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“Very Tasty. It's fun to do "High Tea"”

Abbey Garden Tea Room
Ranked #5 of 14 Coffee & Tea in Bellingham
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Kalispell, Montana
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Very Tasty. It's fun to do "High Tea"”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

When my wife asked me to "go to tea" with her at Abbey Garden, I agreed with a little bit of reluctance...picturing in my mind a definite ladies kind of thing. That was several years ago and I've been many times since and always enjoyed it and not felt at all feminine or our of my element. The soups are always distinctly homemade with nice flavors and fresh tastes. The sandwiches and entrees are also very homemade-like. The selection of teas is considerable and some are pretty strong (that's a good thing). I recommend the "Evening in Missoula" tea for gentlemen. One bit of advice to men with big appetites...even the biggest tea meal here isn't going to fill you up. Great food, but smaller portions. Its partly an experience to enjoy...so maybe you'll need a snack before or after. A flavorful place I enjoy sharing with my wife and happily accept her invites to tea anytime at Abbey. Real men DO eat quiche and at Abbey it's REALLY good.

  • Visited May 2012
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English first
Seattle
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“High tea was wonderful”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

The scone was so delicious and our waitess was a gem

Visited February 2012
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
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187 restaurant reviews
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“Tea for Two”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

This restaurant offers a selection of teas, a couple of soups and a few salads, along with tinycrustless tea sandwiches. If you are hungry and expect to chow down on a substantial meal, this probably is not the best choice in historic Fairhaven.

I would, instead, recommend this little tea room for a mid-afternoon refreshment while strolling along the streets of Fairhaven and window shopping. But fair warning, there is no champagne served to make your afternoon super special.

  • Visited November 2011
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Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews
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“Surpasses the Empress”
Reviewed July 9, 2011

Lovely little tea room that serves three tier tea treats of sandwiches, scones and jam. Great value and lovely environment with china and linens. Teas include rare and unusual choices that can be difficult to find - such as lapang soochong, and the preparation was tea connisseur-worthy with china pots and cup/saucer, tea cozys, and loose leaf teas. Nice place to bring your spouse, your mom, your friend.

  • Visited July 2011
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Great Find in Historic Fairhaven”
Reviewed November 5, 2010

A lovely place to go for a relaxing lunch or afternoon tea. Soups, sandwiches, and cornish pasties made with care, or have the Abbey Tea like we did. It comes with an assortment of dainty sandwiches (I really liked the watercress with lemon and cream cheese), a freshly baked scone with jam and cream, and some very prettily presented sliced fruit. Everything looked and tasted great.
Somebody involved with the place must have an English background because they have got the tea-room atmosphere just right. It is cosy and pretty without being too frilly and cute. There were a couple of tables outside that will be nice in summer too. Have now been twice and intend to go back.
Have not tried the pottery painting upstairs, but the tea-room is worth visiting all on its own.

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