Tea House Theatre

Winner of Time Out Love London Awards 2014

We are based in an old Victorian public house that opened in 1886 on the site of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens; immortalised as the ‘Vanity Fair’ in Thackeray’s eponymous novel.

We serve some of the best loose leaf teas available, proper sandwiches and homemade cakes; not to mention the best full English breakfast in London. Our teas have individual subtle flavours which would be overpowered by the instant, coarse, hit of coffee, so we do not sell it.

We make our own marmalade and jams, all for sale by the jar and all our teas can be bought by the ounce. Our meat comes from our local butcher and our fruit and vegetables from the local market gardens around us.

We are trying to be different. We will not hurry you. If you visit us on your lunch break, then have one, you will be more productive in the afternoon. If you want to have a meeting, we will not disturb you. If you are ‘working from home’, we have wifi. If you have children, we have highchairs, a chest of toys, and milkshakes. We always have the daily papers, so please, relax, and share in what we are trying to create, take a load off, and have a cuppa.

Winner of Time Out Love London Awards 2014

THEATRE REVIEWS

"In terms of venue, the Tea House Theatre is definitely the perfect place for an intimate show like this one. A cosy café-by-day and theatre-by-night in Vauxhall, it has a charming and welcoming character that makes you feel right at home. Oh and did I mention they do cake? So, by all means, see if The Vagina Monologues come back for International Women’s Day next year, but don’t wait that long for a visit to this theatre. Both the venue and this play deserve your attention." 
Everything Theatre ☆☆☆☆

"The Tea House Theatre is an serene oasis in the midst of bustling Vauxhall. Five minutes walk across the park from Vauxhall station, it does exactly what it says on the tin. It's a tea room and restaurant in the day and a performance space in the evening [...] warm and welcoming as the audience are invited to tuck into wine, cake and theatre."
Remote Goat ☆☆☆☆

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VENUE REVIEWS

September 2016

"Head down Vauxhall Walk to Spring Gardens (...) and you'll find the Tea House Theatre (...) - it's a classic British tradition updated for the 21st century."
Dragonair

"Tea House Theatre, a Victorian public house with an array of loose-leaf teas (...), consummately British, with beat-up leather chairs and Oriental rugs (...), [is] what English life is supposed to look and taste like."
New York Times

"The Tea House Theatre - an iniquitous den of bespoke baking and crochet clubs."
Spectator Life

“Tea House Theatre is a Vauxhall retreat that everyone should know about.”
Twenty Something London

"With its welcoming layout, vintage-inspired decor and family friendly approach, the Tea House Theatre is permanently packed with local residents and tourists alike. The huge selection of uber-delicious cakes and locally sourced lunches, wi-fi and daily papers for your leisurely perusal will make you stay for more than just a quick lunch break."
The Vintage Guide to London
 

"The tea menu, as you'd hope, is amazing and extensive (all pots of loose leaf tea served with hand knitted tea cosy) and there are a tons of freshly baked cakes. But the breakfast is not to be sniffed at either, quite possibly one of London's finest full Englishes. And they don't sell coffee, and are proud of it."
I Know This Great Little Place... in London


"Great service from the staff and thank you Rachel for suggesting what tea to choose. Myself and Jeff back from a 65 mile cycle trip around Surrey returned to have breakfast at 17:00. This was no problem for the staff and cook. Also our bikes were allowed inside the tea room." 
☆☆☆☆☆ Google Review from Vicenzo Iaciofano


"An excellent place for breakfast, to have a grumble, a catch up, or to solve the wrongs of the world."
A Green Bicycle


"This is definitely a place to enjoy lingering ... On my second visit I had one of the best Welsh Rarebit I've ever eaten."
Guided Walks in London


"This is less of a pub closure than a pub reinvention … and the results are positive."
Tired of London, Tired of Life


"The place is positively spiffing."
Lurking About SE11


"It's as close to perfect as we've experienced."
London's Daily Secret. Secret #433. 


"When it comes to tea, it doesn't get better than this."
Brian's Coffee Spot
2014 Coffee Spot Awards - Best Physical Space Runner-Up