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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
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Like many other reviews drawn in by the enormous cakes on display, sampled both Victoria and chocolate cake and honestly believe they look better than they taste, tasted and felt a little on the dry side, great expectations but felt a little deflated. Having said that, this was our personal opinion and it is clear that many others love the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Bought 3 ENORMOUS slices of cake. Absolutely gorgeous. More of a savoury/crisp girl myself but can't resist this. Fantastic, highly recommend

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England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Another awesome meal today. Ordered the fish & chips and the homemade chicken and leek pie. This place just gets better and never ceases to surprise us with the standard of food it presents. It's made number 38 out of the top 100 places to eat in Cumbria but when you taste the food it's surprising it hast made the... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

From the out side the place looks a bit run down but the HUGE cakes in the windows looked to good to walk pass. I'm glad we stopped as the cakes is as good as it looked. One slice was so large it was enough for the three of us and tasted great. When the bill came we were surprised... More

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Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The cakes looked intensely inviting, however we found that 3 of them were exactly the same & none of them were very appealing to us. The staff seemed very curt; a smile wouldn't have gone un noticed. Whatever you do, don't request any variation on the menu...the waitress passed my request for a slice of toast to the 'chef'. This... More

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traceynpaul, Owner at The Sun Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Hi Tracey here from the sun cafe how sad are you, you and your partner below(get to him in a minute) have put this review about us because you where not allowed two slices of toast IS IT ON THE MENU NO.this is not a variation from anything on the menu ITS NOT ON THE MENU. As for the slating... More

Blackburn, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

How disappointing this experience was. For the first time I have to write a poor review on Trip Advisor. Upon entering we were eventually directed to a vacant table, despite the place being pretty much empty. I decided to go for a toastie and cup of tea, my partner decided she just wanted a drink and a couple of slices... More

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traceynpaul, Owner at The Sun Tea Rooms, responded to this review

AVOID please don't visit again if this is your reaction to getting a refusal for something THAT IS NOT ON THE MENU. You state you have eaten in my cafe before and enjoyed So where is my good review I am glad to hear you enjoyed your chocolate cake at the next cafe HOW WAS THE TOAST. You need to... More

England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

I have to start by saying that I drive tourist around the lakes five days of the week and without hesitation I can honestly say this cafe/tea room is the most friendliest reasonably priced place I've had the good fortune to visit. So much so that I always recommend my paying customers that satisfaction is guaranteed without ever worrying about... More

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We were lured in by the size of the cakes and offered a choice of tables. Unfortunately for us the rest of the cafe filled up immediately and with only one member of staff we were left to wait for quite some time. It wasn't appreciated when a later arrival was served before us as they went to the counter.... More

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Lovely end to our holiday after visiting this tea rooms. Cake to die for, lots of different types of tea to choose from, great value for money. Well worth the visit. Would strongly recommend to anyone.

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Wallsend, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A great little cafe for nice break for coffee and big slices of cake all done at a fair price,can get busy at popular times of year !

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