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Francis Tea Rooms

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7 South Street, Scarborough, England
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a table of six to celebrate our daughters 12th Birthday. Sarah decorated our booth with banners and balloons and even wrote a birthday message on the chalk board outside. The afternoon tea was wonderfully delicious and the service was amazing. We have had many afternoon teas at many different places but tea at Francis was by far the... More 

1 Thank Ruth C
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a walk through the Italian Gardens and out the other side (away from The Grand) to South Street to fiind Francis Tea Rooms. Used to be a Victorian Hairdressers. Has individual booths with tables and chairs. Go to rear and look at stained glass window. Vintage cups etc for sale. Good selection of teas, coffee not so good (shame),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We came upon this by accident while looking for somewhere to lunch on Saturday. There was the two of us and our 6 year old child. My self and my husband had salmon sandwiches and our son had plain cheese. All came with a side salad, home made potato salad (extra yummy) and coleslaw. The sandwiches were freshly made and... More 

2 Thank HELEN S
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Visited Frances Tea Rooms which is just a short walk away from the Esplanade on South Cliff next to Very Very Vintage. This is a real old fashioned in a good way tea room. The staff are very friendly and they have a large selection of loose tea not tea bags that you get in some places. We just had... More 

1 Thank 2014Jandy
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We love the Francis Tea Rooms and the fact that is just round the corner from where we live expands the waistline. However, Sarah and Brad, their collections of teas and free flowing coffees make it all worth while.

1 Thank Susan P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The loose leaf teas are delicious. Afternoon tea is amazing value, and the home made cakes are scrummy! Lovely vintage atmosphere and the staff are so friendly.

2 Thank VRooBoo
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely place!! We would of gone again if it wasn't our last day of the holiday. Made to feel so welcome the cream tea was amazing too. Gorgeous place carnt wait to go again on our next visit to Scarborough.

1 Thank gemmolineux
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Whenever I am in Scarborough, i have to go to Francis Tea rooms. It may be a little off the beaten track, but it is a hidden gem. the friendliness and welcome of the staff is always lovely. The food is excellent and the choice of tea is mind boggling. The premises themselves are a step back in time and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Most amazing , exciting afternoon tea experience xxxxx thankyou ! what a little gem hidden away. But well worth taking the time to find it x

2 Thank Derrian H
Filey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

What a hidden gem ! Expected a bog standard tea shop ,what we got was a unique , period setting , with an old fashioned record player ,playing 1930s music,they have a selection of tea s from around the world , plus very scrumptious cake s , which we enjoyed in a wood panelled booth

2 Thank Joseph R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $11
British, Soups, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 South Street, Scarborough, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough
Take a step back in time. . . Francis Tea Rooms is set in an original 1930's hairdressing salon, complete with wood-pannelled booths. It has an unique atmosphere with hand embroidered tablecloths and Art Deco vases. We serve Taylors coffee and a variety of their loose teas in vintage china. A varied menu of brunch, light lunches and afternoon teas is available as well as a large selection of homemade cakes, tray bakes and scones. Our specialities are Homemade Soups, Welsh Rarebits, Quiches and Traditional Afternoon Teas. Our own recipe scones, lemon meringue pie and fresh fruit almond cakes earned us a place in The Guardians Top Ten Budget Eats - Yorkshire Coast 2010.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?