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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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Sunday
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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, Coffee & Tea, 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
Saturday Lunch

It depends on what you like. The menu and meal portions are perfect! The desserts are fabulous, as per pricing, I feel it is a little high, but you're getting a lot of food. The place was crowed which in turn made it little noisy.... I realize that it was a Saturday afternoon, but that takes away... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Debbie B
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Newark, Delaware
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English first
Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It depends on what you like. The menu and meal portions are perfect! The desserts are fabulous, as per pricing, I feel it is a little high, but you're getting a lot of food. The place was crowed which in turn made it little noisy.... I realize that it was a Saturday afternoon, but that takes away from my enjoyment... More 

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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

"A elegance and calm distinguished by high quality teas, detail-oriented atmosphere and delicious food".

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Yesterday was my first time there; my three friends had been there before. We were seated and as the dining area became more crowded, others who came after us were served first. When we got the attention of our server, she would assure us ours was coming. We had no water or tea for probably 20 minutes. The salads came... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

stopped without reservations and they squeezed us in minus an attitude that you sometimes receive when you do not have reservation. Very relaxing and authentic atmosphere.

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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The British Bell tea room has always been one of my favorite place to visit, The change in ownership has been a positive improvement for the British Bell. The staff and Management is friendlier and more outgoing and the food is out of this world, especially the freshly made dessert. The portions may at first glance appear small, but you... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The perfect atmosphere for a peaceful, rejuvenating time away from this noisy world. Allow yourself time to truly the savor the tastes and the environment.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love going to this tea room. Your served on real china like your Grandmother had. You are seated at a dinning room size table with your party. You choose a flavor of tea then each person receives an individual pot of the tea they selected. The teas are delicious. Along with my tea, I had a variety of tea... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I don't like sugar and refined carbs so my one time to eat there was a major disaster. You cannot eat healthy here. The decor was really Victorian and I loved it

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Quinton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went for High Tea with three friends on a Saturday afternoon. For high tea you get an entire pot of tea of your choice (40+ options), 3 tea sandwiches (6 or 8 options), a scone (2 or 3 options), a turkey sausage and something else pastry pocket and 3 desserts each. We had a crème filled pastry cup with chocolate,... More 

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Newark, DE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was my first time at a tea house so I didn't know what to expect. The room is decorated very nicely but it's cramped and loud. They do have a private room but I'm not sure how much that costs. The tea was AMAZING and the sandwichs were good (the Turkey cranberry was my favorite by far). I read... More 

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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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