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Village Eatery and Tea Company

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Bothell Country Village Bothell, Washington 98021, United States 425-483-2005 Website

Sun 11:00am – 4:30pm Mon 11:00am – 4:30pm Tue closed Wed 11:00am – 4:30pm Thu 11:00am – 4:30pm Fri 11:00am – 4:30pm Sat 11:00am – 4:30pm
If you love good food then you are going to LOVE the Village Eatery and Tea Company - we feature 'Homemade Everything!' from our soups, bread for our sandwiches, scones, cakes, fruit crumbles, chiffon cheesecake pies, cookies and more. We also serve 'British style' afternoon teas, including a 'Quick Lunch, Village Afternoon Tea, Jack & Jill's Favorite Afternoon Tea especially for children and of course High Tea. Wednesdays & Thursdays we have our Senior Tea! something for everyone! So, take time out from your busy day of shopping or working to come and relax in our charming restaurant. Where nothing really matches but it all comes together somehow, making you feel welcome, comfortable and right at home.

Recent reviews

    • Halle

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      I was really hoping to love this place, but unfortunately it was quite the disappointment. The food wasn't good and the service was terrible - not the wait staff, but the folks in the kitchen! During my visit they talked and argued loudly. The decor leaves a lot to be desired. Tea is supposed to be a relaxing and luxurious experience. This felt like a visit to the in law's.

    • Jennfier

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      Hello, I wanted to give feedback of my experience with this restaurant, which was very poor. To begin with, we ordered 'High Tea', which is something I've had before at other establishments. There were 3 other paying customers with me. Two of which I was going to pay for as well at full price. We all agreed the tea and beginning course were wonderful, the salad was ok, more like something you'd get at a cafeteria, then when the tea sandwiches came, they were dry/stale, & some were more like ones you would serve to a 4yr old. The scones were just ok, and the toppings (cream/lemon curd/jam) were extremely small, maybe a 1/2 tsp each (again not like other places I've been where they give you a nice portion). The other deserts were also dry. This place is at best 'sub-par' and much too expensive for what you get. Not to mention the food was dry and stale. When I asked to speak with the owner about it, I made sure to mention to her that the tea and soup were wonderful, but...and I went on.. She was very rude and said 'I never receive complaints, I don't know what to tell you...' Then she started to walk away from me. I paused and said 'uh ok'. Then when she brought the bill, she almost threw it on the table and ran away. I would say she has very POOR customer service skills. For this reason and the food, I would never go there again. As a side note, the waitress was lovely and very nice, we tipped her well. For the owner of a restaurant, I would think she would know that sometimes you will receive complaints, but that is part of the business, and it should be dealt with in a professional and polite manner. But, I would never go back, nor would I recommend this restaurant to anyone.

    • Vanessa

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      I took my mother here last month & fell in love. We had the high tea & everything was delicious (the English Norfolk cream...yum!!) We had the Monk Tea which was a good choice. My only regret is that I wish I lived closer & I wish the high tea came with crumpets. This tea room is an exceptional treat & I will return as often as possible!

    • Roses and Herbs

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      I love this place. Been there twice for their luncheon tea, which comes with soup or salad, choice of tea sandwiches, scone and jam or lemon curd. The food is delicious very affordable. Nice to have a less expensive option to High Tea. The atmosphere is relaxed and not stuffy like a traditional British tea shop. The selection of loose teas is quite good; I love the organic Assam.

    • Matt

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      We weren't exactly delighted over this tea shop. The tea I selected didn't meet the description provided and the table was rather small for 4 people. The service was kind however, and I really enjoyed the scones. I'd go again if it were convenient but I wouldn't go out of my way.

    • sp

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      We went looking for a fun, memorable time. It was just that. We'd recommend it to others!

    • Charlie

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      This was one of the best High Teas we have experienced. We chose Monk Tea from an extraordinary list of temptations. The fare that accompanied the tea was exceptional - a vast array of homemade delicacies. We are looking forward to our next visit.

    • Iva

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      I just read the review below and I must say thank you for not letting people stick their nose in the tea jar. I have seen this often in places that sell tea and I will not buy tea from them. I love this tea room.

      Tearoom response:

      ...and I thank you for your support - look forward to serving you again soon. Jan

    • Elin

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      I have to say I was very disappointed with this teahouse. It was the first time I had ever had a teahouse person tell me they didn't have time to let me smell the teas. I was stunned into silence, but later went back to tell her I was saddened by her viewpoint. Then I found out it was the owner, which made me even more sad. There was a decent selection of tea, and decent food, but I won't return because of the attitude toward service and tea.

      Tearoom response:

      I remember this vividly - it was a Saturday over two months ago and we were packed to bursting - our first priority must be to our diners expecting fresh and hot food to be delivered to their tables. Not cold because we left their food sitting in the kitchen while we help one person smell some tea. Sorry, more than happy to accommodate the smelling of tea, just come at a more slow time.....

    • Sheri

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      We love this place. It is so cozy, and more like having a meal in someones home than a restaurant.My husband and I are working our way through the substantial tea menu. The food is great! We haven't had anything we didn't like. This is our 'go to' destination.

    • Mary Kaye Rackowitz

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      My daughter's and I absolutely love the Village Eatery & Tea Company! The service is excellent and the rooms are spacious yet cozy. We had the high tea which was very filling and the best in the Seattle area. Fianlly, a real Bristish establishment that has a very extensive menu of both food and teas. I can't wait to go back and try the cornish pastry. Everything was so deilcious and the scones were so light and fluffy. There is so much charm here right down to Henry the rooster that strolls around outside. They even have a bakery that you can just stop and take their delectables with you. We purchased some of their loose leaf teas too. They were so sweet and made sure we had a box to take home our leftovers. Very reasonable priced too!

      Tearoom response:

      It was equally enjoyable for us to have you in our restaurant and we look forward to seeing you again soon (Henry will be waiting!)

    • Faith

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      We came with high hopes and drove many miles just to come here. This is a nice tea room but we encountered a few rough edges. We waited for quite some time before we were seated and the overall time it took for everything to be served was two hours. They were busy so we tried to be understanding and the tea we drank was excellent (loose leaf). The main thing that disappointed us was that the owner seated a single person at a roomy 4-person table while our party of 2 was squeezed at a tiny table near the door. We ordered first but the other person got served first (same food we ordered). Because the other person was a regular, we felt like our business was not as important. This is nice if you're a regular but not as nice if you're new. If we're in the area, we'll give it another try.

      Tearoom response:

      I am so sorry you had a less than perfect experience at our establishment. I am confident that if you should choose to return you will be as pleased as all our other customers that have given us 5 star ratings. On weekends we are super busy and we do the best we can with the tables we have (all the same size). Thank you for your comments.

    • Evelyn Elliott

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      We got reservations at the Village Eatery and Tea Company with a quick phone call. This place is lovely. The food is delicious. We enjoyed High Tea for three. This is the real deal, for authentic British High Tea. We loved this place and will be back.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you so much for your comments - its such a good feeling to know our customers are pleased with their experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon.<BR> Jan

    • Julia

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      We had High Tea today and the food was delicious. We would highly recommend it and will go there again.

    • Michele

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      It is so exciting to see a friends long time dream come true, when you love what you do, your guests know it. This is a wonderful place to visit for a real high tea or lunch. If you need a place to host a special occasion call Jan is a wonderful baker, wait till you taste her scones and she make the best pot of tea I have ever enjoyed.

      Tearoom response:

      You're right, this has been a long time dream and I am very thankful that it has become a reality - lots of hard work, but I thoroughly enjoy it and I have a wonderful team that helps me every step of the way. It is very satisfying to see so many people enjoying their food and the surroundings.

    • Fiona

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      Delightful! Delicious food, wonderful service, and the pasties we took home were divine. Also, loved the roosters!

    • Vicky

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      Our group of seven women enjoyed tea yesterday. The ambiance was delightful, the food was delicious, and the service was gracious and most accommodating to our special needs. My favorite sandwich was the turkey with raspberry cream cheese. The tea selection was wonderful. I enjoyed the Sunset in Seattle Tisane. One of the ladies remarked, 'I will come back with you anytime!'

    • Annette Crull

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      The best tearoom I have ever been too!!!! Everything is simply outstanding, when it comes to the food, variety of teas, and service!!! I am a weekly customer and I enjoy every minute I am there!!!

    • Violet

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      I often stop in for a bowl of delicous home-made soup and bread. Always delicous! And the treats, oh my, brought home several the other day. The chocolate frosted brownie is fabulous! And owner Jan is so friendly and hospitable. A wonderful and relaxing atmosphere.

    • Betty V.

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      I think I have been to all the tea rooms in the area. This one is the one I like the best. Food is excellent and the prices are great. The owner is delightful.

    • JerryL

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      A jewel of a restaurant located at Country Village in Bothell. This quaint Tea House is loaded with English charm and great tasting food. One of my favorites is the Turkey with raspberry cream cheese sandwhich..and the scones are 'out of this world!'. A place to definitely visit.

    • HB

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      I had High Tea at the Village Eatery late last week with 3 other people and it was scrumptious! All of the dishes, whether savory or sweet, were delicious and the portion sizes were generous. The tea was excellent and there is a wide selection to choose from. The presentation was elegant and the service was both prompt and gracious. My family and I have been to four other tea rooms in the area, all of them multiple times, and The Village Eatery stands head and shoulders above them all. Don’t miss your next opportunity to try it!

    • Elin Gustafsson

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      I love my tea and this 'hidden gem' in Country Village is just the place. What a delight to hear an English accent and to be served such delicious food. I will be back again and again

    • Rita

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      Great selection and all authentic homemade recipes. A dream come true for the England born owner. Delicious and intimate for single or group lunches. High tea is my favorite.

    • Dr. M

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      A delightful experience is highlighted when the owner brings her own English charm to accompany the authentic scones, jams, soup, sandwiches and other - homemade from scratch - treats and the large selection of teas. The Senior Tea was a highlight for me and my friends, but a solo pasty and pie always hits the spot. I have tried many of the pastries and everything has been delicious. I'll be back soon.

    • Terry

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      Charming and cheerful place. The food was outstanding with the freshest quality. Went for lunch and was surprised with the very large servings and choices. Could not leave without taking home pie and pastries. Warm and wonderful delight to do alone or with others. You will not be disappointed. Well worth the stop.

    • Jim & Karen

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      All the dishes were home made from classic English family recipes. There is a wide choice of lose leaf teas. The high tea service is highly recommended.

    • Jeannie

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      I have eaten at the Village Eatery & Tea Company twice and plan on returning many times in the future..!! Great atmosphere, service, food and of course tea..!! Love it..

    • Shelly Bradford

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      It has to be my favorite place to eat and meet with friends. The staff is always cheery and and quick to answer any questions I may have. I too am a fan of the chicken salad sandwhich. Although I can honestly say everthing I have ate there is just fabulous and will keep me and my friends comming back for more.

    • Tylee

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      Exceptional tea and food, friendly staff, and wonderful atmosphere. Reminds me of my trip to England. My favorite establishment for lunch with friends.

    • Carol

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      My favorite place to have lunch and hot tea! So many varieties, something for every mood. The Chicken Salad sandwich is a favorite and every soup I have tried is excellent. Love the atmosphere and the Owner adds a great touch with her English accent.