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The Glass House Tea Room

118 High Street, Braintree CM7 1JZ, England
+44 7519 319647
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (33 reviews)
“sandwich” (11 reviews)
“cream and jam” (3 reviews)
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
118 High Street, Braintree CM7 1JZ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank nytullett23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Stuart D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Anastasiya J
Kay_GHT, Owner at The Glass House Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Stephanie D
Kay_GHT, Owner at The Glass House Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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.

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

Thank Chris G
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.

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.

Reviewed 25 July 2018

I purchased an afternoon tea voucher for Mother's Day and already plan on doing so again next year. The food was prepared before we had even sat down (as we had pre-booked the table), and everything was absolutely delicious- the lovely owners even wrapped up...More

Thank sunsetsandsunshine
Kay_GHT, Owner at The Glass House Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

So glad you enjoyed your Afternoon tea. Thank you for a lovely review.

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Was absolutely amazing! The food, staff and atmosphere was perfect! Highly recommend and going back!

Thank Kierra D
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Questions & Answers
9 April 2018|
Response from Kay_GHT | Property representative |
Hi yes we do, there is always at least one cake, plus scones, teacakes, rolls.
3 March 2018|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
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
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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