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Clock Tower Tearooms

Connaught Gardens, Peak Hill Road, Sidmouth EX10 9QY, England
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Ranked #8 of 68 restaurants in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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89% Recommend
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This cliff top cafe at the top of the Connaught Gardens is open 10 til 5, breakfast served until 12, then lunches until 2.30. Good range of light snacks/lunches/cakes. Window seats give great view of Jacob's Ladder, the beach or the Connaught Gardens. This is a basic no frills cafe but excellent value with fabulous quality and huge portions! The... More

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Strood, England, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We often stop here for a bite to eat. The service is second to none. We very soon learnt our lesson and share a sandwich and a cake as the portions are huge. Lovely surroundings. Very busy in the summer months but plenty of seating outside if the weather is good. Haven't had a cooked meal here so can't comment... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We went in for a light lunch and couldn't believe how great the sandwiches are. Best sandwich I have ever had anywhere. Staff are friendly and helpful. Bread is delicious and fillings are generous and also delicious. They came with a side salad which was fresh and tasty. Excellent service, superb food! thank you.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We make a point of popping in to this coffee at least one a year for its exceedingly generous portions of delicious cake. I never share food but even I can't finish off a whole slice of cake their portions are so huge. It's certainly well worth the walk up the hill, although with the calories consumed you feel guilty... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We have stayed in Sidmouth 4 times and always make time for a visit to the Clock Tower because there's no where quite like it. The upstairs room has amazing views across the sea and the wood carvings around the beams and windows together with good service and good food make this a unique experience. For the best approach walk... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Had a nice fish and chips, well cooked and presented, rest of table had fish pie and fish cakes all thought it very good, the cakes are amazing, def worth a visit,

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This cafe/restaurant is so iconic to Sidmouth and is in the most beautiful location. We frequent it regularly and mostly find it to be a friendly,cosy atmosphere. However, our criticism recently is as follows: on Sunday 15 December - a typically rainy and wintry afternoon, we were longing for a pot of tea and some delicious Clock Tower cakes. It... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

A winter but sunny lovely weekend saw us return after many years to these great gardens and tea rooms. Simply great location and refreshments. Super in summer but so busy just a lazy December visit but so nice!

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Billericay, UK
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

An unscheduled but very welcome afternoon in Sidmouth on a chilly November day ... But warmed up by a lovely bowl of Onion soup for lunch and then after a stroll around the seafront and the lovely shops we finished off with a slice (huge) of wonderful cake and a cup of tea ...

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We had lunch here with friends who live in Sidmouth. The food was very good and if you get a table upstairs you have a nice view of the cliffs and beach.

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