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Upstairs & Downstairs Tearooms

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1 Duke Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1UR, England
+44 1491 572121
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely afternoon tea with my wife. We were welcomed by a very friendly chap before moving on upstairs where we had a beautifully baked scone with tea. The service couldn't be better. Highly recommended.

Thank Jonathan W
Belfast, N.Ireland
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136 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us were recommended to visit this establishment. We ordered a mix of soup and sandwiches and scones with clotted cream and jam. The soup was tasty but lukewarm but the sandwiches were four finger of different fillings, these were good. My wife felt the scones were too dry and although small, two were provide details on the plate.... More 

2 Thank DubbleH
Reading, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is quite simply a delight, none of your chain coffee shops with throw away cups, soya milk lattes and over priced sandwiched and pastries. This is an oasis of quiet peaceful charm, with old-fashioned delightful service, great teas served in proper china at small cosy tables with tablecloths and an excellent selection of cakes. Wholly and unreservedly recommended

Thank Mark P
Marlow, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very cute tea room up above the street in the centre of Henley. The food was excellent - very fresh & tasty and plenty of it too. We had the Duchess tea which had sandwiches, scones & a slice of cake. The sandwiches were a good selection but sadly there was only 1 small plain scone each... More 

Thank dunwomblin
Windsor, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in on the off chance, Sunday afternoon. Busy little Tearoom offering traditional teas, scones and cakes. The Earl Grey was lovely and fresh along with the mini warm scones. lovely setting with a lot of effort put into the Art deco, cutlery and crockery. Most enjoyable and very pleasant change to the madness of branded cafes.

Thank maria s
Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was excited about relaxing here with a cream tea. The decor was lovely and the staff friendly. However, the cream tea was an expensive disappointment. The scones were tiny and bland. I will not eat here again.

2 Thank Sarah F
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What I love most about this place is the effort that went into picking vintage looking crockery and cutlery. It gives the place an elegant, old fashioned feel and sets it apart from the many chains around these days. We had an afternoon tea and everything was delicious, particularly the scones. The waitress was warm and friendly. I particularly appreciate... More 

Thank Lorna M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this amazing tea room while wandering around Henley. Beats the chains of average tea and coffee shops hands down. Exceptional service, great tea, coffee and scrumptious homemade cakes. We will be back :-)

Thank nickil686
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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1,071 reviews
512 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,015 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

With a small shop on the ground floor and an ample seating area upstairs this is a nice little place to have a cuppa.We had an afternoon tea, very good scones,a little on the small side,and breakfast tea was for once a decent strong tea.....for two of us this totalled £13.50.....nice surroundings fairly close to the centre.Visited 29th jan 2016

1 Thank shane s
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Great place for a warm, cosy tea-time snack (we had quiche and cake with tea) if you're visiting Henley or nearby. Delightful staff and feel-good tea and snacks.

Thank Hammad K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Cafe
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Duke Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1UR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Henley-on-Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 572121

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?