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Afternoon Tea at Parker's Tavern, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Afternoon Tea at Parker's Tavern

3.9
3.9
307 Reviews
£41 and over
Afternoon Tea
  • Charming
  • Good for special occasions
  • Fancy


"A restaurant and bar located within the new University Arms hotel on Parker’s Piece, Cambridge.
Parker’s Tavern serves modern British comfort food sourced from field, fen and England’s seas.
The menu changes with the seasons, every dish representing a return to good, unpretentious British cooking, conjured by a spectacular chef."

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00–16:45
  • Phone number
    01223 606266
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea serenaded by our harpist

    £39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us every Thursday in our Library or Bar as you are serenaded by our harpist as you indulge in our whimsical Afternoon Tea.
    Afternoon Tea serenaded by our harpist photo
  • Takeaway Afternoon Tea

    £36.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy our colleges of Cambridge inspired Afternoon Tea as a takeaway this summer. With traditional finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones, accompanied by chocolate and almond delice, blueberry cheesecake, rhubarb and vanilla choux bun and raspberry and rose roulade. Free-from menu also available. Please note, free-from Afternoon Tea bookings require at least 24 hours to prepare for any allergies or dietary requirements.
    Takeaway Afternoon Tea photo

What 307 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Value

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Cambridge

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge

    Best Food

  • Cambridge

    Best Service

  • Cambridge

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge

    Best Value

  • Cambridge

    Good for special occasions

307 Reviews
  1. Heather

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time for afternoon tea and the food was excellent. Really nice to have it in the library. Staff were good - looked a bit stressed at times, but asked us on multiple occasions if we wanted top ups etc. Would recommend.

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  2. Hannah

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Three of us were put on a very small table squeezed in between 2 other tables- there was very little space to sit, and one of the chairs kept getting knocked by everyone walking past. When we asked to move, the waiter came across more annoyed and inconvenienced that he had to help. The afternoon tea took more than an hour to arrive, there was no apology or explanation given.

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  3. Orgtrk

    London

    69 reviews

    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    After making a reservation for a 50th birthday and nothing mention, it just seemed to go down hill. The room was extremely dusty, chandler, book shelves and vents. Reception was pleasant, server pushy and didn’t listen to guest. Upon being seated we were asked straight away were we ready. Hadn’t even looked at menu and 1 person had just returned from the toilet. Never had a chance to look at menu to see what we were about to get. After an about 15 min our food arrive but our tea had not. The food was placed on table with no explanation of what we about to embark. Our sever returned and asked if we knew what we had, we stated no. He seemed angry as it showed in his tone and in face. The room was disorganised and uncomfortable. There was a lovely group of women having a baby shower, who want to put a handful of pink and blue balloons around them, which they seem to agreed to either the events department, though the manager was not having it. Not the best atmosphere or appeasing to the guest. During service you had staff state this is a new menus and didn’t know the menu. This is unacceptable and poor training. After we finished our sandwiches and started on the next part our afternoon tea we were then get asked if we wanted more sandwiches. Attention to detail is not a strong point, not just in service but in cleanliness as well. When we start on scones we quickly gone through the jam and cream, we had to ask twice to obtain. Second round of tea took ages as my loose leaf tea bag was not draped and leaves in my cup, no strainer provided. The food, (sandwiches, scones and pastries)were exceptional, service diabolical, unorganised and useless. Before writing this review I gave Parkers Tavern the opportunity to get back to me, two days past with nothing. Staff need more training emphasis on attention to detail. This includes management as no one responded to my In person dissatisfaction.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    When me and my daughter turned up, they seated us in the corner, which was quite nice. Looking outside the park the afternoon tea was very nice. The waitresses were very nice and polite kept coming back to see if we needed another refill of coffee or food. The only thing I would say it was very hot in there with no air conditioning. The doors were open, but they were in the bar and we were in the restaurant and no windows opened. We asked for a take away as we couldn’t eat at all and the waitress took it away and gave us a box to take home just one thing on the afternoon afternoon tea the sandwich was Beef with horseradish, which I don’t eat the cheese and cucumber was nice but very thick so just really at the egg sandwiches to be honest x

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Not very impressed with the afternoon tea. Food average and ambience not great.

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  6. StacyS

    Cambridge

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and even better food on the afternoon tea offering. It’s always great to come here and it’s refreshing to be able to have more than one hot drink with your afternoon tea and replenishable sandwiches. We were well looked after for our whole visit and at no point felt we were ever rushed despite having drinks post afternoon tea.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Parker’s Tavern has the best afternoon tea. The food and service were excellent.

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  8. Monty

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great choice and good balance of sweet and savoury treats. Waiter was very polite and knowledgeable. A dietary preference was dealt with with no problem. The only thing to improve a truly wonderful afternoon would have been some low volume background music either live or recorded

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  9. MichelleW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very good and we were asked more than once if we wanted more cakes or sandwiches.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Croatia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely location Good service yea refreshed offered additional food Drinks were very expensive

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FAQs

Afternoon Tea at Parker's Tavern is rated 3.9 stars by 307 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Afternoon Tea at Parker's Tavern

Parker's Tavern, Regent Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1AD

Additional information

  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00–16:45
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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