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Rose Cottage Tea Rooms

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$$ - $$$
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Rose Cottage Totnes Road | Cockington Village, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England (Formerly Rose Cottage)
+44 1803 606607
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We called in here to start our visit to Cockington and just had coffees on the terrace. However we were soon delighted when a man started to play the piano, serenading us with tunes of yesteryear. The grounds are immaculate and its a little haven on tranquility. Wish we'd had time for a cream tea.

Thank Dawn on holiday
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This week visited Rose Cottage following recommendation and wasn't disappointed. Uncovered this little gem of a place! Idillic setting, quaint pianist and the best cream tea I have had anywhere. Well worth the trip.

Thank Craig M
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Set in the midst of the picturesque Cockington Village above bandstand, lake and with pianist playing daily. Whilst providing a variety of food this is the ideal venue to have the Devon Cream tea experience. Freshly baked scones with plentiful supply of jam and clotted cream accompanied with a choice of teas or coffee. Magical!!

Thank Jim M
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Every time we visit the area we make a bee line for Rose Cottage, the cream tea is to die for. The ambience of the pianist in the garden and the whole setting is quite idyllic.

1 Thank Golftaffy
Bruton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We always enjoy our choice of food and drinks at Rose Cottage Tea Rooms. We were very lucky with the weather in October, which adds to the taste of our food eating outside in the very beautiful gardens.

1 Thank Mandy G
Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Late September, sun shining, still a super place to visit. Cream tea, freshly cooked scones plentiful jam and cream, excellent service, great value.

1 Thank cedric_chapple
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Our group of 8 booked a table for 2 hours ahead on the way past as we visited the Country Park. The staff were very helpful and reserved a table then and there. We were not disappointed. The food was fresh and very well presented. I personally tried the fish cakes. They were very nice and the chips were to... More 

1 Thank Mixreview
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely, peaceful, tranquil spot for a nice pot of tea in the immaculately kept gardens listening to a man play the piano. Cockington is well worth a visit and Rose Cottage is a must.

1 Thank Mike_K_1976
Bourne, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this quaint village and decided to visit the tea rooms for a bite to eat! Plenty of seating and the pianist in the bandstand was magical. Baguettes and scones were delicious. Would definitely recommend this place for a relaxing lunch or cream tea. Will be visiting again when next in Torquay!

1 Thank hew81
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Location couldn't be more idyllic, piano player is superb, but unfortunately the food consistently lets this place down. Given the location this place should be a Mecca for cream teas but it just does not deliver. The menu is uninspiring, the food is poorly presented and bland. The scones didn't even taste homemade. Shame as it has so much potential.

Thank kat666

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
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View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rose Cottage Totnes Road | Cockington Village, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England (Formerly Rose Cottage)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 606607

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?