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Review of Blue Bird Tea Rooms - CLOSED

Blue Bird Tea Rooms
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Why the Blue Bird Cafe at St Margarets has so many good reviews is a puzzle to myself and my husband! On our first visit a while back we felt the service to be mediocre, but decided to try again yesterday. My husband`s coffee was good. However my tea was without colour, tasting like a cheap catering teabag. it was distinctly on the worse side of tepid - as if the kettle had never boiled. I ordered some lemon cake, which never arrived. I was quite grateful, as the tea was undrinkable so I did not bother to pursue the none appearance of the cake. Further to which the only available seat was directly in front of the toilet door and I had to move out of the way twice (in the very short time we were in the cafe) on account of customers `needs`. In contrast to this, the little tea hut down on the beach at St Margarets serves a superb egg and bacon bap and 1st rate tea in a nice big mug.

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3  Thank mary d
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

I really love this place. Eaten here so many times and never had a bad meal. It maybe a little more expensive than the average café but you have to realise your paying for location and really nice home cooked food. Adequate size menu for the size of the place as it's quite small inside. The sandwiches are especially good with thick slices of un-cut loaf. There like big wedges

The staff are really nice and in the summer there's outdoor seating. Really recommend

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Thank Mateusz19
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

This tea room is set on a cliff top with fantastic sea views, large choice of cakes and very quaint inside, well worth a visit, easy to park and nice walks all around

Thank lynne037
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

This tearooms is fantastic. A warm welcome by both the staff and the lovely hot fire.
Scones made on the premises are wonderful. A definite must to visit, can not praise
it highly enough.

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Thank Joanne W
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

People complain about Starbucks - why can't we patronise our own indigenous tea-rooms more, rather than accepting Yankee culinary colonisation?

I'll tell you why. Because the tea rooms all close at bloody four o'clock, that's why. It's not just this place - they all seem to do this. At the very time of day you feel like sitting down with a pot of Ceylon and a scone, they are stacking the chairs and ringing up the tills. A cup of tea? At ten past four? Who would have thought it? It's as though branches of Starbucks only opened at 11am. Or brothels closed before dinner.

Do please go to the Blue Bird if by some miracle it is open when you feel like drinking tea. The building and the view are unsurpassable and the food (and tea) is truly wonderful. In fact it is largely perfect in what it does: alas it is a bit curmudgeonly about the way it goes about doing it. There are, for instance, some bizarre "rules": my daughter wanted beans on toast (it is on the menu) at 3.15pm and was told they stopped serving food at 3pm (or some similarly arbitrary time) - only cream teas were available after that time. I had requested beans on toast, not Japanese puffer-fish, for heaven's sake. A good half of their customers must be clifftop walkers - you would think you could offer these people, who may have happened on the place unexpectedly, both a little flexibility - and the freedom to pay with plastic.

The staff are generally very pleasant but, as other reviewers have noted, there is are visible or audible signs of disgruntlement among them from time to time.

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2  Thank RoryS65
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