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Small Talk Tearooms

27 Eld Lane, Colchester CO1 1LS, England
+44 1206 615758
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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27 Eld Lane, Colchester CO1 1LS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful place to relax and enjoy delicious food. We had a toasted bacon brie and cranberry sandwich which was served by very pleasant staff. We enjoyed the background music and the ambiance of a nostalgic bygone age. The place was spotless especially the...More

Thank Carla M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a midweek lunchtime. Very busy which is usually a good sign. Was seated on a table with 2 other ladies as no tables for 2 available. After about 5 minutes a lady took our order. She then took the order of the other...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are amazing, they work so hard to make everything perfect. The breakfasts are amazing as are the afternoon teas. Well done to all the staff and the owner who is fabulous.

Thank Jackie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not far from our hotel so ideal for breakfast or lunch. A warm welcome awaits. We loved the ambiance, it took us back some years to the time when tea came in a teapot complete with cozy. Plenty to pick from the menu, all well...More

Thank Will B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for Lunch..it was very busy..but we were soon seated. such a friendly welcome..hope they win Cafe of the year..I had Welsh Rabbit with bacon and a poached egg..comes with Salad..OH had Scrambled Eggs on toast..all food excellent..service friendly and nice..VERY GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY..will...More

Thank bigbarryEssex
Reviewed 27 July 2018

A wonderful discovery. Please go and support. Atmosphere, space, service, food all perfect. Well done to staff and the owner. Wish I had discovered earlier although the outside window disguises how big it is inside!

Thank kimshepherd2007
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Went in the week for lunch. We had a omelette and jacket potato (both came with salad and coleslaw). The portions sizes were good and it was tasty. The hot chocolate was delicious and the tea came with a cute little tea pot (so you...More

Thank Buttonly
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Called in for Brunch. How lovely is this place. Cosy, welcoming and homely just like grandmas Staff friendly and helpful. Tasty food, served with tea in proper tea pot covered in a tea cosy.If you want a feel for an old fashioned tea room, this...More

Thank BerkshireGriff
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Old fashioned tea room..does traditional afternoon teas..but also has a good varied menu..with something to suit all tastes..quality food at very reasonable prices..such lovely friendly service..

1  Thank bigbarryEssex
Reviewed 17 June 2018

A traditional Tea Rooms, with table service, excellent choice of cakes, (well remembered by my waitress), plenty of drinks to choose from too. The setting is very good, a traditional location and a pleasure to visit. Prompt and efficient service.

1  Thank Trevor D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Eld Lane, Colchester CO1 1LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 615758
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