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The Tea House Cafe & Restaurant

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6 Robert Street, Lincoln 7608, New Zealand
+64 3-325 7242
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09:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tea House was a wonderful venue for the Henz Party High Tea. We had a separate room and were able to have our fun with only our laughter intruding. The set up was beautiful and the well stocked tiers of food were delicious. The staff were wonderful with hot tea and coffee always available. Some of us had bubbles... More 

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2 Thank SueBye
Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my friend and I took my 90 year old Mum for High Tea. we had a table overlooking a side garden which didn't seem to have anything pretty growing (in high summer) and the front entrance was a bit weedy and untidy. however the ambience inside was delightful and we enjoyed our high tea with a glass of bubbles. High... More 

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1 Thank AdrienneJ15
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

A lovely setting for a high tea. Service at the start was prompt. Our tea orders were taken and delivered along with the food and that was the last time we were approached by the wait staff for just under 2 hours. No one came to ask us how our food was or even ask if we wanted more drinks.... More 

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Thank Sonyaf40
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We had previously been to the Tea House for lunch and loved it. Last night was our groups Christmas dinner, we were seated in what would have been the front room of the converted villa. This gave us a very intimate surroundings, lovely furnishings and easy conversation. The food was the real stand out. A very simple menu that is... More 

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Thank Trevor C
Christchurch.
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

What a great find so close to home. The food was great, a mostly gluten free menu and what wasn't could be changed to suit. The wait staff where very obliging and nothing was too Much trouble. I would recommend the platter for 2, one of the best we have ever had.

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Thank mortein
RamiTeaHouse, General Manager at The Tea House Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. I have passed your comments on to the staff who appreciate such feedback. More 

Lincoln, New Zealand
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I found a long hair in my salad and so complained. Got apologies and meal for free as well as a voucher and then promise of coffee (which I had to ask twice for). Sorry, one long hair in my food was enough to put me off forever. Gave the vouchers away.

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Thank Tania R
RamiTeaHouse, General Manager at The Tea House Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Tania, I hope you are doing great. Really sorry to hear about your experience, but after doing an investigation into this which involved interviewing all our staff members and going through our systems, we haven't found any information regarding this incident or any other which involved hair in the meal for the last 6 months. Not sure if you... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Super little Tea House,old villa is so lovely. High tea with bubbles was scrummy. Staff were excellent.

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1 Thank Snowangel54
RamiTeaHouse, General Manager at The Tea House Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your positive feedback. I'm Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Best regards More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We went to The Tea House for a family birthday. The food was good (we had corn fritters, coronation chicken salad and the berry parfait) but let down by slow service and wait staff. The service seemed a bit disorganised though it was well-meaning.

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Thank Jo O
RamiTeaHouse, General Manager at The Tea House Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing us! We are busy at lunch time but that’s no excuse for you having to wait – we want all our customers to have a first class experience at The Tea House, which includes not waiting too long for meals or having average service. We’ll have a chat about this, thank you. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Oh Tea House - how cute you are - a welcoming michelia lined pathway and pretty facade. Inside the table is set with dainty china trios - the atmosphere is humming - mostly ladies enjoying the enchantment of posh 'high tea'. We start with bubbles and non alcoholic punch and await the arrival of savoury and sweet treats. Our table... More 

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Thank plum_persey
RamiTeaHouse, General Manager at The Tea House Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry that you had such a bad experience with us, especially when most of our customers tend to speak our praises. Obviously we cannot get it right all the time but I would encourage you in future to state any complaints immediately so that the problem can be resolved. Thank You. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We live in an area where there are few good places for vegetarians to find something other than pasta or steamed veggies. It was a delight to find this charming place in Lincoln yesterday. The gnocchi with blue cheese sauce was my plate and what a gastronomic experience that was! If I wasn't trying to be all prim and proper... More 

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Thank travelsavvy2016
Management response:

Thank you for your positive review. We are glad that you enjoyed our hospitality. Look forward to having you guys here again. Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$42
Cuisine
Cafe, British, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Robert Street, Lincoln 7608, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +64 3-325 7242
Description
The Tea House was open in April 2012 out of a desire to make a place where people would feel like they were being treated. A place that had a unique interior, world class food and service, a major emphasis on quality and customer experience. A place to come to, to be removed from the day to day, to get together with friends and family in a beautiful environment, enjoying great food and great company. A place for a special occasion. A High Tea event, a luncheon, a wedding, a birthday party or just a place to meet for a pot of delicious tea. A place, a house, your house. The Tea House.

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