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7 South Street, Scarborough, England
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Ranked #6 of 306 Restaurants in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $11
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This place really is a hidden gem and so unique! We booked in advance and showed up early but it wasn't a problem as the owners were so welcoming and just so lovely and showed us to one of the old fashioned booths straight away. It's clear they really are passionate about this place and their menu, and delivering brilliant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Today my partner and I went to visit the tea rooms and was pleasantly surprised. Upon arrival we were offered one of there fabulous vintage booths to sit in and a menu to look at. To start us off we went and had a look through the vast selection of loose leaf tea where we decided upon a lovely chocolate... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Lovely vintage tea room. Very friendly staff and helpful. Lovely afternoon tea and fabulous surroundings. Felt we were stepping back in time.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Off to Scarborough again, couldn't wait to visit my all favourite place Francis Tea Rooms. Love the quiches and salad and I am a lover of different types of tea and they have a great selection to choose from. Have to admit though I went twice during my short stay. After shopping and the hustle and bustle its a dream... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We turned up on a quiet tuesday afternoon and instantly given the opportunity to choose a seat in one of the booths. We selected the afternoon tea and could choose any tea..... brilliant selection, even liqourice flavour. We nibbled on a few of the sweets that were in the booth while waited. The food and tea arrived promptly and proper... More 

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Angus, Scotland
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4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This tearoom was in an ex-hairdressers, and has interesting wooden booths to sit in. However, the food was average. I was intending to have a cake, which I can seldom resist, but found it easy to resist these offerings. Could do better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Hi Cake Fans Just an update to my review of six months ago. Francis is still around, still fabulous, and frankly the best value noshtastic afternoon tea I've ever had the pleasure of eating (£6.50! That's outrageously reasonable). The owners, Brad and Sarah are such lovely people and their love for their tea room shines through, making every visit exquisite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

This place is pretty special. After reading some good reviews online I decided to book a table for afternoon tea to surprise my girl friend for her birthday. The welcome was warm and friendly and I was immediately blown away by the 1930's decor. We were allocated a table in a booth and I went for a nosy around and... More 

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Oviedo, Spain
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Excellent tea rooms with very original decor and delicious afternoon tea. The staff were extremely friendly and you can feel they are passionate about the place. If you want to travel back in time while enjoying a nice afternoon tea, this is the place for you! They also had hot food that sounded fantastic, although we did not try it.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A charming Art Deco style tea room very pleasant staff lovely decor nice friendly atmosphere had a nice breakfast and a lovely pot of tea highly recommended we went in and I don't think they were even open but still served us which was much appreciated 😄 will definitely Return

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Additional Information about Francis Tea Rooms

Address: 7 South Street, Scarborough, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 11
Cuisine: British, Tea Room, Soups, Sandwiches

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