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The Lighthouse Tea Room is a traditional English tea room with a nautical theme serving light meals, freshly ground coffee, Yorkshire tea, afternoon tea, home made cakes and scones in a warm friendly atmosphere.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, British
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This has to be the best cafe in Filey. Home cooked food from the best ingredients. I had the hot beef baguette and my wife the lasagne; both were top notch. Reasonable prices, friendly staff and lovely food - what's not to like? It isn't...big inside and it does get busy; and no wonder!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice food and service would highly recommend it’s a little gem I will be returning all fresh local foods. Get your self there

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this gem on our first day in Filey. It was so good that we went back on the following two days of our stay. The food is home made and tasted really fantastic. All the staff that we met were very friendly and...welcoming . The prices were also very reasonable. We would definitely recommend it to anybody staying in Filey who wants a lovely place to eat!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular and busy. Had to wait for a table but worth it. A tasty cup of tea and a big slice of banana cake for £5.50 Very pleasant and polite service. Would go again

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 April 2024

The food was lovely as always, a lovely family atmosphere, very polite staff who served us & the scrambled eggs were wonderful, would highly recommend the breakfast.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 April 2024

I discovered this small cafe in Belle View Street while I was visiting Filey for the day.. I treated myself to a pot of tea, fruit scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam.. It was all very tasty at a reasonable price in a pleasant...environment. The whole theme of the decor is lighthouses.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Emma Watson, Owner at The Lighthouse Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2024

Thanks so much for visiting us last week and for your lovely review. It’s great that you stumbled upon us and loved your cream tea. We hope to welcome you back when you’re next in the area!

Reviewed 2 April 2024

Amazing food, friendly service. Well worth a visit. The scones were so soft and cakes so fresh. Very highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Emma Watson, Owner at The Lighthouse Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2024

Thank you so much for visiting us and for your 5* review - as a small business it really means a lot to us. We’re delighted you enjoyed your time with us and the cakes went down well! Look forward to welcoming you again sometime!

Reviewed 29 March 2024

We have visited this beautiful cafe many times over the years, and whenever in Filey it is our go to place for brunch, lunch (and, I must confess, cakes in the afternoon after we have walked off our lunch!). I don't often write reviews, but...this time I feel compelled to do so. I returned to Filey last week to celebrate my birthday in the place in which our family spent many childhood holidays, and which carries so many happy memories for me. I booked two nights in Apartment 8, The Landings, which is also owned and run by Emma and her partner. I honestly could not have chosen better, and we definitely plan to return as soon as possible. Just like The Lighthouse, the apartment was immaculate, very well thought out and very well equipped. It is to the back of the building, which made it really peaceful. I was up early each morning, opening the window whilst I made morning coffee so that I could hear the beautiful sound of birdsong and the distant cries of gulls. Stepping out of the main building housing this apartment brings the magical sight, sound and smell of the ocean, the beach being immediately opposite, but the position of the apartment itself affords a peace lost to the front of the building, where cars and tourists bustle to and froe. Emma had left a little welcome basket, filled with homemade cake, hot chocolate etc, the apartment was lovely and warm, and we felt able to retreat away and enjoy cosy evenings after long walks on the gorgeous beach (and treats in the cafe). We ended up booking an extra night! This is a long review, but I have worked for many years in hospitality myself, and truly appreciate the efforts this family and all their lovely staff, make to provide the high quality service offered to those visiting this lovely little seaside town. Unfortunately, there are some places in Britain, where you are almost made to feel as though you should be grateful that they are serving you at all, but Emma, her partner and their wonderful team always go above and beyond what is expected. Thankyou so much from Billy and I, and hope to see you again very soonMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Emma Watson, Owner at The Lighthouse Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2024

Hi Claire, thank you so much for your fantastic review of both your stay at The Landings and your visits to the tea room. It was a pleasure to host you and we’re so glad you loved your stay and it helped give you a...More

Reviewed 29 March 2024

5 star afternoon tea. As usual outstanding service, freshly made sandwiches and cakes. Delightful amid relaxing surroundings . Real gem! Would highly recommend visiting!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Emma Watson, Owner at The Lighthouse Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2024

Thanks Helen for the excellent review! We’re pleased the afternoon tea has delivered for your family once again. A great way to sample a bit of everything! Look forward to seeing you all again soon :)

Reviewed 26 March 2024

Was every polite when arrived nice and welcoming they service is lovely the food was nice the strawberry milkshake was niceMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Emma Watson, Owner at The Lighthouse Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2024

Thanks Chloe for visiting us and taking the time to share your review. It’s great to hear you all enjoyed your breakfast and we do find those milkshakes are a popular choice! Hope you enjoyed your cake when you found space for it later on...More

Reviewed 7 March 2024

Long overdue re-visit to the Lighthouse for lunch with friends. As ever, super food with just enough choice including specials on the blackboard. My minute steak in baguette was so tasty! No room for puds but the cakes looked divine and the Plum Crumble was...temping. Jeannie and Party.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Emma Watson, Owner at The Lighthouse Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2024

Thanks Jeannie for visiting us again last week and for sharing your experience. The steak baguette is a great choice and very popular but I’m not surprised to hear you couldn’t manage anything else on this visit as it’s massive! Hopefully see you all again...More

Reviewed 5 March 2024

It's not easy finding anywhere open for quality refreshments in Bridlington or Filey in March. Some days of the week It's virtually impossible, especially after 2pm! So it was a relief to find this charming tea room not only open at 3pm on a Monday,...but with a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere, too! Lovely, cosy interior, good quality coffee and delicious homemade cakes (the ginger cake was so moreish). Ticks every box for a traditional tea room. Wonderful.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Emma Watson, Owner at The Lighthouse Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2024

Thank you for visiting us last week and for taking the time to share your 5* review. We’re really pleased we were able to offer some sanctuary on a Monday afternoon in March! It’s great to hear you enjoyed your cake and coffee and thanks...More

Reviewed 3 March 2024

Visited for the first time and will visit again. Food good. Theme of lighthouses interesting. Staff attentive. Restaurant clean.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Emma Watson, Owner at The Lighthouse Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2024

Thank you for the lovely review and for visiting us at the Lighthouse. It’s great to hear you found the theme of the place interesting and enjoyed your visit. We’ll look forward to seeing you again sometime!

Reviewed 1 March 2024

Amazing!!!! Good food takes time. Enjoy a coffee or fresh orange while you wait for your order and have another to be served with your meal. The eggs, loads of different poached and scrambled were cooked beautifully. They also have a full breakfasts. They do...lunches and afternoon tea which we didn't try but looked really lovely The coffee is the best.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Emma Watson, Owner at The Lighthouse Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2024

Thank you so much for your recent visit and for your 5* review - it really means a lot to us as a small business. Thanks for recognising that our food is cooked to order to ensure it’s to the best standard and so it...More

Reviewed 19 February 2024 via mobile

We visited The Lighthouse today for my mum’s birthday while we were in Filey and it was the nicest experience we’ve ever had in any restaurant or cafe. The food was delicious and everything is homemade. The cakes were a particular highlight! Good value for...money, great sized portions and lots of options (particularly for my gluten free diet), and the atmosphere was just lovely. So homely and friendly. We felt like we could have stayed for hours. The service was fantastic, so genuine and not overbearing or forced in the slightest. The place just has a really good vibe. We loved it and we’ll definitely be back!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Emma Watson, Owner at The Lighthouse Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2024

Thank you so much for our first review of 2024! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and were able to enjoy a treat for your mum’s birthday. That chocolate and raspberry cake is popular choice with our customers! Thanks for the lovely comments...More

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Definitely card when we visited.
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It can get very busy depending when you go. We had an hours wait last week, so went to The Glasshouse for a drink whilst our table was ready. I would give them a call and ask the question.
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Hi, unfortunately we don’t allow dogs inside as we don’t have a lot of space. We do have a table outside where you’re welcome to sit with your dog if it’s warm enough!
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Yes, The Lighthouse Tea Room offers takeaway services.

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The Lighthouse Tea Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5