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Waterloo Gardens Teahouse

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5 Waterloo Gardens | Penylan, Cardiff CF23 5AA, Wales
+44 29 2045 6073
08:00 - 18:00
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Good food, excellently cooked - prompt friendly service, not particularly cheap but not super expensive either. It's just, well, could not get comfortable, tables are set out in what I thought was a crammed fashion. One chap sat at right angles to us on a settee and the whole thing felt really invasive. Bit more eclectic and thoughtful seating could... More 

Thank rhmclapham
WaterlooTeam, General Manager at Waterloo Gardens Teahouse, responded to this review

Hey there Thanks for writing in. We were re upholstering our soft furniture when you visited - so we did have a few days of when the layout was slightly different to the norm. Al the furniture is back in and looking as per usual. We used the delightful Patternista (Chris and Suzanne Carpenter) designs on the fabric - a... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were looking for a place to have breakfast, somewhere a bit different and somewhere nutritious and healthy too! I ordered an orange and lemon infused tea which was incredible!!! Looking at the menu i was thinking.. wow all so healthy will i enjoy it? Will it also taste nice? I ordered a healthy omelette and my... More 

Thank Alannah S
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This place is for you if you are a specialist tea head! Everything you could ever want! The coffee is good too for the non tea drinkers like me! It can get very busy here so pick your times. The window seats are lovely for watching world go by but the tables towards back are a better height to eat... More 

Thank Kirsty F
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I'd booked afternoon tea here with my mother who is coeliac. We'd been planning to have a walk round the nearby park but it was a very rainy afternoon and we arrived over an hour early for our booking. The staff could not have been more accommodating and seated us immediately. The sandwiches were among the tastiest I've ever eaten... More 

Thank ABJor1965
Oxford, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I sample the teas and bask in the glory of Roath's Victorian surroundings. Superb all round - staff know their teas - I'd recommend the Oolongs - especially the Ruby. But the food is good too - especially the Welsh Rarebit and the cakes. So much better than the phoney atmosphere in chain coffee shops, with bearded cycle couriers exuding... More 

Thank 34Doris
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely cup of Christmas tea with a delicious slice of pastachio & spinich cake. A huge range of teas.

Thank Sezbe
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I've been to this place several times. I thought I'd go for a coffee and cake treat. As the name suggests this place specialises in tea, which they excel at. I had a cappuccino - the cup was pretty small and it wasn't really hot. Just think the cup needed a blast of warming before serving as wasn't big enough... More 

Thank Kirsty F
Fleet, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Currently sitting outside Waterloo Gardens Teahouse sipping 'Iron goddess of Mercy' in the fading afternoon sunshine. This is our first visit to Waterloo Gardens and won't be our last. The atmosphere is relaxed and convivial, the staff are polite and attentive. Not being a connoisseur of tea I was amazed by the huge selection available and the young man who... More 

Thank Trago339
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I really enjoyed stopping in here whilst on a day trip to Cardiff. I had a pot of white tea and my partner had a green tea, i was very impressed with the shear scale of options, I have never seen so many! The chairs were very comfortable and it felt like a very peaceful place to rest.

Thank Jehopewell
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Was playing in waterloo park on a hot summers day when trip advisor told me of this place. Was very pleasantly surprised by the shop. Very modern interior, service was fantastic, coffee moreish and the lemon polenta cake was heavenly. Will return to try the food at a later date.

Thank dhldhl

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$7
Cafe, Welsh, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Waterloo Gardens | Penylan, Cardiff CF23 5AA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2045 6073

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