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Polreath Tea Room

Higher Town, TR25 0QL, England
+44 1720 422046
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (26 reviews)
“scones” (14 reviews)
“ice cream” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Higher Town, TR25 0QL, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Polreath's famous Monday Curry evenings are a must when staying on St Martin's - but do be sure to book well in advance, or you will not be able to get a table. Delicious light lunches, too. Quality personal cooking and service with a...More

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Aa usual we had a fantastic reception from the team. They catered brilliantly with our unorthodox method of ordering, and paying! But we love it there, and they seem to too. Cream teas - got to be done.

Thank mimi A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ham plate was absolutely delicious followed by barm brack. Perfect. Lovely tea room in a fantastic garden with friendly staff. We needed a longer holiday so we could return.

Thank Buddlejas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visitors to St Martins will probably know about the curry night at the Polreath Tea Room so unless you are prepared to spend £50 each way on a water taxi to St Martins for this meal you'll need to stay on the island! Booking is...More

Thank Rob G
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Good cakes and tea. All the food looked good. Staff were friendly. Tearoom was very clean and the garden was beautiful and we'll looked after.

Thank Jacalyn C
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The friendliness of the staff at the Polreath tea rooms made us feel instantly at ease as they helped us make our choices. The kitchen staff overheard, and our delicious soup and focaccia was underway in a jiffy. There is seating inside and out, and...More

Thank Swithenbank
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We were so impressed with the patience and consideration of the young lady behind the counter. This is a quality establishment producing an equally quality of menu. It is to the benefit of this most beautifull island that such a tea room/restaurant exists.

Thank ElliottBerman
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The polreath tea room is a delightful family run tea room with indoor seating and a beautiful secluded garden with plenty of tables. They have a small range of delicious cakes (only a one or two gluten free cakes unfortunately) but had the best light...More

Thank Aniela N
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The garden setting of this tea room is so beautifully maintained. If the weather is poor (does that happen on Scilly?!) it was a pleasure to sit undercover in the glasshouse where a beautifully tended grapevine hangs tantalisingly above your head. Really yummy bakes and...More

Thank valentinedine
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Have been feeding my cream tea addiction at Polreath for the last 20 years and the experience never tires. Simply the best. Even if you don't like cream teas the journey and accompanying view will be unforgettable.

Thank william H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Higher Town, TR25 0QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isles of Scilly  >  St Martin's
  • Phone Number: +44 1720 422046
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Visit our family run tea room for delicious homebaked cakes, freshly prepared lunches, afternoon cream teas or just a local beer. A warm welcome awaits you in our conservatory, plantsman's garden or traditional Scillonian glasshouse. Open April to September, Sunday to Friday, 10:30 to 16:30. Lunch served from 12:00 to 14:00. Cream teas available from 14:30. Located next to Polreath Guest House.
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