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Grasmere Tea Gardens

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Church Bridge, Grasmere, England
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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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
Most recent review
Very Positive Experience

Visited Grasmere Tea Gardens at lunchtime yesterday while there was a coach party of Scandinavian? walkers having a set lunch. Despite being extremely busy service was quick and friendly and the soup hot and tasty. Nice quality tea and coffee, one piece of constructive criticism would be the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
LynnC220
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Lake District, United Kingdom
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Lake District, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Visited Grasmere Tea Gardens at lunchtime yesterday while there was a coach party of Scandinavian? walkers having a set lunch. Despite being extremely busy service was quick and friendly and the soup hot and tasty. Nice quality tea and coffee, one piece of constructive criticism would be the rolls served with the soup - home bake seeded rolls the size... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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70 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My partner is a bit of a scone connoisseur and rated Jamie's offering very highly. Nice location by the river in Grasmere - with outdoor heating. Friendly service and good coffee.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Came in late on a wintery afternoon. Barely anyone in the cafe. 20 minutes for a cup of tea and hot chocolate. Outrageous service.

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Barton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We always used to stop in Grasmere for gingerbread when our children were young and enjoyed visists to the tea gardens while stopped. At our now grown-up children's suggestion, we came through the lakes rather than down the motorway and stopped here for a late breakfast. My vegetarian wife loves cheese scones and told me that the one she had... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Called in for a light lunch. Chose soup but although it was tasty, for lentil and bacon it was thin. The bread roll accompanying the soup was one of those cheap white home-bake rolls and it was the size of a golf ball. The whole dish seemed very mean in terms of quantity and quality. Compared with the other lovely... More 

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Ulverston
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95 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is a lovely place to go in the heart of Grasmere, whether you want lunch or a cup of coffee with a delicious home made cake. The interior is smart and modern but there is also the possibility of sitting on the terrace overlooking the river. On our latest visit I had an excellent and very seasonal cup of... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Our favourite stop for lovely soup and a coffee. Not sure where people have found the rude staff, they were warm and friendly. Give it a try, you will love it.

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Calstock
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited on a rainy day after a walk around the lake. The cafe was lovely and warm with a friendly welcome from the lady behind the counter. Admittedly, the cafe was not busy, but we received our food quickly and we were very pleased that the staff were happy to provide a dish that wasn't on the menu when... More 

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southport
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We decided to have our lunch here after a long drive to Grasmere. We were not disappointed. My husband and I had the sandwich with a mug of soup, It was lovely and fresh and the sandwich didn't disappoint, so freshly made. My daughter had the cheese and ham toastie very tasty. We liked it so much we went back... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit to this delightful cafe overlooking the river. You can also sit outside on the heated patio. The food and service are spot on. Its a very relaxing cafe.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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