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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

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!

Cathy Lewis 28 September 2016
from Swanage

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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

Contact +44 1202761135

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Customer reviews for The Living Room

4.2 ((((* (based on 12 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (11)
  • breakfast (4)
  • value (3)
  • lunch (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • dinner (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • romantic (1)
  • ((((( by 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!

  • ((*** by 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.

  • ((((( by 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!

  • ((((* by from Christchurch

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

  • ((((* by from London

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

  • ((((( by 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.

  • ((((* by from Broadstone

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

  • ((((( by from Bournemouth

    Lovely setting, friendly staff and delicious tea and cake!

  • ((((* by from Bournemouth

    Had afternoon tea was lovely. All homemade and delicious. Quirky little tea rooms

  • ((((* by from essex

    We have eaten here twice before and stayed overnight with breakfast. We have been very satisfied and have recommended you to several friends. I must say though that our afternoon tea on Sunday was slightly disappointing due to the poor quality scones. I did inform you at the time and am hopeful that this was an unusual occurrence. We will return again in the near future as you offer a wonderful selection of vegetarian dishes and good value for money.

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