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British Bell Tea Room

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890 Peoples Plz, Newark, DE 19702-5602
+1 302-836-1802
11:15 am - 5:00 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Although the food, tea, and table settings were great, the owner was INCREDIBLY rude to me. I booked a large party of 16, and was immediately pulled aside and lectured about how "they were running a business" and that it was inconsiderate that one of my guests wasn't ordering food. We spent 20 dollars per person for afternoon tea and... More 

Thank Hannah P
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my friend for her birthday. There were plenty of choices for the tea sandwiches and for your pot of tea. They have seasonal flavors also. The scones were awesome! Service was excellent and they are very friendly.

Thank Christine S
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285 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

My daughter chose to come here for lunch on a recent weekday. Walked in without a reservation and were seated promptly. Decent selection of sandwiches and salads. Tea selections were nice. The atmosphere is the reason to eat here. The food is ok. Tea was good but I am not a tea connoisseur. Don't remember what tea we had this... More 

Thank delaware-veg
Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

My 7-year-old granddaughter and I had planned a very special once-a-year day together to visit there for afternoon tea. We were basically ignored for our entire visit due to the arrival of large parties. She was a very good sport but my patience wore thin. We waited so long for everything, and by the time our meager food arrived, I... More 

Thank pjhoward14
Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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66 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
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, Private Dining
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 Plz, Newark, DE 19702-5602
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-836-1802

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?