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Tea on the Green

2 Cathedral Close | Cathedral Green, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
+44 1392 276913
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“scones” (85 reviews)
“hash” (32 reviews)
“sunday roast” (40 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Cathedral Close | Cathedral Green, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We planned an evening for 50 people there and it went amazing. They were so helpful at organising it, they accommodated everything to what we wanted (music, decorations, menus, times...) The food was delicious and the service impecable. We will be coming back!

Thank mariasantillanoshea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Tea on the Green. Perfect ambience, delicious food, great location and just enough old world quirkiness to forget about the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a while. Try and get a seat in the window, preferably upstairs- you get a great view...More

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The smoked salmon sandwiches were excellent as were the scones and jam. Will definitely visit again!

Thank hunting4goodness
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch with great service very friendly and efficient. Had the Bangers and mash, lovely sausages and lovey mash. Great for a quick lunch. Beautiful building with lots of character. Defiantly will return

Thank Steven J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lovely restaurant overlooks the Cathedral. It is set in an old building which adds to its uniqueness. The staff are friendly and helpful. The menu has something for every taste and the portions are exceptional. I would recommend you try out this establishment the...More

Thank katiebashers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mid afternoon we exited from the cathedral to find that it was pouring down with rain. Anxious to find some shelter and hot drinks we noticed Tea on the Green and dived in. Downstairs was full but we found a table upstairs with a great...More

1  Thank LichfieldBoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit to Tea on the Green, a lovely place. We had 2 full English Breakfasts, 2 Lattes and 2 glasses of "real" orange juice all for £28.80 wonderful value for money, more than I could eat! Wide range of breakfast choices to choose...More

Thank Mandy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be my location to drink a traditional British cream tea each time I visited Exeter. It has great view of cathedral as well. Try it...

Thank ManOmeR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to have lunch here today. What an excellent decision! We were seated upstairs, so had a lovely view of cathedral green and all the comings and goings associated with Christmas shopping. The service here is amazingly efficient whilst remaining friendly...More

3  Thank Lori J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service and wonderful view of the Cathedral square. Just perfect for lunch on afternoon tea.

1  Thank Viv D
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Questions & Answers
Polly F
31 January 2017|
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Response from Rugby7s | Property representative |
Hi. We do have two tables downstairs where a small dog can stay discretely. So the answer is yes (as long as the dog is quiet) but room is limited. At lunchtimes we do now only serve meals and not just coffee and tea. You... More
27 November 2016|
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Response from Rugby7s | Property representative |
Hi SandrakK8, Yes, we have room for wheelchairs. The door is a bit of a squeeze as it is a double door but we have never failed to get anyone in or out. If you are considering a lunchtime or weekend visit please consider... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cathedral Close | Cathedral Green, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 276913
  • E-mail
We are a daytime restaurant with lovely views of Exeter Cathedral and the green. We have outdoor seating and seating on two floors inside. Open for breakfast, lunch, Sunday Roasts, and afternoon teas, we source from local, small suppliers as it's good for the environment and the food tastes better. Our coffee is excellent, our choice of teas extensive (no teabags here), and wines, beers, ciders, and lagers produced by small, local family businesses. Open 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 5pm on Sundays.This is an independent, owner operated restaurant. We give 1% of our profits to Medecins sans Frontieres. Cream Teas are served from 230pm (We recognise that not serving cream teas at lunchtime is not a popular policy and admit we do this partly for economic reasons. Better to be up front and honest about it!). We are generally a daytime only restaurant, but we open in the evenings during graduation week, on Fridays in the summer, and for private functions (please phone us if you are interested)
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