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“Could be much better!!!”
Review of The Tea Box - CLOSED

The Tea Box
Price range: US$5 - US$31
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: We are a specialist tea house, set in the delightful centre of Richmond upon Thames, that serves over 50 teas as well as Monmouth coffee, tea cocktails, champagne, wine, beer and cider. Our extensive food menu has something for everyone and for those wishing to celebrate a special occasion we can put on a generous afternoon tea at only £18.50 Per person. If you need loose leaf tea or any tea ware we also sell a wide range of tea infusers, strainers, teapots and other tea accessories as well tea in a range of sizes, both in refill bags and tins. You can even enjoy a drink and snack while listening to live jazz on the last Sunday of every month, poetry on the second Friday of every month or storytelling for adults on the first Friday of every month (ring us to check if you need to buy tickets first). Want to learn to knit or make new friends? Come along between 7pm-9pm on Wednesdays for our Social Knitwork night.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Could be much better!!!”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

The service was average however a bit slow. The tea, coffee and cake we ordered were not that nice. Especially the coffee which was very bland and cake was dry and rather small portion.
The prices in my opinion were high for the quality of what's on offer.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Nashi B
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Jemma S, Owner at The Tea Box, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Dear Nashi

We were sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your tea, coffee or cake recently. We have selected the highest quality products including the reputed Monmouth Coffee (as sold in Borough Market, London), 55 loose leaf teas from high quality tea estates (some sold by Harrods, the 6* Burg Al Arab Hotel and the Savoy Hotel at 3 times the price), as well as cakes regularly delivered from some of the best home bakers within a 3 mile radius of Richmond. We'd be keen to know which cake you had so we can undertake an investigation to see if there is a problem.
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london
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“lovely little tea shop”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Group of us went for my daughter Hen day !Perfect service, beautifully set out tables with great choice of teas, cakes and sandwiches. brought to the table on cake stands with the addition of Champagne.!Typically old fashioned English afternoon tea. ! Wonderful !Will visit again soon !

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank jessikalondon
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Love the tea box”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Arrived late on a tues afternoon and even thought close to closing time (un known to ourselves ), we had great service , lovely vanilla black tea and some scones. No rush and nothing was too much trouble.

The waitress was lovely we ve been here several times before and will continue to return.

Check out the alcoholic teas what an amazing idea !

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Lucybuck1982
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London, United Kingdom
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“Different and fun”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

We dropped in to the Tea Box on a recommendation from a friend a while ago and were surprised to be in the same company as a large table of knitters whom seemed to be having a great time chatting and drinking ! A really nice atmosphere prevails and I could not get over the array of teas on offer when we were shown them. It makes a change to be gulping tea instead of alcohol but I really enjoyed it. My wife and I were hungry so she had an egg benedict and I had a tuna salad - both were excellent and pretty good VFM. I would definitely come again and perhaps sample one of the themed nights they told us about.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank patrick g
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London
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“Jazz Night”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We very much enjoyed the ambiance in The Tea Pot.
Staff were very helpful and friendly and provided a great service.

The tickets were bought for The Jazz night with Mike, who was very consistent with responding to any questions we had.

I would recommend this place, they not only have the daily afternoon tea menus but also have a variety of performance evenings.

Would visit again!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Marisa K
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