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Tea on the Green

2 Cathedral Close | Cathedral Green, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
+44 1392 276913
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2 Cathedral Close | Cathedral Green, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Order the egg benjamin and have it with goat cheese instead of halloumi! The smooth sauce, the soft bread, fresh spinach and delicious local goat cheese make an unforgettable combination!

Thank Elisabeth G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were staying in Exeter and came across Tea on the Green and I am so glad we did. My boyfriend opted for the Full English and I had the Eggs Benedict. Both were great, the service was attentive and friendly, and the food was...More

Thank Katherine J
Reviewed 6 days ago

Myself and 4 other friends came for breakfast and decided to sit outside, great veiw over looking the cathedral. The service was very quick, and the waiters where very polite. We all ordered breakfast (2 full english, 2 scrambled eggs with salmon and a veggie...More

Thank nic0laadams
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I had not had breakfast due to a busy morning so we decided to stop in at Tea on the green. We were greeted at the door and shown to a table up stairs by the window. The view was amazing looking...More

Thank anjc201
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's in a great location looking out to the cathedral. We wanted a light lunch like a sandwich but most of the options were main meals and afternoon tea is not served until 2:30pm. The waitress was very helpful and we were able to get...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large group of us went for a cream tea over looking the cathedral. The scones were great and we had excellent service from the staff. The building is also incredible! I loved it, I will definitely be back soon.More

Thank Michelle B
HampshireDamol, Public Relations Manager at Tea on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Michelle B, thank you so much for writing a great review. It is always a pleasure to be of assistance to help organise an event or gathering of people to try our Devonshire cream tea. We are all very proud to be working in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful listed building in a great location overlooking the cathedral. We booked cream tea for 30+ international students to give them a taste of British culture and they all loved it! The staff explained to them how, as we are in Devon, the cream must...More

Thank Maddy R
HampshireDamol, Public Relations Manager at Tea on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Maddy R, thank you for such a lovely review. We love to bake here and it is so nice to see this recognised. The traditional Devon cream tea is such a popular menu item and this certainly allows us to show what we can...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rather dull with staff who were helpful. The decor is uninspiring but the location excellent looking onto the cathedralMore

Thank Adrian P
HampshireDamol, Public Relations Manager at Tea on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Adrian P, thank you for taking the time to write a review, albeit very vague??? Not sure what is rather dull, our menu has over 50 items on it, we offer over 25 different loose leaf teas, we home bake most of our menu,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for breakfast. Sat upstairs. Service was slow. Food was average at best. Decided to go back again to try cream tea because there was so many reviews praising it. Took a long time to receive the food. It was ok. Nothing special. Wouldn't go...More

Thank TrippinMonkey
HampshireDamol, Public Relations Manager at Tea on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear TrippinMonkey, Thank you for your review of our restaurant. We do value tripadvisor as a tool for our customers to express themselves based on their experiences whether they be positive or negative as we always strive to do better. Your comments have been passed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch, we had the goats cheese salad. It was delicious!!!! Very different to the traditional goats cheese salad. Service was good and obliging when my husband did not enjoy the glass of wine he ordered, they happily replaced it.

2  Thank annabelle444
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Polly F
1 February 2017|
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Response from Rugby7s | Property representative |
Hi. We do have two tables downstairs where a small dog can stay discretely. So the answer is yes (as long as the dog is quiet) but room is limited. At lunchtimes we do now only serve meals and not just coffee and tea. You... More
28 November 2016|
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Response from Rugby7s | Property representative |
Hi SandrakK8, Yes, we have room for wheelchairs. The door is a bit of a squeeze as it is a double door but we have never failed to get anyone in or out. If you are considering a lunchtime or weekend visit please consider... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cathedral Close | Cathedral Green, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 276913
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We are a daytime restaurant with lovely views of Exeter Cathedral and the green. We have outdoor seating and seating on two floors inside. Open for breakfast, lunch, Sunday Roasts, and afternoon teas, we source from local, small suppliers as it's good for the environment and the food tastes better. Our coffee is excellent, our choice of teas extensive (no teabags here), and wines, beers, ciders, and lagers produced by small, local family businesses. Open 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 5pm on Sundays.This is an independent, owner operated restaurant. We give 1% of our profits to Medecins sans Frontieres. Cream Teas are served from 230pm (We recognise that not serving cream teas at lunchtime is not a popular policy and admit we do this partly for economic reasons. Better to be up front and honest about it!). We are generally a daytime only restaurant, but we open in the evenings during graduation week, on Fridays in the summer, and for private functions (please phone us if you are interested)
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