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Elsies Traditional Tea Room

27 High Street, Botley, Southampton, England
+44 1489 781950
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“scones” (42 reviews)
“cake” (48 reviews)
“sandwich” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
27 High Street, Botley, Southampton, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We arranged to meet friends for lunch (as we had done about a year ago). Luckily there was a table for 4 available (it is quite small!). We only had sandwiches, but they were served beautifully with a small salad and some crisps. Excellent service...More

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I just hosted a baby shower at Elsies Tea Room and it was soooo lovely!! Very reasonably priced and no extra cost for private room hire. The staff are the loveliest and the afternoon tea is really nice and fresh! Would highly recommend

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely little tearoom. There is a great choice of teas and a good selection of sandwiches, scones etc. Everything was served beautifully and was delicious. I would definitely visit this cafe again.

Thank KathyBury
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice clean cafe with very polite staff great food and fantastic latte. We will return for sure and recommend to friends.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in at the weekend for a quick catch up with some friends. Was very busy but a lovely waitress, Amelia, gave us a waiting time and showed us to a table as soon as possible. She was very friendly and recommended as iced coffee,...More

Thank andrewsjerry82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place to visit. Took my partner, cousins and nan here. They have done a lovely job with the cafe, moving tables as necessary to try and accommodate as many people as possible. We had a lovely cream tea and nan was amazed. Would...More

Thank Sophie A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

lovely food, quaint decor, prompt service but . . . despite friendly staff on the phone when actually there felt like an inconvenience rather than a customer. Space is snug and we were a party of 5 ending up squashed onto 4 chairs. I did...More

1  Thank wisup
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely cheese sandwich ,fresh bread very tasty ,delicious tea cake with all berry jam ,staff were very polite and although tearoom was packed the service​ was very quick ! Well Worth a visit !

Thank Jason T
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Can't believe I have not been here before. Delightful afternoon tea and will definitely visit again.

Thank Chrissie F
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Been here several times and never been disappointed. Would recommend coming here as it's one of the best afternoon teas I've had in Southampton. Small, cute venue, ideal for a catch up!

Thank UnitedKingdom44
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Questions & Answers
David B
23 June 2017|
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Response from Gillian S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They close the tearoom at certain times for private parties.
Lisa Y
22 May 2016|
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Response from elsiestearooms | Property representative |
Hi, unfortunately not, we have no outside space and we only allow assistance dogs in the tearoom due to space. Thankyou
trevor c
15 April 2016|
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Response from elsiestearooms | Property representative |
Hi Trevor C. Yes we do GF food. We always have sweet scones, cakes, bread, savoury scones, and crumpets.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 High Street, Botley, Southampton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton  >  Botley
  • Phone Number: +44 1489 781950
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