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Babingtons English Tea Room

Piazza di Spagna 23 | Spanish Square 23-25, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 678 6027
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Piazza di Spagna 23 | Spanish Square 23-25, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure what I expected when I went there with my girlfriend but it was distinctly average. I ordered A club sandwich, orange juice and she got an Italian bun with coffee. Very very average food, considering my 'regular' sized sandwich was €19 and the...More

Thank scottland91
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our last day in Rome and we decided to splurge at the inordinately expensive Babington's by the Spanish Steps. We wanted a memorable last breakfast in Italy, and why not at the place frequented by royalty, and the likes of Keats and Dickens....More

Thank Johnnyjean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I want to say THANK YOU to our waitress and another server at the tea house. We were there this past weekend, the day after my 8 year old lost his beloved stuffed toy in the streets of Rome. He was distraught and could not...More

Thank debsferguson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful tea room with ample choice for both tea and coffee lovers. Being morning and after breakfast, I did not indulge in the many delicious cakes or savouries on offer. So i just chose an etiopian coffee. The service is pristine and make the...More

Thank marcettefabri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an icon - The Tea room has been here for over 100years and still owned by the same family. A memory of the english families that made there way to Rome in the 18th century this is a wonderful place to stop for...More

Thank Florence U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tea and cakes were very good both times, we went there twice during our trip to Rome. However,the service can be hit or miss, first time it was pretty stuck up lady, the second time we had a very friendly waitress. Overall, I would...More

Thank Izabella-3377
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read about this tea-room in a novel. It does have a lovely atmosphere but I did find it expensive. There is a very good tea selection, both hot and cold but the cake selection was limited.

Thank Esther P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our lunch by 'The Steps." They had a good menu and a great tea selection for sure. A nice area to have a bite to eat away from the crowds. Although somewhat expensive but very high quality. I highly recommend Babingtons for...More

Thank dgm792
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We went to Babingtons for lunch after a morning at the Vatican. It was quiet and very pleasant inside away from the crowds just outside. We had a light lunch of sandwiches and salad. Servings were substantial and staff helpful. It was just a little...More

Thank Leslie T
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here after an exhausting day walking around the sights of Rome. I was craving a good cup of tea and I did get this- but had to pay over 11 euros for the privilege, and 7 euros for an orange juice. Too expensive for...More

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Rory B, Proprietario at Babingtons English Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for taking your time in writing a comment about Babingtons. We are very sorry you didn't appreciate your stay in our Tea Rooms. The prices may seam a little expensive, but we make sure all our ingredients are top quality served...More

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13 April 2015|
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Response from babington1893 | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your message. We get our coffee from Caffè Giordano, and you had a Santo Domingo single estate. Kind regards Chiara Bedini
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$11 - US$57
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza di Spagna 23 | Spanish Square 23-25, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Campo Marzio
  • Neighbourhood: Campo Marzio
  • Phone Number: +39 06 678 6027
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Established in 1893 by two English ladies, Babington's has maintained, for over a century, the style and atmosphere of the period. Ever since it has become the favourite meeting place for writers, actors, artists, politicians and those in search of privacy and comfort. To this day Babington's remains a family run business and a corner of English heritage tucked away from the bustle of modern day life. At any time throughout the day you can choose from a selection of English breakfasts, light snacks, delicious luncheons and drinks as well as a superb range of teas to be accompanied by cakes and pastries baked freshly every morning. Entering the Tea Rooms, you can't miss Babington's Tea Shop, a discreet corner where you can choose between more than 120 varieties of teas and blends and all the accessories needed to satisfy even the most knowledgeable of connoisseurs.
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