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Francis Tea Rooms

7 South Street, Scarborough, England
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Ranked #4 of 286 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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94% Recommend
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English first
Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Went today had tea and scones It was perfect . Loved the retro booths Service was second to none so friendly and welcoming . If you are visiting Scarborough or live here this is a must Thanks for lovely lunch time treat

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Hornsea, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was our first visit and we loved it, a real delight. Excellent value for money. we really did not expect the food to be as good as it was with the prices so reasonable. We will be bck again soon

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I and my lovely mum returned here again this year, after having such a great visit last year,and i have to say we both were certainly not disappointed. The service is incredible and the people that own this fantastic Tea Rooms, should give themselves a pat on the back for such a great place, the food is exceptional i had... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Popped in from the Scarborough Spa today to the Francis Tea Rooms, which is conveniently just behind the venue and tucked away in a little side street that's like something out of the last century. Was expecting an average meal but instead, for the money and the service, felt inspired to write something wonderful. We had Afternoon Tea and there... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I wanted to introduce a Korean friend to a first class experience of English cream tea, so we went to the Francis tea rooms with a couple of other friends living in Scarborough who recommended it highly. We were not disappointed. The chai tea was superbly aromatic. The first course, of tiers of sandwiches, was varied and imaginative. I especially... More

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Great Falls, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Located on a side street in a small building that was a hair salon in the 1940s, this tiny place is still divided into small wood paneled areas that provided privacy for patrons. If you are claustrophobic, that might turn you off, but I was dining alone at one of two small tables in a room and thought it was... More

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Penrith, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Visited tearooms last Friday after reading all about them I just had to go, yes they took a bit of finding and weren't what I expected from the street, but "don't judge a book by its cover" is definitely true in this case, its fantastic from the moment you step inside and the welcome you receive. Its so different to... More

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York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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