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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 - 3:30 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: Breakfast, 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
  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Don't just peek through the window.

Peeking through the windows of the British Bell will not reveal the true charm of this restaurant, you will see a Gift Shop, but until you walk through the doors and sit down in this Old English style, decorated dining room, where you’re allowed to just escape into this peaceful, relaxing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Jade B
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Bear, Delaware
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Bear, Delaware
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Peeking through the windows of the British Bell will not reveal the true charm of this restaurant, you will see a Gift Shop, but until you walk through the doors and sit down in this Old English style, decorated dining room, where you’re allowed to just escape into this peaceful, relaxing environment for the next few hours, you haven’t experienced... More 

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Bear, Delaware
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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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Newark, Delaware
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Newark, Delaware
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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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Newark, Delaware
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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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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The British Bell Tea Room is beautifully decorated and the intimate setting is perfect for enjoying High Tea. The scones, lemon curd, jam and clotted cream are worth the trip and there is a huge selection of teas from which to choose. My three year old niece loves the experience and we use to go once a month. However, the... More 

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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My friend and I enjoyed an afternoon of high tea at the British Tea Room in Newark at Peoples Plaza. It was an awesome experience. It was my first time there and I can't wait to return again. The service was excellent and the food was too.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Best tea room around! Atmosphere sets the stage for a traditional High Tea. The food is delicious and perfectly presented. Teas are amazing.

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

While the food,tea,and service here is good the space is Very limited so don't even think about being just able to stop in.

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medford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Grammie (me)and my 4 grand-daughters (Laura, Elise, Natalie & Jillian) annually go to "tea" together to celebrate our birthdays!! We have had this tradition since they were four yrs. old. The British Bell was a great find, a wonderful experience. The new owner is so sweet and caring about detail and being sure we enjoyed our visit. The food is... 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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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