Review: Sara's Tearooms in Great Yarmouth by the Beach

(AD - Gifted) If you are looking for a family friendly place to eat in Great Yarmouth then Sara’s Tearooms is well worth checking out. Located in a perfect location on the seafront between the Merrivale Model Village and the Pleasure Beach there is a good amount of seating inside and out to enjoy freshly made food and snacks.

Two children posing by a bright yellow sign advertising Sara's Tearooms on Great Yarmouth Beachfront
My family were invited to review Sara's Tearooms in Great Yarmouth

Where To Eat With Families In Great Yarmouth

I often find eating out with my children stressful because they can be fussy with the food and don’t like to sit quietly at the table. We often go to faceless chain restaurants for this reason, but we had a lovely meal at Sara’s Tearoom without a lot of the normal stress I feel on meals out. Our queries and minor adjustments to the menu were all handled with a smile and we weren’t made to feel we were being difficult. The meal was gifted to us in exchange for review, but the cost would have been similar to what we had from a fast food restaurant. It was more filling and tasted better though.

The current COVID safe set up means the entrance to Sara’s Tearooms is on the beach side of the building (on the opposite side to the go karts). You place your order at the counter as you enter and then take a seat (in busy times you might need to find a seat first).

You can eat in or takeaway food away, but as food is made to order there will be a wait at busy times. We arrived soon after opening in August and our food arrived quickly, but it would take longer at peak times.

A cooked English breakfast with beans, hashbrown, sausages, egg and bacon
A freshly cooked English breakfast

There is no shortage of places to eat in Great Yarmouth so why choose Sara’s Tearooms?

What we particularly liked about the Tearooms was they take an obvious pride in their restaurant. They want people to have a nice meal and make an effort. This in itself is a good reason to visit and support them, but it’s not the only reason to go.

The food is made fresh to order and was good. We didn’t try anything particularly exciting (we went around 10am so I chose the hot breakfast) but the food was cooked well and full of flavour, even the tomato which is often bland. One child chose a hot dog and chips and the other a few random items from the breakfast menu! They have full meals, lighter meals and snacks like cakes and scones made by them too.

Inside there are plastic dividers next to the tables. This is great from a COVID perspective, but means that most of the tables are currently only suitable for groups of 4 or less because you can’t squeeze an extra chair or highchair at the end.

Dogs are welcome inside at some of the tables (those furthest from the food counter).

There are toilets at the far end of the restaurant. 

The opening times vary depending on season, with daily opening in the Summer, School Holidays and weekends. You can check the opening times easily on the Sara's Tearooms website.

Having drinks at Sara's Tearoom and looking out over great yarmouth beach
We had hot and cold drinks as well as a family meal at Sara's Tearooms

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