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The Moat Tea Rooms

67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
01227 784514
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Ranked #13 of 296 Restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Tea Room
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This was a celebratory special afternoon tea and lived up to every expectation. Warmly greeted and given a wonderful choice of delicious cakes to accompany a tradtional tea served in pretty china. Generous glasses of quality champagne went down a treat. We do not eat meat and the neat sandwiches included extra smoked salmon to replace the ham. The 4... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

After looking on trip advisor for a tea room to surprise my mum for a birthday treat, i took her here to The Moat Tea Rooms. We was not disappointed. Family run and such a nice venue to go either alone, with family or friends. The choice of tea or coffee is unbelievable and then to choose a cake that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Best scones I have tasted for a very long time; served with yummy strawberry jam and fresh clotted cream. The tea was beautifully served with a dainty 3-tiered cake stand, quaint teapots and tea-set. The venue is just amazing, quirky and enchanting. dating from the 15th century, the history is palpable. The lady who served us was friendly and informative.... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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62 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I am having trouble walking a long distance so I appreciate that the Moat Tea rooms are close to the parking area. Five of us met for tea and some had a late breakfast. The salmon and eggs is nice. The creamed tea was just as it should be. The traditional English breakfast was not as large as usual. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Specially for a rainy afternoon.. For a conversation or read a book with a nice cup of tea the place is calm and wonderful with caring staff.. Definitely we will come back..

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Staines, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great tea rooms with the largest menu of teas I have ever seen. The menu is so tempting and nothing is a failure as everything is freshly cooked. You'll find it hard to make a choice though. Just keep going back to keep your tastebuds satisfied. NB - cash only.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A lovely shop with a picturesque interior. I've been twice and it is certainly where I will take visitors to impress them with Canterbury. The waitstaff is helpful and friendly, they have a large choice of teas with a menu describing each one. The scones are perfect and their Victorian Sponge cake is the best I have ever tasted. Overall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Visited the Moat Tea room today and treated my friend to afternoon tea. What a lovely tea room the mote tea rooms are. The scones were lovely and we shared the chocolate cake and the victoria sponge cake they were both delicious. Great value and also staff were really friendly and I would definately return here. Thank you.

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Five Oaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We just had to order tea when it looked so good from the outside. The wide choice of tea and homemade cakes made this a great place for the get up and go we needed. Would visit more if I lived closer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were in Canterbury for the day and popped in here as the place looked olde worlde. The scones were lovely and fresh and the teas (chosen from a very wide selection) were delicious, all using nice china crockery. Marked down because of a 25 minute wait for our order to be fulfilled.

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Additional Information about The Moat Tea Rooms

Address: 67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
Phone Number: 01227 784514
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Tea Room

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