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The Moat Tea Rooms

67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
01227 784514
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Ranked #16 of 269 restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Tea Room
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Mar 26, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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63 reviews from our community

95% Recommend
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essex, UK
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Had a lovely afternoon tea in these tea rooms. Stayed for over 2 hours and there was no rush to get us out. It's small and compact but it is a very old building. Will visit again

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This tea room was lovely and very quaint. You can feel the age of the house and their food is excellent - some of the best soup I have had in a long time. Traditional, not over-priced, and a lovely atmosphere. Definitely recommended.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

After spending the afternoon in the Cathedral nearby, we were gasping for a cup of tea and a slice of cake. We had already seen the cakes in the window on our way to the cathedral, as they looked homemade and were generously filled, we decided to give the café a try. We were certainly not disappointed! We were delighted... More

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Dover, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Traditional tearoom, tea served in pretty teapots and china tea cups. Very civilised!! Had soup with a roll, the soup was wonderful. Cakes looked amazing and very tempting, but had to resist, which was very hard!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My daughter booked the special afternoon tea for her grandparents as a special treat as her grandfather is terminally ill. The service we have received from the establishment has been seconds to none. Everyone has been polite and attentive both on the phone, via email and in person in the tea rooms. The food was excellent with freshly made sandwiches,... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Had lunch in this 500 year old timber-house tea room during a day trip from London; it was my highlight of Canterbury. It is a very short walk from the cathedral. Sat in the very quaint room upstairs, accessible by a crooked narrow staircase. I don't know how the lovely waitress, Janet, carries those trays of food up them all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

First discovered it when I came to Canterbury a year ago and now it's my default place in Canterbury for food or even just a pot of tea when I feel like it. The cakes are matched in excellence by the service from the staff.

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Calais, France
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4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The crooked building with sweets displayed in the window drew us in. So glad we went! We had a traditional cream tea. The scones, cream & jam were delicious. The tea selection (and coffee) was impressive. A little expensive, but not unreasonable. Service was quick and efficient. Staff was quiet & friendly, not at all intruding. Can't wait to take... More

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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

There are plenty of tea rooms in Canterbury but most of them are right next to the entrance to the Cathedral and are really packed between midday and 3pm. This one is a 3 minute walk up Burgate and its worth every step. The guys working there on the day I visited (7th) looked as if they loved their job... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I think we found the most lovely place in Canterbury to have afternoon tea. The staff was very friendly; the setting felt comfortable; the scones, cake and sandwiches were delicious and the tea was amazing. We felt so at ease that we stayed for two hours and each had 2 pots of tea. A perfect end of a day in... More

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