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The Regency Tea Rooms

#150 of 478 Places to Eat in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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40 Gay Street, Bath BA1 2NT, England
+44 1225 443000
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11:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 - 16:00
Tue 11:00 - 16:15
Wed 11:00 - 16:30
Thu 11:00 - 16:00
Fri 11:00 - 16:30
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our foreign visitors to experience Bath and the tea rooms. Tea and edibles were excellent, although the Earl Grey did not have a strong flavour. You must be fit to climb the stairs and the room is rather small with tables packed in. Great to have the staff dressed up.

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Thank DavidBK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous afternoon!!! We had the £11 pp "ladies afternoon tea" option and it was the perfect experience. Staff were lovely. Ambiance will not disappoint the Jane Austen fan. 10/10 day!!

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Thank Donna G
West Virginia
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best cream tea I had on my entire vacation. So good! The Jane Austen blend tea was very good as well, served by young ladies in regency dress (underneath a portrait of Mr. Darcy). The tea room is small and seating is limited, so if you want to eat here, I recommend making a reservation.

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Thank wirttravelers
Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

At first I was a little reluctant to eat here, as the prices seemed a little steep, but I changed my mind immediately upon arrival. Unlike the Jane Austen Centre, which I found a little underwhelming, The Regency Tea Rooms exceeded my expectations. I ordered "Tea with Mr. Darcy" which included a selection of fresh finger sandwiches, a warm scone... More 

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Thank Lianoth
London, UK
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Beautifully decorated tea rooms with lovely lady in period costume serving. Strongly recommend for those who love afternoon tea. Food was amazing, best afternoon tea I've had and I often have afternoon tea. Very reasonably priced and very friendly. Is pretty much all afternoon tea so not a wide menu but fine for its size. Children had hot chocolate with... More 

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Thank Sophie334
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This place serves the gloriously superb scones and homemade jam EVER! Highly recommend you go there as a group so that tea set can be shared as it is served in a big portion (for 2-3 persons for both savoury and sweets). The tearoom decoration is truly Regency so visiting the place with themed costume in Jane Austen style should... More 

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Culver City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Located above the Jane Austen Center, this is a small tea room with a handful of tables, lovely decorated in the Regency style (I think). The menu actually has quite a selection of food other than afternoon tea. Tried crumpet for the first time (a thick, flavorless pancake) and "tasty toasties"---hot, pressed sandwiches that were quite the hit with both... More 

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Thank azbz
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Lovely tea cake with jam and cream and strawberries. Nice quite tea room in atmospheric place. Part of the Jane Austen centre which was a disappointment.

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Thank roger c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

My first visit to the busy tea rooms at the Jane Austen centre! After a busy morning of dancing, I met up with authoress Jane Odiwe at the tea rooms, both to catch up but also to interview her for my Austen-inspired blog. The staff was quick on their feet, very kind and service minded. The Ladies afternoon tea plate... More 

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Thank Sophia T
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I reserved a table via email and it was hassle-free and therefore, a good experience. The waitress gave us a lovely corner table where we had our afternoon tea. The experience was mediocre but I'm not sure if it's because everyone was just very quiet and trying to be proper since they are having tea at the Jane Austen Centre.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Cuisine
British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:15
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:30
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
11:00 - 16:30
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Gay Street, Bath BA1 2NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 443000
Description
Set on the 2nd floor of the Jane Austen Centre is the elegant Regency Tea Room. We are Tea Guild members which ensures that you will enjoy high quality tea, food and service.The tea rooms have a lovely period atmosphere and very friendly staff.

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