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Victorian Tea Rooms

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Eastbourne Pier | Seafront, Eastbourne, England
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our grandaughter to this establishment on the pier for their 'Victorian Afternoon Tea'. We received a choice of sandwiches, cream scones, cake and tea, coffee or a soft drink. The service was first class and the look of the tea rooms was strictly old world. The price was quite affordable and the experience shone a light on what... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try this place for lunch. Well, I wish we hadn't. The service was so slow. I went up to the counter after a long wait to order only to be informed about the table service so I walked back to yhen table. I could see our drinks appeared on the counter but it wasn't brought to us... More 

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Thank GabiT80
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

45 minutes for 5 hot drinks said it all for me - I won't be back in a hurry! Inviting interior but all vacant tables were full of used crockery. Waited 20 minutes for our order to be taken and a further 25 for 2 teas, 2 coffees and a hot chocolate!. We weren't alone and I noticed one family... More 

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Thank SunshireCoaster
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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307 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

What a perfect place to enjoy a drink or a snack. It's on a lovely pier with a great setting friendly staff, a basic menu but all looks good the coffee was hot and strong. Excellent value, you must go there.

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Thank Paul D
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Don't ask for cappuccino it is undrinkable and out of a packet. It had a chemical taste and artificially sweetened. We visited for a cup of coffee about 3 weeks ago on a sunny Sunday. The staff were friendly but the quality of the drinks leave a lot to be desired. We will not be going back.

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Thank jane e
Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Visited Eastbourne for the first time and took a stroll on the Pier. The Victorian Tea Rooms are situated bang in the middle of the pier. Well decorated and suitable for that little break we all need sometime during the day. My wife had a fruit tea and I had a normal tea. Both came in antique pots with enough... More 

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Thank Mel L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Having passed the cafe on serval occasions my wife decided to call in on the off chance that there might be something gluten free in cake display. To her surprise and mine as well the lady offered a choice of carrot/ chocolate & coffee cake but having just eaten we decided to call in the following day. We duly arrived... More 

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Thank Derek C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Even though we were one of the first visitors in the morning, the floor was very dirty and so was everything else. We ordered two capuccinos, they arrived within two minutes and tasted week and awfull. Had definetly nothing to do with a proper cappuccino. We paid 2,50£each and will definetly never come back to this tea room. Such a... More 

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Thank mc0713
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Staff were polite if a little disinterested. Coffee was good, the cake too. The mixed gender toilet is not only desperately in need of an overhaul but it is filthy! The cafe could do with a good clean too.

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Thank ArtemisHunter
Watford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped off here for lunch midweek. We ordered the Tea Party For Two which came with a pot of tea, 2 large slices of cake of your choice, 2 scones with clotted cream and jam, and 2 sandwiches of your choice. Everything was fine but nothing special. I could have replicated the experience just as easily in my living room.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eastbourne Pier | Seafront, Eastbourne, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Eastbourne

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?