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The Living Room

2 Drury Road, Bournemouth, BH4 8HA

(((() Afternoon Tea
Main course: £6
Food spend: £15
Opening hours
Wednesday - Sunday: 08:00 - 15:00

Had a lovely afternoon tea at The Living room, we had the traditional and Gluten free and would highly recommend them.

Janine Bartlett 04 December 2016
from Bournemouth

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Inside Bournemouth's only boutique B&B, The Living Room serves celebrated afternoon teas on vintage china, in a delightfully British setting. There is a tree-sheltered al fresco area perfect for outdoor dining when weather permits.

The Living Room afternoon tea menu has been carefully crafted to include the best in award-winning loose leaf teas and freshly-prepared British traditions. There are finger sandwich selections of classics like cream cheese and cucumber, and freshly-made scones and cakes, including warm banana bread with cinnamon butter.

Savoury afternoon tea options include Dorset charcuterie meats, quail egg and black pudding Scotch egg, as well as local mini beers. Gluten-free options at The Living Room are extensive, and the teas range from Persian Earl Grey to Egyptian mint.

The Living Room Bournemouth is a local institution thanks to its unparalleled afternoon teas, and it sits a short walk to the beach, and 6 minutes' drive from Banksome Rail Station.

The Living Room

2 Drury Road, Bournemouth, BH4 8HA

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Customer reviews for The Living Room

4.3 (((() (based on 15 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (14)
  • value (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • lunch (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • dinner (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((( 29 January 2017 by Kate Jenkins from Norwich

    I booked afternoon tea for some friends and I to celebrate a couple of birthdays. We had the best time, loved selecting our individual unusual teas, and trying the many different sandwiches and cakes and scones (and hot chocolate and prosecco!) - we enjoyed every one and couldn't agree which was the best! The Living Room was a delight, and the staff/owner were very accommodating, as I added an extra person at the last minute, and we lingered for quite a while over our tea. I hope to find an excuse to go back again!

  • ((((( 9 January 2017 by Andrea Morris from Poole

    Booked for my mum's birthday, as something completely different to experience instead of the normal going out for a meal. Read some good reviews about Living Room vintage tea Room and glad I made the right choice. The staff so friendly and welcoming we settled at our table with a choice of teas included to sample and a good selection of finger sandwiches, cream scones and petit cakes for all to enjoy.

    The staff welcomed feedback of some of the cakes which were meet with lots of thumbs up. The whole experience which was a first for us was thoroughly enjoyable and a definate repeated visit again soon.

    Thank you Living Room.

  • ((((( 4 December 2016 by Janine Bartlett from Bournemouth

    Had a lovely afternoon tea at The Living room, we had the traditional and Gluten free and would highly recommend them.

  • ((((( 28 September 2016 by Cathy Lewis from Swanage

    We loved the quirky, relaxed atmosphere of the Living Room. The staff were very friendly and the food was lovely. The scones, jam and cream were particularly delicious!

  • ((*** 7 September 2016 by Hema from London

    The staff were friendly and the restaurant was nicely decorated. We had made a reservation but were told that the restaurant hadn't received our booking and therefore had not prepared for our afternoon tea order. We were made to wait a little while, as the chefs prepared the afternoon tea. Sandwiches and scones were delicious but the cakes were not that great.

  • ((((( 26 June 2016 by Sarah Young from Bournemouth

    Best feature is the decor. Afternoon tea is the best I have ever had, no exaggeration! Lovely variety of homemade cakes and scones. The scones come out tasting warm and fresh. Overall fantastic Afternoon tea! Thank you!

  • ((((* 7 June 2016 by Derek Bunting from Christchurch

    The place had a nice ambience the table was beautifully laid and the tea was delicious.

  • ((((* 1 June 2016 by Virginia Man from London

    It was a lovely little place and super friendly staff. :)

  • ((((( 31 May 2016 by Hrishiraj Sen from Birmingham

    It was an amazing experience. We were looked after with so much affection and care. The locality was calm , perfect spot for unwinding and relaxation.

  • ((((* 9 May 2016 by Anne Biggs from Broadstone

    Lovely venue with friendly helpful staff. Good afternoon tea with small sandwiches, scones with jam & cream and miniature cakes.

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