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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing tearoom this is. Nothing is too much trouble for the very friendly staff. The food was amazing, we will certainly visit again. My husband is disabled & in a wheelchair but no problem here, they seated us at a table that the...wheelchair could be situated & they helped me to get the wheelchair up a small step. Hats off to them, the places that do that are very few & far between, usually we're classed as second class citizens & a nuisance.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024 via mobile

5 ⭐️ Quality We visited at the weekend and had the most amazing lunch. This place really is a gem in Howden and am thankful it’s right on our doorstep. If you’re nearby please drop in and support a really great fantastic local business. We...have eaten here about six time this year so far and the food, atmosphere and staff are fantastic. I even commented how fantastic it was to see ladies sanitary products in the toilets to use. With a teenage daughter aged fifteen this really does mean a lot 🩷More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024 via mobile

Booked over phone. Nice welcome as we entered. Service was very nice and the flat bread meals are fantastic. Great value. Wide menu. So tasty. Loose leaf tea. Been here many times but sometimes it’s months apart. Haven’t reviewed for a while so thought it...would be helpful to do one again. Consistently good home cooked food. Never disappointed. Thank you.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024

My husband & myself had a beautiful roast Pork dinner,plenty of vegetables roast potatoes & Yorkshire pudding will definitely return again.The staff were very helpful and friendly.Thankyou for a very enjoyable meal.Really

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 October 2023 via mobile

AMAZING, food was brilliant and presented extremely well. The staff was extremely friendly and the service was fast even when they was busy. The Sunday lunch was the best Sunday lunch I have had in a long time and they even asked us how we...wanted our beef cooking which is extremely unusual fo places and proves that they care about there customers.will definitely be making a return soon.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023 via mobile

Two of us popped in without reservation for a quick bite before my train n from Howden to London. Greeting was a bit of a kerfuffle with nobody sure which tables were free. We headed upstairs to an area opened specially and ordered a sandwich,...leek and potato soup, fruit scone with jam and butter and cheesecake with two teas. Service took a long time and tea came but was way too weak though it was leaf tea which I appreciated. The sand which was nice but the soup was dreadful. It was basically cream with a few flecks of leek, very little potato and no seasoning and the croutons weren’t - they were a few bits of toasted bread so just went soggy. As time was ticking away we asked for our cakes. The table next door asked for hot water twice. The cakes came minus the jam which required another wait (except I started eating the scone as train time was fast approaching). Sandwich and uneaten soup were cleared with no enquiry as to what was wrong. We headed down to pay to be greeted with, “I’ll be with you in a minute”. We didn’t have a minute but waited whilst the staff finished whatever they were doing before they processed the bill. Customer service is lacking here as is organisation. The soup was awful. We wouldn’t return given stiff competition in Howden.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

We came for a midweek lunch. The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. The food was delicious, freshly prepared and there is lots to choose from. Highly recommended 😃

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

Came here for lunch but I found service was very slow. Ordered food and just waited far too long and left only having tea to drink that we waited ages for. Might go back to see if it improves but would rather go somewhere else...first. Sorry for the bad review, but said it how it was and others that day had waited sometime for their food orders as the waiting staff apologised for the lengthy wait.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

Called in just before Sunday lunch started, thinking we would just have something little (until the specials board came out that is!). My partner had the steak and ale pie and I had a roast beef Sunday lunch, we were not expecting the quality or...quantity of food that arrived.. you would’ve thought we were in a high end restaurant. Beautiful presentation, incredible taste, excellent service and friendly faces. You can tell that the staff genuinely care about and enjoy where they work. It was lovely to see regulars walking in and being greeted on a first name basis, that’s certainly not something you see very often now. We got cakes to take home and I can hand on heart say, we had the best Victoria sponge and lemon cheesecake we’ve ever tasted (and we’ve tried a fair few!) Thank you everyone at That Tea Room, we will be back soon!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 June 2023 via mobile

The strong tea I requested was like dishwater! Also too weak for the rest of our group. I ordered strong tea, double checked my request was noted, then checked again when it came.. if I hadn’t taken the lid off the pot and seen a...few leaves floating around I’d have assumed they’d forgotten the tea! Come on folks..it costs only a few pence for a spoonful of tea leaves (and I don’t mind paying for extra tea leaves if that’s an issue ). Shame, as the breakfast was good (except for the wafer thin black pudding) and the staff friendly. Please please learn how to make a pot of tea!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 June 2023

Bone China tableware, leaf tea from local merchant, several options for GF cakes and the small GF scones (a rarity for Coeliacs) made a tea and cake stop enjoyable.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 May 2023

Situated just behind the main square, near the entrance to the church, on street parking, 2 small rooms downstairs and1 large upstairs, v friendly staff, we ate a beautiful cherry cheesecake and v tasty scone, large portions, leafed tea served, v reasonable price. Lovely tea...room, will call again.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023 via mobile

Use this Tea room as a stop over on a 2 and a half hour journey to Scarborough. This is a hidden gem. The quality of the food was outstanding. The staff were brilliant. I would recommend booking in as you don’t want to be...disappointed. Loved all the tea pots hanging from the ceiling. People in my party had the soup of the day and I had the ploughman’s sandwich. Just amazing. This is a Five star tea room any day. If I could I would give it a six. Great value for money. Great parking nearby, just a short walk. The town is also lovely to have a walk around.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 20 March 2023

What a great find this place was! We had the sweet afternoon tea and it did not disappoint at all. Great atmosphere and super friendly service. Cannot wait to visit it again soon!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 11 March 2023 via mobile

Mid Saturday afternoon visit. Tea & cakes available. Cakes all looked beautiful but sadly no gluten free options other than meringue. Son in law ordered chocolate mini egg cheese cake. No allergen information displayed or advised but discovered contained nuts upon touching mouth and onset...of severe symptoms. Sadly no apology or replacement offered hence the low score.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Good evening. We are open on 27th June & 3rd July 11-3 then back open fully on 4th July 10 - 4
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There are car parks behind the bishops manor and near the new co op
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That Tea Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4