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Vintage Tea

3 Fore Street, Totnes, England
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Ranked #15 of 73 restaurants in Totnes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Southwold
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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117 reviews 117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Winchester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a beautiful place to come for a spot of lunch we we had the ploughmens and then a cream tea all the china was very sweet really enjoyed this place but the best bit has to be the air con :) thank you

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A tall order from Vintage Tea Rooms as we were a party of 16 +. We had booked and pre-ordered our afternoon teas though. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Lovely atmosphere and the Tea Room itself is beautifully and tastefully decorated. However, from the position where I was sitting I could see directly behind the bar area, there were... More

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

What a shame indeed that you were disappointed with our standards and as you put it had to write a "scathing review", when the rest of your party were so happy with their experience at Vintage Tea. Once you had left the premises after making your views known to us and having not been charged your share of the booking,... More

Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It was a very hot day when we visited Totnes and we were really pleased to find Vintage Tea, which is an air-conditioned (!), serving first class food. We can recommend the poached salmon and dill sandwiches and the ploughman's lunch. In addition to tea, they also serve wine from the local vineyard, which was also excellent. The service was... More

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Excellent cream teas, cake (orange and almond). Excellent service. Calm and fresh interior décor. Loved it and will be back again!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Prior to our visit to Totnes we had been given the name of a cafe which was highly recommended to us, sadly when we got there it had closed due to the owner's ill health. After wandering around Totnes we soon became aware that there was 20 or more cafes in the town (catering for a range of tastes) !!!... More

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