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Francis Tea Rooms

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Sandwiches, British, Tea Room, Soups
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7 South Street, Scarborough, England
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Take a step back in time. . . Francis Tea Rooms is set in an original...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
What a gem!!

We came to Francis Tea Rooms on a recommendation and boy we weren't disappointed! From opening the door the greeting we were met with was really friendly, we felt at home straight away. We were shown to a booth which was an original hairdressers booth from the 1940's. We chose the afternoon tea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Debbie B
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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English first
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We came to Francis Tea Rooms on a recommendation and boy we weren't disappointed! From opening the door the greeting we were met with was really friendly, we felt at home straight away. We were shown to a booth which was an original hairdressers booth from the 1940's. We chose the afternoon tea and the selection of sandwiches was just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were spending a weekend in Scarborough over the bank holiday, and down by the port was just so busy it was unbearable. We wanted somewhere nice for lunch so a quick look on Trip Advisor and this place popped up. Took a walk there and it was absolutely worth it. It is set in an old hairdressers, and each... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Have been for an afternoon tea and also had cakes made for an occasion found the tea rooms very unusual lovely little booths to sit in proper tea in teapots and old fashioned bone china like going to your Grandmas house and the cakes are gorgeous the people who run it are really charming such a change to have good... More 

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Leeds, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Visited this tea room with my sister for her birthday - she was a regular client of the café and recommended it highly. The café if a former hairdressers and has original booths which are fantastic features. The cups and plates etc are old china tea service sets which add to the period feel of the tea rooms. Staff are... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This little Tea Room is a must . We visit Scarborough on a regular basis to see our son and family and so much look forward to a visit to the Francis Tea Rooms.. The owners are just an absolute delight, such lovely people and nothing is too much trouble. They go out of their way to make sure your... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went to Scarborough again for a week and couldn't wait to go back to Francis Tea Room. If you have never been I can honestly say you have missed a treat. The staff are wonderful never rush you and are pleasant in manner. In fact because I couldn't make up my mind between quiche's I changed it and the owner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

We've had a lovely afternoon tea, served in china - loose leaf tea is always a nicer taste - and the warm Stilton and walnut scone with homemade apricot chutney was a-maaa-zing!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Lovely location but slightly let down by a lacklustre lemon sponge cake to accompany my coffee. Nevertheless a useful stopping point to write postcards.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

What a treat! Really enjoyed our visit to tea rooms, huge variety of teas on offer all served in delicate china cups by friendly staff. Would highly recommend delicious sandwiches and savoury tarts served with a generous helping of salad. Will definitely visit again on our next trip to Scarborough. What a gem!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Loved this place..Big puts of tea and china cups with lovely homemade cakes and scones etc. Delicious and great friendly service. They only take cash though but when we tried to pay by card and couldn't they were so kind abs trusted us to come back and pay. Which we did of course! Highly recommend this little gem.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 South Street, Scarborough, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 11
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, British, Tea Room, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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.
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

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