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64 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EP, England
+44 1702 477315
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

No better place to be on a sunny day in Old Leigh for a light snack/meal. A nice outside old fashioned tea rooms/gardens pleasant and friendly waiting staff and reasonable prices, be prepared to wait on a bright day as it gets busy.

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Thank jeremyspenser
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Sunny Sunday in Leigh on Sea admittedly lot of people about but to wait 90 mins for a cup of tea, coffee and 2 sandwiches with I suggest less Than 20 people in this restaurant , the peterboat had hundreds, is not good business in fact I saw one man fall asleep waiting for his baked spud. But the sandwich... More 

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Thank Philip G
Sara W, Owner at Sara's Tea Garden, responded to this review

Thank you Philip for your review. With regards to your negative comments I am afraid I have to totally disagree with what you have to say. No one waited over an hour for their sandwich and drinks on Sunday, there was at times a wait for food especially at breakfast but not to that extent. If you felt you had... More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

We visited today for breakfast. The tea garden opened late and there was a queue to get in. We waited almost an hour for our breakfast which didn't all come out together and 2 of the orders were wrong. The waitresses were rushed off their feet and did apologise for the delay but it looked like there was only one... More 

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Thank Jane D
Sara W, Owner at Sara's Tea Garden, responded to this review

Thank you Jane for your review.I am sorry you had a wait on Sunday we don't open until 10am everyday so I fact we were not late opening however if you noticed that once open everyone if our 18 tables were taken inside and out and with everyone wanting breakfast at the same time! This is an extremely hard task... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

I took my grandparents here and we had a lovely lunch. The location of Sara's team rooms is in the middle of old Leigh (which is beautiful). I also liked that this place is very dog friendly.

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Thank KingCanvey
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Amazing place..lovely setting. Amongst the potted plants and beautiful flowers you feel your in the English countryside. The food was so nice fresh sandwiches with homemade coleslaw was so tasty. The lemon drizzle cake is a must to try. So moist all homemade and fresh. Definitely would recommend a visit. It's so tranquil and the staff are so friendly. Unfortunately... More 

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Thank millymandy1
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

We went here back in March for hot chocolates and a slice of cake. We sat in the lovely garden under blankets and really enjoyed the food, service and setting!

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Thank Joanne H
Southend, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Whether just a cuppa or a lunch this is the place to be in Old Leigh. Food cooked to order, Friendly staff and Lovely Homemade cakes. My favourite place after a mile + walk into Old Leigh before setting of home. Very lush potted garden, winter or summer. Staff very helpful and accommodating. There is an inside if the weather... More 

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Thank RosN999
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We love coming here with our dogs the food is amazing and you have to have a slice of the homemade cakes there's nothing like them around Leigh on sea Must visit when in old Leigh

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Thank Paula Ellie W
Southend
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times and always enjoyed it. The special dark hot chocolate is the best I've had anywhere. Went for breakfast today and enjoyed the eggs benedict with smoked salmon. Lovely garden area to enjoy when the weather is nice. One of my favourite places in Leigh to meet friends for breakfast.

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Thank Sarah C
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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249 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

This place is so popular! It gets very busy, often with a queue so don't go here if in a hurry. They do take bookings though so that's something to remember when planning a trip to Leigh on Sea. The inside seating was far too hot, and I wish we'd been able to get a seat outside as it would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 477315

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