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“Authentic cooking in olde worlde surroundings”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Moat Tea Rooms

The Moat Tea Rooms
Ranked #2 of 35 Coffee & Tea in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, Cafe
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Petersfield, Hampshire
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Authentic cooking in olde worlde surroundings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

This delightful little tea room offers light lunches and cream teas with delicious home made cakes. Well worth a visit.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great service and very welcoming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

I am a frequent visitor to the tea rooms and find it very accommodating; it is just off of the main high street so great for a quiet lunch. It has a great selection of teas and home-made cakes and the staff are always very friendly. I particularly enjoy their bacon and brie sandwiches which are absolutely delicious. Highly recommended!

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Ami D
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lacks Professionalism”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Their website say that they close at 6 pm on a Saturday.

I arrived at 5 pm to Di d them closed, the reason given that they were not busy enough on that day. An hour earlier they were full. If you advertise that you are open the only reason to be closed is that you are unable to serve or health and safety, etc.

An apology is actually not acceptable on it's own, at least an admission of poor regard for customers is called for.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Best tea & coffee selection in Canterbury”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

I've been here many times as it's only down the road from me. They always have an excellent selection of freshly made cakes and the food is very good all-round. No other place in the area does a better selection of specialist teas & coffees. Good central location also. Recommended

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2 Thank MarkFromTheZoo
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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fabulous cakes and a huge range of tea.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

We enjoyed some mid-morning tea here recently. It is a very cute little spot and well worth a stop at. We enjoyed some Victoria sponge, scones, and a delicious earl grey tea. We were quite impressed with the service and price. I'd come back again if I were in the area for this authentic experience.

  • Visited February 2013
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