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US$2 - US$27
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Reviewed 29 November 2021

We happened to stumble across this place and we’re delighted we did. It’s really cute and cosy, the staff were lovely and the food was yummy! Definitely worth popping in!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 27 June 2021 via mobile

What a let down so slow service got our order wrong 3 times.Told it was worth waiting for the best cream tea in Torquay!!!!! ,no way just bog standard tasteless scones.We didn’t return

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 June 2021

This had been recommended to us by family, and we managed to get lunch here on the last day of our break away. It was good value, plentiful and very tasty: we had salads, pasta and the scampi between us. The freshly baked bread with...some of the dishes was a nice touch. Plenty of room to sit inside and a relaxed atmosphere that put us at ease. A good place to stop and refuel.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 30 May 2021 via mobile

Steer we’ll clear this year, very poor management, food was a shambles and very low quality. Lovely staff but no support with leadership or stock management. Stay away for now...

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 30 May 2021

We visited over the weekend and found the singing kettle sun a prime position for passing business. It was not busy with only four tables occupied. Card payment only. Ordered two cream teas. The tea was served promptly but had to wait 30 minutes for...the scones to arrive. Totally disappointed, two scones and tiny pots of jam/cream that wouldn’t even cover one scone, served way after the tea had cooled. Other guests around us were complaining of long waits. Hot food not available after 1.30. Won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 27 March 2021

Were so lucky to live in this town and have eateries such as this giving the best possible food at very reasonable prices.We dont need to go out of the area for anything,just lovely.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 18 November 2020

The café is currently closed, (covid) but I had such helpful communication with Lyn who organized a delivery for me of lunch and cream tea to a local business which was excellent, it really helped me out and I would recommend and use again, thank...you so much and please support your local businesses.More

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

Best scones and coffee in Torquay! Genuinely excellent service We arrived late in the day but we didn't feel rushed in anyway shape or form. Cheap but only in price not in quality! And best of all. Covid rules were not shoved down our throat!...We had a lovely chat with the owner who made us feel nothing but welcome in her establishment. **Disclaimer** (R&R were obviously in place)More

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

Superb little place that we used on each of our 3 days for breakfast as we were staying at the nearby Premier Inn. Excellent value for money on a varied menu. Food was presented well and piping hot. What a refreshing change to have a...pot of tea with proper tea leaves in and not your average large teabag. Both ladies who served us were excellent and made us feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend and if we visit Torquay again we’ll be back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 26 October 2020

We stayed in Torquay for 4 days and had a gluten free cream tea every day. I am a hard woman to please with food but it was amazing! Lovely staff, easy location from the beach, a must try!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 22 October 2020

Popped in here for breakfast whilst staying at the premier inn . Lovely breakfast and good value, the staff were lovely and friendly and very helpful plentiful breakfast with endless supply of tea,nothing too much trouble for them. Dog friendly too. Will definetely return when...next down in Torquay.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 29 September 2020 via mobile

Outstanding breakfast lovely people very dog friendly. Great atmosphere and attitude to Doughnut. Very nice and welcoming

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 28 September 2020

We were stupid, should have sent back what they purported to be crab sandwiches. It was like the crab spread you used to be able to buy in jars and spread so thinly there was almost nothing there. Certainly no white bits. Disaster. The waitress...apologised when she asked if we liked them, but no refund/reduction offered. AVOID CRAB SANDWICHES AT ALL COSTS.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 23 September 2020

I reviewed the Singing Kettle in August 2017 and made a point of taking a group of four friends back for what I knew would be an excellent breakfast. However the day before our visit I discovered that it was under new ownership, so it...was with some trepidation that I dragged my friends there, especially as I had been "bigging it up" on the journey down from London. I was more than pleasantly surprised to say that the welcome was amazing, the staff were fun and friendly, and the food quality was superb and excellent value. I really do wish that I had asked for the names of management and staff as I would like to have mentioned them all personally, but sufficed to say they were a big talking point amongst my friends, who all wanted to return the next day (20th Sept) even though we had to change our plans to do so! This really is a must visit for anyone visiting Torquay, or even worth the journey in you are are staying further afield. When I returned home I had the various text "thank you's" for organising the trip, with two of the 4 offering a special thank you for taking them to the "The Singing Kettle" ! (but not even mentioning the Steam Train and river cruise I took them on!) Thank you again, and we will see you next year!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 19 September 2020

Breakfast was very poor, no atmosphere and the staff decided to rearrange tables and chairs whilst we were eating, making horrid scraping noises along the floor. Certainly not like it used to be with the previous owners

Date of visit: September 2020
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The Singing Kettle Tea Room & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5