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The Tea House Cafe & Restaurant

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€€ - €€€
European, Cafe, British, New Zealand
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6 Robert Street, Lincoln 7608, New Zealand
+64 3-325 7242
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09:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had previously been to the Tea House for lunch and loved it. Last night was our groups Christmas dinner, we were seated in what would have been the front room of the converted villa. This gave us a very intimate surroundings, lovely furnishings and easy conversation. The food was the real stand out. A very simple menu that is... More 

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Thank Trevor C
Christchurch.
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find so close to home. The food was great, a mostly gluten free menu and what wasn't could be changed to suit. The wait staff where very obliging and nothing was too Much trouble. I would recommend the platter for 2, one of the best we have ever had.

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Thank mortein
RamiTeaHouse, General Manager at The Tea House Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. I have passed your comments on to the staff who appreciate such feedback. More 

Lincoln, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found a long hair in my salad and so complained. Got apologies and meal for free as well as a voucher and then promise of coffee (which I had to ask twice for). Sorry, one long hair in my food was enough to put me off forever. Gave the vouchers away.

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Thank Tania R
RamiTeaHouse, General Manager at The Tea House Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Tania, I hope you are doing great. Really sorry to hear about your experience, but after doing an investigation into this which involved interviewing all our staff members and going through our systems, we haven't found any information regarding this incident or any other which involved hair in the meal for the last 6 months. Not sure if you... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super little Tea House,old villa is so lovely. High tea with bubbles was scrummy. Staff were excellent.

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1 Thank Snowangel54
RamiTeaHouse, General Manager at The Tea House Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your positive feedback. I'm Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Best regards More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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138 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to The Tea House for a family birthday. The food was good (we had corn fritters, coronation chicken salad and the berry parfait) but let down by slow service and wait staff. The service seemed a bit disorganised though it was well-meaning.

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Thank Jo O
RamiTeaHouse, General Manager at The Tea House Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing us! We are busy at lunch time but that’s no excuse for you having to wait – we want all our customers to have a first class experience at The Tea House, which includes not waiting too long for meals or having average service. We’ll have a chat about this, thank you. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Oh Tea House - how cute you are - a welcoming michelia lined pathway and pretty facade. Inside the table is set with dainty china trios - the atmosphere is humming - mostly ladies enjoying the enchantment of posh 'high tea'. We start with bubbles and non alcoholic punch and await the arrival of savoury and sweet treats. Our table... More 

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Thank plum_persey
RamiTeaHouse, General Manager at The Tea House Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry that you had such a bad experience with us, especially when most of our customers tend to speak our praises. Obviously we cannot get it right all the time but I would encourage you in future to state any complaints immediately so that the problem can be resolved. Thank You. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We live in an area where there are few good places for vegetarians to find something other than pasta or steamed veggies. It was a delight to find this charming place in Lincoln yesterday. The gnocchi with blue cheese sauce was my plate and what a gastronomic experience that was! If I wasn't trying to be all prim and proper... More 

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Thank travelsavvy2016
Management response:

Thank you for your positive review. We are glad that you enjoyed our hospitality. Look forward to having you guys here again. Thank you. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We recently celebrated my mother's 90 birthday at The Teahouse. We all loved the food, the service and the cosy decor.

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Thank leonie692014
Management response:

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your positive feedback. I'm Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Best regards. More 

Akaroa
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We enjoyed a very warm welcome on a cold Canterbury day being seated in a sunny window overlooking the garden . Tony chose seafood chowder and declared it some of the best he had ever had . My choice was a pork belly and ,mango salad, the pork belly was rich and slightly salty with a crisp texture just delicious... More 

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Thank Marie R
RamiTeaHouse, General Manager at The Tea House Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We are glad that you had a great time at The Tea House. We look forward to have you again.Do try our other menu options, pretty sure you will love them. Thank you. More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Went with hubby for breakfast and service was great very welcoming and place was busy. Sat in conservatory which was warm but side door open showing out the back of restaurant which wasn't flash and not a good view while eating and garden pretty messy. Our breakfasts looked ok but we're tasteless and very pale eggs meant to be free... More 

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Thank Terri S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$41
Cuisine
European, Cafe, British, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Robert Street, Lincoln 7608, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +64 3-325 7242
Description
The Tea House was open in April 2012 out of a desire to make a place where people would feel like they were being treated. A place that had a unique interior, world class food and service, a major emphasis on quality and customer experience. A place to come to, to be removed from the day to day, to get together with friends and family in a beautiful environment, enjoying great food and great company. A place for a special occasion. A High Tea event, a luncheon, a wedding, a birthday party or just a place to meet for a pot of delicious tea. A place, a house, your house. The Tea House.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?