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Vintage Tea

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3 Fore Street, Totnes, England
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of the best for Devonshire cream teas

I have been to Vintage Tea twice now, once in 2012 and again this Saturday and I'm pleased to say the service was excellent both times. We'd picked a busy weekend, due to Mother's Day and the tea room was fully booked, but luckily we were able to have a table that wasnt needed until later. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I have been to Vintage Tea twice now, once in 2012 and again this Saturday and I'm pleased to say the service was excellent both times. We'd picked a busy weekend, due to Mother's Day and the tea room was fully booked, but luckily we were able to have a table that wasnt needed until later. The staff were friendly... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband took me here for a valantine tea yesterday, the food is excellent lovely salmon sandwiches deliciouse scones and cakes, served with real china, if I were to be picky I would have liked better quality napkins but other than that could not find fault, the service was good attentive but not I your face, tables not cramped together... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Popped into Vintage Tea for a Devon Cream Tea with friends. The food was excellent, and well presented, and the coffee was almost palatable (not bad for such an establishment). I did however find that the staff were a little standoffish, snooty and not welcoming or friendly. However, I can only assume they are seeking the same "ambience" as seen... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My friend had booked a small gathering of 18 people for her daughters 16th Birthday by way of something different. However, whilst the food was tasty, the shop lacked atmosphere and the majority of staff were unfriendly. Our specific waitress was unobliging, conceited and very condescending throughout the whole of the visit, she even openly showed her disappointment that a... More 

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Victoria P, Owner at Vintage Tea, responded to this review

Dear Tracey, I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to you as you were obviously not happy with the service you received while at Vintage Tea. I have spoken with the staff members in question and they were very upset to see that you had not enjoyed your visit. They were also a little confused as a number... More 

Devon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Nice relaxed surroundings. Staff very friendly. Beautiful China. Had a very festive mincemeat and apple strudel with tea and it was gorgeous. Will most certainly go back as soon as possible!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Lovely range of teas from delicate to smoky, excellent homemade cake including gluten free options. If it looks empty from the street it's because everyone's in the back conservatory!

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Derby
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22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This as a lovely place to visit and have afternoon tea. Very generous portions all freshly made with lots of tea or coffee to taste. Only reason for loss of a star was that there were a few things missing eg gluten free and nut free products (had gluten free but not nut free) so one of our dear friends... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Without question they serve the perfect cream tea. fresh scones warmed to just the right temperature in an Aga within the shop, generous portions of cream and strawberry jam, wide selection of teas and coffees to be followed by delicious cake. Staff extremely pleasant and clearly enjoyed their work. The tea was served in Royal Albert china with matching plates.... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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82 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had no intention of stopping for coffee or tea but came across Vintage Tea and thought it looked most inviting from outside on going in there was a lovely atmosphere and the staff were very friendly plus there was a wonderful display of delicious looking cakes on offer.Initially we only wanted a pot of tea but finished up having... More 

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Looe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Twice in the same day , we stumbled across vintage tea on friday morning . We had poached eggs on toast and two pots of tea , really good tea , great choice we had russian caravan and earl gray . Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive and actually appear to care that we enjoyed ourselves. After a busy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Fore Street, Totnes, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Totnes

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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