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Jacqueline's Tea Room

14 Short Wyre Street | Essex, Colchester CO1 1LN, England
+44 1206 576241
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14 Short Wyre Street | Essex, Colchester CO1 1LN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tea is excellent and the menu options are typical of what you would find in a tea room such as this. Our dining experience was a pleasant one but the value was questionable - it's a bit pricey for the food and tea and...More

Thank the-royal-road
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got a lovely green tea from the menu and the brownie. My friend also loved his carrot and almond cake! The atmosphere is peaceful, the jazz music playing in the background gives that extra touch, and the seats are comfy and cosy! Staff is...More

Thank LilyEvans17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a Groupon voucher for afternoon tea. Had breakfast tea and fruit scone with clotted cream and jam. It was all delicious.

Thank Lucy C
Reviewed 18 August 2017

After a day of walking around Colchester town we were looking for a place for a drink and we stumbled upon this rally sweet tea shop with a nice decor and music playing from the 1940th which was really nice. Food looks good and and...More

Thank Mia209
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Our daughters took my wife for afternoon tea as a birthday treat. The service, atmosphere and food were excellent - they were even invited to taste some new teas. My wife and daughter are gluten free and have never had such a wonderful selection of...More

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Anytime I'm in Colchester town I will always make sure this is the place I'm going for lunch. Perfect decor, brilliant food, an amazing selection of teas and everyone working is always happy to talk you through the different tea to see what you fancy...More

Thank Liz D
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I was taken to afternoon tea as a surprise for my birthday by my 2 daughters and friend. Having been to many afternoon teas over the years this is certainly not the best. We had to wait an hour before being served our food and...More

2  Thank WendyJean34
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Very lovely place, service was very good, would come again! Will recommend others to definitely go here.

1  Thank beckiespeckie
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

There are many tea & cake places in Colchester. This has the widest selection of actual teas. The staff service is professional yet friendly, the decor and music 1940'ish.

1  Thank mothd
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Would not go here again Food was ok service was ok was clean, but paid £30 for 2 people just for lunch

Thank Carol S
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Questions & Answers
18 February 2017|
Response from Neil D |
Good afternoon, We do have access but do not have an accessible toilet and yes we do cater for vegetarians. We look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Neil and Jacqueline
15 October 2016|
Response from Muxster |
Good Afternoon, we can do a scaled down version of an Afternoon Tea for you daughter which isn't featured on our menu. If you'd like to reserve a table please do not hesitate to call the tearoom, 01206 576241.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 11
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Short Wyre Street | Essex, Colchester CO1 1LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 576241
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We offer a simple but varied selection of light lunches, sweet and savoury delights, and are also very proud to offer a wide range of homemade gluten free products including an indulgent afternoon or high tea. We have a variety of over 40 loose leaf teas (and growing) and are sure to satisfy any palate. You'll always find 3 different teas freshly brewed for sampling every day, so please do come along and have a taste!
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