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Review: Bessie's Tea Parlour


Albion Street, Broadstairs, CT10 1NE, United Kingdom

Excellent savoury teas

  • By SilverTraveller chriscris

    150 reviews

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  • July 2016
  • Burgers
  • Just off the beach road
  • £12.50
  • Not Sure
  • Casual

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We each had a “Savoury Tea” in Bessie’s Tea Parlour in Broadstairs and thoroughly enjoyed them. They consisted of sandwiches, crisps, toasted cheese scone, cake and tea. There was a good range of sandwiches, including several local cheeses, and all were made up freshly with any combination of fillings. In fact all the choices were very flexible – I swapped my pot of tea for sparkling water and my friend exchanged the fruit cake for bakewell tart.

Service was very friendly and cold water was brought without asking whilst we looked at the menu – it was a hot day. Despite having had no lunch we were both unable to eat our cakes so they were wrapped to take away with us (I cut mine in two as the size was very generous and ate the slices over the next two days – delicious). Each savoury tea cost £12.50 and there were many other combinations of sandwiches/cream teas etc. The menu is focussed on locally sourced food where possible. The tea room is in the main shopping street rather than on the sea front and there are several interesting small shops nearby.

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Other Members' Thoughts - 6 Comment(s)

  • Adventurer
    almost 5 years ago
    Savoury tea is always a nice treat. Cakes and sandwiches are lovely.
  • HMJ
    almost 5 years ago
    This does sound good and would be great for my partner who is more of a savoury man than a sweet man (except in temperament of course).
  • ESW
    almost 5 years ago
    I agree with you - a good fruit cake takes a lot of beating!
  • chriscris
    almost 5 years ago
    Something seems to have gone wrong with my review - it should read "British" rather than "Burgers" under "Cuisine Type". Sorry about that.
  • chriscris
    almost 5 years ago
    I had a rich fruit cake which was a huge slice - 2 decent slices. My friend had Bakewell Tart - again large helping. There was also a coffee cake and several others but as I am a fruit cake lover I didn't look too carefully - I think they probably vary each day but there were about 6 sorts.
  • ESW
    almost 5 years ago
    This sounds excellent value, especially as you were able to take home the cakes you couldn't manage. So often the teas sound better than they are.

    Being a 'cake' person, do tell us what the selection of cakes was like.