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The Vintage Empire

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104 High Street, Herne Bay CT6 5LE, England
+44 1227 360258
10:00 - 16:00
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always lovely and friendly. Good bacon sandwiches and leaf tea in a pot. Cream teas are £5 each for a homemade scone and pot of tea. 1940s themed. Recommended.

Thank DLWKent
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came to this wonderful little tea shop by chance, my advice? Make a point of going it is fantastic! We had delicious cheese and bacon scones, served warm on pretty crockery. The staff were friendly and dressed in theme. It has a lovely small garden as well, oh and make sure you visit the loo for an interesting read! Board... More 

1 Thank Terri H
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well this was my third visit to The Vintage Empire. My best buddie wanted somewhere different for us to have tea and cake. I recommended here and she loved it. She told them it was an early birthday tea for me and the lovely staff came and sang Happy Birthday to me. What a surprise.. We had a lovely Vera... More 

Thank Patricia C
Kent, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place after reading the good reviews on Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. Our waitress was very friendly and welcoming and the food was great. It's a small place but has a nice cosy, very English, feel about it. The whole place is done out in 1939-45 war-time memorabilia and music from that era was playing softly... More 

1 Thank DFCSpike
garden of england
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time at the tea rooms, enjoyed great scones and tea and played snakes and ladders whilst we ate them, what more could you ask for? Go there and enjoy yourselves.

Thank susieanna07
Deal, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a nostalgia trip to Herne Bay having lived there a few years ago and came upon The Vintage Empire 1940s Tearooms. We went in for a coffee and scones, and then back for lunch later. We love the old Ration Book menus, the mismatched cups and saucers, visiting The Privy, the old plates and pictures around the premises,... More 

Thank LJD654
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A big thank you to Jenna who cooked our breakfast this morning. Well cooked and beautifully presented........delicious!! Always made to feel so welcome here too. Will be back soon xx

1 Thank GillyM58
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very authentic 40is setting, nice music from the 40is, nice touch of old board games and newspapers and the venue on a ration book style, cake and scones are very nice and fresh, good menu for lunch and afternoon tea, will go back for lunch and the winston chirchil afternoon tea.

Thank wad0u1
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We've been to The Vintage Empire a few times and so we booked a table as a little farewell tea for us with our daughter who's moving away. We had yummy cream teas and my eldest daughter enjoyed a flower tea which was sweet and yummy! The scones were freshly baked and warm and were delicious! The Vintage Empire is... More 

Thank moonstonebright
Rochester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Made a detour here on a day out as we had heard great things...we were not disappointed!! The welcome is friendly, you can read wartime papers and soak up the atmosphere whilst you wait for your food. I highly recommend the Vera Lynn afternoon tea as it's delicious and they refill your tea regularly.

1 Thank emilyh982017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 High Street, Herne Bay CT6 5LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 360258
Step back in time and experience our 1940's style tearoom. All cakes are home made. We serve a beautiful selection of loose teas from the kent and sussex tea company. High teas cream teas and much more!!!!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?