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The Glass House Tea Room

118 High Street, Braintree CM7 1JZ, England
+44 7519 319647
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Overview
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cakes” (33 reviews)
“sandwich” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
118 High Street, Braintree CM7 1JZ, England
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1 - 10 of 110 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old fashioned look but modern methods. This tea room has a nice variety for snacks and light lunches. China cup and saucer with tea pot. Food well cooked and came quickly. Staff very friendly. Will be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank OggieDee
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Have heard good things about this place. Is very, very tiny which I suppose adds to the charm. The food was very fresh and tasty and good value. The only thing I would say is they kind of leave you to it - as in...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Bubbalou-x
Reviewed 2 October 2018

If you have simply a hot drink or cold, a sandwich or cake, or even an afternoon tea, the food is good, the style quaint and the staff friendly.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nytullett23
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Called in on the off chance, a busy place great sandwiches amazing cakes and service with a smile! Well worth a look.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 173stuartd
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

The best tea house in Braintree by far!! Superb cakes, delicious lunches and super friendly staff that can’t do enough to please you. Been coming here with friends and family alike and everyone loves it. We also are fans of mismatched crockery - this has...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Anastasiya J
Kay_GHT, Owner at The Glass House Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Thank you so much for such a lovely review and your wonderful comments about our lunches and cakes. We have never felt it was hard work serving our customers, enjoying our chats.

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing! The owners a soooo friendly and the food is so yummy!! We have been quite an few times and the food has always been tasty and enjoyable. Thank you for my baby shower nearly 2 years ago and all the great...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stephanie D
Kay_GHT, Owner at The Glass House Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review . We enjoyed the baby showers, particularly when we got to meet the babies after. Take care.

Reviewed 15 September 2018

Nice too go back in time .cakes look beautiful .however miss matched cups n saucers ,if a couple go in would expect too both at least be given same cups & saucers .owners friendly

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sylvia H
Kay_GHT, Owner at The Glass House Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Hi thank you for your comment. You are the first customers to ever mention this. We feel mis matching the crockery on purpose adds to the quirkiness of the tea room.

Reviewed 29 August 2018

We visited the quaint tea house and had a ploughmans and a cake, sandwich and tea deal. It was very nice and we will definitely go again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Braintree49
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great home made food and phenomenal cakes excellent service fantastic tea use it or loose it so please visit you will not be disappointed

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Chrisgallagher69
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Have visited twice in the last few weeks with different friends for lunch. We had sandwich with all the trimmings we all loved what we had. No room to try what looked like wonderful homemade cakes. Very friendly good value and quirky place.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kazo
Kay_GHT, Owner at The Glass House Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Hope to see you again soon.

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gailstephens2018
9 April 2018|
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Response from Kay_GHT | Property representative |
Hi yes we do, there is always at least one cake, plus scones, teacakes, rolls.
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BoardingPass722119
3 March 2018|
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Response from Kay_GHT | Property representative |
Hi we can offer a vegan afternoon tea if we are given 24hrs notice. We have catered for Vegans previously.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:30
Thursday
08:00 - 15:30
Friday
08:00 - 15:30
Saturday
08:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 High Street, Braintree CM7 1JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Braintree
  • Phone Number: +44 7519 319647
  • E-mail
Description
A warm friendly welcome is waiting for you in our relaxing Vintage inspired Tea Room. Serving Afternoon Tea, Coffee, Homemade Cakes and Freshly made Sandwiches. Traditional AFTERNOON TEA, Freshly Made Sandwiches, Delicious homemade Cakes and Cream Teas served all day. The Glass House is also available for private hire up to 30 people buffet style or 26 seated. Especially suited for special occasions such as Afternoon Tea Parties, Birthdays, Children's Tea Parties, Engagement Celebrations, Baby Showers, Sympathy Gatherings, Retirement Parties, or Anniversary Celebrations. Located near to the Fountain in Braintree, we reside in Hannays Old Book Shop. Nearest parking is St George's Yard.
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