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Lily's Restaurant and Tea Rooms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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9 Torquay Road, Paignton TQ3 3DU, England
+44 1803 557527
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

How people rave about this place is beyond me empty un welcoming. waitress was more interested in her phone than serving. We got as far as the door an turned round an went across the road.

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Thank abbleb37
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is the second visit to this tea room restaurant. Very friendly staff always willing to accommodate. Very caring staff who enjoy their work . The food is outstanding. It is popular with the older generation as quoted in someone else's review , but that's not a negative . The restaurant is kept scrupulously clean and tidy . Worth a... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Went today with my mum and young son. The place had an uncomfortable feel of a private members cafe which requires you to be over the age of 75. The staff weren't very friendly and they have no high chairs available - apparently you aren't meant to be able to go for a coffee if you have a child in... More 

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Thank DEllison87
Brixham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We had lunch in here yesterday, it was almost full and several tables were reserved. It was like a trip back in time and reminded us of somewhere like Betty's in York, althoughj not as grand. The tearoom is elegant and cosy and if the ambience is important you will be satisfied . The food and service is good, lovely... More 

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Thank mit1234
Devon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I was lucky this morning and decided to pop into Lily's for breakfast. I was not disappointed. Friendly, fast waitress table service and offered drinks straight away and swiftly received a great real coffee served as you like from very hot coffee and milk jugs, I had mine half milk and half coffee. Ordered the Lily's big breakfast at £7.95... More 

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Thank Breakfastking1
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Mr Andy Crocker I hope I got the name right is one bloody good chef.We go here regularly and always for an English roast.Great menu choice of meats with roast potatoes and 4 veg.I'm American but if you don't like English traditional roast meals you must be dead.Two courses for £12 is I feel very good value.It caters more for... More 

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Thank Phillip C
Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Been here for lunch twice this week and cannot speak more highly.The waitresses are very welcoming and aim to make your visit memorable which they do. The food is delicious and plentiful and the menu is varied something to please every palet. Now we have found this wonderful restaurant and will use it regularly.Its charm takes me back to how... More 

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Thank James C
Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Cream tea, yummy fresh scone, cream and jam for mom. and buttered toast for me. The tea was beautiful. Friendly staff and the place was spotless.

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Thank paulines728
Worcs
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Excelent little restaurant staff brilliant homely atmosphere we ony had tea and cakes but the main meals they were bringing out looked really nice wished we hadn't had such a big breakfast would definately visit again

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Thank SonyaWorcs
Paignton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Went in and found a traditional tea rooms, took me back in time to the 50's very quaint and pleasing courteous staff. Plumped for cream tea and jam, very Moorish beautifully baked scones. Hot meals coming from kitchen also looked appetising. Very clean

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Torquay Road, Paignton TQ3 3DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 557527
Description
A quintessential English tearooms - complete with clientele!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?