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The Dwelling House

6 Fore Street, Fowey, England
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Ranked #8 of 40 Restaurants in Fowey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: The best Tearooms in Fowey. Ask Nigella Lawson she goes there.
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English first
Chorley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A quaint little tearoom with an lovely little garden seating area. The food is home made and served by a friendly and smiley group of people who seem to enjoy what they do. Well worth a visit

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Middletown, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you come to Fowey, you must stop and have a tea and sweet at this darling shop. All is homemade on premise-the best cream tea I had in Cornwall.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Don't miss this gem of a tea shop. Friendly service and great cakes. Right in the middle of Fowey but has a sweet courtyard garden.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My partner and I went into this quaint tea room and we were not disappointed. From the start the staff were lovely and friendly and we were made really welcome and We were lucky to get a table in the garden. The big pot of tea was fab and enough for three cups each and the fruit tea cakes had... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
218 reviews 218 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Having lunch here was like stepping back in time and sitting in my grandmother's front room! Service was very friendly and helpful and the crab sandwich was wonderful. As others have mentioned, the toilet is 'interesting'. Do give The Dwelling House a try.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This place is a real gem. Lying on the main drag away from the quayside, it's easy to overlook, but do try it out. The menu is very extensive, ranging from eggs on toast to more sophisticated dishes - something for everyone. It's pretty intimate - they've crammed all the tables they can possibly manage into the small space -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited this lovely Tea Room on Friday 29th August it was very busy but we decided to wait and we weren't disappointed. Lovely staff very patient as we had a toddler with us. The smell of homemade chocolate cake baking was lovely. Best crab sandwich ever, homemade soup and Cornish cream tea it was all just perfect and nobody rushed... More

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Monxton, null, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We tried to find a great cream tea place in Fowey to break up our journey home. Having looked at the recommendations we decided on The Dwelling House. It was pouring with rain and clearly people had taken refuge in tea shops. We waited over 25mins despite people leaving the tea shop. When we eventually got seated it was obvious... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Dwelling House is a very quaint tea room, with tables dotted about downstairs as well as outside. The toilet is even located in one of the unused bedrooms of the house on the upper floor. The food is brilliant, it all tasted very fresh. The crab sandwich was delicious. We were served by several waitresses, who were all very... More

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A quaint little tea room serving the most divine homemade cakes, and scones straight from the oven. Do not miss it if you are in Fowey.

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