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The Parlour Tearoom

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Unit 14B-14C Viables Craft Centre The Harrow Way | The Harrow Way, Basingstoke RG22 4BJ, England
+44 1256 325795
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited a couple of times, I find the cakes can be quite hit and miss. I also feel the staff could be friendlier/less awkward.

Thank ejyyyyy
Alton, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a super place! Found this by accident and what a find. Lovely location, super rooms, great staff and delicious cakes and tea. I met a friend here and we chatted for two hours and the staff were so patient and did not mind in the slightest that we had come in for a long chat.

Thank Kris B
Hampshire, ENGLAND
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

This is a little gem nestled away in the Viables. We ordered the Parlour tea for one each and we got very generous portions of sandwiches, cake and crisps which were delicious . We also tried the butternut squash soup which was very tasty. Great value for money with great hospitality and hosting at a well decorated and cosy place.... More 

Thank Addy13
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

i'm not a tea and cake person but was dragged into this Tearoom and much to my surprised provided more than just rea and cake. Very clean, service was good, variety of food was great .If your in Viables craft area this is a must.

Thank 1097Tony
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

I haven't been to the parlour tearoom for quite some time, but it was as lovely as always. A great selection of cakes 🍰, freshly made sandwiches🍞, and friendly service. I can not recommend this place highly enough. Always a lovely atmosphere and incredible value for money.

Thank Lisa W
Theparlourtearoom, Owner at The Parlour Tearoom, responded to this review

Thank you Lisa that's very kind. Glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little place! Good food and good service. Definitely coming back! I can't fault this place at all! The staff are lovely and the cakes are delicious!

Thank mroak2017
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

The Parlour Tea rooms is a traditional, sweet friendly cafe with lovely sandwiches and mouthwatering cakes. It's an absolutely favourite with my children. Book if you're going at the weekend. It's almost too popular. And make sure you try the Victoria sponge!

1 Thank Helen F
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Food was fantastic. High tea with lovely fresh sandwiches scones and cake. Everything was perfect. Will go back soon.

Thank Jules230172
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

I have been here many times, its a favourite of mine and my daughter. The last visit was lunch on my birthday in August. We nearly always have The Viables Tea, which is a sandwich (a few crisps and salad garnish) and cake of your choice from the many, and all homemade, on the dresser, with a pot of tea... More 

1 Thank kentishbelle2016
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

I was introduced to this place earlier in the year, it's beautiful, vintage & serves gorgeous food. The cakes- especially the vanilla cupcakes are amazing. Portion size is very good and value for money too. Cake is often large. I always recommend friends and family here now as perfect for bite to eat somewhere quiet instead of a Pub. Booking... More 

Thank Nikki C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
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: Unit 14B-14C Viables Craft Centre The Harrow Way | The Harrow Way, Basingstoke RG22 4BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Basingstoke
  • Phone Number: +44 1256 325795
We are a small but very busy Tearoom,serving lunches and afternoon tea.We enjoy what we do so this reflects in the quality of homemade cakes and the service we provide!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?