Silver Fountain Inn & Tea Parlor

4.4
426 Reviews
$30 and under
Afternoon Tea

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Serving Luncheon and High Tea, from soups, quiches, sandwiches, and salads to the fancy 3-tiered "Duchess" featuring delectable mini-sandwiches, scones w/Devonshire cream & lemon curd, finished with petite fours - for a full menu please see our website - you can reserve from there as well. Come enjoy our relaxing atmosphere in our beautiful 1871 Victorian Bed & Breakfast in historic Dover, NH. We also sell gift certificates, tea pots & accessories, over 30 flavors of loose leaf tea, tea wallets and cozies plus jewelry and other fine gifts! Reservations are preferred to be able to offer optimum service and availability.
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Grace
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful like it always is. Wish I could have tea there every day.

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Elen
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The Victorian tea parlor is very beautiful but the food is not what I was expecting. Scones are delicious, everything else is very disappointed and pricey. Good tea selection.

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SharonH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

this was a wonderful experience for my 10 year old granddaughter and myself. I got to share with her my love of tea and she got to dress up. The place was beautiful and the waitress was very friendly.

JK
JoyceK
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for tea or lunch. Particularly if someone in your party can't eat gluten. Everything was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Today’s experience at The Silver Fountain Tea Room left quite a bit to be desired. We booked this as a special surprise for our mother’s birthday. She had been wanting to go for years and we figured this was the perfect occasion for a girls day. We were greeted rudely by the server for the day, she quickly directed us to sit in the parlor where we surrounded by dirty dishes. I mentioned that we had a last minute cancellation because our other guest felt ill. She gave me an exasperated look and was anything but understanding. We were sat at a table with a dingy lace table runner, plastic gold chargers that were cracked and peeling, and dead roses in the center of the table. We each ordered a duchess as the menu specifically stated “no splitting.” Our server delivered everything on one serving tiered tray. If there is not splitting, why only give us one tray? The presentation was seriously lacking. The croissants, petit fore’s, and the bread on the turkey sandwiches were so stale and the turkey was legitimately slimy. We had to request our second batch of tea, which ended up being served in beat up/mismatched tea pots. Half way through our visit, our server entirely disappeared. The cook (who was the best part of our experience) came out of the kitchen and started handing out bills, etc. We never saw our server again but to be honest, it was not a big deal because she was not personable and entirely overwhelmed with her 3 tables.

All in all, it was a sour experience on what was supposed to be a special day. I will not recommend in the future and it fell very short of our expectations of a “top-rated” tea room.

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vipPeterD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent accommodations for Gluten free requirements.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Absolutely love it there! Pam and her staff to an amazing job I feel like good friends and family when we go there

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ErikaR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I went for Mother's Day high tea! It was wonderful the service was attentive and cheerful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A delightful experience, delicious food and a beautiful dining room. Our party of 5 enjoyed it very much.

JY
JenY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and accommodating. Fresh and tasty food that changes well with each season.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful time. The food was excellent. The teas were delicious. The way the food was served in an elegant way that May our visit very special.

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CindyS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tea was wonderful, enjoyed the variety of sandwiches and love the scones. Looking forward to the next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful time

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JenniferV
New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love this place! It's the only place that I know in the area that serves High Tea. I've been here for a babymoon lunch, mother/daughter tea, and celebrating a birthday. It's a special treat and I will definitely keep coming back when I'm here in the area.

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SusanD
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my granddaughter’s 6th birthday and we got dressed up to celebrate, she was thrilled. Thank you for making it so special for her

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MeganL
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, quant little place. We had a lovely time!

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Tmat
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My five year old niece and I loved afternoon tea. Everything was wonderful and the team was amazing. We forgot extra petit fours we ordered and the team called to let us know. It was so sweet of them! We will be back.

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Darl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and deliciously prepared food with beautiful presentation. Would go back again!

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Debby
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fairy Tale experience! Takes you to another place and time. Food, service and atmosphere exceeded my expectations. Will definitely be back!

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RamonaC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight to sit in beautiful surroundings and relax all cares away.

JG
JanG
New England
17 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! My favorite lunch spot!

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AmandaT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I have never been anything less than dazzled when going there for tea or events. A lovely place to stay for a getaway as well. It’s so charming.

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JudithS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful experience. Everyone was kind and made sure to see to our every need. The atmosphere was so relaxing

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RobinW
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a wonderful luncheon, the scones I would highly recommend.

JG
JanG
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu. My favorite lunch spot. Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

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SteveC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love, love, love their Duchess Afternoon Tea. Marvelous sandwiches, scones and finger desserts and a fantastic assortment of great teas to choose from. You won't regret making this choice!

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BonnieP
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was fabulous
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AmyB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. Service, food and atmosphere is great! Owners are so pleasant and very accommodating!

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EthelW
New England
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Loved your place. One comment I would leave with you. I have been to other tea parlors and the servers have always been dressed in pretty dresses with pretty aprons to serve. I was sorry after your advertisement to see our server in dungarees, not appropriate. There was a young woman with her 2 young girls who were all dressed up for tea. I wonder what they thought.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful afternoon. The food was amazing and the staff was warm and welcoming. We can’t wait for our next tea time. Thank you for such a great day.

JG
JanG
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food especially the salads. Always creative, healthy and tasty! My favorite lunch spot!

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ChristinaM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter and her friend here for my daughters 6th birthday, it was the Mad Hatter themed Afternoon Tea, it was absolutely adorable! Reminded me of Disney with the characters-everything was superb.

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vipAdelied
New England
21 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit and first restaurant experience since Sept 2020, was just as fabulous as our first. This gem in Dover, NH serves the classic High Tea which my British family craves without having the go to Boston.

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AbbyP
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my experience! The music and decor was really beautiful. There were no other parties there at the time which made it super quiet and relaxing. The food was so good and really had some British feel. Overall loved it! I can’t wait to go back again and try more good food!

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giddyupgo
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An Absolutely Wonderful Experience! Everything my Nana and Gran filled my head with about 'Proper High Tea' growing up. A "Must Do" for the Ladies Lists! Thank You Pam for a 2nd. Wonderful Time!

giddyupgo

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KatyC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a birthday and had a lovely experience! Food was wonderful and service was great! Even with Covid, everything felt clean and safe.

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Catherine
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pam is the epitome of a gracious hostess. My sisters and I have come in for tea several times and love bringing those who have never been. The sandwiches are delightful. The piping hot tea is aromatic and the desserts are decadent. If you have never been to a tea party before, then this is a must!

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EmmaM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet and relaxing environment with great food and tea. The furnishings are authentic and beautiful.

JG
JanG
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! My favorite lunch time spot!

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cindys
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Valentine's Tea. Food was wonderful, tried a new tea, loved it! Service was great.

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Silver Fountain Inn & Tea Parlor is rated 4.4 stars by 426 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.