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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“scones” (20 reviews)
“cake” (17 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
3 Jubilee Courtyard | 18 The Square, Retford DN22 6BN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Steph H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Rachel H
Lynda D, Owner at The Opera Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Trading Standards I am sure would be interested to know that the photo on Groupon advertising the SAVE 40% afternoon tea in no way reflects what you are given at the Opera Tea Rooms. The afternoon tea was not even worth the £18.95 they ask...More

3  Thank 76Tilly
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

I visited today as part of a party of 30 for a baby shower. £13 for a few triangle sandwiches and a small dry scone is ridiculous , I’ve had better sandwiches from a service station. I don’t know how you can warrant paying that...More

5  Thank bex01909
Reviewed 24 March 2018

The surroundings are lovely and light and airy and the staff are very friendly. We had afternoon tea on a groupon deal. It was very nice, and I’d told them in advance that one of our party was vegetarian, which they catered for amply. There...More

1  Thank mampaone
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Really lovely place pleasant staff served fresh assorted sandwiches warm scones with cream and jam nice cakes all washed down with glass of proceco and pot of tea very enjoyable

Thank 10zzer
Reviewed 6 March 2018

It seemed as if I was the only person walking the streets! I had come to see if the market was open, but it wasn’t. It was so cold. I glanced over to the side of the Town Hall, where there is an archway. Underneath...More

2  Thank davidharrylarder
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We’ve visited the Opera tea rooms a number of times now and each time the food and service has been exceptional The building is really lovely and the atmosphere is very relaxing. The staff are friendly and the food is delicious! All the meals are...More

Thank HBower
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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
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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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