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“Felt unwelcome-not really child friendly”
Review of Vintage Tea - CLOSED

Vintage Tea
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

We visited here for a cream tea as we had been told it was nearest to where we were by tourist information. When we entered we thought it looked lovely and I was quite excited to eat here. We were seated in an appropriate position (we had a sleeping baby in a pram) so we could put the pram to one side comfortably. When we ordered we asked for 2 Devon cream teas which said it came with 2 scones. When the waitress brought our tea over (which was leaf tea served in beautiful teapots) she asked if we wanted one or two scones. We weren't sure why she was asking as we had ordered two cream teas which would be 2 scones each so we said two but then I did call her back and say I'd just have one but then another waitress looked at us all confused and said that a cream tea comes with 2 scones so we said that was fine. The waitress then brought us over just 2 scones (one each) and it all got rather confusing. We ended up asking what was going on and they said they presumed we just wanted cream tea for one (even though we had ordered it for two). Anyway, we stuck with what we had and was satisfied. My husband was a little disappointed with his scone as it fell apart and he found it difficult to pick up to eat. By this point our son had woken up and to be honest we just felt u comfortable being there with him. As most 16 months old are, he was a little noisy but we just felt as if we needed to leave (no one said anything to us-just a feeling we had). Before we left he needed changing and there were no baby changing facilities so I ended up changing him on the toilet floor. I think it was a lovely decorated tea room and I would possibly return but not with a child. Maybe more appropriate for 'ladies who lunch' rather than a young family.

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Thank Kerry L
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We've been here a few times and really great place for a civilised tea. Cakes are great and a fantastic selection too.

1  Thank cassava_7
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Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

We came here twice last year and was a little disappointed with the service, however this year the staff and service was second to none.
We had a beautiful cream tea, a refreshing pot of tea and a fab time.
Thanks to all the staff which made it a wonderful time.

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Thank Kitchener50
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

loved the open airy tearoom,beautifully decorated and proper china teacups and teapots.we ordered t different teas which were delicious and a chocolate brownie and a warm fruit scone.
all delicious especially the scone which had a hint of vanilla,i bought one to take away.friendly staff and just a nice civilised place to be ...and no mobiles allowed hooray

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Thank pip t
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

We visited Devon for a week away and stopped by Vintage Tea in Totnes for high tea. It was sublime! The waitress was very friendly, the restaurant itself was very quaint and welcoming and the food was delicious.

We had sandwiches (of which you get a choice), small patisseries and scones. You were also given the option of a plain or fruit scone and they were promptly fetched, still warm. Cream and jam were provided also.

My favourite thing about this tea room was the crockery! It was very 'vintage' (In keeping with its name) and mismatched, which added to the charm.

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Thank Amy W
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