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British Bell Tea Room

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890 Peoples Plaza, Newark, DE 19702
+1 302-836-1802
11:15 am - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Tue 11:15 am - 3:30 pm
Wed - Fri 11:15 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:15 am - 6:00 pm
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Wilmington, Delaware
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132 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

FANTASTIC SCONES. Had a lunch here for my SNLs 40th b-day. Really nice service, they let you sit and chat. We had typical tea sandwiches, really great selection of tea and fantastic scones. They had clotted cream and a raspberry jam; delicious. Truly outstanding. They had a nice selection of decaf tea and the staff wanted you to like what... More 

1 Thank SubtleSandy
Newark, Delaware
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great place for special times with family or friends. I enjoy having high tea with all the choices of sandwiches and scone and desserts. So many choices of teas too. You will have a good time .

Thank DelawareMom75
Collingdale, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Good food, great tea (and lots of it) but very noisy. If the decibel levels were a little lower, this would be 5 stars for sure. Tea pots were huge. I had at least 5 cups, and then they give you a "to go" cup for anything left over. Scones among the best I've ever had. We were there 2... More 

Thank Mary M
Fallston, Maryland
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Don't be deceived by the strip mall exterior; there is a lovely, relaxing tearoom beyond the front. Great place to chat with friends and enjoy the atmosphere. Our sugar bowls were empty when we sat down and our candle was not lit. When we asked for sugar, our waitress told us to use the sugar bowl. We had to lift... More 

3 Thank Occasional Dine... S
Newark, Delaware
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I love this place. My friends and I try to meet here at least twice a year. We often schedule months in advance, and they are very accommodating. We love the atmosphere, and the service. We have tried other tea houses, and we always come back to British Belles. We normally do high tea and have never been disappointed. I... More 

Thank shvacation2015
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

My daughter and I have been coming her for many years. Each time we come here, we enjoy the experience more and more. The experience is much like High Tea in the UK which we visit quite often. The scones and sandwiches are wonderful and the selection or teas is great as well. You will not be disappointed!

1 Thank lisa109
Wilmington, Delaware
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My friends/family had a party for me there before I got married. It was a "bridal shower" of sorts... the place is tiny... they try to fit too many people at once... it is truly a "tea" room... no soda, no coffee... just tea and lemonade. The service was OK... the decor was lovely... but unless it is a super... More 

Thank Sio82
Newark, Delaware
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The outside and location are very deceiving. When you enter it is like another world. It is very beautiful and quaint.

2 Thank bond2013
Bear, Delaware
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My daughters and I have been coming here for years. The atmosphere is perfect, love the decorations and it feels very unrushed. We have celebrated end of school, back to school, successful completions of shows, or just because. The sandwiches are wonderful, the scones are delish and they have a huge variety of teas. Expect it to take 90 minutes... More 

2 Thank Ellen B
Newark, Delaware
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This spot is just right to sit back and have a great pot of tea and feeling English. The sandwiches which accompany the tea are so tasty.

3 Thank jtaylorarnold

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Open Hours
11:15 am - 3:30 pm
11:15 am - 3:30 pm
11:15 am - 5:00 pm
11:15 am - 5:00 pm
11:15 am - 5:00 pm
11:15 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 890 Peoples Plaza, Newark, DE 19702
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-836-1802

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