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49 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LP, England
01803 324 477
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Ranked #29 of 251 restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: English, Brasserie
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Angels is a perfect place for Devonshire Cream Tea looking onto the seafront in Babbacombe. Very popular with the locals and recommended to holiday makers.
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English first
Torquay, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea in the lovely shaded area of the courtyard/garden filled with wonderful hanging baskets and containers. A wonderful array of food including various types of scones and options for afternoon tea. All the food was delicious and the portions generous. Highly recommended!

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I always have to visit Angels whenever I visit Torbay, even if I have to go out of my way a little - They really do offer the very best cream tea in the region, with a vast selection of scones to choose from and ample cream and jams to smear them with. Inside, it's a delight of kitsch and... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Don't think the tea at Angels can be bettered. Had a set half tea between two of us and it was more than ample. Terrific scone...just the right texture with delicious jam and vast amount of cream plus huge sandwich with gorgeous filling, lovely cinnamon toast and homemade cake. All beautifully served and with the bonus of a sea view... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Whilst staying in Shaldon we stumbled across this gem. If you like a cream tea then this is the place to go! We went midweek but it was still really busy so I would definitely book if I went again to guarantee a spot. I had the ginger cream tea which was amazing & a great price too. We'll definitely... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A place that you could miss as you walk along, Its a lovely setting very helpful staff, The food was the best I have had at a restaurant for along time the Tea in a proper pot( Loose tea as well) with tea strainer and lovely china cup & saucer. It is best to book as we found out but... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My two sisters and I visited for lunch last week as girls do when they meet up. Angels needs to be booked in advance as usually busy. It is a really a quaint and style tea room ,beautiful china table clothes etc. We ordered sandwiches ,baguettes and one of us had a jacket potato .The food is all make to... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very busy place it's always worth booking here. The house tea is delicious and the scones are out of this world. Great service and very friendly staff. I would highly recommend the cream teas huge scones and plenty of cream and jam. Also part of the THHN children's charity which I hope they are very proud of.

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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We initially choose this spot as it was central to the places we planned to visit and we was so glad it was; I'm now totally converted to scones.

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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Great setting, food and service - would definitely recommend. The portions were huge and the minute extensive.

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Livingston, Guatemala
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This little restaurant is situated on the cliff top of Babbacombe, just outside Torquay on the 'English Riviera' and has views stretching right along the south coast to Portland Bill. It specialises in its Devonshire clotted cream teas (all day fare) with a surprising selection of wonderful fresh scones and home-made jams. There are savoury dishes, a variety of breakfasts... More

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