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Francis Tea Rooms

7 South Street, Scarborough, England
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Ranked #4 of 283 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Found myself in sunny Scarborough last week, yes it was sunny, and of course I had to visit my favourite Tea Room. In fact I went 3 times, there is nowhere better to enjoy tea. Brad and Sarah are such lovely owners and never too busy to have a chat even though they seemed very busy. Brad introduced me to... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Went up to Scarborough for Armed Forces Day and and fancied a cuppa so it had to be Francis, my wife and I were remembered by by the owners and despite only wanting a pot of tea each we were more than welcome to sit in one of the charming booths that are used for Afternoon Tea etc. Oops missed... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This tearoom was lovely today. We visited after reading the reviews on here. They were very good with our 5 month old. We loved the afternoon tea with loose tea poured through a strainer. The staff were extremely friendly! Be aware the address is correct but when you click on the map (through trip advisor) it takes you to the... More

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