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The Courtyard Tea Rooms

48A High Street | Old Orchard Plaza, Poole BH15 1BT, England
+44 1202 670358
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (54 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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48A High Street | Old Orchard Plaza, Poole BH15 1BT, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lee and Chris are so friendly, helpful and wonderful cooks. The breakfast bircher is so good we now come back every week. The other clients are infused with their friendliness so it's like greeting old friends as you enter. The 16th century flagstones give the...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I often go to the Courtyard tea rooms, either for lunch or just a coffee, especially when the weather's dry & can sit outside! Inside is tiny but the owners are so helpful if I take my mum in a wheelchair. It's a bit of...More

Thank Mngale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

atmospheric and pretty courtyard, attentive service, a little difficult to find as . easy to walk past

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely afternoon tea, the scones were so delicious, staff very friendly, great little place nice and cosy. Definitely go back .

Thank PPDJulieB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was a nice morning and we didn't fancy sitting in the Hotel breakfast room so we had a walk and came across this place just opening. They don't do a full english breakfast but what they did do was HOT and prompt delivered with...More

Thank LizzyLew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took recommendations from other trip advisor reviews and went to this beautiful tea room yesterday. It was a lovely end to a fab holiday. Would recommend to anyone . I have a lovely afternoon tea. Sandwiches, 3 small homemade cakes, scone, jam and cream...More

Thank lovedaysout2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not really impressed with the place the 3 of us stopped at for coffee. It was served promptly and with no fuss but the taste was very weak and not as it should have been. To be honest, the milk tasted off. We ended up...More

1  Thank judyroberts15
Kris W, Owner at The Courtyard Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. It does seem very strange that in over 3 years here at the Tearooms, not one person has had anything negative to say about our coffee (or even our milk!), and yet we receive 3 negative reviews from all in your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and a couple of girlfriends pooped in for a quick coffee here. It;s very dark and dingy going in, but we sat down and ordered some coffees, mine a latte. Sitting on a wobbly chair didn't help the place and the coffee was very,...More

Thank debbiedebbiescott
Kris W, Owner at The Courtyard Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Unfortunately we do have to cope with wobbly chairs, an uneven floor and a 'dingy' corridor as our entrance and Parlour area are 16th century. This is why we are quirky. We do have chair and table wedges to correct this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely tea rooms. Excellent scones, Dorset apple cake, and tea loaf. Super selection of teas, and warm friendly service. Went in recently for the best afternoon tea, and have been back again for morning tea and cake.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small Tea room,lovely little al fresco area ,difficult to find but worth the effort, small seating areas inside. Everything is prepared in the middle for easy access to all areas for the waiting staff

Thank Paul O
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25 July 2016|
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Response from Lesley P | Reviewed this property |
We didn't have afternoon tea but the table next to us did and I'm sure they booked it. Better to ring them as they are a very small but lovely place and they do turn people away. Hope this helps.
19 June 2016|
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Response from Valerie342 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have been away on holiday. The Tearooms do a lovely take away service, cakes, scones and just about anything else that you may like to order. Including lunch.
1 September 2015|
Response from Kris W | Property representative |
Hi. We have gluten free brownies and sometimes a second cake too. Also gluten free crumpets, fruited tea loaf, and gluten free bread. We do not have gluten free scones. We look forward to your visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48A High Street | Old Orchard Plaza, Poole BH15 1BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 670358
  • E-mail
A quirky and friendly family run tea rooms with secluded outdoor seating and a great menu. Wonderful homemade cakes, scones, afternoon teas & light lunches. Come in and try our wonderful selection of teas from around the world.
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