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Jacqueline's Tea Room

14 Short Wyre Street, Colchester CO1 1LN, England
+44 1206 576241
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (49 reviews)
“cake” (29 reviews)
“cream and jam” (7 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 am - 5:00 pm Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
14 Short Wyre Street, Colchester CO1 1LN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely tea room with a pleasant atmosphere and a gem if you’re looking for a vintage tea experience. The range of tea they have on offer is large with the staff knowledgeable and helpful. Today I enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea with my friend....More

Thank Elsbeth G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a regular customer, I always enjoy when new things appear on the menu. Today was no exception, with the addition of a new cake - lemon and lime, yum! It’s wonderful as a person who’s wheat allergic to be able to go out to...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Colchester for a graduation ceremony and needed a bite to eat for brunch. Came across Jacquelines. What a truly delightful tea room. Full of charm and really nostalgic atmosphere created by the vintage furniture, crockery and background music. And the eggs benedict...More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tea, sandwiches and quiche. As a "sconnoisseur" I was very disappointed with the scone that came with the afternoon tea. For that price I would expect something homemade with Tiptree jam. Suggest you visit honey and Harvey cafe in Woodbridge, Suffolk to see why...More

Thank Cherry G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I bought 2 gift vouchers for this cafe absolutely love it . The lady is so friendly.the scones are delicious and there is a massive variety of tea. Can't wait to go back

Thank Lisa-Marie H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beryl and I visited Colchester on Saturday and our favourite Japanese Restaurant 'Aburi' - Great. After shopping in the town, we stopped off for a quick coffee at Jacquelines Tea Room.It was a hot day, so we chose a table inside the Restaurant in a...More

Thank Adam Beryl R
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

After my best friends wedding dress appointment for we wanted something quick and easy before going home. We got more then we bargained for! The room was set out beautifully- quirky and old fashioned like an 1940's cafe. The menu drew me in with the...More

1  Thank rhi1795
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

I have visited this tea room countless times at this point, with both friends and family, and I have introduced so many people to this tea room as I have enjoyed my experience so much! I'm a coeliac, and they always have a wonderful selection...More

1  Thank Orla T
Reviewed 29 June 2018

So welcoming, the first thing you do is try the selection of teas already chosen for the day. There is a wide range and my palette is growing under this gentle tutelage. I take every visitor to Jacqueline's, sure in the knowledge that they will...More

1  Thank Rosalind S
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Purchased mum and mum in law afternoon tea vouchers for mothers day, they took me along with them as a treat. We had a lovely afternoon tea, plenty of sandwiches, cake and a scone each. We had a pot of tea (English!), halfway through our...More

Thank JUX66
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8 April 2018|
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Response from Sophiag1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don’t know. You may need to call them up.
27 March 2018|
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Response from Melanie K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We didn’t have the afternoon tea whilst we were there but I think it starts from £15 per person
21 November 2017|
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Response from pattipatel | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anne I just enjoyed tea so I can't answer your question, but I believe it's been answered. Enjoy Colchester.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 10
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Short Wyre Street, Colchester CO1 1LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 576241
  • E-mail
We offer a varied selection of breakfasts, lunches, homemade cakes, 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 50 loose leaf teas 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! We also sell a variety of accessories such as teapots, strainers, infusers and timers as well as our wide range of fine quality loose leaf tea so that you can enjoy the whole Jacqueline's Tea Room experience in your own home.
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