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Mrs Knott's Tea-Room

South Foreland Lighthouse, The Front | St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6HP, England (Formerly Mrs Knott_s Tea-Room)
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Ranked #11 of 134 Restaurants in Dover
Cuisines: Tea Room
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English first
Bedfordshire, England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the walk along the cliff-top path as did our springer spaniel, enjoying the beautiful September sunshine. Fantastic mid-point break at the Tea Rooms. Delicious cream teas, friendly staff and lovely vintage atmosphere. Please note that the walk is uneven and quite steep in places.

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New Romney, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Beautiful views, quiet and peaceful, but difficult to find and long trek or a 3 minute drive down an unmade road but well worrth it. Will go again.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I was expecting it to be a bit more exciting but it's better than nothing after struggling up the hill. Check ahead because opening days are patchy outside of school holidays.

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Seattle
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stopped into the lighthouse during our tour of Dover and couldn't have been happier with the scones and hot tea we got from Mrs. Knott's. A nice break before our walk back.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Loved it here .Loved the decor and separate rooms. Tea and cake delicious. Totally brilliant!You can actually park nearer than it says on their website.Difficult to find but once found never forgotten!

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Deal, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely atmosphere in this old fashioned tearoom, with old music playing and great cakes,fantastic location too, being perched on the white cliffs next to a lighthouse.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Pricey in general, especially the pre-packed sandwiches without any garnish, no gluten-free options except for soup without bread, no salads. Come on, with so many people going gluten free; you need at least one option, like most NT facilities. Lovely surroundings and helpful staff but no kids options either. This could be great but needs more effort.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Loved the antique china and vintage decor. Good place to refuel after the long walk from the visitor centre. Prices are not cheap but that's understandable because it is a remote location and they must depend mainly on summer tourist traffic.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I just love everything about this tearoom - the decor, the music, the vintage china, the tea strainers, the sugar cubes and tongs and of course the scones and cakes. Yes the tearoom is small and if lots of people arrive at once, the queue in the hallway can get a bit chaotic. The food choices are limited but always... More

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maidstone
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Myself and Mrs C were out for a drive to discover places near our new home & found this lovely little tea rooms . The cakes are to die for & the staff are so friendly.We will be going again. The views are stunning and 1930's decor a joy, just Noel coward in the corner is missing. enjoy.

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