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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Lily's Restaurant and Tea Rooms

Lily's Restaurant and Tea Rooms
9 Torquay Road, Paignton, England
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Ranked #14 of 129 restaurants in Paignton
Cuisines: English
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: A quintessential English tearooms - complete with clientele!
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Very disappointed , quiet evening , no atmosphere , waited for ages to be given food that was not up to standard .

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Paignton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“home cooking at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Have eaten in lilys on numerous occasions and they have nevel failed to satisfy a hungry guest.If you want excellent home cooking then this is the place for you.They have a wonderful lunch menu ,this time i chose their minced beef pie,the short pastry was superb,it melted in the mouth ,fresh vegtables and was followed with a wonderful bread and butter.My guest had the roast of the day ,lamb, which she said was wonderful and full of flavour.If you want novelle cusine this is not the place for you but if you want unpretensious good old fashioned english food cooked to a hight standard at reasonable prices then i have no hesitation that you pay lilys a visit ,they also do a lovely afternoon tea and the staff make everyone so welcome.

  • Visited May 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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Kent, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Nice little find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

A real treat to find a gem like Lily's. Excellent selection of good home cooked food. Nice to see the chef popping out to chat to customers too. Not fancy, but simple and honest fare.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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“Piping hot, delicious food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Went here as Russian tea room closed. Pleasantly surprised. Quick, friendly service. Had small cooked breakfast which was very hot with lovely toast served on a doily! Lovely cream tea for afters. Large menu choice which looks as if its changed regularly as menu had today's date on. Would return. Comfy chairs, clean toilet, good food, good service, plenty of room.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A lovely cream tea !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Great service and lovely scones !!
A nice pot of tea and plenty of jam and cream just what the wife and I needed.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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