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British Bell Tea Room

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890 Peoples Plaza, Newark, DE 19702
+1 302-836-1802
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11:15 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:15 am - 3:30 pm
Wed - Fri 11:15 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:15 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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Good food, great tea (and lots of it) but very noisy. If the decibel levels were a little lower, this would be 5 stars for sure. Tea pots were huge. I had at least 5 cups, and then they give you a "to go" cup for anything left over. Scones among the best I've ever had. We were there 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
marlegal1
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Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, great tea (and lots of it) but very noisy. If the decibel levels were a little lower, this would be 5 stars for sure. Tea pots were huge. I had at least 5 cups, and then they give you a "to go" cup for anything left over. Scones among the best I've ever had. We were there 2... More 

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Thank marlegal1
Fallston, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be deceived by the strip mall exterior; there is a lovely, relaxing tearoom beyond the front. Great place to chat with friends and enjoy the atmosphere. Our sugar bowls were empty when we sat down and our candle was not lit. When we asked for sugar, our waitress told us to use the sugar bowl. We had to lift... More 

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1 Thank Occasional Dine... S
Newark, Delaware
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I love this place. My friends and I try to meet here at least twice a year. We often schedule months in advance, and they are very accommodating. We love the atmosphere, and the service. We have tried other tea houses, and we always come back to British Belles. We normally do high tea and have never been disappointed. I... More 

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Thank shvacation2015
Newark
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

My daughter and I have been coming her for many years. Each time we come here, we enjoy the experience more and more. The experience is much like High Tea in the UK which we visit quite often. The scones and sandwiches are wonderful and the selection or teas is great as well. You will not be disappointed!

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Thank lisa109
Wilmington, Delaware
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My friends/family had a party for me there before I got married. It was a "bridal shower" of sorts... the place is tiny... they try to fit too many people at once... it is truly a "tea" room... no soda, no coffee... just tea and lemonade. The service was OK... the decor was lovely... but unless it is a super... More 

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Thank Sio82
Newark, Delaware
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The outside and location are very deceiving. When you enter it is like another world. It is very beautiful and quaint.

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2 Thank bond2013
Bear, Delaware
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My daughters and I have been coming here for years. The atmosphere is perfect, love the decorations and it feels very unrushed. We have celebrated end of school, back to school, successful completions of shows, or just because. The sandwiches are wonderful, the scones are delish and they have a huge variety of teas. Expect it to take 90 minutes... More 

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2 Thank Ellen B
Newark, Delaware
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This spot is just right to sit back and have a great pot of tea and feeling English. The sandwiches which accompany the tea are so tasty.

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2 Thank jtaylorarnold
Newark, Delaware
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Eclectic decorations, very comfortable. Regardless which way you decide to order, there are great choices for sandwiches, soups, and especially the teas! Nice place just for lunch, but really great for special occasions. Reservations are a must!

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2 Thank Janet T
Newark, Delaware
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have been to British Bell many times. The victorian atmosphere, china cups, tea strainers, etc., is like high tea in London - but not as stuffy! The food is always excellent whether we order high tea or lunch items. I frequently come here with friends and my goddaughters absolutely love it. When they were younger the princess tea was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 890 Peoples Plaza, Newark, DE 19702
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-836-1802

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Monday
11:15 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
11:15 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
11:15 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:15 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:15 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:15 am - 6:00 pm

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