A proper tea in the desert: Off the beaten path a little is one of my family’s newest destination traditions – the English Rose Tea Room. This quaint, proper high-tea room with fresh scones, intoxicating teas and special surprises for desert has been my family’s official Mother’s Day outing for three years running and it’s open all year round!Arizona Republic
There’s an English rose in the East Valley that refuses to wilt in the summer heat…the English Rose Tea Room is a refined desert oasis.East Valley/Scottsdale Tribune
“The REAL Deal” We have traveled quite a bit in the UK. The high tea here was wonderful. Things are just as pictured. The service was absolutely perfect - gracious and prompt. Visited November 2016DOCBABE_SCOUT – Sun City, Arizona
Me and my mother, who was raised in London, had a lovely time at The English Rose in Carefree. The food was wonderful and delicious and the tea (we tried the Darjeeling) was flavorful and the best I have ever had at a tearoom. We will be coming here again very soon. Thanks Jo!Audrey Kelley
Located on Easy Street in Carefree is an unexpected oasis where you can enjoy one of life’s truest delights – the civilized pleasure of taking time for tea…walking into the charming English Rose Tea Room, I suddenly felt transported to England…Scottsdale Magazine
This is a sweet little place. Very darling and feminine decor. I love the lace and queen mother pictures. The gifts and the shop next door are darling. The tea was wonderful. Well worth the drive.Amanda
First visit, will be back. Absolutely lovely for women of all ages. The indoor space is delightfully decorated like a Victorian Tea parlour. They have hats to borrow, should you like to indulge and not have your own. The servings are quite generous for the price. The interior is a tad tight but that adds to its charm somehow. If you have a guest with a walker or wheel chair I would let then know in advance. The outdoor patio looked a bit roomier but wasn't in use on the very hot day that we were there. There were large groups of 7 or 8 and small groups of 2, plus a few tables of very well behaved children. The center it is in has lots for kids - a water park, slides, artwork and more. I really enjoyed the tearoom, the plaza and the other shops. Worth the drive!T.S. – Denver, CO
Although a bit of a drive, The English Rose Tea Room was well worth it! This was the perfect place for my sister and I to spend a morning brunch on my birthday, yet I hear advanced reservations for any size party is a must, as they are constantly booked for special occassions. Service was excellent and this experience felt much more “authentic” than high tea at a resort. With its extremely pink and girly atmosphere, it’s safe to say that you might wanna leave the guys at home ? The tea was exceptionally good. We got the “Paris” which was a black tea infused with caramel and blackcurrent, what they call a house favorite. The waitress kindly refilled our pot with hot water (they use loose leaves, so it can last up to 2 pots). I highly suggest the Tea for Two special. It comes with a 3-tiered rack of 3 types of tea sandwiches, scones, and various desserts. Most people next to us got salads, which looked equally yummy. In addition, they also have a chest full of numerous ornate hats to wear while enjoying your tea. This was too fun!Jillana S.
We went back today to try the Duchess of Bedford’s Formal Afternoon Tea….truly sumptuous! It is served on a 3 tier stand ….. the presentation is really amazing : ) We were lucky to get a seat as there were only about 2 tables left on the front patio. It was great to see it so busy as well as to see everyone enjoying their tea and sandwiches! We had to order the Paris Tea once again as we had been craving it since our last visit. The staff as last time were wonderful and we picked up yet another little item at the gift store.Kate N.
Could you ever imagine coming to Arizona and finding tucked away a truly magical place like fairy land my eyes could not stop looking I felt like a child again especially when I met the owner who was like mary poppins and this was all before we tasted the delicious food and hot scones and cream and jam and of course real English tea.We then went to the shop next door which was full of wonderfull gifts, the only sad part was having to leave and on my return home to England I will look for something so special,but I bet I never find it.Sue Haberman
How incredibly cute is this place? Reservations are highly recommended but you can pop in, just may not have a great seat but there aren't any bad seats. The menu is amazing, food quality is outstanding. Service is adorable and prompt. You cannot go wrong here. Absolutely every little girl's fantasy and the birthdays ranged from 7-17 while we were eating. Guys, just bring your ladies and check your man card at the door. It's ok, you can get it back later with the love and devotion from your ladies. They will love it. Check in with the manager Hillary, she loves working here and it shows. God save the Queen.Kenneth V. – Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona is expected to lead the nation in restaurant employment in the next decade…failures are commonplace in the mercilessly competitive industry…but Arizona women are proving it is not impossible. Here we take a look at Valley women restaurant owners who dared to open their restaurants and succeeded, with lots of passion and hard work…” spotlighting Joanne Gemmill Owner of English Rose Tea Room CarefreeArizona Woman Magazine