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The Sun Tea Rooms

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High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead LA22 0NT, England
01539 436123
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic cafe

We visited during half term for lunch with our 2 small children, the service was very warm and welcoming, we all had delicious sandwiches and then shared a piece of chocolate cake. The cake was incredible and such a huge portion! Tea is real loose leaf tea! Can't fault this cafe.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Claire H
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We visited during half term for lunch with our 2 small children, the service was very warm and welcoming, we all had delicious sandwiches and then shared a piece of chocolate cake. The cake was incredible and such a huge portion! Tea is real loose leaf tea! Can't fault this cafe.

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Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We popped in here during February half term, the food and service were great. The fish n chips were absolutely delicious. We were so full so we ended up taking some cakes home. This cafe is a little gem, we will definitely be back!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Cakes was amazing so large and so many different varieties and the beef sandwiches were lovely........tea was tea leaves like stepping back in time very friendly would recommend

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Just back from a ride to the Lakes and we found this little gem. Its only very small inside but this makes it a nice atmosphere and the staff are excellent. I had the fish and chips which actually came on a plate but wrapped in newspaper as well and it tasted delicious. My husband had the home made pie... More 

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Baslow, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

We were enticed in by the amazing array of huge cakes in the window and were not disappointed. Home made soup with home made bread - delicious. Chicken & mango sandwich on home made bread - brilliant all washed down with a nice pot of tea. Couldn't manage a slice of cake but maybe next time! First class service and... More 

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England
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We recently visited Hawkshead with family for the Christmas market and made the Sun tea rooms our number one choice purely by the display of amazing cakes in the window. Can something taste as good as it looks ? In this case a big YES. The food is just about the best you will find anywhere not only in the... More 

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Workington, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We live about 25 miles away from Hawkshead but came today as the village had its Christmas fair. It was a nightmare to find a car parking space in the public car park and as the weather was particularly cold this was a lovely oasis to visit. We had a fab couple of coffees and my oh loved his cake... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Quaint tea room, with the largest gateaux's that we have ever seen. Friendly staff and lovelly atomsphere. The Gateaux's are huge as are the portions, 1 slice did two of us. Was quite funny to watch passers by stop and do a double take at the Gateaux's in the window. Highly Recommend a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I had Sun Tearooms recommend to me by a friend who said that the cakes were out of this world! They don't often seem to be open that often but when they are go in, you won't be disappointed. The cakes displayed in the window taste as amazing as they look, not only that but everything else including the tea/coffee,... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I don't leave negative reviews just for the sake of haing a moan, but our visit to The Sun Cafe was quite disappointing for reasons that could easily be resolved. I went with my mum, young sister and husband, and we were drawn in by the amazing looking cakes in the window. First impressions were not brilliant. Two of our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead LA22 0NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: 01539 436123

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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