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The Moat Tea Rooms

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67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
01227 784514
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Surprisingly good coffee

Delightful tea rooms. Very traditional but the coffee was quite good. The cakes were fresh and varied. Service was good. Shame all the custard tarts we had admired were sold.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Caroline G
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Delightful tea rooms. Very traditional but the coffee was quite good. The cakes were fresh and varied. Service was good. Shame all the custard tarts we had admired were sold.

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Incheon, South Korea
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Before I begin the review, I would like to express the positive aspects to the Tea Room and that certainly is the location and it's level of selection for tea's. It offers a wide range of tea's that my friends from Hong Kong were surprised to see on their outing to Canterbury. However, my negative thoughts lie in the service... More 

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Eauze, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Incredible selection of teas and coffees, plus super cakes, served in this cosy 15th century building. A delightful treat.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The tea rooms have a good selection of teas and you can even sample their tea of the day.what makes this place was the cake.I had a delicious Carrot Cake and my son had chocolate cake.Mary Berry should visit here.Served in traditiional tea shop.Recommended.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Although situated directly opposite a busy UK wide pub franchise this place this quaint little place offers a truly wonderful opportunity to experience one of our best traditions, afternoon tea, in the perfect surroundings. We decided to step inside after being tempted by the lovely display of cakes in the front window. The selection of different teas on offer was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Had a special cream tea for two.Sandwhiches,scones with cream and jam, cake and a pot of tea.Delicious as a treat for Mother's Day.glad we booked as was busy and a few people were turned away.We sat downstairs and I felt the only downside was the people on the next table were so close they joined in on our conversation!!maybe could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Visited here on mothers day and what a treat it was. Amazing home made cakes and delicious sandwiches. Staff exceptionally friendly and informative. Looking forward to returning very soon for another slice of lemon cake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend the Special Cream Tea! Very traditional and had a really lovely atmosphere. Brilliant, service and the food (particularly the scones) were absolutely delicious. Will definitely go back again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We enjoyed a tea party here for a special occasion. Booking process is simple and the business is accommodating of specific requirements. Good location for the cathedral and some lovely local pubs. Service although slow was courteous and attentive. A variety of teas are available and definitely something for all tastes with coffees also on the menu. We were not... More 

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Kent
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The best millionaires shortbread ever! Very quaint tea room with delicious, reasonably priced food. But the cakes are to die for!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: 01227 784514

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tea Room
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

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