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Treats Tea Room

27-28 Silver Street | Above The Body Shop, Durham DH1 3RD, England
+44 191 384 5620
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“quiche” (60 reviews)
“cakes” (146 reviews)
“salad” (64 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
27-28 Silver Street | Above The Body Shop, Durham DH1 3RD, England
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1 - 10 of 659 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited for a quick lunch on a Sunday around 2.30, as usual it was busy but were greeted by friendly staff and managed to find a table hidden away in the corner. Food has always been great on many occasions, lovely variety of foods on...More

Thank Kenven16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gluten free menu including vegetarian options. Got the veggie breakfast and came with loads of food. Actually thought I've be charged extra. Drink came with it too. Hash browns were lovely and good scrambled eggs. Gluten free bread too. Was very busy but was a...More

1  Thank GlutenFreeEm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Both Mum and I prefer independent cafe's to chains and decided to give this one a try out for a mid-afternoon cuppa and a slice of cake. The tea and cake soon arrived and were good. The only off-putting thing for me was that despite...More

1  Thank Hannah W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family of 7 were accommodated quickly and with friendly service. The kids were given pens and colouring books to keep them occupied and the gluten free menu meant all the family had a tasty meal. The kids also got a Halloween treat before we...More

Thank Helen B
JulesH2606, Owner at Treats Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Helen , Thank you for your great review - it’s not easy finding a cafe / restaurant with children in tow and being able to relax - if we can help to occupy the children and provide tasty nutritious food that they will enjoy...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

My friend and I visited and loved the atmosphere and food. We sat next to the window and counter so not far to walk for ordering. Very busy tea room :) I had soup f the day which was Leek and Potato with roll,butter. I...More

1  Thank Heather G
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Our daughter works in the centre of durham and we arranged to pop over to have lunch with her.We looked around the area to find a decent place to eat and came across the treats tea rooms which is accessed by a set of stairs...More

1  Thank terence h
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Me and partner had a lovely lunch today, we have been a couple of times and food has always been lovely. I was very disappointed with customer service. A little boy (with additional needs) was sat at a table with his mum and sister. He...More

4  Thank j1a2wid3
JulesH2606, Owner at Treats Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hi thanks for your comments which are respected . From our point of view we have experienced similar situations in the past and have been criticised from customers for allowing kids to scream and saying nothing which has affected the enjoyment of their meal and...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The street level facade of this quaint tea house is exactly 1 door wide. Upstairs is a cozy little room with about 10 tables and a busy little counter. We had afternoon tea and found both the scones and sandwiches to be fresh, tasty and...More

Thank Cato A
JulesH2606, Owner at Treats Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review of our tea shop- we are really grateful and highly delighted,our scones are voted best in Durham by many customers, look forward to your return visit !! Cheers Julie

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Visited here for breakfast. Decent amount of food for the price and all served hot with very polite staff. Only complaint would be we were not told where sauces etc were. Bit of advice please! Had to go on a tomato sauce explore for child....More

Thank 184louise
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

While visiting Durham we needed a break from the walking around the city so went here to have a bite to eat and drink. Found the service to be good and at a good price. Was very busy.

Thank Margaret B
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14 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from JulesH2606 | Property representative |
Hi sorry for the delay , and yes we do accept dogs as long as they do not disrupt the other customers and lie under the table - we are happy to provide drinking water for them and the odd sausage ! Thanks Jules
Anne E
23 June 2015|
Response from JulesH2606 | Property representative |
Hi Ann, We have a good range of Gluten Free available to our customers, Full English with Gluten free sausages, they are really nice, a range of toasties with Gluten free Bread, soup, various salads. On the sweeter front... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27-28 Silver Street | Above The Body Shop, Durham DH1 3RD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 5620
  • E-mail
Award Winning -Treats Tea Shop is situated in Siver Street, Durham City, not far from Marks & Spencer and on the same side of the street as the Post Office: we are on the right hand side of The Bodyshop up a short flight of stairs: we assist with wheelchair access and pushchairs:All of our food is made on the premises from the very best of ingredients: our menu ranges from home made scones to large portions of home made cake to toasted sandwiches / paninis / jacket potatoes / soup/ salads / sandwiches etc... all of which are generously served with fresh salad,homemade coleslaw and hand cooked crisps... we make our own curry,chilli and lasagne and we cook our own hams and chicken fillets.. we also make our own tray bakes including mars bar,mint & orange aero,malteser,toffee popcorn,crunchy,rocky road and our own flapjacks.... our cakes include lemon/chocolate/carrot&walnut/victoria sandwich, we also do frangipan/homemade egg custard/apple pie/tea breads/lemon meringue etc.. we have a lovely choice..We only use the very best Ringtons tea and coffee which is Fairtrade and have a variety of soft drinks: we are also licensed to sell bottled beers/cans/wine/cider etc.. Our MilkShakes are made with real dairy ice cream - try our new Smores shake - Chocolate and toasted Marshmallow - delicious ...we are an independent coffee shop committed to providing quality food at a reasonable price whilst incorporating excellent customer service..we look forward to welcoming you to Treats Tea Shop... thank you
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