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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 #10 of 133 restaurants in Dover
Cuisines: Tea Room
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54 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After googling a tea room in Dover, finding the top hit to be Mrs Knott's, seeing a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and reading the many positive reviews about this tea room on Trip Advisor, I couldn't have been more excited to enjoy an afternoon lunch at this potentially wonderful tea room. Fail. I will admit the decor of... More

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London, UK
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Having walked and taken hundreds of pictures around the majestic White Cliffs, the lighthouse tea-house was a wonderful discovery. Beautifully decorated, like something taken out of a Laura Ashley commercial, the place serves home-made treats, sandwiches, soups and other little dishes that can be enjoyed in the stylish dining rooms or outdoors on a nice day. The service is super,... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed sandwiches, scones, and tea here after our long walk across the White Cliffs. If I hadn't been hot and sweaty from the walk, I would've ordered their homemade soup, too. The staff was extremely friendly and efficient. The sandwiches were tasty. The scones were perfect. Our tea was served in mismatched china teacups. Old music... More

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Willenhall, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Had a wonderful coffee and cheese and onion slice,wife had tea and banana cup cake all served in bone china ,tiny rooms with big service

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Quirky old fashioned decor and tea-sets, a bit of a long queue to be served but that is because it is so good. Scones and cakes have all been excellent and the tea is perfect. And unlike the nearby Bluebell tea rooms, the staff are pleasant and helpful.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great decor , teapot and teacosy collection. Lovely cake selection and lunch choices. Completes the lighthouse tour and experience.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited the adjacent lighthouse and fancied a cup of tea and something to eat. What we weren't expecting was proper loose leaf tea with china crockery. It was the first time I had used a tea strainer in years. That combined with some lovely victoria sponge finished the visit off a treat. There is inside seating but as it... More

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