Felixstowe is an Edwardian seaside town and civil parish between the River Orwell and River Deben on the North Sea coast of Suffolk. The 2011 Census recorded the parish population as 23,689. It includes the Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the United Kingdom.
The location of this tea room was not easy to find but the bonus is lots of free unlimited parking very near by, but the views of the sea and the featured gardens are beautiful and quite stunning.
I visited this tea room on a lovely sunny day and had a pot of tea and a scone. The scones were huge with tons of jams and massive of real cream.
The tea room was carpeted throughout, with square tables covered with two table cloths, pink and top, white.
There was also a nice, comfortable green settee with a small wooden table with magazines. As the only customer inside, I sat down, enjoyed my cream tea and wrote this review and admired the great views.
Three quarters of the wall are white with the remaining plum red with large poster pictures on them.
There were no table menus, just a large board which consisted of: salads, fresh vegetable soups, English breakfast, scampi and chips, jacket potatoes and cod and chips were offered. A selection of cakes and ice creams were on display but a huge selection of featured ice creams were on display and the central theme.
The drinks offered were general, but coffee being the main theme in what they call the 'Coffee Experience'.
I can recommend the Cliff Top Tea Rooms. It would be such a great place on a lovely summer's day.
The Oaks Tea Rom
1 Crescent Rd, Felixstowe, IP11 7BY Telephone: 01394 273444 www.theoakstearoom.co.uk Felixstowe is an Edwardian seaside town and civil parish between the River Orwell and River Deben on the North Sea coast of Suffolk. The 2011 Census recorded the parish population as 23,689. It includes the Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the United Kingdom.
Straight off the main street sits this lovely modern tea room with friendly staff and nice customers. I visited on a lovely sunny day, and I only for a pot of tea and take away cheese scones. They were in the middle of lunches, and although they don't offer tea during lunch periods, they made an exception. I am glad they did, I took those cheese scones home for myself and Sandra and they were lovely. (Sandra's note: I agree 'delicious')
A modern feel, with new wood tables and chairs on a nice smooth wooden floor; the double glass frontage lets tons of light in which made the tea room light and fresh.
Drinking tea and people watching is always nice and the people of Felixstowe seem friendly and nice and the owner certainly welcomes his regulars with politeness and by their names with a friendly smile.
Menu consisted of usual tea room drinks, large selection of sandwiches, jacket potatoes and things on toast, cream teas, home-made shortbread, blackjacks and cakes were also available.
There were five special boards….yes, five! These included; steak mince pies, home-made quiche, Suffolk ham as well as a selection of deserts. Clearly, a menu to cater for everyone.
White walls and black beams were nice and complimented the nice staff as did the nice canvas prints of a sea-side theme.
The tea room was packed and continually had visitors walking through the door, which steamed up the glass windows, but the owner was keen to wipe them clean from time to time.
Nice a little tea room with a real friendly atmosphere. Although a bulb out, I would definitely recommend this tea room. Would change the British door mat to a St George's mat myself though..!
Contact Joe Ellis:
Joe Ellis' English Tea Room Guide PO Box 262, Herne Bay, Kent, England, CT6 9AW Telephone: 01227 376180