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Tea on the Green

2 Cathedral Close | Cathedral Green, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
+44 1392 276913
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“scones” (71 reviews)
“hash” (17 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00All hours
CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
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2 Cathedral Close | Cathedral Green, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
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1 - 10 of 782 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

An excellent roast beef dinner, a cracking beer, Proper Job, and a fabulous location. What could be better? Well, a slightly more organised service would help albeit that the chap serving just the outside tables was very good indeed.

Thank exeman
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the start of a planned full day's shopping we stopped here for a coffee & peppermint tea to start the day. Tables sat of the cobbles in sunshine with backdrop of Exeter Cathedral was great. The service was swift , the drinks we great...More

Thank TomTeeganSnapper
HampshireDamol, Public Relations Manager at Tea on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello TomTeeganSnapper, thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. We do take great pride in our service and the efficiency of how we operate. There are not many places in Exeter that can boast such beautiful views that we are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called for afternoon tea this afternoon and as it was sunny all the outdoor seating was taken We ventured inside and sat at a table for 2 The menu is quite extensive but we opted for the Exeter afternoon tea The smoked salmon sandwiches...More

Thank Pauline G
HampshireDamol, Public Relations Manager at Tea on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Pauline G, thank you for taking the time to write this review. It naturally saddens us that on this occasion we have failed to meet your expectation and I can truly say this is an isolated occasion. We take great pride in our offering...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming tea shop. Staff was friendly and the food was excellent. Got the sampler cheese plate and savored every bite. Loved being in a cool building, full of history, while looking out at the cathedral green. A lovely brunch.More

Thank amyloubal
HampshireDamol, Public Relations Manager at Tea on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear amyloubal, thank you for a lovely review, we do love working here as quite rightly said it really is a charming tea shop and restaurant. With a choice of over 25 different teas, all loose leaf, no tea bags! The cheese platter is great,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute and nicely located. Makes for a very enjoyable and good value breakfast. I ordered the full English (a reasonable £8.50) and it was generally very good. Mushrooms could be cooked thinner and cooked a little better but other than that greatMore

Thank 0l1v3
HampshireDamol, Public Relations Manager at Tea on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 0l1v3, thank you for your review of Tea on the Green. I am very pleased you enjoyed your breakfast and your comments about the mushrooms have been passed to the kitchen. They are generally cooked as whole mushrooms or halved depending on their size...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really impressed on our Bank Holiday visit for lunch. Whilst busy, the staff were efficient and welcoming and we did not have to wait too long to be served. The food was very good, fresh and tasty. I had the salmon dish of...More

Thank Motherbaynus
HampshireDamol, Public Relations Manager at Tea on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon motherbaynus, Thank you for such a lovely review. The bank holiday weekend was very busy and it's nice to know that you found the service nice and efficient. We as a restaurant take great pride in what we offer and thank you for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday lunch, booked a table, short notice had to bring it forward, not a problem. Short menu but all items looked good and we could see dishes being delivered to other tables. Promise of local free range produce. Each of us had a different main...More

1  Thank Michael P
HampshireDamol, Public Relations Manager at Tea on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Michael P, thank you for such a lovely review. Sunday lunch is such a popular event for us here at Tea on the Green even on a hot summers day. All of our beef, lamb, chicken and pork comes from local farms around Exeter...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good view of the cathedral. Very copious cream tea (2 massive scones) plenty of clotted cream. Pot of tea could do with a water top up. Good selection of other teas. Cakes also big and nice. Friendly staff. Worth a visit!!More

Thank Sarahwilson73
HampshireDamol, Public Relations Manager at Tea on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sarahwilson73, thank you for the review, we are very proud of our afternoon tea offering, with homemade scone only, baked fresh each day. We encourage our customers to have more cream and jam, you only need to ask and we do not charge for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both lunch and tea are great, albeit it gets busy so booking should be considered weekends and seasonal high periods. Service is lovely, presentation of food is good and the choice and quality of food is excellent. Location with the Cathedral in view is a...More

Thank Anita C
HampshireDamol, Public Relations Manager at Tea on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Anita C, thank you for your lovely review. We do get very busy and yes booking is always advisable, especially during school holiday times and certainly graduation week. We have spent a lot of time recently reviewing our menu to the desires of the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I lovely what one can only presume a family restaurant, highly recommend pre-booking as on a number of occasions we have had to have a walk around town until they could find a seat for us. Abit cramped but the food is nice and would...More

Thank Hugo L
HampshireDamol, Public Relations Manager at Tea on the Green, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Hugo L, thank you for your review. Pre-booking we would definitely say is highly recommended so as to avoid disappointment. I would say we are a good size, busy restaurant and apologies if you felt cramped, however thank you for such positive feedback on...More

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Polly F
Are small dogs allowed?
1 February 2017|
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Response from Rugby7s | Property representative |
Hi. We do have two tables downstairs where a small dog can stay discretely. So the answer is yes (as long as the dog is quiet) but room is limited. At lunchtimes we do now only serve meals and not just coffee and tea. You... More
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sandrakK8292LA
I may need to use my manual wheelchair to get to you. It can then be folded up when I come in for lunch. Can this be accommodated?
28 November 2016|
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Response from Rugby7s | Property representative |
Hi SandrakK8, Yes, we have room for wheelchairs. The door is a bit of a squeeze as it is a double door but we have never failed to get anyone in or out. If you are considering a lunchtime or weekend visit please consider... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 14
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cathedral Close | Cathedral Green, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 276913
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Description
We are a daytime restaurant with lovely views of Exeter Cathedral and the green. We have outdoor seating and seating on two floors inside. Open for breakfast, lunch, Sunday Roasts, and afternoon teas, we source from local, small suppliers as it's good for the environment and the food tastes better. Our coffee is excellent, our choice of teas extensive (no teabags here), and wines, beers, ciders, and lagers produced by small, local family businesses. Open 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 5pm on Sundays.This is an independent, owner operated restaurant. We give 1% of our profits to Medecins sans Frontieres. Cream Teas are served from 230pm (We recognise that not serving cream teas at lunchtime is not a popular policy and admit we do this partly for economic reasons. Better to be up front and honest about it!). We are generally a daytime only restaurant, but we open in the evenings during graduation week, on Fridays in the summer, and for private functions (please phone us if you are interested)
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