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“Great place for a full English breakfast!” 5 of 5 stars
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Oldway Mansion Tearooms
Oldway Mansion, Paignton, England
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Cuisines: Coffee Shop, British
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Harrow, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great place for a full English breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Whenever I'm in Paignton I try to treat myself to a proper cooked breakfast at Oldway Mansion Tearooms. Open 7 days a week including Sundays (though they keep shorter hours on that day from mid-morning on). They do a great all-day breakfast after all the nearby places have closed. Other items on the menu too, but I like the breakfast so much I have never tried anything else. Friendly service, freshly cooked delicious food with large portions and free refills of tea or coffee. Service was great last Sunday as usual and they brought my wife and me some fresh toast as the original batch had gone cold as we'd eaten it slowly. Great value too at under £10 for 2 people. Oldway Mansion itself is about to be refurbished so the interior is rather tired these days but it's still possible to see the ground floor and see some of the magnificent paintings from ground level even though the first floor is cordoned off.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Davidstow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Reasonable tearoom, but the Mansion is amazing. Modeled on the Palace of Versaise, this is currently Paignton town hall in all it's baroque opulence. Most visitors go right past on the Torquay road and never know it's there. Hurry up and visit, for the cash strapped council are going to sell it off to be converted into a luxury hotel, so none of the riff raff will be able to see it again.

Visited November 2012
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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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“Service slow, food OK, cheap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Visited here whilst at the Oldway Mansion Christmas fair. The management clearly hadn't anticipated or planned for the higher amount of people visiting, and the queue was large; I counted 13 at one point whilst eating my food. There was a cheap £5 for two meal deal available, and a good selection on it; but we went for the cream tea - £5.20 for two scones, clotted cream, jam, and tea for two. This wasn't too expensive, we opted for one plain and one fruited scone. These were served around 15 minutes after ordering, they were warm, quite moist but could have been a little larger and the fruited one could have had more raisins/currants. They were OK but I have definitely had better. The cream was nice as was the jam. Overall it was fine, I would return but not feel like I had to do so. Decor was OK and the mansion itself is very nice.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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