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Dolly's Tea Room & Wine Bar

21 Church Street, Falmouth, England
01326 218400
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Ranked #28 of 165 Restaurants in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Dolly’s is a tea room and wine bar in the centre of Falmouth which opened in July 2011 in one of the most beautiful rooms in town. During the day it is a traditional tea room serving illy coffee, teapigs, cream teas and cakes. It then transforms in the evening to a candlelit wine bar serving delicious tapas, wine by the glass, jug and bottle. Cocktails are served in teapots and poured into vintage teacups with ice cubes in sugar bowls. Furnished with chapel chairs and reclaimed tables it has a very relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. It is also dog friendly and Hebe, Dolly’s yellow Labrador, is a permanent fixture.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Dolly’s is a tea room and wine bar in the centre of Falmouth which opened in July 2011 in one of the most beautiful rooms in town. During the day it is a traditional tea room serving illy coffee, teapigs, cream teas and cakes. It then transforms in the evening to a candlelit wine bar serving delicious tapas, wine by the glass, jug and bottle. Cocktails are served in teapots and poured into vintage teacups with ice cubes in sugar bowls. Furnished with chapel chairs and reclaimed tables it has a very relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. It is also dog friendly and Hebe, Dolly’s yellow Labrador, is a permanent fixture.
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Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A superb quirky town house in Falmouth with loads of gins and cocktails served in vintage tea pots. Great for drinks, lunch and supper. Really chilled and friendly

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Thornbury, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A slightly eccentric tearoom harping back to the 1950's at 21st century prices. Strange mix of mismatched furniture, bone china cups and teapots with a menu which contains an eclectic mix of dishes. We tried the cream tea which was perfectly good but I do prefer a homemade-type jam. £4 for 2off good (warm) scones and tea. Service was slightly... More

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

After some research into 'dog friendly' establishments I contacted Dolly to arrange birthday cake and cocktails for a group of 8 of us plus a small dog. After some communication with Dolly, who offered to make us a cake especially for the occasion, I decided to book for our whole evening meal. Dolly suggested that she would put on a... More

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Devon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stumbled upon this delightful establishment purely by chance when visiting Falmouth during The Tall Ships Race weekend recently. What a find and what a delight! Our first eating experience was mid morning. My husband had a wonderful homemade treacle slice with just a hint of lavender and an excellent pot of tea, whilst I had a superb hot chocolate... More

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A really nice experience if a little pricey. We visited late in the afternoon and had to make do with tea, gin (in a splendid glass) and a couple of brownies. Service was routine but quality was good. The choice of gins was impressive.

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

During one of this little towns most popular events, the staff at Dolly's could not be more miserable on our visit. Having wanted to try this place for such a long time, we were bitterly disappointed at the attitude and lack of personality presented to us throughout the entire visit. We had hoped to host a 21st dinner party at... More

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Rainow, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I ventured into Dolly's on the last night of our holiday and are so sorry we didn't discover it earlier in our stay! We enjoyed tapas and a cocktail named 'Flapper' served in China teacups from a pretty teapot. It was delicious .......and I wish I had the recipe for it! The atmosphere was lovely, at first,... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

A fabulous event organised by Dolly for my 55th birthday. Table was just fab and tea and sandwiches kept arriving. Very simple and clear but had a memorable effect on all involved. Best way to celebrate a birthday. The gins were an extra in the whole event!

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Surrey, England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Brilliant find. Tea rooms in the day, Gin Palace in the evening. Oasis of calm above the main street. Tea and cake lovely...range of 23 gins and growing with really knowledgeable staff.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We live in Falmouth, and it's always our number one place to go for lunch or afternoon tea. In an age of identikit high streets it's a pleasure to go somewhere with such an individual personality. The food is excellent, and always generous (my father-in-law, an Orcadian, so something of an expert on seafood!), had the best crab sandwich ever,... More

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