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“Ultimate Cornish Tearoom for lone travellers or parties”
Review of The Searoom

The Searoom
Ranked #1 of 144 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Searoom is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All our cakes, scones and tarts are made by hand in our kitchen and we use only the best local meat, fish and vegetables in our restaurant. Almost everything on the menu is also available gluten free. We have the most amazing Harbour view!
Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Ultimate Cornish Tearoom for lone travellers or parties”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

I have visited this tearoom as a single traveller on several occasions now and it does not disappoint. The staff are always helpful and proud of their produce. The scones fresh from the oven and wonderful local Cornish tea. Always a nice table. So many establishments push single travellers into a horrid corner to save better tables for larger parties. This has made me return both with guests and in order to purchase Tregothnan tea to take back home. Coffee and cake also rated well.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank NIKKI B
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Last call before home time....”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

At the end of an enjoyable week in Cornwall, we decided to spend a second day in St Ives.
Tired, hungry and weary after the whole travelling experience, we finally flopped into The Tea Room, mid-morning, looking for a quick bite and a hot brew....
Beautiful sandwiches, good, strong coffee and pleasant, happy, intelligent staff.
What a revelation.
Go there.
Imagine living in the middle of a Mumford and Sons CD, whilst munching the best beef and horseradish sandwich ever, washed down with top quality espresso... With a few, good natured chuckles thrown in for good measure.
Good people. Good food, good times.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Ben-Tavener
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Love it. Go back every year!”
Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Fab cream tea! Delicious! Beautiful view of a t ives harbour. We come back every time we visit Cornwall for light and fluffy scones!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Joeyatk
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A gem”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

We visited the Tea Room after reading the reviews. The place didn't disappoint.
Situated at the end of Quay Street and overlooking the sea, it is a lovely place to stop and treat yourself: beautiful sight out of the window and beautiful food. Lots of home cooked dishes to chose from, cakes, including Gluten Free ones, loose teas and coffees, etc. The 3 of us ordered a ham and chutney sandwich, a child cheese sandwich and a cream tea. The ham and chutney sandwich was huge and very tasty. The bread was very fluffy (from a local bakery), the ham and chutney of a very good quality. The child sandwich was generous filled to say the least. Both dishes came with crisps and a side salad, the adult one served with a dressing. The cream tea was gorgeous: lashings of clotted cream and strawberry conserve (we were told by the lovely waitress that we could ask for more if we wanted to) and two fluffy/crumbly scones. We decided to order a pot of tea for two and chose the Cornish tea Tregothnan. It was so delicious we had to order another pot. Without any doubt, one of the best cream tea I've ever had. As for the staff: they are courteous but busy, which explain why they may not spend too long chatting with their customers. Our waitress was attentive and pleasant though. We would definitely recommend the Tea Room.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank BritAntoinette
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Reading
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Nice...”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Picked this place out following the reviews on TripAdvisor. Good, reliable place where we had a good cream tea, chocolate cake for one daughter and a sandwich for the other. We had to sit across two tables to begin with as its a small, cosy place, but once someone moved we switched tables and the staff were quickly there to clear the table for us. No trouble at all.
Service was very good throughout, reasonable value given the standard of the food was also very good.

  • Visited October 2013
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