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Mad Hatters Tea Room

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Alvaston Park | London Road, Alvaston, Derby, England
Today
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
More a Cafe than a Tea Room

More of a cafe than a tea room, but after brisk walk around Alvaston Park just the place to have a bite to eat and a warming drink. Menu choice is good, cake portions are large and service from staff was welcoming and friendly.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
johnhp702
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Derby, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
552 reviews 552 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
439 helpful votes 439 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

More of a cafe than a tea room, but after brisk walk around Alvaston Park just the place to have a bite to eat and a warming drink. Menu choice is good, cake portions are large and service from staff was welcoming and friendly.

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Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Basic cafe food but excellent quality and huge portions. Friendly staff and very good value for money. Well worth a visit for either breakfast or lunch.

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We use this tea room with our cycling club always friendly staff good food fast service you can sit in or out will be using more often as a stop off when out on a long ride in the area

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Burton on Trent
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I really don't like giving a bad review and always try to be fair and see both sides as to why something could be wrong, but I am afraid to say that here the only truth is, it's awful. We visited these so called tea rooms last summer and the experience was not good. However, I decided before writing a... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

I visited this establishment with my sister and our two little boys in June 2013. We were merely acknowledged by the waitress playing with some machine who told us to pick any table and that she will be with us shortly. Must add that the place is ridiculously tiny and there was just one other table with 2 customers. As... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

With the recent hot weather we decided to take our children somewhere different to play and a friend recommended Alvaston Park. After endless go's on the swings and in the sandpit we decided to grab some food at Mad Hatters, and i'm so glad we did! The tea rooms cater for everyone especially families, have a varied menu from snacks... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

When I visited the girls was to busy chatting to notice me waiting then when the food arrived it was cold and full of grease, it was the worst dinner I've ever had and the cake was ok nothing special and I thought it was quite dirty too, the floor was upswept, bits on tables and chairs and the windows... More 

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derbyshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I visited this place for a second time, as I had been disappointed the first time. Alas there was no improvement. On the day I visited there were two female staff, both looking very miserable and not a smile between them. It was a warm day, yet there were only three tables outside. ? The shutters have been down for... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I gave the Mad Hatters Tea Room a 3* based on the cakes that are available as every time I have been in and had one, it has been delicious. However, I find the service in there very poor indeed. The staff are ill mannered, no please or thank you. The last time I went in I was told to... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

I am a regular at this cafe as I live locally and my daughter is at the nearby school and i cannot fault the food, the venue (although the shutters have been broken for some time and could do with repairing to allow beauriful views of the lake while dining) or the value for money and the cakes are amazing,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alvaston Park | London Road, Alvaston, Derby, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby  >  Alvaston

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?