Dunbar House Restaurant & Tea Room overlooking beautiful Shawme Pond, serves lunch & afternoon tea 7 Days a Week from 11-4, located at 1 Water Street in Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod.

508 833-2485 


Voted Top Ten Places for Lunch

Spring 2016

Cape Cod Times


"Since we first opened in 1991 the

Dunbar Tea Room has been featured in many guides, newspapers and magazines from around the world, including

The Boston Globe, The Cape Cod Times, The Washington Post, Yankee Magazine, National Geographic, Traveler Magazine, Figaro(Japan), Cape Cod Life, Travel Magazine, Fodor’s, Frommer’s, Mobil, Access Guide, Insight Guide, Explorer’s Guide & Lonely Planet Guide to

New England. It has also been featured

on the cover of Bruce Richardson's book

The Great Tea Rooms of America.

For several years Dunbar House Restaurant & Tea Room has won the

Gold Award for best lunch on the Upper Cape as featured in Cape Cod Life magazine.


Dunbar House Restaurant & Tea Room

has successfully blended the best of old England with the best of New England."


Paula and Jim Hegarty

"The Dunbar Tea Shop in Sandwich is perfect for afternoon tea, complete with scones and clotted cream."


The Best of Cape Cod - Travel & Leisure


We had a wonderful, memorable time

this past Saturday in your lovely restaurant. The young man who

served us was excellent.

Would you please tell me the wall color

in your sunroom, we loved it and are painting our living room soon.

Many thanks for a nicer tea

than we had in England!


May 17, 2016



"Afternoon tea is the most civilized of meals. At this tearoom in a Colonial-era carriage house, finger sandwiches, extravagant pastries, and scones are served on Blue Willow china, along with a pot of freshly brewed tea. In nice weather, you can opt for a table on the outdoor patio. Afternoon tea: from $15."



Yankee Magazine 2015

"This "delightful" English tearoom in Sandwich attracts a "with-it" crowd for its "imaginative", "well-prepared" sandwiches, soups and salads as well as "excellent" pastries; add in a "charming" location with a "cute" gift shop "chocked full of all things", and it's like "stepping across the ocean for lunch."


At this “authentic English” tearoom in an early 1800s Sandwich carriage house, the edibles include “wonderful” “fresh soups, sandwiches” and salads, plus “yummy” pastries such as “warm scones”; “cheerful and prompt” service makes it the kind of place you’ll feel comfortable bringing

your “grandnieces.”"



"The tea house is just lovely. The location has a patio for dining outside or inside in a light airy room or the men's smoking room. All locations are charming. The food is exquisite and varied for all tastes. The service is prompt and friendly. I was made to feel welcome and a friend. Truly a must do on all my Cape Cod vacations."


Maryanne Jun 26th '15 - Teamap