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The Sun Tea Rooms

High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead LA22 0NT, England
01539 436123
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Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Hawkshead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Forget the open seafood sandwich thingy which my wife said was very tasty, forget the Awesome looking pork pies, just order cake and marvel at the slab of calories that you're presented with, then marvel at the fact you could maybe try another one.

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Blyth, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Cuppa and a cake to die for.... tea made with real tea perfect taste..... cakes are huge but best of all was the home baked bread but be quick they sell out fast.The service was perfect. Tracey (owner) was so helpful, thank you for your hospitality (from the cheesecake lady)

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The massive cakes in the window draw you to this little cafe!! Went in with the family for coffee and cake and we weren't disappointed, the cakes are not only HUGE but delicious too defiantly worth popping in and we will be back!

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Cumbria
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Called in at the Sun Tea Rooms today as I could not believe the size of the cakes in the window! Given that I was starving at the time and still could only manage one toastie and half a cake, it is testimony to this terrific cafe! Cakes are so good you will surely die (your arteries will not cope!!).... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Me and my husband went on a bike ride on our holiday to the lakes and stopped in Hawkshead for something to eat. We have been here before and every time the absolutely gorgeous looking cakes in the window draw us in. I got soup to start which was a little salty and wasn't the best vegetable soup iv had... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This tea room is very tightly packed if you sit inside but it's really nice, characterful and cosy. It doesn't have a toilet which is a shame so go before you visit. I ordered a vegetable soup here which wasn't good 4/10 but then ordered a hot beef sandwich with horseradish which was one of the best sandwiches I've ever... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Came across this cafe by chance while visiting Hawkshead and this perhaps is one of the best cafes that I have visited. Fantastic food, real value money, cosy atmosphere. A great find with 'wow' factor, you won't be disappointed.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Warm welcome, unbelievable cakes huge portion and tasted WOW! Small, quirky great value and well worth a visit for tea and the most delightful, to the eye and mouth, cake you can imagine!

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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

£5.50 for a small over burnt sausage and about ten chips, went to a restaurant in central Ambleside and paid £1.85 for a massive portion of chips that dwarfed the ones here and tasted better too. This place is a joke, cramped, dark and expensive what a waste of £11.00. incredibly disappointed. Grumpy staff too, who also looking at replies... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Wow this little place is amazing!!! We had soup and a sandwich & my daughters had children's fish & chips which came wrapped up in newspaper which they found very novel!! So did I to be honest! The food was beautiful!!! We were toooooo full for the amazing MASSIVE CAKES but we have tried them before & they are YUMMY!!!... More

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