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The Dwelling House

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6 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place has excellent customer service from lovely staff. We visited here after reading the reviews as we have a dog and were hoping that their garden area was dog friendly....it was and they happily unlocked the side gate for us to gain access, followed by the offer of a bowl of water for our dog. The waitress very kindly... More 

Thank hungrywife
Derby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I popped in during a visit to Fowey as the other cafes looked a little modern for our taste. The Dwelling House is exactly our kind of place - quirky and friendly. We sat out in the courtyard garden which was very pleasant and ordered toasted sandwiches which were served with a side salad. Well....the side salad... More 

Thank Lin1977
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Finishing a long coastal walk we decided we deserved a treat. After reading such good reviews about the Dwelling House it was a no brainier . The afternoon was warm so we opted for an outside table in the courtyard. Seating was a little cramped but cheerful in a ramshackle manner. Service was prompt and friendly, we ordered the classic... More 

Thank DimpsEats
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We called here by total chance and discovered a really excellent tea shop with charm, service and meals to really enjoy. We chose baked potatoes and were impressed by the beautifully presented meals with high quality food, a salad that was clean, bright, intriguing and tasted special...which is quite an achievement with salad!. Afterwards we had a slice each of... More 

Thank HoratioQBirdbath
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife had a piece of cake and a cream tea. I had the crab salad. We were both very satisfied. Service was welcoming and friendly. We sat in the smaller of their rooms (to the right when entering) - it is very cozy and neatly decorated. I would love to have a place like this were I live.

Thank Netrom
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A small tearoom with a big menu. The service was very good, and the food turned out to be excellent, for the most part locally sourced.

Thank Tony R
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended The Dwelling House for lunch by a trader in one of the Fowey shops. What a great little place! There was a great range of cakes and savouries, and we were able to sit in the little courtyard at the back. (A lovely little space, but would benefit from a bit of tidying and sprucing up!) My... More 

Thank Jayne P
Kelso, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Fowey a few times now and The Dwelling House has been our favourite stop off for lunch. As ever the service was very good and although the place was very busy we were looked after very well. We had the smoked duck salad and mackerel pate both of which arrived with a very plentiful varied and delicious... More 

Thank BigGeeEye
Sussex, UK
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best in Cornwall. I always call in here when in the area. A huge range of teas, perfect, warm scones and a choice of real jams, served in individual dishes - none of those horrid food service capsules of so-called jam, and none of that pale imitation, the catering grade "mixed fruit jam", served elsewhere.... More 

Thank DrJohnUK
Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Dwelling House for lunch in June. Very unusual place, but excellent. Food presented well and enjoyed our lunch. Well worth a visit if you are in Fowey

Thank 695helenf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, Cafe, Gluten Free
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
The best Tearooms in Fowey. Ask Nigella Lawson she goes there.

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