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Rest A While Tea Garden

7 Coastguard Houses | Hawkers Cove, Padstow PL28 8HW, England
+44 1841 532919
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Ranked #3 of 71 Restaurants in Padstow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $13
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cuisines: Ice Cream, Café, Tea Room
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Description: The (tiny) tea garden is at the back of the two hundred year old 'Coastguard Houses' at Hawkers Cove, on the Coastal Path, 150m from the slipway at Hawkers Cove beach and enjoys fantastic views across the Doom Bar and mouth of the Camel Estuary, to Polzeath and Daymer Bay. We serve hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes, quiches and pies, homemade soups, filled jacket potatoes, made to order sandwiches, cream teas, ice creams and various snacks.(Our cream teas and our crab sandwiches are getting rave reviews). We have also started baking our own Gluten Free scones, so can now offer possibly the best gluten free cream tea in Cornwall. The tea garden is, literally, a garden, with no inside seating and is consequently very 'weather dependent' so if the weather is at all 'unsettled', we would advise that you phone ahead to make sure that we are open. The tea garden will be open 7 days a week (weather permitting) from Easter to October. This year we will be closed from 1st October to 17th October, due to family committments, opening again on Saturday 18th October through to Saturday 1st November, weather permitting. Unfortunately we don't have any parking facilities, so suggest that you park in the car park and walk along the coast path, or park on the road to Hawkers Cove and walk down the hill, (approx 500m). We accept most Credit/Debit Cards. Please come and see us.... You will be made most welcome!
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

An amazing view and a good cup of tea go along way when catching your breath on the camel trail!! It is well worth a stop off

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Finding myself with a free day while visiting Padstow recently I decided to walk along the coastal path. It's a beautiful walk with some incredible views but my lack of planning meant I hadn't even thought to take a bottle of water with me. When I came across this tea room I was thrilled! I stopped for a cup of... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

All the reviews are outstanding so we decided to walk from Padstow along the coastal path, it's about a four mile round trip. When we arrived it was closed even though the signs at the entrance said it was open, it also says sometimes we open late, sometimes we close early or words to that effect. So I suggest trying... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Had heard of this tea garden and just chanced upon signs to it on our way back along the south west coast path from Trevone Bay - and it's well worth a visit (or two!). Mrs J declared her chocolate cake to be one of the best ever, and my bread pud ran it a close second! Along with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

just caught before closing-much needed brew and cake! SERIOUSLY GINGER! Wow! The best ever! Lemon Drizzle good too. A must revisit. Thank you very much. Also saw Dolphins on the way back to Padstow. Magical! A grand day.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We have stopped twice at this delightful tea garden on our walks from Trevone to Padstow. It could not be better! Wonderful coffee and enormous scones and clotted cream together with a warm welcome for both us and our dog. A wonderful place with a fantastic view.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This place is a fair walk out of Padstow en route to Trevone but it was definitely worth every step. We were quite late getting there but the service was friendly, the view was fantastic and the cream tea certainly revived us for the rest of the walk. With two scones and plenty of jam and cream, the cream teas... More 

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Our second visit - the first was 2 years ago. We love it here. Well made coffee - tasty sandwiches and even gluten free scones so both of us could enjoy this classic. Generous portions. Amazing views. A highlight of our holiday. We'll be back again soon.

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Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review! It's nice for us to be thought of as 'A highlight of your holiday'. Please tell as many people as possible about us and call again during your next visit to Cornwall. IMPORTANT NOTICE.... Due to family commitments we will be closing on 30th September this year, which is earlier than usual. We will hopefully... More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My family and I enjoyed ice cream, scones and drinks at the Rest A While on a few walks from Padstow to Stepper Point. This unique back garden cafe is a friendly and tasty place to stop and the welcome is always warm irrespective of the Cornish weather. We noticed other walkers enjoying huge crab sandwiches and would highly recommend... More 

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Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review! I’m so glad that you enjoyed your visit to our tiny tea garden. The crab sandwiches are proving to be very popular! You must try one yourself during your next visit! IMPORTANT NOTICE.... Due to family commitments we will be closing on 30th September this year, which is earlier... More 

Derbyshire, England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Dropped by here for a most welcome cuppa after walking for the morning. Very friendly, only had tea but could tell it had more to offer. Great views.

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Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. i'm glad that you enjoyed your tea. Please come and see us again and try some of our delicious homemade food. IMPORTANT NOTICE.... Due to family commitments we will be closing on 30th September this year, which is earlier than usual. We will hopefully re-open on SATURDAY 18th October, (weather... More 

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Additional Information about Rest A While Tea Garden

Address: 7 Coastguard Houses | Hawkers Cove, Padstow PL28 8HW, England
Phone Number: +44 1841 532919
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Padstow
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 13
Cuisine: Ice Cream, Café, Tea Room

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