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The Opera Tea Rooms

3 Jubilee Courtyard | 18 The Square, Retford DN22 6BN, England
+44 1777 948354
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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3 Jubilee Courtyard | 18 The Square, Retford DN22 6BN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in this week for some coffee and cake. We had the lemon cake which was absolutely delicious. Taste like it had just been baked! We had the Aero cake last week and that was to die for so we had to come back! Can’t...More

Thank sarahj882018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met friends here for lunch and it was my first visit. Lovely setting with attentive staff. Food was enjoyable and fresh and very reasonably priced Well done

Thank Geraldinem1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and fantastic service. A beautiful place off the beaten track and definitely a cut above the usual run of the mill coffee shops available locally. The cakes are all gone made and are amazing especially the mint aero cake 🐷definitely the best around...More

Thank SAM8834
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two visits in one week it was so nice. The food was very good, the service was quick and efficient and the staff very helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Visited today for my Sisters belated birthday gift from a friend. The premises are beautiful, lovely clean fresh comfortable surroundings. We sat in ‘the snug’ which was really warm and cosy the food was delicious and the staff friendly and attentive. We will be back...More

Thank Sue J
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Had a fabulous time at the opera tea room as this was the first time we had been. It was my mums birthday and I had booked us in for afternoon tea. It was lovely great tea great cakes great atmosphere will be going again...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely venue, friendly staff and excellent food. A great little find. The cakes looked delicious too.

Thank Steph H
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I purchased a voucher online through Groupon for afternoon tea for two. I thought I would treat my Mum. We were shown to a table immediately on arriving, everything was crisp and clean. The waitress, Em, was really pleasant and polite and soon took our...More

3  Thank Rachel H
Lynda D, Owner at The Opera Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Hi, thank you for your review, I have already passed onto Em who is thrilled! Hope to see you soon, Lynda D

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Extremely disappointed after booking afternoon tea as a belated Father’s Day for my father in law. First impression was good, reservation and table looked lovely. Sat down, stains in my tea cup, not a great start but I though, ok, tea can be hard to...More

Thank zoe w
Lynda D, Owner at The Opera Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Hi Zoe I am so sorry you were disappointed with the Afternoon Tea and I wish to address and assist with some of the issues highlighted in your review. Firstly the booking made via Open Table was made with the request for downstairs or outside...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Myself and my wife went for breakfast today, it was lovely. Would definitely recommend. Great value and lovely quality and not greasy at all. Thanks

Thank Andrew B
Lynda D, Owner at The Opera Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

Hi Andrew B! Many thanks for taking the time to provide a prompt review for your Breakfast!!! Our new menu is only one week old so try lunch next time!!!! Thank you Lynda D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Jubilee Courtyard | 18 The Square, Retford DN22 6BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Retford
  • Phone Number: +44 1777 948354
  • E-mail
The Opera Rooms is now housed in a mix of new and old. Large glass fronted building, large private gravel area for tables and chairs outside, large ground floor with tables, mezzanine floor available with tables and chairs, snug room with lower tables and chairs. High Chair available, waitress service, new Patisserie to eat in or take out, large range of teas and coffees available and can be purchased to enjoy at home too. We have a slight French twist on some of our dishes all made with fresh local ingredients!
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