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Francis Tea Rooms

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7 South Street, Scarborough YO11 2BP, England
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is possibly our 5th visit here. It has happy memories for us as we had our wedding breakfast here. We had the wonderful afternoon tea and Sarah's magnificent walnut and Stilton scones. Delicious and generous as ever. Bittersweet because this is possibly the last time we will have a Sarah scone as the business is soon to change hands.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the tearooms on recommendation and was not disappointed. The food was delicious and I took my little two year old boy with me and he was provided with a highchair and some books to keep him entertained. We loved it! will definitely be back with friends. Well done to the guys who are running it, you're doing a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I are near enough weekly visitors. I also travel from York with the sole purpose of visiting alone just for afternoon tea and friendly conversation with the owners Sarah and Brad who always give a warm welcome.The setting for this fabulous tea room is perfect, a listed building that was once a 1940's hairdressers, it's now a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Table cloth was very dirty and covered in crumbs, so went to the Red Lea instead and that was brilliant.

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Brough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again we enjoyed a marvellous afternoon tea. However our visit was sadly to be our last there with owners Brad and Sarah. New people are taking over. Tried to get in again to say goodbye but was closed, we slipped a card through so hope you get it. We will miss you, hope the new owners do as good... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Faultless. A little piece of history in Scarborough being preserved. It was a hairdressers in the 1930's and the tables to eat are set in little booths were previously clients would have had their hair coiffured. The couple who run it are very kind, enthusiastic about their Tea rooms and we loved it. Took two old school friends both from... More 

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Scarborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Afternoon tea for five, £32.50 which these days is excellent value. Well worth a visit, we'll definitely return! Very nice extra touches and well presented.

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Terrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

I have been here several times the owners seem to go out of their way to make it a great experience. Attentive and helpful. The found is simple but delicious, presentation is tasteful and thoughtful you can tell they have a real passion for food. It's out of the way but that makes it more desirable the building and interior... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Called on off chance having seen sign on esplanade. Too nice to sit in so the lovely couple made us delicious sandwiches and two scones to take away. You must go the taste and quality was excellent

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Called into this lovely tea room, on the off chance they were still doing food. We were given a warm welcome and lovely smile! The staff were lovely and nothing was too much trouble. The food was yummy and the service was very fast. It was one of our party's birthday, although we never mentioned this, when we ordered cake... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $11
Cuisine
British, Soups, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 South Street, Scarborough YO11 2BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough
Description
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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