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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 #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
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
3 helpful votes 3 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 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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17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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
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30 reviews 30 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Had a slice of cake, was really enjoying it until the young girl serving was using her bare hands to put the cake on to plates, no hand washing facilities are available, she was touching her hair constantly and handling money inbetween using her bare hands to handle food. On this basis I won't be returning unless hygiene procedures improved.

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

So sorry about your experience at our cafe.Just wished you had said something instead of posting this via your mobile,because we would have said sorry and explained to you that we had just had a refit (hence the smell of paint) and a lot of things were not in place ,but we have mouths to feed just as my staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Our yearly visit to this superb little restaurant did not disappoint. Friendly service, superb food, and if you like cake, you will judge every other cake in the country/world by the cakes served here. Felt like a little kid all over again...and at 52 years young, that's not too bad. Give it a try, see how it makes you feel.

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kly
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Biggest slab of cake you are ever likely to find!! Lovey scone just wish they'd had a little cream altho enough of that was on cake we shared so can't complain!! Only marked down one as had to remind the youngest assistant of an extra cake we ordered and she never heard we asked for tea, but all staff were... More

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