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British Bell Tea Room

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890 Peoples Plaza, Newark, DE
+1 302-836-1802
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Today
11:15 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Scones are like a rock

I love this place and have eaten here numerous times. I wrote a review already and still feel the food is good, service excellent, and atmosphere is fun, but I really think the scones are awful ! They were never great, but have really gone down hill in recent years. I was there a few weeks ago... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
bluehenfan077
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mid atlantic
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
mid atlantic
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I love this place and have eaten here numerous times. I wrote a review already and still feel the food is good, service excellent, and atmosphere is fun, but I really think the scones are awful ! They were never great, but have really gone down hill in recent years. I was there a few weeks ago with two friends... More 

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Wilson, North Carolina
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This was a greast place to be introcduced to the Tea House concept and service of tea. The lunch was very tasty and the atomosphere was enjoyable. May choices and also products to purchase.

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Strasburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife and I have driven down to the British Bell Tea Room several times with various friends and family. We are from Pennsylvania and drive a little over an hour to get there. This is a great way to spend an afternoon. The dining room is small but elegant with an nice assortment of furniture and decorations. Although it... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have been twice in the last few months. The first time was with some friends. I had never been to an "tea" time... I loved it !!!! The cucumber sandwiches are amazing... The scones and clotted cream are the BOMB.... I went yesterday again and we had a little girl birthday tea party, in the private room.... What a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Food and service were fabulous. Very friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. It was a very nice afternoon out with my daughter.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My friend invited me to tea and it was worth the hour drive from Harford County MD. The decor is so inviting. Dan was a friendly and helpful server. We had afternoon tea. I like how you choose your sandwiches. The oolong peach tea was delicious. I also got scones to go so I will enjoy with my family tomorrow.... More 

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Newark, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We always have High Tea here when we see a Movie. They always have the most wonderfully-tasting soups; absolutely delicious! The English Scones are out of this world, served, of course with Clotted Cream and Lemon Curd. The Tea Sandwiches are a tasty treat, very nicely presented. The teas are always great, served very hot as they should be and... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The service here is excellent. The waiter was attentive and suggested teas when we were unsure of what kind to get. I opted for the luncheon tea time, where I got my own pot of tea, 3 varieties of sandwiches, a scone and 3 desserts. The decor of this place tops it all off. Each place setting is a little... More 

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newark, de
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have been to a few tea rooms before but this one was the most enjoyable with the best food. The soup was delicious and I enjoyed everything on the menu. The setting was elegant and everyone there seemed to be having a good time. I liked the selections of teas. The staff was courteous and pleasant. I haven't been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Tea Room is a complete delight! The ambiance, food and service is excellent. We brought a friend for her birthday from Lewes and would certainly drive to the Tea Room again. A wonderful Tea Room experience. We even enjoyed seeing the ladies at the next table dressed in period clothing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 890 Peoples Plaza, Newark, DE
  • 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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