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“Brilliant Breakfast”
Review of Bensons

Bensons
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$16
Cuisines: British, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Bensons is an independent, locally owned eatery that has been trading in the town for 25 years. It serves a £5 breakfast (including bottomless tea or coffee), home made lunches, afternoon tea and cakes. Locally made patisseries are served all day with loose leaf teas and freshly ground coffees. Bensons also offers a dedicated Gluten Free and Vegetarian Menu. The Independent newspaper rated Bensons as one of the Top 50 places in the UK to take Afternoon Tea,
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Always meet my friends here for the varied and freshly cooked £5 Breakfast Menu, including unlimited tea/coffee.
Service is friendly and unhurried. I particularly like that any changes to the menu are willignly accommodated, and there is no extra charge for my soya milk.
Try it, you won't regret it!

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Reviewed 30 October 2014

Plus points: very good tea (loose leaves not bags) and a really tasty sandwich. Staff very helpful an accommodating when one of us wanted toast & marmite for lunch. Decor was clean & modern.

Downside: a little crowded because the site is small and service was a little slow (it was very busy).

On the whole very positive and highly recommended.

Thank David R
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Reviewed 14 October 2014

Dropped in here for a sandwich and coffee as a light lunch in Sep14. Whilst it was a light lunch, the quality was excellent and staff pleasant. Rather than a restaurant, this is a lunch stop in my view but if you fancy something "a little above the average", give Bensons a go.
very handy for shops, tucked away in an arcade but well worth searching out.

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Thank Robin P
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Reviewed 13 October 2014

We found this place by accident but were pleasantly surprised. Came for lunch and had a lovely sandwich. My fiancée is gluten-free and was really pleased to see all the sandwiches and even scones were available in GF form.

Place was packed, which is always a good sign, and although a little hot inside, the excellent service means we will be back I'm sure.

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Thank wHithers1979
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Reviewed 9 October 2014

Benson's is a nice quiet tea room and "light" restaurant, just a stones throw from "Willie's House", Shakespeare's Birthplace.

They serve a number of lunch items as well as traditional cream teas. Service is generally pretty good. When we went there were a number of 4 top tables being "reserved" which we found odd as no-one appeared to be coming. The two topper which we had was a little cramped but otherwise perfectly comfortable.

My wife had cream tea and I had the all day Full English, well it was close to our last day and I was going to miss wet cured bacon and sausages! The food was fine!

Benson's may be a touch hard to find as it is in the Bards Walk "mall" area, just a little way down from Mistress Quickly.

Here is their web site http://www.bensonsrestaurant.co.uk/

Thank Geoff R
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