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Blue Bird Tea Rooms

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79 Granville Road | St Margaret's Bay, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6DT, England
+44 1304 852843
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Wonderful views and good walks all around ( except south which is straight off the white cliffs) . Access road appalling for anything bar off-roaders. Anyone wishing to dine here now will have to buy the place !

2 Thank Keith T
Deal, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Took a walk along the cliffs on a cold Sunday afternoon, was hoping to get a nice cup of tea, but the tea room was closed. As we walked into St. Margarets we did notice that it was up for sale in an estate agents window!

Thank Stuart B
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Came for a quick cuppa, and had the best cup of tea I've ever had, great scone and sat out on deck chairs looking at France over the channel. Very friendly staff too!

4 Thank louis_hamps
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

It is July, School Holidays and sunny. We have been here before and thats why we returned, we couldnt wait to taste the lovely food again. We parked up and walked towards the opening gate, only to find that the gate was locked and a sign was on the gate apologising that it was closed. The tearooms were having a... More 

7 Thank Geoffrey B
ringwould kent
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

I have only been here once as I am always busy. lovely little place in the summer months if your lucky spitfires still do fly byes.food is simple but perfect and not to dear , the owner is one of the nicest people you will meet a proper British place if your silent you can hear Vera Lynn singing. that's... More 

1 Thank chrissarah1
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favourite places to come to whatever the weather. The food is always delicious, a lovely setting with great views!

1 Thank Kate D
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

This is where the middle classes come to admire the sea - it's lovely, not over-priced and doesn't smell of chips. Not open all the time so choose your time of visit.

Thank WDForty
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Fab location & cakes. Cant believe its closing in 3 weeks - utter shame & such a disappointment. Current tenants have to leave so quickly - so sad.

4 Thank Kim9
Densole, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Very good location on top of the White Cliffs of Dover in the converted coastguard station with fantastic views across the channel to the French coast,good selection of light lunches and snacks.

Deal, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

What a fab place, so sorry to hear it may be closing. The plough and is exceptional as is the view. Service is friendly and cakes are varied. Menu is varied, hot and cold options. Please keep this as a welcome retreat for walkers on the Cliff top.

Thank Kate B

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Granville Road | St Margaret's Bay, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover  >  St Margaret's at Cliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 852843

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