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British Bell Tea Room

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$$ - $$$
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890 Peoples Plz, Newark, DE 19702-5602
+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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really,really like this place and it was my first time there. I really like the tea,sandwiches,atmosphere. I am going back again.

Thank Debra W
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A charming tea room where you can indulge in either afternoon or high tea. Both offer delicious finger sandwiches, scones, and bite size pastries. High tea also includes soup or a salad. I highly recommend the Vanilla a la creme tea.

Thank Fresca99
Gradyville, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of four having lunch on a week day. We were seated promptly. Servers were attentive. High tea was lovely --- 6 sandwich triangles, puffed pastry, assorted desserts, scones. Soups and salads large. Why we had to actually ask for clotted cream, jam, and lemon curd for the scones mystified us. Ordinarily, these are placed on the... More 

Thank llovestotravel
West Deptford, NJ
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been to the tea room for some time, and I heard there was a new owner and some things were a little off....I must say, nothing could be further from the truth! The staff was wonderful and very accommodating to my vegetarian friends needs, the food was delicious, the tea was perfect! That you British Bell for being... More 

Thank JeepGirl2u
Bear, Delaware
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Each of our 9 guests was very satisfied with the assortment of sandwiches and teas. The selection process was a bit confusing at first, but our waitress was extremely patient and explained many times what to select. The tea was kept hot over a flame heater and was plentiful and delicious. The sandwiches were tasty and large. Many brought leftovers... More 

Thank rasgara
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 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 

1 Thank Hannah P
Wilmington, Delaware
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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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295 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
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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6 restaurant 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 

1 Thank pjhoward14
Wilmington, Delaware
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135 reviews
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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 

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