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“Fabulous, wonderful!”

Characters Tea House and Hot Stone Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 211 Restaurants in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $28
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Characters Teahouse and Hot Stone Restaurant. A secret to be found. Tucked away in a side street we are not easy to find. But when you do you are in for a big surprise. We are different to say the least..You could say quirky and you would be right. Old second hand china, cups, saucers, plates, glasses, furniture etc all bought from charity shops and completely mismatched giving the place character and ambiance hence the name Characters. Food is wholesome and unpretentious ,soups, sandwiches, hand made cakes & scones of different flavours forming the basis of our now famous Afternoon Tea. Accompanied by proper loose leaf tea & coffee of your choice we are open daytime 11am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. In the evening Friday & Saturday serving from 6.30pm to 8.00pm our also famous "Steak on the Stone" Accompanied by "Bring your Own" wine, beer or champagne. Whenever you decide to visit you will be greeted with a big welcome from the staff & management of this lovely family run restaurant..hopefully see you soon. Characters Team
Reviewed September 10, 2013

We came here again today, for a wonderful high tea. We had the VIP afternoon tea. Cannot fault it at all. The staff, as usual, two lovely ladies, greeted us warmly and were so patient when my friend couldnt make her choice, which included sandwiches, scones and cakes. All sounded so lovely. They were! We loved the new silver teapot, and the tea was beautiful, as was our high tea. The staff here are delightful, always smiling, efficient and can never do enough for you. It is in a beautiful setting and an absolute joy to visit. Thank you, to you all, for a wonderful afternoon, you are all a credit to Characters and deserve the highest of praise.

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Love Afternoon Tea.
We have visited a few places in Chester (one of them the very posh ).Visited mid Saturday afternoon, Mum, Daughter and Aunty.
Lovely, Warm and friendlly ,
Lovely menu, we all took time to choose what we wanted and changed our minds several times.
we never felt that we were hurried , so important , Anyway we all had afternoon tea .
Choice of scones, sandwiches and proper cake.
Whilst we were deciding on our choices we were brought a lovely pot of tea in unmatched china pots and cups, So not Downton.
When the sandwiches arrived they were the best we have EVER had. We didnt have to guess what the fillings were.
We were offered a choice from the menu , we had Smoked Salmon, Beef( proper) and Prawn. When they arrived fresh and plump as you would make them at home they came wiih warm scones and a choice of cakes .
We were then presented with another unmatched (lovely) pot ot tea and cream jam and strawberrys .
The staff were lovely, friendy,helpful and patient whilst we all wondered what we would have.
Whilst we were eating several people called by for coffee and a chat obviously regulars it was so warm and friendly. news papers etc .
After my tea I had to visit the loo (again lovely ) and I passed
the lovely young couple who had called in for tea whilst we were having tea.
Baby was being breast fed by her Mummy very quiet and comfy in the corner.What more can I say . Will be back xx

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1  Thank pam d
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

While wondering around Llandudno came across this gem of a tearoom by chance. Had a lovely old fashioned three layer tea plate with sandwiches, scones, and cake with tea or coffee. All home made, brilliant. Very friendly service. Only negative comment was that the coffee was a bit weak, but we do like our's very strong. I am sure if we had of said they would have made it stronger.

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1  Thank grumpyolddrunk
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

well what a experience that was and surprise cook my own food no way ,yes way excellent idea ,me and my wonderful wife had a excellent time ,her surprise was excellent ,bring your own booze and drink at your own pace and eat at your own pace no ushering out by staff when your done in fact totally the opposite stay as long as you like. the food was 1st class starter, main and desert. The atmosphere is what you make it fun ,romantic ,in excellent surroundings and a big bonus happy ,helpful staff and management make this experience one I would recommend to any person willing to cook their own food and take your own booze .all I can say is thank you to my wife carol and to the staff at characters for a fantastic time

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2  Thank jdcdnorthwales
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

This was my second visit to Characters for lunch... the reason was simple, to catch up with a friend and have a relaxed lunch. This is exactly what the staff allowed us to do.. we sat down at 12 ish and didn't surface from downstairs until 2.30pm.... yes 2 and a half hours and not asked to leave. We will be visiting again soon... just remember to take cash, as they don't have a chip and pin machine.

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1  Thank CeriHalls
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