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Grasmere Tea Gardens

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Church Bridge, Grasmere, England
01-53-94-35590
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tea and Cake with a View

Was visiting Grasmere and as such a nice day dropped into the tea gardens so could sit by the river for morning coffee. Had coffee and cake with a wonderful view of the river and the church on the other bank. Reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
nickpayne82
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Was visiting Grasmere and as such a nice day dropped into the tea gardens so could sit by the river for morning coffee. Had coffee and cake with a wonderful view of the river and the church on the other bank. Reasonably priced.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Stopped here for lunch halfway through a tour. Our original allocated hour was cut down to 30 minutes but we were impressed at the speed and efficiency of the staff. We ordered sandwiches as we were pushed for time but were delighted by the excellent quality and freshness. Adjacent to the cafe was the Potting Shed garden and craft centre... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

No trip for us to Grasmere is complete without a "pop-in" to the Tea Gardens. Its fantastic position opposite the Church, and next to the river really enhances the place. Great value café food, and good value for money. Efficient friendly staff, make you feel like you want to call back. Some of the old photographs on the wall indicate... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Was visiting Grasmere having not been back for a while having lived in the village for many years. Surprisngly quiet for the Tuesday following a bank holiday. Had tea and cake - all the family enjoyed their cakes and the flap jack was the best I have had in a long while. A good cup of tea. Reasonably priced.

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Just had lunch at this cafe. Although it was very busy the food didn't take long to arrive. The staff were very kind to us and they also allow pets in. There is a good selection of food, but I did only fancy the jacket potato as I am loosing weight. It would of been good to have a selection... More 

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Annan, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My wife and I called in for a coffee and a cake whilst we were travelling through the Lakes on Sunday. The staff couldn't have been nicer, when we asked if we could sit outside on the terrace they even offered to put the heaters on for us, but we declined. It was so peaceful sitting there looking out over... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Really tasty food, great service and surroundings and the prices are decent too. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a quick bite to eat or a drink in Grasmere.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

We just wanted a coffee and cake and this coffee shop ticked all the boxes. Friendly, helpful service and very pleasant surroundings. We didn't sit outside as a bit chilly but we did notice a heater on terrace for those brave enough.

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England
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Sitting outside on the terrace by the river on a sunny day it is certainly a beautiful and idylic place to have lunch. However, we felt the food was really average - unimaginative and somewhat tasteless. Perhaps they're catering to the pensioner crowd but if you're a bit more adventurous with your food you might want to look elsewhere. It... More 

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Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

The Tea Gardens weren't particularly busy when we arrived but the service was slow and there were tables that hadn't been cleared despite having plenty of staff around. The lady serving was friendly but the 'Thick strawberry milkshake' was a glass of Mr whippy ice cream with strawberry flavouring poured over the top, the scone came with squirty cream which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Church Bridge, Grasmere, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
  • Phone Number: 01-53-94-35590

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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