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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 73
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  • 14
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Cakes!

Just a quick visit for coffee and cakes - but it was well worth a visit. Good selection of drinks and cakes - I can highly recommend the Mixed Berry Flapjack! Pity we couldn't stay longer - but will return!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
ambroseUk
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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Scarborough
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We arrived just after lunch, there were only a few people in as it was a very wet Novembers day. We had intentions to get a cake and cup of tea Instead we ordered a small bowl of chilli each which was served with tortilla chips and sour cream it was delicious and we were not dissapointed, well the only... More 

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Thank Sarah H
Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

It was a rainy afternoon when we dropped in for a late lunch. Place was quiet but service was as cold as the day. The chili bowl and the pasta was not as tasty as we would have liked but then we blamed our own palate. The sandwiches were better but somehow, we left a little unsatisfied

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We popped in on our visit to Grasmere. We were starving and decided to have the Chilli Bowl to warm us up! It tasted amazing and was perfect for the cold weather! The staff are lovely and the interior is really nice! Would definitely return!!

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Thank Sophie T
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Just a quick visit for coffee and cakes - but it was well worth a visit. Good selection of drinks and cakes - I can highly recommend the Mixed Berry Flapjack! Pity we couldn't stay longer - but will return!

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Thank ambroseUk
York
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Dropped in here on a rainy afternoon after a damp walk. Warm, dry and comfortable, the tea rooms and the delicious soup was just what I needed. Lovely setting right next to the little river. Well worth dropping into if you're in the area.

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Thank TheYorkWalkers
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The atmosphere of the tea rooms was very nice. The staff were friendly and the food was okay, it was filling but nothing to write home about. I would try somewhere else if I were to return to Grasmere.

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Thank Ann S
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

The food was quite bland and my side salad did not look very fresh. It was nice to sit out on the terrace but I feel like the cafe is successful purely based on its location. Very basic and rather disappointing considering the high prices

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Thank LRitch
Durham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Rainy day outside so popped in here once again. Two of us had the homemade Chilli Bowl served with tortilla chips and topped with sour cream and Spring onion. Absolutely delicious ! Staff are great and the cafe is really clean. Highly recommend.

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Lancs
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We grabbed the two tables available even though they were cluttered with 3 trays of dirty plates. Our children love to sit and watch the ducks. Unfortunately the tables were not cleared for the 30 mins we were there so we had to sit looking at other peoples leftovers. My husband brought our food out so staff wafted in and... More 

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Thank LesleyAsh
Cleobury Mortimer, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Having had a lovely walk around Grasmere we stopped for a light lunch. We had a couple of local choices and the usual, tea and coffee. The cafe itself was clean and tidy, the staff, lovely, the choice excellent and the food was very good. the location is very nice with a lovely terrace on the river side. I am... 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: Cafe, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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