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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely little place, roof terrace garden, spaced out and a lovely sun trap. Good, friendly service, fair prices and a cream tea to die for - we couldn’t eat it all. Best egg mayo sandwiches ever, amazing home baked scones with plenty of cream and...jam. Amazing!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 12 May 2021

What a delightful spot.. and the best coffee!! Staff super friendly and the loos most clean! Staff friendly and a menu to suit vegans and meat eaters and vegetarians. Staff very friendly and covid safe!

Date of visit: May 2021
Mel & Fred, Owner at Mad Hatter Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review we really appreciate it

Reviewed 10 December 2020

I cant pretend we didnt choose this place for the name, but our two veggie breakfasts were perfect and filled us up great ahead of our kayaking trip. Interesting decor, great food. great price, a wonderful little cafe.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 27 October 2020 via mobile

Sat on their Roof terrace and warm welcome for dog with a biscuit and Bowl of water was up there already. Food was good. Staff friendly. Place had theme but i didnt see any actual food with theme. alice in wonderland sticker on napkin. Saw...glass cabinet on entry with memorabilia.... Wonder if display only or items for sale?? Saw Some t shirts too on bottom shelf. A missed sale opportunity by not mentioning these items when taking food order if they were indeed available to purchase. I believe the management is quite new.i wish them all the best. They deserve it.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 25 October 2020

Friendly service and reasonably priced. The cheese scones were good (not so much the accompanying onion relish) but fruit scones very disappointing. Rectangular slabs littered with small pieces glace cherries. I'd expect better for a tea shop staple. The theme decor felt a bit perfunctory.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

my wife want coffee I want tea and as there was cake and stones I won this was a great pleasure for our morning drinks well served and good value may just need more tea before we go home later in the week

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 10 September 2020

The hamper that we had for our journey up north was huge with a good variety of food, it lasted us for 3 meals and was excellent value! Thanks for this Mel, it saved us using motorway food and paying motorway prices and was eaten...in a safe environment. Definitely a good option for travel food.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 10 September 2020

Lyndhurst is one of my favourite places to go for a cream tea, we chose to go to this cute new place. Sadly the food was completely inedible and we had to refuse to pay. When I went to the counter to complain, I could...clearly see the Costco style shop bought Scones in it's packaging in the kitchen as well as a vat of Costco bought clotted cream. The scones were sadly warmed up in the microwave so significantly that they were doughy and inedible. The clotted cream melted on top.of the warm scone like butter and the jam was the style of jam you get from airplane food. A far cry from what you'd expect from a little tea house in the country. I really hope the owners take on this feedback and invest in some good quality local produce or work with a bakery for their cakes. I would not go back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 9 September 2020 via mobile

Went on for tea/coffee and a bite to eat. No one came for order, so had to to counter and then gain their attention. Sausage in bap was "catering" sausage. Then confused them by asking for the bill, 4 items needed adding up twice on...a calculator by the young assistant Overall it filled a gap rather than was inspiring.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 4 September 2020 via mobile

Quirky little cafe. Reasonable menu, choice of cakes not as extensive as I had hoped for! Felt like minimal precautions in place with regard to COVID-19. Service a bit "random", e.g. didn't get plates to eat our afternoon tea from, no sauces for chips for...my daughter, bill was calculated incorrectly (undercharged - we pointed this out!). Really nice cappucino.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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We recently took over the tea room & we are now dog friendly
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Mad Hatter Tea Rooms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5