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Reviewed 13 August 2023

Went to Margos Lounge for a cream tea for my Birthday with family. Had a great experience food was Really tasty, fresh, looked great, plenty to eat and was given a take home box. Staff were very polite and helpful will definitely do this again...and recommend you. Thanks Margos & keep up the good work.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 April 2023

Had afternoon tea there for the very first time. What an absolute treat. The sandwiches, sausage rolls, scones ( sweet & savoury) & of course, the cakes were really tasty & delicious plus unlimited tea & filter coffee .Will definitely be back , once I’ve...lost the stone in weight gained !More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 24 February 2023 via mobile

OMG!!! What an Afternoon Tea, it was brilliant, the staff are lovely ,just can't fault a thing. All cooked for you at the time .

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 21 February 2023 via mobile

Called to book a table, was told they don’t take reservations but plenty of tables so just turn up. My friend and I arrived (we don’t live locally) to be greeted by tables with reserved signs on and some rude older lady who announced they...had no room and even if they did there was a 45 min wait ‘so I have nothing more to say to you’ Such a shame as the younger staff I have encountered on previous occasions have always been lovely. Won’t be visiting again - overpriced anyway. Sort your customer service skills out!! Rude!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 17 February 2023 via mobile

Friendly staff. Lovely cake. Quirky crockery. Good price. A nice little place to catch up with a friend over tea, cake and coffee.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 28 January 2023

My husband and I were given a voucher as a Christmas gift for afternoon tea. We were shown to our table and brought teas and coffees. The cheese and cucumber, ham and mustard and egg mayonaise sandwiches were presented beautifully on one plate, as were...the sausage rolls, salad and cheese scones on another. On a 2 tier cake plate were chocolate slices, victoria sponges and fruit scones with jam and clotted cream. The cakes also had cream on them and lots of fresh fruit. Staff were extremely friendly and attentive enough without being over bearing. Altogether a wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2022 via mobile

A sweet little cafe with a nice choice for breakfast and drinks. A good price and the food was lovely. A friendly service.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2022 via mobile

Always such a lovely place to visit. Have enjoyed several afternoon teas here and would recommend. Friendly staff, tasty delicious food and good value also. Love the 70s theme of the cafe and a lovely atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 18 July 2022 via mobile

We came here for afternoon tea and to give our son a small lunch after leaving the beach. After reading amazing reviews we had such high hopes for this place. However it was clear we didn't fit the standards of their cafe. As we arrived...at 2pm we saw that there was a big sofa with 2 seats around it available and two mini sofas further up around a table also available. Otherwise the place was full. The waitress of the cafe came over and said "There are no seats available to seat us" in which my dad replied that we are happy to sit separately. The waitress then walked over to the chef and they spoke briefly before she returned and said they wouldn't be able to cook us food as there is only 1 chef today. I looked around to see every other table had food at their table, including a table of 4 people which was only one less than we had with us. We chose to just leave as it was clear we wasn't wanted there. Upon reading other reviews on various sites, we feel that we weren't welcomed due to having our little boy with us. As other people had complained in the past of how they were treated when bringing children. Thankfully we found a place called Sea Breeze Cafe which is so welcoming to children and families and the food was absolutely beautiful! I would much more recommend going there instead.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 28 March 2022 via mobile

Lovely staff, so accommodating, one of our party was ill and we had a fab box of goodies to take home.I love Margos, so helpful and friendly and the afternoon tea was lovely, sausage rolls, scones and cakes.... yum!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 7 December 2021

My friend and I recently went to Margo’s for afternoon tea. We were served promptly and the staff were very polite and friendly. The feast that followed was delicious, sandwiches, sausage rolls, scones and cream, mince pies, brownies, the list goes on! It was lovely...and fresh, and the tea and coffee was constantly refilled. The surroundings are nice and quirky, we really enjoyed it. We didn’t manage to eat everything, and were given boxes to take the leftovers home. Very good price too and hIghly recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 21 November 2021 via mobile

You know how you think somewhere is just perfect and couldn't possibly get any better? Well Margo's just proved me totally wrong. Calling in on Friday to meet a friend for coffee and cake - as always spoiled for choice. I chose the spiced orange...and mincemeat cake which took yumminess to a new level. Featherlight sponge, tangy with orange then sliced through with gloriously Christmassy mincemeat. I was then tempted to order the spiced apple drink - oh my days, it was FAB-U-LOUS! Can't wait to return and try it all over again. Thank you!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 8 October 2021

We had a brilliant lunch in margo's I had halloumi & sweet sweet chilli panini 😋 it came with a beautiful salad & very tasty coleslaw & crisps, my husband had the waffles with bacon & syrup, both our meals were absolutely delicious !! With...wonderful surroundings and lovely staff, we had a really nice chat with the ladys there one if whom we ask about the area because we had just bought a house only 5minutes up the road !!, we will certainly go back and be a regular there !!! The atmosphere of the place is very special with all the vintage items and a real record player that plays fabulous music, I also found it pleasant that the tables are not cramed together, another lovely touch is the crockery it's all vintage, its like having a meal in your nans lounge !! We loved it :)More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 5 October 2021

Thanks to the Karolyn Hubbard at Margo's lounge. After the clowns at DPD delivered my parcel to Gorleston in Norfolk instead of Nottingham, she took it to the post office and had it delivered it to me at her own cost. With such lovely people...I am sure the scones and coffee must be amazing! I will be sure to pop in when in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 15 September 2021 via mobile

Amazing food and coffee, lovely cute quirky place and very friendly service. Also baby-friendly which made for a relaxing breakfast with our little girl

Date of visit: September 2021
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Margo's Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5