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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice surprise!

We were in town on a cold, wet, and dreary day. We stopped here for lunch. It was great! We had chili which really hit the spot. The owner/manager(?) was very friendly. He came by our table to see if the Southerners liked the chili. We laughed and asked him how he knew we were Southerners... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Lake District UK
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The 3 of us arrived at 4.00p.m. and had tea and sat by the river. Just before closing the staff came round with scones which they offer to all for 50 each. We had two. They staff were very pleasant and did not push us out at 4.30. I would recommend this café.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were in town on a cold, wet, and dreary day. We stopped here for lunch. It was great! We had chili which really hit the spot. The owner/manager(?) was very friendly. He came by our table to see if the Southerners liked the chili. We laughed and asked him how he knew we were Southerners. We left in great... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a lovely little tea shop right on the river, with river view and a view of St Oswalds. My wife and I have come here a few times over the years and this was the first time with our 4 year old son, we enjoyed our sandwiches and cakes plus the staff were very nice and attentive. Only... More 

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L0ndon
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116 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Average tea gardens and a shop and garden centre that are equally average in the quality of goods and service. It is popular because it is central and combines all three but do not visit if you are someone looking for quality.

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Good all round average price great location. Service good, overall pleasing late lunch. Lovely terrace overlooking river

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Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The place looked lovely as it is situated next to a wee river. However, the food was quite expensive. I had a baked potato that cost around 7 pounds and it was quite bland. But maybe the cakes are a better choice.

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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Staff are lovely and friendly, if this is not your experience then perhaps you were not nice to them to start with... I'm a nice person who never talks down to people 'serving me' unlike some customers... Food (for someone that's a bit of a fussy eater...) I take my hat off to the person that made the chilli, the... More 

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Scotland
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stopped in here as a family of 5, all peckish for some brunch. Lovely choice of cakes and good coffee. There was a nice seating area outside overlooking the river. We sat inside as the tables outside wouldn't accommodate our sixe of party. Only complaint would be that there are no menus on the tables - I did spot... More 

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Holbrook, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The chili I had was great. The pain is and soup that my parents had were also good. I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a nice lunch while in town.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Just had a lovely coffee and apple cake and shelter from the rain. Beautiful setting. Pleasant staff (unusual in the Lakes we have found this year?) and,although not the cheapest, not too bad given where it is.

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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

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  • Cuisine: Cafe

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