Enjoy a delicious Devon cream tea in Torquay

A trip to The English Riviera just isn’t complete without trying our world-famous Devon Cream Tea. Naturally we recommend tasting the delicious local produce the Devon way - by putting the clotted cream on your scone first and adding the jam on top.

We have a wonderful selection of traditional tea rooms, quaint country cottages with charming tea gardens, award-winning restaurants and cafes for you to choose from. Many have fantastic waterfront locations and stunning sea views. You’ll find delicious, locally sourced ingredients served with a warm Devon welcome.  

28th June 2019 is National Cream Tea Day but why wait until then?! Here’s our Top 10 list of places on the English Riviera to visit soon.

Angels Tea Room, Babbacombe Downs, Torquay

Cream tea at Angels in Torquay, Devon

This delightful tea room in the heart of Babbacombe promises a little taste of heaven with a range of delicious afternoon tea options on the menu including Sparkling or Strawberry Cider Cream Teas with a quarter bottle of Prosecco or scrumptious Strawberry Cider. Try the hot cinnamon toast, mouth-watering freshly made slices of cakes and scones with local jams and Devonshire cream, served in fine bone china.  The delightful garden courtyard offers far reaching views across Lyme Bay towards Portland Bill.

Burridge’s Café and Tea Rooms, Torquay

Perfectly situated on the stunning harbourside in Torquay, Burridge’s is a great choice for sampling some of Devon’s finest produce served in elegant surroundings. Try a mini cream tea, or the scrumptious homemade Victoria Sponge and some quality loose-leaf tea with the sun streaming through the windows.

Torre Abbey Tea Rooms, Torquay

Situated within the splendid grounds of the multi award-winning Torre Abbey Museum, the tearoom has a cosy, rustic atmosphere; delicious sweet and savoury treats and fantastic coastal and sea views. This is a dog friendly venue and there is also plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy the Mediterranean style climate.

Weavers Cottage Tea Shoppe, Cockington

Step inside an authentic 18th century cottage and sun kissed walled courtyard garden, deep in the heart of the historic village of Cockington.  This hidden gem is surrounded by beautiful woodland scenery, open parkland, ornamental lakes and delightful thatched roofed buildings.   Try the High Tea or Cream Tea deal served in quintessentially English picture-perfect surroundings.

Victorian Times Tea and Coffee Shop, Paignton

Located in the heart of Paignton town centre this charming tea room and coffee shop has plenty of quirky character and atmosphere. Freshly baked cakes and scones are produced on the premises, with 10 specialist teas and their own blend of coffee to choose from.  Try the traditional Victorian Afternoon Tea for an authentic dining experience.

The Palace Hotel, Paignton

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the elegant surroundings of the Palace Hotel, once the home of Singer Sewing Machine inventor, Isaac Merritt Singer.  The hotel has a delightfully bright and spacious, colonial style sun lounge, a perfect spot for an afternoon tea treat with friends or family. Afternoon tea is served daily from 2pm to 5pm and there’s plenty to choose including The Palace Afternoon Tea with the traditional sandwich selection, Cream Tea or Sparkling Afternoon Tea with a glass of Prosecco.   

Broadsands Bistro, Paignton

An idyllic spot to savour the cosy atmosphere, stunning waterfront views and with the added bonus of a charming steam train regularly rolling past.  On the waters’ edge at Broadsands Beach, the recently refurbished bistro serves authentic Devon Cream Tea.

Liberty Tea Parlour and Cocktail Bar, Brixham

A popular, fashionable tea parlour and coffee lounge in a fantastic waterfront location in Brixham.  Open daily, Liberty’s offers delicious sweet and savoury treats and traditional loose-leaf tea. There’s plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy the panoramic harbour and sea views and bustling activity in this charming fishing town.

Guardhouse Café, Berry Head Nature Reserve, Brixham

This multi award-winning café is set in the most idyllic location with stunning, unrivalled views across the whole of the English Riviera and the South Devon coast.  The breath-taking landscape which forms part of the UNESCO Global Geopark, provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy a Devonshire Cream Tea with the finest, local produce including scrumptious Westcountry clotted cream and strawberry jam. Berry Head is steeped in fascinating history with a Napoleonic fort and lighthouse on site, and the Guardhouse building having hosted a tearoom for over 100 years.   

The View Brasserie at Berry Head Hotel, Brixham

Just a short walk from Brixham harbourside, this elegant, 3-star hotel is set within 6 acres of country park and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Take the full afternoon tea experience at the aptly named, The View Brasserie with its delightful outdoor terrace, a perfect spot on fine days. Enjoy a slice of Chef’s Cake of the Day, delicious macaroons or traditional fruit or plain scones with rich Devon clotted cream and a choice of preserves.

Take a look at our café and tea rooms webpage or pick up a copy of the English Riviera Cafes, Tearooms and Restaurant Guide for more great ideas.

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This friendly multiple-award-winning cafe is located in Berry Head Nature Reserve, inside a Napoelonic-era fortress. Whether your passion is history, wildlife, walking or relaxing with family and friends in a beautiful place, Berry Head has something for you - even before trying their fabulous food! The team at the Guardhouse are passionate about offering excellent locally sourced food and drink in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with amazing panoramic coastal & sea views. Food is served from 9am until 4pm, ranging from traditional café breakfasts and lunches to unusual home-made specials. All the food is freshly made from top quality, locally-sourced ingredients. They serve delicious and beautiful coffees and Teapigs teas.

'The View' at The Berry Head Hotel
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'The View' at The Berry Head Hotel

We offer the choice of an a la carte restaurant for fine dining, or for a more relaxed environment, ‘The View’ Brasserie. Whether it’s a catch up with friends on the terrace, Sunday lunch or romantic dinner, the Berry Head Hotel is the perfect location suiting all. Perfect for anyone seeking good food, a friendly atmosphere and exceptional service. With our Executive Head Chef’’s passion for food, along with his established kitchen brigade, you can be assured of an unforgettable dining experience. Every dish leaving our kitchen, is of the highest quality and immaculately presented whether it’s simply a sandwich or our 3 course table d'hôte dinner menu.

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Liberty Cocktail Bar and Tea Parlour, Brixham, Devon

Welcome to Liberty - Brixham's first & original Cocktail Bar. Bringing Premium & Fun to Brixham, without the pretentiousness. Cakes, Cocktails, Loose Leaf Teas & Savoury Treats. Cocktail Bar, Tea Parlour / Coffee Lounge, Food Served all day & night, Dog Friendly Party Bookings taken & private hire available Open 7 days a week from 10am - Midnight all year round Life in the busy Devon fishing town of Brixham has always centred around the harbour, where heritage trawlers jostle for space with dayboats heading out to sea for the day’s catch, bringing it home daily to Brixham’s famous Fish Market. Here, in the heart of England’s Seafood Coast, the freshest fish and most delicious seafood is on the menu everywhere.

Broadsands Bistro Paignton
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Broadsands Bistro, Paignton, Devon

A modern bistro located right next to Broadsands Beach, one of the best beaches in Devon! Expect a very warm wlecome from everyone at Broadsands Bistro, whether you are passing by on holiday or a regular local visitor. Sit back and relax whilst looking at over the horse shoe shaped bay of Broadsands beach, a great place to watch the world go by. You'll often see boats coming in to anchor up in the shelter or you may even see the famed steam train rolling past. The bistro offers a menu befitting the Devon coastal location and you can enjoy anything from fresh fish of the day to a Devon cream tea. Jam on top of course! We have recently completed refurbishing the old cafe & hope you come & visit us at the beach soon, we love it & sure you

The Palace Hotel Paignton
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The Palace Hotel

Standing in prime seafront location. Acres of semi tropical gardens with extensive views across Torbay.

Victorian Times Paignton
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Victorian Times Paignton

Breakfasts are available daily, along with a selection of light lunches, sandwiches, toasties, jacket potatoes and paninis. We also offer a Meal of the Day and Soup of the Day from October to Easter using the freshest possible ingredients

Weavers' Cottage Tea Shoppe Torquay
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Weavers' Cottage Tea Shoppe Cockington Torquay, Devon

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Torre Abbey Tea Rooms Torquay
Tea Room/Coffee Shop
Torre Abbey Tea Rooms Torquay

Situated at the front of Torre Abbey. You don't need to be a visitor to the Abbey to enjoy the beautiful tea room and its sea view! The Abbey is a real hive of activity where world class exhibitions are shown side by side with creative work from local emerging talent. A visit to Torre Abbey is a fun and creative day out for all the family and the perfect place for groups to experience local history. Torre Abbey's award-winning garden is famed for exuberant plantings of herbaceous perennials, roses and dahlias, set in a tranquil landscape around the Abbey's ruins.

Burridges Tearooms Torquay
Tea Room/Coffee Shop
Burridge's Tea Rooms Torquay

Burridge's traditional Tearooms is situated overlooking Torquay Harbourside. We offer a range of loose leaf tea,freshly ground coffee, homemade cakes,cream cakes and light snacks. ' Tea and Cakes has never tasted so good '.

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