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Bea’s Of Bloomsbury

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83 Watling Street | Watling Street, London EC4M 9BX, England
+44 20 7989 4099
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07:30 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:00
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Budapest, Hungary
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in for a coffee and sat for about 30 minutes listening to the sexiest remarks by the male waiter. "We only serve beautiful women", "today we serve ladies and handsome men but we will make an exception for you, haha!" There is an urgent training need to drill into the staff that it is never, under any circumstance, acceptable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were treated to a lovely baked goods and tea whilst we waited for our train. The lady at the front shop was so friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank Thomas A
Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Bea's Cakes at Saint Paul's for afternoon tea. The brioche, on which the tea sandwiches were served, was doughy and on the verge of stale. I thought the sweets were kind of heavy as well. The scones and the tea were the best part of the experience. They are the only reason for the third star. If I... More 

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2 Thank Greg M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came to Bea's hoping for a more relaxed atmosphere. Here are my observations... Drinks: I'd like to point out there was no offering of cold drinks as an alternative to hot ones. One of my friends wasn't even offered a hot alternative, so she asked for orange juice which she was charged extra for. Another friend was offered hot... More 

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Thank Emma-Louise H
London
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the cakes were not as good as they looked, service was slow and the place was too small and hot. Such a shame as the cakes looked appetising downstairs. The staff were however very friendly.

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1 Thank L0ve2Travel2006
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were unorganised and in no hurry to sort themselves out. Cakes and sandwiches were pretty average considering the cost and it was fairly small and dingy in there.

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Thank Holly E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in today for a Nutella duffin and apple spice to go. Both were absolutely excellent, friendly service and will happily return again and again.

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Thank Jemma G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Had nice tea and cake, however I have had better cakes in London for less money. My carrot cake was average and it was only the frosting that made it more interesting. The other half had a red velvet and again really it was only the icing that turned the cake into something slightly more interesting.

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Thank Langfords2010
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I visited here with a friend and was very impressed. There is an wide range of cakes and snacks as well as sandwiches including cakes for vegans and those who want gluten-free cakes. The service is friendly and fairly efficient. It can get very busy so worth arriving before the time you sit down or book in advance if possible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We visited as a family although it's suitable for all groups and ages. Very good service - we had to wait a short time for the table and the server gave us some free cupcakes. Good food and a good selection of drinks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 19:00
Thursday
07:30 - 19:00
Friday
07:30 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Watling Street | Watling Street, London EC4M 9BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7989 4099

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