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Tales of Tea | City Centre


Located in the heart of the city, the spectacular tea room by day and restaurant by night, the unique Tales of Tea restaurant is located in the atmospheric Undercroft of St Mary’s Guildhall. Steeped in history, the Undercroft is a unique and truly special place to enjoy eating out with friends and family.

Tales of Tea at St Mary's Guildhall | Tea Room in Coventry City Centre

  • Opening Hours
    • Sunday - Friday: 9am - last service at 3:45pm
    • Saturday: 9am - last service at 3:45 and 6:30pm - last service at 9pm
  • Menus: Available to view here
  • Location: Tales of Tea, St. Mary's Guildhall, Bayley Ln, CV1 5RN
  • Booking: Click here to book your table!

Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch

Dine like royalty and enjoy breakfast, brunch and lunch at Tales of Tea. The restaurant uses quality ingredients that create delicious dishes with exquisite flavours and offers a fabulous children's menu so there's something for the whole family to enjoy. Check out the daytime menu and plan your visit! Breakfast is served until 11.30am, Lunch from 12pm and Brunch is served all day.

Afternoon Tea at Tales of Tea

The talented team at Tales of Tea have hand-chosen some mouth-watering treats and sandwiches for a truly decadent afternoon tea. Choose the Drapers' Sweet Afternoon Tea for the classic afternoon tea experience or the Weaver's Savoury Afternoon Tea for something different but equally delicious! Catering for the whole family, delectable Children's Afternoon Teas are also on the menu! Click here for the menu and booking links. 

Please note: Afternoon Tea must be booked in advance - the kitchen need 24 hours notice. Please include in the booking notes which delicious Afternoon Teas you would like! Click here to book.

Saturday Evening Fine Dining

On Saturday evenings only, get mouths watering with the à la carte evening menu. Think classic dishes, carefully selected ingredients and fantastic flavours. The evening menu has something to suit everyone’s tastes from meat eaters to vegetarians and vegans. Click here to book!

Unique Historic Setting

St Mary’s Guildhall is one of the finest surviving medieval guildhalls in the country, with its rich history of partying, power and propaganda. St Mary’s Guildhall has acted as the centre of power in England during the War of the Roses; housed the crown jewels; been the prison of Mary Queen of Scots and hosted famous literary figures, such as George Eliot! Running beneath the great hall where the famous Coventry Tapestry still hangs today is the Undercroft, where Tales of Tea is located! Enjoy dining in a piece of Coventry's history!

Private Hire

Tales of Tea has the facilities for small and intimate dining, private events, and wedding receptions and has the exquisite Guild room within the restaurant that can be closed off for smaller group bookings on request. Click here to enquire.

Tales of Tea | City Centre - image 1
Tales of Tea | City Centre - image 1

Opening Hours

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:0018:30 - 22:30
Sunday09:00 - 17:00

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