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“Friendly staff, great food and wonderful ambience”

Like a Tea Tray in the Sky
Ranked #121 of 694 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 14 November 2013

This is my second visit here. I shall return; great place for lunch with a simple but competent menu.
Liking the music also.

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Thank alejour
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

This place is quirky and has its own style but its at the wrong (and windy!) end of Osborne Road so its doesn't attract enough footfall to have a good atmosphere. This can mean that the cakes are stale. The prices are high, which can only be justified if the food is always excellent, which sometimes it isn't.

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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Wonderful surroundings and delicious tea, coffee and cakes. Really nice friendly atmosphere. Give it a try, you will love it.

Thank DonkeyOnTheEdge
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Swung by here after a string of recommendations by family and friends. Totally worth it. The attention to detail in the décor and the food was incredible. Nowhere else like it in Portsmouth. The menu was focussed and not sprawling, which reassured me that everything they offered would be top notch. I was not disappointed. The majority of the food is all locally sourced and tastes unbelievably fresh and organic. Easily one of the best sandwiches I have had out about in Pompey, the salad topped with a blackberry and sprig of blackcurrants perfectly complimented the beetroot and cheddar roll I had ordered.... Wonderful touch!

Thoroughly, thoroughly recommended.

Oh... and pay little attention to the "1 review" complaints... I've never met a nicer bloke!

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Thank Scott A
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

That's the impression you get when you walk into this retro café. I loved the decor, china tea cups, real tea leaves and array of delicious looking cakes, prettily decorated. I've been here a couple of times and enjoyed the laid-back, almost Parisien atmosphere, to say nothing of the delicious cakes. I noticed a few complaints about a male member of staff and i can imagine that, on a bad day, he could be a "problem" - I reckon I was lucky and caught him on a good day both times!

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1  Thank cakewithaview
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