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“Friendly and quirky- Love it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Tea Party

The Tea Party
144 High Street, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport PO13 9DD, England
02393070760
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Cuisines: English, Tea Room
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Lindford, Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Friendly and quirky- Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This restaurant/ tea room is unique not only in style but in ambience. the staff are lovely and always really helpful. My daughter is autistic and will only eat certain things and they always try to accommodate with a smile!
Great for afternoon tea , a snack or indeed Sunday lunch.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Newton Abbot
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Best tea room (so far)!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Unusually good coffee (I did need the extra shot), great tea selection including Rooibos and cakes to die for! We visited three days in a row after discovering this delightful and friendly tea shop and concluded that we have yet to find a better. Seating indoors & outdoors, excellent bookshop next door and ideally placed for walking along the shore. We exercised off the sandwiches and cake with a walk to Gosport and a bus back. The staff are all very friendly and the special teas (flowers opening in hot water) our reason to return in the future. Finally the toilet won the first ever 100% score, can it get any better?

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Prosecco afternoon tea birthday treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Exquisite decor. Sipping prosecco from vintage Babycham glasses (which I was most excited about!). Pot of tea drunk from mismatched china cups and saucers. Little sandwiches with scones, clotted cream, jam and the yummiest carrot cake with passion fruit cream cheese frosting, all served on beautiful cake stands. A very successful birthday treat for two dear friends thanks to The Tea Party! Followed by browsing Lee on the Solent's cute little shops and a walk along the seafront breathing in the fresh sea air, it was the perfect afternoon. I like to think I know a thing or two about a good afternoon tea having been to The Berkeley, Limewood and Chewton Glen and The Tea Party is one I'd come back again for, I'd also like to try brunch. Highly recommend to all.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely tea room, will be visiting again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is a lovely little tea room, with a great layout and nicely styled. The service is friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious. I can recommend the Goats Cheese and Pesto toastie - Truly delicious! There was a slight mix-up with my 2 friend's toasties, but the staff corrected it and were very apologetic and polite about it. We were all really impressed with this tea room.
My only hope/worry is that this tea room Doesn't follow suit of other tea rooms in the area, and try to pack in as many customers as possible into a tight space. It was lovely to have a clear walk way to the till, and the door, and also not to be sat right on top of a table next to us or behind.
This tea room is definitely worth a visit, it's so charming.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“YUM YUM! Roast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Well done to Steph and her team today their first day of roast dinners on a Sunday and it was delicious! Followed by a lovely light bread and butter pudding, with a great cream and jam serving. Spent a really nice hour and a half or so there, although they were busy they were polite and helpful as ever. Great to see a local tea room with a difference! Defiantly be back!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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