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Treats Tea Room

27-28 Silver Street | Above The Body Shop, Durham DH1 3RD, England
+44 191 384 5620
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“quiche” (57 reviews)
“cakes” (181 reviews)
“crisps” (36 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
27-28 Silver Street | Above The Body Shop, Durham DH1 3RD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon Treats Tea Room as we had a quick stop off in Durham and we were looking for somewhere for lunch. You go up a set of stairs to get into Treats which may not be the best if you have problems getting...More

Thank Ellen W
JulesH2606, Owner at Treats Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Ellen for your great review -we hope to see you again !! Thanks Julie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with friends for tea and quiche . Very tasty. Good surrounding s all cakes pastries etc homemade. Food fresh. Staff friendly and helpful. Close to market place in Durham city.

Thank magsjim_12
JulesH2606, Owner at Treats Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi magsjim, Thank you for your great feedback- we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit . Look out for our daily specials !! Many thanks Julie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good honest food and well priced. Friendly staff and comfortable surroundings. Had slice of cake and a cuppa - just what the doctor ordered ! Recommended.

Thank cuilling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Daughter at Uni said this was the place to go for brecky. Very busy at 1015 just got a table. Well priced good selection, nice cup of tea, inc a pot of hot water to top up, came very quick . Card machine was not...More

Thank harvey3705
JulesH2606, Owner at Treats Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Harvey, thank you for your great feedback - we appreciate your comments and yes have experienced some issues with wifi - however were quickly up and running again as I know more people like to pay with card rather than cash. Glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent hours upon hours in Treats over my uni years. It's not overly accessible, you have to go up the steep, narrow staircase (I wouldn't have taken my nan) and the cafe is quite small so prepare to feel cramped and crowded on the...More

Thank Beki J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic little place. Cake, coffee and great fresh iced drinks. Amazing place to go for a cafe with friends of family. Ie busy at peeks times so go early before lunch or later afternoon,

Thank 09ledwa
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Having had a very bad experience at 9 altars cafe I came here with my support worker and guide dog. This place never ceases to really impress me with the value for money, quality and taste of yhe food and drink and the friendliness and...More

Thank Rkorford
JulesH2606, Owner at Treats Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hi ,Richard. Thank you for your great comments, it's always a pleasure to welcome you and Morton -your guide dog into Treats.Morton is always so well behaved as are other dogs we allow into the tea shop.I'm sorry we are not allowed to stroke or...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017

I must admit I didn't know this tea room existed until friends showed me. I was pleasantly surprise by the menu and prices, and the staff were helpful and efficient. They let us pay by cash and card (split the bill) which was convenient. The...More

Thank Liam B
JulesH2606, Owner at Treats Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Hi Liam. Thank you for your great comments - I will feedback to the team on the pancake comments and hope we get them out super hot from now on. We look forward to your return visit! Regards Julie

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

First visit but fortunately not very impressed. Walking up the stairs gave a sense that all may not be what was hoped for but decided to give it a go. A bit scruffy and could do with a de clutter and a good scrub to...More

Thank John O
JulesH2606, Owner at Treats Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Hi, thank you for your comments . I am so sorry that we failed to meet your expectations on this occasion- and yes we do expect to paint over the next few weeks - we can personalise any coffees so perhaps you would prefer a...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

The Wife and I, Always pop into Durham every Sunday, We must have been in all the Small Independent Eateries in the City, Treats for us is the Best for Quality, Portion size and Price. The Staff are Happy and Polite. At busy times you...More

Thank michaelbowdler
JulesH2606, Owner at Treats Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Hello Michael, Thank you so much for the great review- glad that Sundays are more laid back and relaxing as a Saturday can be hectic . Our Sunday team is headed by the lovely Catherine who strives to ensure a calm but efficient service ....More

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14 June 2016|
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Response from JulesH2606 | Property representative |
Hi sorry for the delay , and yes we do accept dogs as long as they do not disrupt the other customers and lie under the table - we are happy to provide drinking water for them and the odd sausage ! Thanks Jules
Anne E
23 June 2015|
Response from JulesH2606 | Property representative |
Hi Ann, We have a good range of Gluten Free available to our customers, Full English with Gluten free sausages, they are really nice, a range of toasties with Gluten free Bread, soup, various salads. On the sweeter front... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27-28 Silver Street | Above The Body Shop, Durham DH1 3RD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 5620
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Award Winning -Treats Tea Shop is situated in Siver Street, Durham City, not far from Marks & Spencer and on the same side of the street as the Post Office: we are on the right hand side of The Bodyshop up a short flight of stairs: we assist with wheelchair access and pushchairs:All of our food is made on the premises from the very best of ingredients: our menu ranges from home made scones to large portions of home made cake to toasted sandwiches / paninis / jacket potatoes / soup/ salads / sandwiches etc... all of which are generously served with fresh salad,homemade coleslaw and hand cooked crisps... we make our own curry,chilli and lasagne and we cook our own hams and chicken fillets.. we also make our own tray bakes including mars bar,mint & orange aero,malteser,toffee popcorn,crunchy,rocky road and our own flapjacks.... our cakes include lemon/chocolate/carrot&walnut/victoria sandwich, we also do frangipan/homemade egg custard/apple pie/tea breads/lemon meringue etc.. we have a lovely choice..We only use the very best Ringtons tea and coffee which is Fairtrade and have a variety of soft drinks: we are also licensed to sell bottled beers/cans/wine/cider etc.. Our MilkShakes are made with real dairy ice cream - try our new Smores shake - Chocolate and toasted Marshmallow - delicious ...we are an independent coffee shop committed to providing quality food at a reasonable price whilst incorporating excellent customer service..we look forward to welcoming you to Treats Tea Shop... thank you
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