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“Good food pleasant surroundings”

Lily's Restaurant and Tea Rooms
Ranked #38 of 189 Restaurants in Paignton
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A quintessential English tearooms - complete with clientele!
Reviewed 8 August 2013

The food is always of a good standard. My friend and I eat their every couple of months. The service is good and friendly - nothing is too much trouble. Its a pleasant atmosphere. it does get busy but I have not had a bad experience yet.

Thank Carol E
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

We holiday in Torbay every year and we always have some meals at Lily's. The chef is top-notch! He comes into the dining room to check that everyone is happy with their meals. The fish dishes are beautifully cooked, as is the veg. I can't fault the place at all. When in Paignton do drop in - you definitely won't be disappointed! At two courses for £11 you can't go wrong! Try the grilled place with buttered new potatoes!

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Thank Turnip59UK
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Reviewed 12 July 2013 via mobile

Very disappointed , quiet evening , no atmosphere , waited for ages to be given food that was not up to standard .

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Thank Tayamila
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Have eaten in lilys on numerous occasions and they have nevel failed to satisfy a hungry guest.If you want excellent home cooking then this is the place for you.They have a wonderful lunch menu ,this time i chose their minced beef pie,the short pastry was superb,it melted in the mouth ,fresh vegtables and was followed with a wonderful bread and butter.My guest had the roast of the day ,lamb, which she said was wonderful and full of flavour.If you want novelle cusine this is not the place for you but if you want unpretensious good old fashioned english food cooked to a hight standard at reasonable prices then i have no hesitation that you pay lilys a visit ,they also do a lovely afternoon tea and the staff make everyone so welcome.

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Reviewed 4 May 2013 via mobile

A real treat to find a gem like Lily's. Excellent selection of good home cooked food. Nice to see the chef popping out to chat to customers too. Not fancy, but simple and honest fare.

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Thank KentishTourists
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