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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 94
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
Great place for afternoon tea.

A must do if visiting Canterbury . Lovely old fashioned building, great old fashioned service and yummy creme teas. Also a great selection of fresh cakes and hot food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A must do if visiting Canterbury . Lovely old fashioned building, great old fashioned service and yummy creme teas. Also a great selection of fresh cakes and hot food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were directed upstairs to a cosy little room and given an extensive choice of speciality teas and coffee to choose from. The service was excellent and the cakes were delicious. I'm looking forward to returning a second time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Easily the best scones I have ever eaten! Along with clotted cream and loose tea English Breakfast, made for a wonderful visit, as always. I've visited this Tea Room several times, and I've found it to be the very best in Canterbury- even over the Tiny Tim's Tea Room! I recommend this place to everyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Cream tea at its best. A British treat. You can even chose your own loose leaf tea. Service was slow-ish, but attentive, friendly, welcoming, unpretentious and expert. I loved it. Thank you to the young man and lovely old(er) lady who served me on this late Tuesday afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nestled in a very old historic building very close to the Canterbury cathedral, the Moat has maybe 3 small rooms, low ceilings, exposed beams and a counter for take out cakes and pastries. Very charming. We had some tea and some pastries, all excellent at moderate prices. Good place for a break after walking the town and sightseeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Service is quiet yet very attentive. Cream tea is small, filling and freshly prepared. This place is Canterbury's best kept secret!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Excellent service, a little slow when they're very busy, but I take this popularity as a sign of a good tea rooms. wonderful fragrant teas served in old fashioned cups and teapots. when ever we visit Canterbury we always make a point of trying to visit the Moat Tea Rooms

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

god choice, great quality, fresh moist cake, warm scones, (doubt it was home made jam tho?!) well presented, good friendly service, not too expensive, gorgeous medieval, clean, tasteful, surroundings and ambience, no complaints at all! recommended

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We visited on a Saturday afternoon after a day of sightseeing in Canterbury. We ordered two teas and two scones. We were served our tea and then waited 15 minutes for our scones. When we finally received our scones we had virtually drunk all of our tea and there was no cutlery so then had to go downstairs to get... More 

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KpSandhu, Owner at The Moat Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Hello there, I'm sorry to hear of your bad experience, I do think you may have caught us on a bad day, however there's no excuss, If your in the area again I do hope you will give us another chance. Please make your self know if you do come by. sorry again. Kelvin More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is exactly the sort of independent business which deserves our support. It quietly provides a service which is excellent, distinctive, surprising and enchanting. People travel to grand hotels to experience a proper afternoon tea. They pay a fortune for an often uninspiring experience. This tea room is in the centre of Canterbury and is possibly it's best kept secret.... More 

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KpSandhu, Owner at The Moat Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review, I'm glad you found us, and hope to see you in the Tearooms again soon. Kelvin More 

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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
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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