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Francis Tea Rooms

7 South Street, Scarborough, England
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Ranked #5 of 285 restaurants in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $11
Cuisines: British, Tea Room, Soups, Sandwiches
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery
Description: Take a step back in time. . . Francis Tea Rooms is set in an original 1930's hairdressing salon, complete with wood-pannelled booths. It has an unique atmosphere with hand embroidered tablecloths and Art Deco vases. We serve Taylors coffee and a variety of their loose teas in vintage china. A varied menu of brunch, light lunches and afternoon teas is available as well as a large selection of homemade cakes, tray bakes and scones. Our specialities are Homemade Soups, Welsh Rarebits, Quiches and Traditional Afternoon Teas. Our own recipe scones, lemon meringue pie and fresh fruit almond cakes earned us a place in The Guardians Top Ten Budget Eats - Yorkshire Coast 2010.
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English first
York, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Dear Cake (fans). First of all, a rant. Now out of the literally millio… thou… hund… tens of people who will read this review, I need to start this one with a rant. Get ready, it’s a doozy! It’s about the last review done on Monday the 28th July by the charming Raymond B! Who gives a company they haven’t... More

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liverpool
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15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Went over to Scarborough (300 mile round trip) for a nice day out (Thur 24th July 2014). Told my wife I would treat her to afternoon tea in Francis Tea Rooms. Whilst in the town centre, and in need of refreshment, my wife ( on a walking stick ) and myself made the 25 min journey up to the dizzy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

After a days walking along the coast we ventured up in the Cliff Lift and spotted a chalk board sign to Francis Tearoom. Quirky setting, excellent service - nothing was too much trouble. Two Afternoon Teas and a Ploughmans Lunch for under £22 -outstanding value. Highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

wonderful old place. A one off with much vintage style. Excellent choice of teas. Lovely food, friendly staff. The staff were happy to make substitutions. Even the eally water was good. Love this place.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have to admit, when we arrived outside Francis i had to question if we had found the right place. It sits, quietly, on a rather scruffy little side street, and offers up very little of the "magic" that you find the moment you walk through the door. We were greeted by a really lovely waitress (OK she had tattoos... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What a gem of a find this tea room is, my husband and I had afternoon tea here, and it was lovely, plenty to choose from the menu, and friendly attentive staff, a must if you are in the area.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This place took a bit of finding, but well worth the trouble, fantastic setting friendly owners lovely food makes you feel you have gone back in time, it is all these things that make this a one off and very special. We visited 24th june 2014 there were four of us decided to seek this place out after reading about... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Was recommended this tea room by the landlady where we are staying. What a gem! The waitress who looked after us was brilliant! The place is very oldie worldie with booths. Had afternoon tea which included a selection of sandwiches, cakes, scones & strawberries along with two cups of assam tea all fro £13. My wife & I will be... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What a quaint original tearoom!! Individual cubicles for your table. Staff were enthusiastic and helpful with excellent advice on the food and the untold choice of fresh leaf teas, all served on amazing bone china tea sets. We tried several speciality teas and the food was fantastic. Owners spent time with us explaining history of the tea rooms and shared... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

was an original 1920's hair salon and the cubicles and many original features still remain. the mis match bone china is quirky but make the atmosphere even more original, the menu for such a small cute tea room is large and the choice of teas is vast.....GO THERE , but you can be disappointed so book

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