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The Regency Tea Rooms

#158 of 460 Places to Eat in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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40 Gay Street, Bath BA1 2NT, England
+44 1225 443000
11:00 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 11:00 - 16:00
Tue 11:00 - 16:15
Wed 11:00 - 16:30
Thu 11:00 - 16:00
Fri 11:00 - 16:30
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly waitresses in period costume and lovely sandwiches. The crockery was pretty, nice view from the window. Delicious scones - melt in the mouth. And all overlooked by a stunning painting of Colin Firth himself! Only reason this is 4 stars rather than 5 is that the toilet was on the lower ground floor and the tea room on the... More 

Thank magic_wand_lady
Level Contributor
32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I was given a Tea for 2 experience as a birthday present and the only place we could find anywhere near we visit was in Bath at the Regency Tea Room at the Jane Austen Centre. My grand-daughter who is cœl and who must stick to a very strict Gluten Free diet enjoyed a selection of sandwiches & cakes specially... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Wanted to try this tea room as part of the Jane Austen experience, I went with my daughter and we were both very pleased with the atmosphere and the food. It is a short menu but everything is fresh and we were very pleased to see the addition of a savoury tea, especially as there are so many cream teas... More 

Thank Beth8484
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We turned up as a party of ten at quite a busy time of the day and were made very welcome as the staff re-arranged the tables to accommodate all of us. One of our group was elderly and was invited to use one of the staff toilets upstairs rather than making the journey back down the 2 flights of... More 

Thank Rich C
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The obvious place to stop for afternoon tea after a very enjoyable visit to the Jane Austen Centre downstairs. Very good range of teas available (the Earl Grey was lovely and could be ordered with a slice of lemon, just how I like it). The food menu is quite limited and by the time I got there, they had only... More 

Thank Courtenay R
Monza, Italy
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197 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I stopped after visiting Jane Austen center for a cup of tea and enjoyed the atmosphere very much. There is a selection of black and white teas and sandwiches and sweetnesses. The visit of the museum should finish with a stop at the tea room sitting in front of Mr Darcy's portrait.

Thank wienerwalzer80
North Florida
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

My daughter and I shared Lady Catherine's Cream Tea in the Regency Tea Rooms, and it was such a lovely experience. The rooms were sunny and bright, the Jane Austen blend tea was perfect, the scones, cream, and jam were just right. Overall, such a nice afternoon. But what really stood out to me was how sweet the young ladies... More 

Thank stewardfam
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This was a great place for 20 of us to enjoy afternoon tea! We had a mixture of the Tea with Mr Darcy and "Ladies Afternoon Tea". The service and friendliness of the staff really makes this place stand out! Not pretentious nor overly fussy - but willing to go the extra mile when asked. The cakes and scones were... More 

Thank MrRobo
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I couldn't give this review 5 stars due to the troublesome start. It was my husbands and mine 10th anniversary. We had received a voucher for Christmas for an afternoon tea so decided to use this for our anniversary. Of the places that accepted the voucher The Regency tea rooms was one of them. A day trip to Bath was... More 

Thank Jennie K
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Make a booking here if you are celebrating something special. We upgraded to the Darcy Tea plus bottle of Prosecco and were mightily surprised when we were presented with so much food we could not finish it, even failing to manage an evening meal (our Tea was booked for 3.00pm). The staff were attentive, the food fresh and tasty, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:15
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Gay Street, Bath BA1 2NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 443000
Set on the 2nd floor of the Jane Austen Centre is the elegant Regency Tea Room. We are Tea Guild members which ensures that you will enjoy high quality tea, food and service.The tea rooms have a lovely period atmosphere and very friendly staff.

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