The Strawberry Tea Room

Olivers Nurseries, Witham CM8 3HY
$ English

We are the Strawberry Tea Room, a family run Garden Centre Restaurant & Coffee Shop, serving homemade cakes, breakfast, lunch & more! For tables of more than 6, please call us on 01376 618167 to book

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Olivers Nurseries, Witham CM8 3HY
  • Cross Street: Maldon Road
  • Cuisine: Desserts | English |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Coffee Shop
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01376 618167
  • Features: Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite,

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The Strawberry Tea Room - The Strawberry Tea Room

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Monday 9:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
Tuesday 9:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
Wednesday 9:00 - 16:00
Thursday
Thursday 9:00 - 16:00
Friday
Friday 9:00 - 16:00
Saturday
Saturday 9:00 - 16:00
Sunday
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.75 out of 5 stars based on 284 votes

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May 17, 2022
Elaine S.
Always lovely, food is soo good . Brilliant staff kind considerate and gluten free options.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 28, 2022
Veena B.
We had to wait nearly 1 hr for our food & no staff told us that there was a delay. We had to keep asking & were told: it is coming. A very different experience to my earlier visit!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 07, 2022
Sharon B.
Lovely place for lunch. Friendly staff a very roomy around the tables. High standard of cleanliness

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 23, 2022
Brian H.
Well filled plates and beautiful cooked

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 20, 2022
Rachel K.
Nothing major to report, a lovely morning - thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 12, 2022
Dave J.
Great tea room. Food and staff lovely

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Mar 07, 2022
Lesley J.
As always the best service , perfect food and a lovely place to visit. The staff are caring , kind and so very friendly and an absolute joy.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 05, 2022
Joanne H.
Always a pleasure to go there

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Feb 24, 2022
Sandra T.
Excellent as always, lovely food, friendly staff

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Feb 10, 2022
Barbara S.
I had booked a table for 5 but on the day 2 could not make it due to COVID. When we arrived we told the staff, it was not a problem and they quickly rearranged our table for just 3 of us. I know they could then make more money by using the table for others but that was not the point. Staff very polite and efficient, service excellent and a wonderful selection of food.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 05, 2022
shirley m.
Excellent service,excellent food

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Feb 02, 2022
Cathy P.
Have eaten here a few times and food is always good. Friendly staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 01, 2022
Jacqui B.
This was our first time here and we wasn’t disappointed. All the staff are polite and friendly and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 28, 2022
Carol O.
This was my first visit. The food was excellent, staff helpful and friendly. One of the best tea rooms/cafes I have been to in some time. Will now be a regular visitor.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 09, 2022
Barbara F.
We visit often. Staff always lovely and helpful. Food is good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 19, 2021
Jane H.
Lovely head Gardeners breakfast and coffee surrounded by lovely Christmas decorations and great staff, will return!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 09, 2021
Anna-marie B.
Really friendly and helpful staff. Great food. Love coming here.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 10, 2021
Pauline R.
No improvement needed food was lovely and so was the service a really lovely place to go

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 04, 2021
Catherine E.
Lovely tea room as always great choice , well cooked and presented , lovely friendly staff

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 04, 2021
Sue W.
Everything was very good. Food very well cooked service very good a very pleasant experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 28, 2021
Joanne H.
Lovely gluten free cakes

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 29, 2021
Lana M.
Great service! Great food! We had a lovely afternoon :-)

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 09, 2021
Kim S.
Had a jacket potato. I always have this here as it seems the only healthier option which is a shame but is always very nice. The staff are always very friendly and happy which is always lovely to be around and makes a huge difference.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 02, 2021
Clare B.
Received a warm welcome. Lovely staff. Quick service and tasty food from a great varied menu. Will return.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 30, 2021
Danica R.
Amazing value for money, brilliant portion sizes, lots of choice for all. The staff are always really nice and helpful! 10/10!

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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Aug 08, 2021
Alison F.
Very enjoyable lunch with friendly and efficient staff, good range of options, nice food at very reasonable price. Only reason it gets less than 10 for ambience is it's a basic garden centre cafe in design. You could imagine it draped in exotic foliage with un-matching crockery getting higher ambience marks but then it would lose on its other scores as an easy going, friendly place to eat at good value.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 29, 2021
Mel B.
Lovely relaxing place. Food was good value and staff very friendly.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 19, 2021
Cathy W.
Very pleasant tea room, lovely staff, filling breakfast reasonably priced. Will come again

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Jul 16, 2021
Natalie W.
Excellent all round

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Jul 01, 2021
Dave J.
Have been to the Strawberry T Rooms many many times & have always had the same experience, Xcllnt food, Xcllnt service & great staff who are always happy & friendly.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 29, 2021
Joanne H.
Love that they cater for coeliacs (gluten free) & vegans as well as "traditional" meat eaters. Makes eating out as a family & with friends so much easier & enjoyable.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 23, 2021
Lesley J.
Lovely breakfast with my dad for Fathers Day. Great service from the young staff who were all welcoming and friendly. Would highly recommend.

Overall: 9/10
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Apr 10, 2022
Penny C.
Staff are lovely and food is good. Waitress made a mistake on food but rectified straight away and didn’t charge.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
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Feb 23, 2022
Robert C.
Large timber building which provides good space between tables; not cramped. All very clean (floors and tables.) The staff very pleasant and attentive. Were offered drinks immediately and then left until ready to make our order for lunch. Too late to order a cooked breakfast which was a pity and wonder why. Plenty of sandwiches but limited main meals although all good (three different types ordered) and served really hot although with some delay. Fortunately we were not in a hurry. Our first visit but feel very confident to be able to recommend.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Feb 09, 2022
Nikki W.
I was surprised how busy the tea room was for a Monday lunchtime. Good good. Nice menu. Good service. Will visit again.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jan 21, 2022
Julie R.
Lovely food, friendly helpful staff.

Overall: 9/10
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Nov 07, 2021
Jeanettey Y.
Really nice there. Staff were friendly, tables well spaced apart and food very good. Will be returning.

Overall: 9/10
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Aug 27, 2021
Mary Ann W.
It would be nice to have a salad on the menu. It was a little bit noisey with everyone in. Not sure how this could be helped. Otherwise we really enjoyed our lunch and table service was good. Thank you.

Overall: 9/10
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Jul 28, 2021
Edna W.
Very enjoyable visit, staff friendly and efficient, food tasty and g.children had fun in the outside space.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 30, 2021
Peter N.
Nice food nice staff the outside garden was an advantage because we had two under fives with us

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 18, 2021
Annalisa K.
My friend and Ihsve been meeting here for the last 6 months.. the food is lovely, the staff our friendly.. it’s a lovely setting.. for us it’s perfect location..

Overall: 8/10
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Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 03, 2021
Linda F.
I didn’t eat so can’t comment on the food but my friend enjoyed her cake. Unfortunately sat by the door and it was a cold windy day, perhaps a screen is needed.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 09, 2021
April O.
Food was excellent but £5 for a glass of wine was a bit pricey.

Overall: 8/10
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Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 07, 2021
Margaret B.
I visited at 10am so it was fairly quiet. I did not eat, just a coffee. No problems.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 5/10
Oct 03, 2021
Karen S.
Really enjoy lunch at Strawberry tearooms. Great food and friendly staff

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 24, 2021
George B.
The salmon, and goat's cheese quiche with baby new potatoes was fine, but at a blind tasting I would not have been able to identify the quiche ingredients. My partner's bacon, brie and cranberry toastie was fine too.