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Francis Tea Rooms

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7 South Street, Scarborough YO11 2BP, England
10:00 - 16:00
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Love this place. If you visit Scarborough then avoid Costa and support this wonderful piece of history

1 Thank James S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

What a delight, We were seated in a little cubicle placed for 4, ( but it was just me and my daughter ) made it feel very special. China cups for your Yorkshire Tea ( tea leaves ) but you have a choice of 20 different teas ! I felt I had stepped back in time, child hood memories returned,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were told about this tea room by a friend and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. We had our dog Jess with us and she was allowed in the tea room. They even brought some water for her; very thoughtful! The tea rooms used to be a ladies hairdressers in The 1940's and still has... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is possibly our 5th visit here. It has happy memories for us as we had our wedding breakfast here. We had the wonderful afternoon tea and Sarah's magnificent walnut and Stilton scones. Delicious and generous as ever. Bittersweet because this is possibly the last time we will have a Sarah scone as the business is soon to change hands.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I visited the tearooms on recommendation and was not disappointed. The food was delicious and I took my little two year old boy with me and he was provided with a highchair and some books to keep him entertained. We loved it! will definitely be back with friends. Well done to the guys who are running it, you're doing a... More 

1 Thank JayCee32
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I are near enough weekly visitors. I also travel from York with the sole purpose of visiting alone just for afternoon tea and friendly conversation with the owners Sarah and Brad who always give a warm welcome.The setting for this fabulous tea room is perfect, a listed building that was once a 1940's hairdressers, it's now a... More 

1 Thank Emma P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Table cloth was very dirty and covered in crumbs, so went to the Red Lea instead and that was brilliant.

Thank Vincent H
Brough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Once again we enjoyed a marvellous afternoon tea. However our visit was sadly to be our last there with owners Brad and Sarah. New people are taking over. Tried to get in again to say goodbye but was closed, we slipped a card through so hope you get it. We will miss you, hope the new owners do as good... More 

1 Thank eyorkshireponygirl
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Faultless. A little piece of history in Scarborough being preserved. It was a hairdressers in the 1930's and the tables to eat are set in little booths were previously clients would have had their hair coiffured. The couple who run it are very kind, enthusiastic about their Tea rooms and we loved it. Took two old school friends both from... More 

1 Thank jainelaine61
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Afternoon tea for five, £32.50 which these days is excellent value. Well worth a visit, we'll definitely return! Very nice extra touches and well presented.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 11
Cafe, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 South Street, Scarborough YO11 2BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Scarborough
Take a step back in time. . . Francis Tea Rooms is set in an original 1930's hairdressing salon, complete with wood-pannelled booths. It has an unique atmosphere with hand embroidered tablecloths and Art Deco vases. We serve Taylors coffee and a variety of their loose teas in vintage china. A varied menu of brunch, light lunches and afternoon teas is available as well as a large selection of homemade cakes, tray bakes and scones. Our specialities are Homemade Soups, Welsh Rarebits, Quiches and Traditional Afternoon Teas. Our own recipe scones, lemon meringue pie and fresh fruit almond cakes earned us a place in The Guardians Top Ten Budget Eats - Yorkshire Coast 2010.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?