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Twinings Tearoom

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1048 Washington St Cape May, New Jersey 08204-1737, United States (609)884-5404 Website Owner?

Recent reviews

    • G. Brown

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      They have forgotten how to serve a proper pot of tea. We have visited every summer for years watching quality and service slowly slip. The last time I was served one scone that was undercooked and one that was tiny and hard. The used to bill this as an elegant tea, not anymore. We were served a wilted salad to start afternoon tea. Really? And had to order a half sandwich, no more finger sandwiches. And no more tiered trays, instead too many plates on a cafe table. The slide is complete and this place is to be avoided.

    • A. L.

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      This tearoom has the best tea that I ever tasted. The food was wonderful and I have been there several times. It probably isn't a good idea to go if it is rainy because you are seating in an area that gets wind from the outside and the bathrooms are out in a small building around the corner. But, I loved it each time and the person who posted and said it was a bad experience because of the rain should really go back when it is sunny.

    • Sandy

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      About 2 years ago 5 of my friends and I went to this tea room. It was a cold,rainy,windy day. I had called a head for a reservation. We were seated in the tent,near the wall and were frozen the entire time as the wall blew with the wind,letting in cold air and some small amount of rain.So much for climate controll. The small space heater did nothing for us. We were not given menus.I guess as I had said we were coming for afternoon tea we didn't get a choice. Service was extremely slow. My daughter asked for cream for her tea four times and still had not gotten it when we left. The food was skimpy. All of us went to another place to eat directly after we left the tea room. Also the bathroom was outside of the tent and main building in a small out building which meant you had to go out in the weather to use the facility. We all agreed that we would not recommend the place to anyone.

    • Mary

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      I'm from Virginia and love coming to the Carriage House (formerly Twinings) Tea Room in Cape May. Their Victorian Tea service with Harney and Sons teabags in your own teapot, plus salad or soup, a variety of tea sandwiches, fruit garnish, teabreads, scones, and clotted cream leaves me feeling relaxed and pampered. You can sip your tea inside the carriage room or outside under the climate controlled tent with a view of the gardens and fountains. Simply lovely!

    • Lynn

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      Always a pleasure to sip tea and sample the breads, scones, tea sandwiches. Salads are always the freshest on the island. Desserts are never a disappointment. Service is OUTSTANDING, and most of all we leave with a memory. Dress is casual, you can reach this tearoom by car (parking in rear of Emlen Physick Estate) or MAC trolley.

    • C. Szalku

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      The Location is good. They have the makings of having a quaint tea room but have a long way to go.

    • Kerry

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      A nice place, but I was disapointed that their advertised 'clotted cream' was just whipped cream...not the same thing. The outdoor patio is a pleasant place to have tea during the summer, though.

    • Ellen Griffiths

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      I recently had afternoon tea here at is was pretty good...not wonderful. It was a very hot day so we actually had iced tea and lemonade. The setting was bland but the food was nice. It was fairly pricey...but this is Cape May. For $14.95 we had scones w/homemade clotted cream, 3 kinds of tea sandwiches and 2 kinds of dessert and tea breads. I really missed the jam with my scones...maybe they'll add that for next time!

    • maryem

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      I really did not enjoy this tea room the tea was not that good and the food was bad if someone asked me all i would say is eww thats all i can say

    • Aubrey

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      I have been to this tearoom twice and both times I enjoyed myself. My one and only complaint is that they use tea bags. Twinnings does make lose tea and it is a shame they have not started using it. It is always a dissapointment when a tearoom uses tea in bags. Ohterwise, the food was good and the service was lovely. It was a bit expensive, but what tearoom isn't?