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Vintage Tea

3 Fore Street, Totnes, England
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Ranked #15 of 74 Restaurants in Totnes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It is not often we have an afternoon tea but we were in Devon and after having a full English breakfast at the Ring O Bells and looking forward to dinner at the Nobody Inn we were tempted by Vintage Tea on the main street in Totnes, the Trip Advisor award card displayed in the window tempted us inside. The... More

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southampton england
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94 reviews 94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I only intended to have a quick coffee....... Then I spotted a succulent Victoria sponge..... Then I also spotted a lady twirling a chocolate stick in steaming milk....! That did it! Quick coffee turned into Belgian hot chocolate, accompanied by Huge slice of Victoria sponge, filled with homemade conserve, topped with butter cream and decorated with fresh raspberries and blue... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We visited as a family for our grandma's birthday treat and all had 'high tea '. We found the surroundings relaxing and the staff friendly and helpful. The tea was lovely and our grandma appreciated the china cups! We really enjoyed all the food, particularly the salmon and dill mayonnaise sandwiches and the warm scones. I thought it was very... More

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nottinghamGB
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was our first visit to this tea room, It was very busy so we had a table in the main shop area. First impressions on looking at the menu was that it was pricey! However, we ordered a cream tea as a 'special' event, pot of tea and a cafetierre of coffee. We were not disappointed. Two super homemade... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were searching for somewhere nice to have a cream tea and Vintage Tea seemed like the perfect place. It got gradually busier as we finished our cream tea and cakes. The decor, china and food was great, definitely something we'd go back for. We also saw the people next to us eating the afternoon tea which looked delicious and... More

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Southwold
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We found this place by accident , and we were pleasantly surprised. The decor was lovely and the crockery was all beautiful china. The cream teas and cakes were good sized portions and delicious and although we didn't sample the savoury menu what we saw others eating looked great too. Not over-priced either. The only criticism we all had was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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71 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were in Totnes for the day and we came upon this tearoom as soon as we hit the main street.The tearoom was brilliant, the decor was lovely, the china crockery was beautiful and the scones, cream and jam with good strong tea was just perfect. I would definitely come back again if I come back to quirky Totnes, fabulous.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Nice surroundings, but as with previous reviewer there was no warmth in the greeting from the supervisor/manageress. In fact she greeted us as though we were something nasty on the bottom of her shoe, and told me I was inconveniencing her because I asked to pay for some of my family on a different table. Cakes were just about ok,... More

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

After half day's wandering in quirky and fun Totnes we (2x adults, 3x teenagers) came in for tea and cakes. First off, cream teas were really good, scones warm and mouth watering, cream excellent though jam could use a little 'lift', and cake also good and waitress efficient and smiley. BUT - the proprietor/manageress - unnecessarily snooty and we were... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I cannot fault the quality of the food, service, cakes and tea - and I'm very picky! The setting is beautiful with crisp, white tablecloths and beautiful china. The tea was flavoursome loose leaf tea (as it should be!) and the cakes very mouthwatering and perfect, as were the sandwiches. The manageress is always pleasant and very accommodating, particularly to... More

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