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The French Tarte


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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 - 2019 Winner


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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to the French tarte many times and been very pleased. The last time service was slow but okay. This week we popped in on Saturday and I was appalled by the disgusting Greek salad I was served. The cucumber and tomatoes not...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank foodieht
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We often visit this lovely cafe for a takeaway breakfast and on the rare occasion we sit together as a family of four in the cafe. There are always lots of cakes and pastries to choose from too! Best mocha in surbiton!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Dawn E
Reviewed April 28, 2019

Having been wanting to try this place for sometime my wife and I popped in for breakfast. The place was busy and we were found a table with the proviso that it was reserved from 2pm which wasn't a problem. I had a cappuccino and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Michael J
Reviewed April 19, 2019

TFT is a regular part of my daily routine either for morning coffee or afternoon snack. The patisseries are amazing, and the staff are lovely and I've found the service has always been great.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

We visited today for afternoon tea as it's my mum's birthday. At the time of booking I requested one tea without cheese or egg. When asked the reason for the visit I explained that it was a birthday and was asked my mum's name. Some...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Sherpa820600
Reviewed March 31, 2019

My family and i had Mother's day afternoon tea at the French Tarte in Surbiton this afternoon. We had had one last year at Teddington but decided to try this on the actual day. The selection of warm savouries were very original and full of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank parishnurse
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

A decadent afternoon with no children! A walk along the river in the sunshine, followed by a fabulous tiered platter of treats. I especially enjoyed the savoury layer, but the array of sweets was also excellent. Very good service by knowledgeable waitress.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank E9368UQseanm
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

Wanted to buy a coffe as soon as they open so was by the door by 9am. It was Saturday morning and staff was very grumpy, nobody said hello and when I asked if I’m ok to by a coffe they shut the door in...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Zuzana V
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Went for afternoon tea as a present from friends. Wow what a wonderful spread. Dainty little toasted French sandwiches, other pastries both savoury and sweet, finishing with delicious scones, cream and lovely homemade jam.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Doreen W
Reviewed February 27, 2019

Friendly service, wonderful croissants, gateaux, and super coffee make this cafe the best in Surbiton.

Date of visit: February 2019
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February 10, 2016|
Response from Geof T | Reviewed this property |
Quality place that clearly loves well made and well presented food. Yes I would recommend the French Tarte for Mother's Day, but more for grown-up children to treat their Mums. Looking forward to going back to their adjacent... More
May 1, 2015|
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Response from french85 | Property representative |
Thank you for your concern but it isn't something we have an issue with at this time. So far, we have never found it a problem and if a larger group arrive looking to eat in, then our lone diners (for want of a better word... More
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