Babington’s Tea Room

Restaurants, Tea rooms
Babington’s Tea Room
Babington’s Tea Room

Everything from breakfast, lunch and dinner is served at this expat hotspot, but it is the classic afternoon tea that draws the crowds.

Homesick British expats have been heading to this quaint establishment at the foot of the Spanish Steps for a little taste of home ever since it opened its doors in 1893. The first place to serve tea in the Eternal City, it became a favourite meeting spot of visiting film stars and celebrities: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton came here for romantic trysts during the filming of Cleopatra and even famed film director Federico Fellini was partial to the English muffins. Everything from breakfast, lunch and dinner is served here but it is the classic afternoon tea that draws the crowds with cucumber sandwiches and proper scones served on delicate patterned china.

By: Time Out editors

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Venue name: Babington’s Tea Room
Contact:
Address: Piazza di Spagna, 23
Rome
00187 Roma RM
Opening hours: Open 10am-9.15pm daily.
Transport: Metro Spagna
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