The Tea Centre Reviews, Churchgate, Mumbai - Burrp
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MilanTEST Suvarna - Burrp User

MilanTEST Suvarna

June 29,2017
4.0

Nice variety of tea

Great place and great variety of tea. All time fav Darjeeling Tea..........................
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Tanmay Jain

July 27,2016
4.0

wonderful place

Wonderful place with a great collection of tea at a reasonable price.
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Indori Bhiya

July 27,2016
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wonderful place

wonderful place, nice collection of tea at a very reasonable rate.
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Tanmay Jain

July 20,2016
3.0

great place

its a great place to hangout with friends for a quick cup of tea, they have variety of tea options.
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raj1301

May 29,2016
5.0

closed for renovation

hey. it was so disappointing to drive all the way from bandra and find it closed for renovation. this is for information of the food and tea lovers. hope it starts soon.
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Nimu S

March 29,2015
2.8

Relaxing timeout place

Tea center is located in Churchgate. This place is for Tea lovers. U get variety of teas. Different Snacks are also available Veg and Non veg. Here u should try honeyapple butter tea, it is good in taste. Otherwise place is ordinary and service is ok. But good meeting place or say drop down place. Prices are very reasonable and in so many years no major renovations done.
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Foodosaurus Prachi

January 29,2015
2.6

Such a nice place

I have never been much of a tea lover but my mom is and she is the one who introduced me to this place. Ambiance is really good,inside! From outside I didn't even realize it is a nice cozy place inside! It is a small English cafe sort of place where you can relax,have some tea,waffles,pancakes,omelettes, toast and so on. Must visit once!
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heena ashar

December 31,2014
3.6

A hidden gem !!

Not many know of this place. It is one of those 80's decor restaurant.
Simple & classic food with ultimate flavour.

Have gone there many times & each time it has been an amazing culinary experience.

Indulged in their chilli garlic fries & cheese corn balls. That has just bowled me over by their taste. Chicken lollipop is again a very tasty dish worth trying.

Their pumpkin & rosemary soup has a very unique taste - pleasant one.
One should definitely try their pesto pasta with walnut & veggies of your choice.

Siciliana pasta is a very creamy & balanced dish.

Their roast lamb in brown sauce is one dish I always order as they make it perfect & I can't get that taste anywhere else.

Its a very well priced restaurant. Not expensive reasonably priced.
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Nitish Sharma - Burrp User

Nitish Sharma

December 30,2014
3.8

For the Tea Lovers

Tea Center holds the bastion for tea amongst the zillion coffee chains in the city.The multitude of teas in the menu are all suited to different tastes.Its a place where you go,sit and relax and have tea.The food is good but not exceptional and one should also always remember that the food is an accompaniment and not the main attraction.The masala chai is divine, it does not hit your throat very hard like ginger tea but the explosion of flavor is immense as ginger is just one of the "masalas" in the chai. The bell on each table to call the server although innovative was a little derogatory to the server i thought. I always call my server by his name and was not entirely comfortable ringing a bell...was eerily similar to sitting in an aircraft and pressing the overhead button for the steward :)

Located just 5 minutes walk from the churchgate station i would highly reccomend tea Center....its a wonderful place to read and sip your chai....and one of the very few left in this part of the city.....
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Vidyadheesh Upadhye

March 13,2014
3.3

Amazing experience

There are some things about Tea Centre that made me feel that I had entered a time machine and was transported to an era gone by. Well, I will illustrate how:

1] It is located at a 5 minute walking distance from Churchgate railway station, on an equally crowded and busy road. Yet when you step inside this restaurant, the world around you lulls down to a very slow pace; quite a contrast to the hustle-bustle happening outside at that very moment.

2] The entire ambience belongs to a time gone-by. The chairs, the table, the table cloth, yellow lighting. They even have single seat sofas, which are no longer seen anywhere around, but very uncomfortable to sit and eat. They are good if you wana relax and chat. There are wall hangings about tea.

3] The decibel levels are pretty low as compared to any other restaurants, much like when the Sahib’s were around. An occasional group of ladies may still be indulging in the latest gossip but not in a manner to disturb others.

4] Now comes the most important feature, if you want to place your order or call for attention from the steward or ask for your cheque, a small bell has been placed on each table. You are required to pick it up and ring it and you will be attended to. Again a very British like tradition where noise level are kept to the least minimum.

5] Service is slow compared to the outside world, another old-world tradition where time was not a luxury as it is today. People preferred to spend good amount of time of eating and chatting. Word of caution; please drop in if you have ample of time on hand.

I walked in here within an old friend for lunch. We ordered Samosa’s [huge ones], Chowpatty Grilled sandwich [nothing great about it] and Basilico Pasta. The pasta was nice and saucy but was a bit over cooked, it wasn’t made Al-Dente.

We started off with a Pudina chai which was ooh-so nice and concluded our binge with the Buttered Apple tea which was a revelation. In fact the first 6 pages of the menu have only various types of tea that are served here.

The damages came to Rs.610 for 2 persons which is a decent considering the experience it was. This institution is almost 60 years old and is run by the Tea Board of India.

I won’t say that I had the best food here but certainly the variety of tea served here and the experience will surely make me come back for more.
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shreya shah

January 20,2014
4.0

Tea Centre

A nice hidden place. Not many people know about this place. They serve a variety of tea and a lot of other food as well. Their pastas and sandwiches are amazing. The place is quite cozy and takes you to another era. Makes you feel like you have gone back in the past. It has the old world charm. Its a simple place to enjoy a good meal.And the place gives you value for money as well.
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Surjith Mooppil

December 09,2013
5.0

One of my fav place

Besides their variety of good food, it’s their service and ambiance that wins you over. As you enter this place, you’re greeted with a sophisticated old-world charm. Spaciously spread out circular tables covered with white table cloth such that conversations held on each table get their own privacy. The atmosphere is quiet with soft lights and instrumental tracks of classic English songs playing faintly in the background (you have to stop talking and listen to the music to decipher which song is being played). Placed on each table is a little bell you can ring (like the ones used during puja) when you want to summon the staff at your service. Perhaps, the best part about the place is that it has a very relaxed atmosphere, unlike any other bustling restaurant. The staff doesn’t pester you or hover around the tables for you to place your order, in order to prevent disturbing you during your conversations.
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PriChheda

December 06,2013
4.0

Place to visit

I read about this place in newspaper and I was surprised to know it was so close to Chruchgate station. I have walked from Chruchgate station to marine drive promenade several times but I never noticed this hidden gem. Its a nice place with good ambiance. They serve several varieties of tea kulad tea being special. Also, you can try hot buttered apple tea. They have wide variety in breakfast too. Food is good and so is the service. They have kept bell on each table for calling the waiters, I found this so cute! I think I will keep visiting this place for trying different tea flavours they offer.
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Savtel

October 30,2013
4.3

one of my favourite place

Tea Centre is a real peaceful place in the midst of one of the prime localities of Mumbai. I really love the place for its calm & enduring nature…to start with I love their Chilli garlic French fries & vegetable au gratin which is nicely baked… you wouldn’t have the waiters coming to you every now & then to bother you to eat & leave soon..their apple pie is just so perfect.. it is the place for Tea lovers, which I am not, but undoubtedly I love being here
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Juilee Manjrekar

October 04,2013
3.3

Must try place!

This is Bombay's answer to having our very own British kind tea restaurant. The ambiance being very English and a bell on the table kept to call the waiters (find that very condescending) however, is the USP of this place. Mostly popular as a breakfast joint with the variety of pancakes, egg options and toasts that they have on offer they have an exceptional array of teas. Do try them and the delicious add ons they are served with
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Vipul

September 22,2013
3.3

This one is a winner

A lot of people think that this place is permanently shut, its not. It shuts at 10:30 pm. Dont be fooled by that shutter that you see outside the building on Right hand side of the entrance We are definitely not used to coffee shops serving good food. But Tea Centre does just the opposite ( with Tea & not coffee). The decor is amazing. Its got a lovely old world charm of its own. They have an extensive menu of Tea's . Try the Hot Buttered Apple Tea. For people who like Cold Beverages, try the Mango Iced Tea - That is the best Iced Tea i have had in Bombay. For breakfast, try their executive breakfast . Do try the Chicken Omelette with Sausage for sure. The Vegetables in Coriander Sauce with Garlic Bread is highly recommended for vegetarians . Chicken with Mushroom makes an interesting starter, Chicken Peri Peri is superb. This place is a must visit for anyone who boards a train from Churchgate. You can skip the madness of peak hour local train traffic and relish the goodness of Hot Buttered Apple Tea for a change :)
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Akshay Kapse

August 04,2013
3.8

Classic!!

Maintaining the old school impression; Tea centre has been one of the best places to hangout. The word refreshment has defined here. Everything on the menu is awesome let it be snacks, breakfasts or beverages. I never knew that a simple tea can be prepared in so many different ways. You get lovely kulad chai here ! Must try ! Its very refreshing. Ambience is classy. Service is quick. Loved the experience! I would definitely go again and recommend it to my friends.
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Ankit Gandhi

January 17,2013
4.0

Awesome Food, Tea & Ambiance!!!

After a stressful day, if you decide not to drink alcohol then this is the place to go and relax! The ambiance is very peaceful. The music is playing at a very slow volume so that you can converse :) Along with the tea. the food is also very good. A must try is a Murg Sigri and Fish fingers with tartar sauce. And the best part is that its pretty reasonable.
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Nitish Sharma - Burrp User

Nitish Sharma

September 12,2012
4.0

Chai and relax

Tea Center holds the bastion for tea amongst the zillion coffee chains in the city.The multitude of teas in the menu are all suited to different tastes.Its a place where you go,sit and relax and have tea.The food is good but not exceptional and one should also always remember that the food is an accompaniment and not the main attraction.The masala chai is divine, it does not hit your throat very hard like ginger tea but the explosion of flavor is immense as ginger is just one of the "masalas" in the chai. The bell on each table to call the server although innovative was a little derogatory to the server i thought. I always call my server by his name and was not entirely comfortable ringing a bell...was eerily similar to sitting in an aircraft and pressing the overhead button for the steward :)

Located just 5 minutes walk from the churchgate station i would highly reccomend tea Center....its a wonderful place to read and sip your chai....and one of the very few left in this part of the city.....
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Vishal S

October 31,2007
4.0

Nahi jaaoge to pachhtaoge!

Tea Centre at Resham Bhavan is nestled inside this old edifice for quite a while... so old that people have forgotten its existence. This is one place that I wish I had frequented more (Sydenham is just a lane away)... but as luck and 'money-making-pursuits' would have it, yesterday was only my third visit.Now, I'm not a tea-drinker (3 cups including the one yesterday in this lifetime!)... but something made me try the stuff on one hot October afternoon. I have always had the ' Crunchy Cottage cheese kebabs' and this was on my wish list (and later on my plate) again... A classy open sandwich with cheese and gherkin (means 'pickled cucumber' if I've spelt it right) was indeed a treat.. The portions (kebab and sandwich) are large and beautifully served along with some great chutney.As for the tea, I didn't mind that at all.. Going by the waiter's reccomendation, we ordered the CTC version of the Broken Orange Pekoe (au lait, of course) since I didn't fancy any exotic one... It was strong with a distinct aroma of freshness... (reminded me of the Tea Estate in Ooty.. although this was not a Nilgiri tea)... If you order for the pot tea for 2 cups you end up getting 4... (generous as I think the management is)Other stuff - Darjeeling tea (exotic), Assam tea (strong) and Nilgiri tea (aromatic)... also available are your regular teas and a bigger selection of stuff to eat!4 cups of quality tea, two large-portion tasty snacks and two hours of relaxed time - Rs. 250!
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mohitkishore

August 26,2007
5.0

Excellent ambiance

I strongly believe that tea is to India, what wines are to France, and its about time we start promoting a tea drinking culture. There are certainly enough varieties of tea available in the world for connoisseurs to keep themselves occupied for long hours with their aromas and flavours! We need more places like the Tea Centre to stand tall amidst the proliferation of the Barista's and Cafe Coffee Days of the world.

The Tea Centre is run by the Tea Board of India, and the British Raj influence is rather evident in the overall ambiance of the place. The walls are adorned with interesting facts about tea, and the tea drinking culture of India. The waiters wear the traditional livery that one associates with an era bygone (including the turban). Each table has a silver bell which can be used to beckon the waiters.

Tea:
The Tea Centre boasts of an authentic and wide variety of teas from various parts of India. If you have trouble understanding your orange pekoes from nilgiris, the helpful waiters are ever on their toes to help you out with your choice. We had a pot of 'broken orange pekoe' with a bit of milk.

Food:
The food includes Indian and Continental fare. The continental stuff is not all that authentic, but sure tastes good. Do try out the roast chicken, which is served with bread, boiled vegetables and mashed potatoes. The prawns on toast is an excellent starter to get those taste buds in form.

Ambience:
The Tea Centre has an excellent ambiance suited for those who like a quiet, luxurious evening in the company of friends or even a book. I think it would make good destination for a business meeting too.

Bonus tip: There is a tea shop which is attached to the Tea Centre, where you can buy some authentic stuff (Nilgiri tea anyone?)

Overall score:
Food: 4/5
Tea: 4/5
Service: 5/5
Ambiance: 5/5
Price: reasonable
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