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“good food and good service!”

Boston Tea Party Salisbury
Ranked #5 of 20 Coffee & Tea in Salisbury
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: American, British
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Boston Tea Party is a small family owned independent café group serving simple well-prepared food & drinks made with great ingredients, skill and love. Ethically sourced, affordable, feel-good & excellent quality - made from scratch onsite everyday by people who care about what they do. BTP Salisbury opened in one of Salisbury’s most historic buildings, the Old George Inn which dates back to 1314. It would be hard to overstate the historical significance & pedigree of this Grade 1 listed building. William Shakespeare is believed to have performed one of his plays in its courtyard, Oliver Cromwell slept here on his way to join the army, Samuel Pepys wrote about the Inn in his diary after a stay & both H G Wells & Charles Dickens made mentioned of it in their writings.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“good food and good service!”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

If you are looking for a bite to eat after a visit to Salisbury Cathedral BTP has something for you. The cafe is set in an 800 year old building that is clean. The food as well as the baked goods were delicious. You wouldn't know that this was a chain store like Starbucks. Great place for breakfast, lunch or a pre-dinner dinner meal. Plenty of baked goods to go with a coffee or cappuccino. The staff was friendly and the service was pretty fast. Wish we had them in California:)

  • Visited June 2013
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Nick D, General Manager at Boston Tea Party Salisbury, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
thanks for the great review. I do have to say we are a family owned small business, not a chain like starbucks.
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“Ok as a student hang out”
Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

I used to go to places like this as a student 15 years ago. In fact I think there is one in Exeter. The kind of places that try to appear independent but are in fact owned by a corporation making a fortune from taking over old buildings, staffing them with students and presenting menus that promise more than they can deliver.

I fancied a good breakfast with good quality ingredients (no longer a student) on a weekday morning and struggled to find somewhere in Salusbury that did one. TA directed me to some good restaurants but none serving breakfast, hence choosing here.

I drink de-caf coffee so I ordered a capuccino. I'm not sure whether it was the combo of skinny milk and de caf coffee but the taste was disappointing. The coffee had little taste. I also ordered a applewood smoked bacon bap with a poached egg, following my instincts not to opt for the full works. The granary bap was ever so slightly stale, yesterday's bread I imagine, the bacon far too salty and the poached egg slightly too underdone (the white of the egg spilling out in the ocassional watery clump on to the plate).

The service was good, cheerful enough and student friendly prices but I wouldn't recommend it for the discerning adult in hope of good quality fare.

  • Visited June 2013
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Nick D, General Manager at Boston Tea Party Salisbury, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
thank you for your review. I would like to correct you by saying we are a family run business. All of the ingredients we use are high quality like the hand carved, applewood smoked, bacon and the bread that is delivered fresh daily from an artisan bakery. We take great pride in having superb coffee as can be seen from many other reviews.

sorry we have not met your expectations on this occasion
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“Great”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

The look of the place is great.
The service from the staff was great, very welcoming and quick, incredible coffee both for taste and the look.
The seating areas are really nice, like something from a harry potter novel.
the cakes were rich and tasty.
there was jugs of fresh water to help yourself to (nice touch)
The breakfast was nice, although the beans looked old and the sausage was pink inside however that may be a sign of good quality pork rather than under cooking.
GET THERE EARLY, IT GETS VERY BUSY.

  • Visited June 2013
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Nick D, General Manager at Boston Tea Party Salisbury, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
thanks for the great review
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“Happily slightly chaotic relaxed”
Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Love the BTP in Exeter and this is pretty much up to their standard. Good range of food, nice tea and coffee and a great place to read, chat or knit. Wish I lived nearer!

  • Visited June 2013
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Nick D, General Manager at Boston Tea Party Salisbury, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
thanks for your ggreat review
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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“Great food, shame about the basics”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

We visited this restaurant/cafe recently and were not entirely pleased with the experience. The Salisbury version of this chain is located in one of the oldest parts of the city and because it is such an iconic building is often visited by city tour parties. For this reason the ambience of the restaurant is good. The customer accommodation is laid out on three floors and the seating total is considerable. A nice touch is the availability of today's newspapers so lone diners are made to feel very welcome.

We ordered our food on the ground floor and proceeded to find our own table on the second floor. By chance a table was available and we placed our number marker on the table. There seemed to be no system in place to ensure that having ordered and paid for our food that one could find a table. The table was covered with plates and left overs from the previous occupants. After a few minutes a waitress cleared the table but left crumbs and spilt sugar. We thought she would come back to wipe down the table but she did not despite having a damp cloth tucked into her belt. After another fifteen minutes our two soups arrived and placed on the table - again no attempt was made to clean the table.

The two soups were absolutely delicious albeit hot (spicy). The bread served was also tasty and plentiful and all was washed down with a jug of tap water. Looking around at other diners it was clear that the other dishes were of a good quality.

Our next need was the cloakroom and we were really surprised at the inadequate toilets. The room was men and ladies combined with three cubicles and one wash basin. The cubicles were hardly private and obviously no urinals were provided. More than one man had to check the pictogram on the entrance door to make sure that he had not gone in the wrong room.

Salisbury seems to thrive on coffee shops/cafes/restaurants and competition is fierce. Boston Tea Party need to sharpen themselves up on the basics as a new and sparkling Cafe Rouge has opened up 50 yards away and will soon tempt customers away with its sparkling tables and chairs and I am sure more than adequate toilet facilities.

Guess where we are going when we go into town tomorrow!

  • Visited May 2013
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Nick D, General Manager at Boston Tea Party Salisbury, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
thank you for your review. We would normally ensure the table is cleaned properly, hence the cloth on each of our floor team, so appologies if this was not done. unfortunately we can not do much about the toilets as this is a 13th century building and we are very limited with what we can do.
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