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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Cafe, British
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We wanted to send a birthday gift to our sister in law during lockdown, having visited here in the past we contacted them only to find that the birthday did not fall on one of the days that they set aside for delivery. Once I...More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 15 December 2020

Went here with a friend on the offchance, just taking a walk late summer. It was post lockdown and the cafe were really good with the distancing and sanitisation standards. Great choice of veggie options. A busy afternoon as great for passersby on walks, and...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

Loved this charming place. Visited yesterday for a late lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it, the moment you sit down it’s just a really nice comfortable place to be with a great atmosphere. My wife and I had cream tea and sandwiches and everything was delicious....More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 12 November 2020

I ordered one of the cream tea hampers to have at home and would highly recommend! The hamper looked great - a basket with scones & cakes arranged inside. It would make a perfect gift, especially in lockdown. The scones were very fresh & there...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

Lovely visit to Whittington Tea Barge today. Friendly and attentive staff serving the best cream tea on the Thames!. Can’t wait to return and try their breakfasts.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

excellent service from super friendly staff, with a brilliant atmosphere! We will definitely be visiting again soon! 👍

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

I visited today for the first time since Covid, with my partner and her parents and we each had a Vintage Afternoon Tea. The guys have reduced the table numbers to socially distance but managed to maintain a great atmosphere still. Service was quick and...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 11 October 2020

You won't do better than to give this a try, The food and service is excellent and all the staff are really friendly. A good choice of both hot and cold snacks in a lovely riverside setting. Also Bailey the dog is there to welcome...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

I’m sorry to have to write this, as I’ve wanted to try this place for months and the barge itself seems pleasant enough. In normal times our visit might have been ok. However, our visit this month was the most in danger I have felt...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 6 September 2020 via mobile

Needed to do something slightly different this year. An excellent choice, nice and simple but well worth the visit . Superb food, all freshly made and “real “ tea. Great service, very welcoming. Brilliant.

Date of visit: September 2020
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    Whittington's Tea Barge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 5