmade cakes and gorgeous warm apricot & nut scones with apricot jam & clotted cream. It was so filling we asked if we could take the remaining cakes home,hubby was very pleased!!... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

I booked afternoon tea for 4 of us, as it was a special occasion. We arrived and we're shown to a very tight table in the corner by the counter, but due to my sister being 9 months pregnant, and unable to fit comfortably, we asked to be seated elsewhere. We ended up sitting in the room just off the... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

It was like heaven sent! As you enter Cabbages & Kings one is transported to an oasis of wellbeing! The staff are very welcoming and friendly. We stayed for afternoon tea which was out of this world and tasted delicious together with an varied supply of tea. We also had a mouth watering full English breakfast which went down a... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Have just come back from a wonderful time spent with friends at Cabbages and Kings...it was the first time I had arranged time away for just us girls....and Jane made it all so easy, that I felt guilty at not having to do anything!! Those, of us, who had not experienced this venue before, were overwhelmed at the quality of... More

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