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I offered to host my god daughter’s wedding shower. She wanted a tea and I had to figure this out from San Francisco. I found the English Rose on line and never looked back. Joanne, the owner, was wonderful and the event was brilliant. The service was great, we had the place to ourselves after her regular hours, and the food varied, fun, and very English. We even had a sweet keyboard player who stayed with us throughout playing softly in the background. Too, perfect.

Ann G.

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.

The jewel in Carefree’s Crown – English Rose Tea Room serves up a bit of Britishness in the desert…mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun…but Arizonans are better off ducking into a shady tea room to beat off the summer heat…there’s only one place to cool off and partake in a spot of tea…in distinctly English style – the English Rose Tea Room

Desert Advocate

Writer, Chris Moore

My friends and I always enjoy our lunch or high tea at this lovely charming restaurant. The "English Rose" owner has a great sense of humor is always so welcoming and attentive. If you can't get across the pond, a short trip to Carefree, a photo with The Queen, and it won't be long before you say "Cheers to one and all!"  Visited November 2016

Suzanne

“Best Tea Room Around!!!”  The English Rose Tea Room has been a family favorite since its inception in 2002. About the same year, my Mum and I decided to try every Tea Room in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. From the Ritz to the Phoenician and many in between, we always returned to The English Rose Tea Room! We decided to give up the quest and consider this Tea Room our "go to spot" for our special tea favorites and a great lunch! You couldn't ask for a better British owner who is passionate about her gem in the desert! You can't argue with perfection! The staff is absolutely lovely! For a fabulous experience in a quaint atmosphere, you don't want to miss this charming place! Thank you for the memories and years of happiness you have brought to my life.  Visited November 2016

4Heather – Peoria, Arizona

English Rose Tea Room voted Best in Phoenix for Kids Teas

New Times/ Phoenix Magazine

If you want to be transported to an enchanted place and step away from the hustle and bustle of the world, go to the English Rose Tea Room. I’ve been here so many times, including my own Bridal Shower, this place feels like home to me. Having never been to England, I imagine myself there each time I have tea sitting on the patio of this wonderful place. My Husband and I went here this weekend (yes he loves it too), and have a lovely pot of Paris tea (my favorite), scones with cream and jam, and lunch entrees. He had the savory bread pudding and I had the tea sandwiches and soup. The food here is always great, as is the service. It’s a nice and relaxing place to people watch or have a good conversation with the person you are with. I can’t say enough about this gem. Go there, even if you are a guy, don’t be afraid, you will LOVE it!

Tori B.

This place is a hidden gem. I almost didn’t want to write a review, because I want to keep it my own little secret. While visiting my cousin in Phx. last April, I decided to drive out to cave creek/carefree and stumbled upon the quaintest tea shop. I was lucky and went mid week, and got in without a reservation. I had the Just Dessert Tea. The pastries were all delicious and tempting. The scone was perfect, and real Devon cream. A little slice of English heaven in the middle of the desert. Best of all was the ladies working, they were all very courteous and patient and kind. They were helpful in picking out a tea and made a lone traveler feel very welcome. I plan on coming back next spring, I’m even sending my Aunt out there next week.

andy y.

I loved loved LOVED my experience at the English Rose. A large group of friends and I made reservations of a large (~25 person) group to celebrate an event and they were extremely accommodating to us, especially with how crowded it was. Me and my friend were even a little late, and though we had to stand for our table to open up, she was great about getting us seated with our large party as soon as she could (I believe some other worker had accidentally given our table away). The tea (caramel peach herbal tea) was the best I've ever had and I am hooked - I had never been to an afternoon tea before and it was all delicious. Finger sandwiches, desserts, and fresh scones with jam and delicious cream. It's quite a drive from Gilbert but I can't wait to go back!!!

Lily W. – Gilbert, 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 Carefree

Arizona Woman Magazine

Author, Suzanne Brent

“The Best Lunch Experience Ever”  The English Rose Tea Room is beautifully decorated, fun and the most enjoyable experience you will have. The meals are delicious, freshly prepared to a very high standard. The service from the first greeting throughout the meal is wonderful. The owner Jo, originally from England, has created and delivered on her mission: "Relax and indulge yourself in the utterly civilized pleasure of taking time for tea". The teas with our lunch were perfect. I really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and experience. I cannot rave about it enough to do it justice. Visited November 2016

LPC023 – Brisbane, Australia