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All 13 Hawkshead Restaurants

The Sun Tea Rooms

High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead LA22 0NT, England
01539 436123
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Ranked #4 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
Baslow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

what a place! The food was amazing - looked beautiful and tasted better. The staff are really friendly and the cafe is smartly decorated and inviting. What more do you want? I'll be back soon!

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

The gigantic cakes in the window certainly do the job for this teeny restaurant. They had 4 different ones on display and they drew us in like bees to honey! The inside is very small, so you may be lucky to get a table straight away, but on a rainy day we were in for early lunch. The soup was... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We came on what the young lady said was coach day, you could definitely tell. The tea room itself is on the small side but don't let that put you off. I had the chicken pie and my wife tried the creole chicken, both where absolutely delicious and the portion size is fit for a king. We had to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My partner is a cake lover and as we were walking through the village we saw the gigantic cakes in the window and immediately she said we had to go in there for cake, we hadn't eaten any lunch yet so we decided to go in and take a look at the menu, such a wide variety with something on... More 

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

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