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The Moat Tea Rooms


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic service and the afternoon tea was amazing. I can definitely recommend to go to this place if you are in Canterbury and want to experience the traditional english atmosphere.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JosephineG361
Reviewed January 11, 2019

Lovely traditional tea room with a wide selection of loose leaf tea, my friend and I had a lovely time and the waitress was really friendly and helpful

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank island-explorer101
Reviewed December 23, 2018

A good honest, large pot of tea with tea leaves and strainer, and a place rest weary feet, after walking around Canterbury.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gavin R
Reviewed December 18, 2018

very special house, a very kind lady welcomed us last sunday. we booked a table for have an High Afternoon tea. And we wasn’t disappointed. good tea (a very large menu in which you can choose your tea), excellent cakes, scones and sandwiches. all traditional,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Enrico B
Reviewed November 29, 2018

cosy as soon as you walk in, with a log stove fired up in the front room, shelves full of different tea and coffee blends and more dining rooms up the narrow, winding creaky stairs. We had Blue Lady tea [a variety of Lady Gray]...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Christopher T
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Wonderful building- creaking with history!- and great spot to stop and actually enjoy tea, cakes/sandwich, and some quiet time with very nice service. Wide tea menu choices, and you can go with a small scone or heavier food as you wish. The girls who served...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sharon R
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We were staying in the Thomas Ingoldsby Hotel and our room overlooked the Moat Tea Rooms. We were very taken with the lovely display of cakes in the window and indulged one lunch time. No cheese scones available but I greatly enjoyed a slice of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank EllenHills
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This is a lovely tea room with very friendly staff. It is a step back in time, to enjoy a lovely cup of tea and some delicious food, in a relaxed and cosy environment. We ordered a couple of sandwiches and they were massive, served...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Theresa W
Reviewed October 13, 2018

What a breath of fresh air the Moat Tea Rooms are amongst the proliferation of coffee bars and fast food places in Canterbury. The Tea rooms are in a pretty, old building - of course. Spotlessly clean with very attentive service. There are two levels,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Daveandavril
Reviewed September 14, 2018

We did this rather than go to the pub What a lovely atmospheric place--back to the 1940s for tea and cakes with proper cake stands and porcelain tea pots and cups.Hot water jugs,unheard of in a coffee shop The Cakes and sandwiches are fresh and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Cliff R
November 27, 2018|
Response from KpSandhu | Property representative |
Hello, Round the corner from the clock tower opposite the Wetherspoons pub. 67 Burgate Canterbury Kent Ct1 2hj Hope to see you soon. Kelvin Sandhu
November 19, 2018|
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£7.50 per person for the cream tea.
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