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“Pleasant conservatory setting for a leisurely lunchtime”

Rose Garden Tea Room
Ranked #5 of 10 Coffee & Tea in St. Helier
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Pleasant conservatory setting for a leisurely lunchtime”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We were over from the mainland for the day and after an early start and a somewhat choppy crossing we finally strolled ashore. Apart from the massive land reclamation shock from when I was last in Jersey we were soon strolling through familiar streets, once bearings were established we headed for Howard Davis Park. After a wander round the grounds taking in the flourishing flora we came upon the delightful Rose Garden Tea Rooms and decided from the delightful setting that this was a must for weary legs to rest.

We were shown to our seat by a really pleasant young man, who when we commented on the heat compared to the mainland at this time of year he asked us if we would like several windows opening a little way, this was refreshing indeed, to have attention like this.

We gave our order and soon it was presented to us, as it was lunchtime we had baguettes filled with a considerable portion of whatever we had selected, i opted for a bacon and egg for my sins, but was delighted when the egg was as i liked it, runny. Tea was the drink of preference and a pot with several top ups from the hot water jug gave me not one cup but actually five good strength cups of tea, I was very impressed with that as after we were both invigorated and ready to do shopping.

We paid the bill to the fresh faced and extremely polite young man who gave us directions to our first shop which was thoughtful as we didn't really ask but he overheard our conversation as we were leaving.

Very pleasant surroundings and excellently presented meals, definately a rose in the park.

  • Visited October 2012
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brighton
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Disappointing”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We went to the Rose Garden Cafe whilst on holiday as it was close to our hotel and we have a toddler so were in the park and the reviews seemed positive. We had a lasagne and chips and a jacket potato. The potato was average, the homemade lasagne was nearly £8 (a little expensive for a bog standard cafe) and was microwaved, tasteless and swimming in a greasy orange soup. The cafe was atmosphereless. The service was indifferent. The high chair was filthy - we had to clean it with wipes before and after. When we asked to pay, stood by the till, we were told to "pay there" by a member of staff pointing at the till who was stood next to us!! Our experience was so different to the other reviews I've felt compelled to sign up to trip advisor and comment.

  • Visited September 2012
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cake lovers”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

Lovely cakes, lots to choose from, and value for money. The gardens are lovely and peaceful. Just outside the town.

Visited July 2012
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Hambleton
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“quant and enjoyable”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

had a cuppa here, lovely little place and near to the markets which we just loved, not having many markets where we live!

Visited February 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Lovely peaceful place”
Reviewed January 31, 2012

Worth the treck to this place food OK too, surrounding pretty!

Visited June 2011
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