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My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. From the service, to the very fresh food, our
experience was fabulous. Warm bread, fresh cream, great salads and quiche. We enjoyed it all.
You’ll feel like you walked into Buckingham Palace for a spot of tea with the Queen, herself. I usually order the soup and sandwich selection which includes a small cup of selected soup accompanied by 3 miniature sandwiches. Each is cut into two smaller halves. They are all refreshingly light and unique. If you’ve got a bigger appetite, check out the Cottage Pie. That mashed potato crust is going to leave you more than satisfied.
I absolutely adore this place. Beautiful location, lovely staff and some of the tastiest tea and scones I have ever had. I will be returning with all the ladies in my life!!
It was better than the High Tea at the Brown Hotel in London or the Phoenician in Phoenix and on par with the Empress in Victoria, British Columbia. It’s always hard to find special activities for out of town visitors during the hot Phoenix summer. I took my cousin from Dallas as a surprise and she loved it. The treats, choices of tea, china settings, atmosphere and service couldn’t have been better. My cousin was amused that we were going to Carefree and we turned on Easy Street. Check it out.
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- andy y.
- Manhattan Beach, CA
- Tori B.
- Life’s short… eat cookies!
- Phoenix, AZ
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!
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.
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- Norm R.
- Swim, hike, fun … in the Valley of the Sun!
- Phoenix, AZ
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!
|Newspaper & Magazine Reviews:
New Times/ Phoenix Magazine October 2007“English Rose Tea Room voted Best in Phoenix for Kids Teas”
Scottsdale Magazine. September 2007, article by Judy Keane “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…”
East Valley/Scottsdale Tribune August 10, 2007 article by Marija Potkonjak “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.”
Arizona Republic July 20, 2007 article by Alison Bailin “ 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 February 1, 2007, Chow & Tell “Good tea prices put a bloom on the English Rose”
Desert Advocate May 31 2006. article by Chris Moore “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”
Arizona Woman Magazine December 2005, article by Suzanne Brent “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”
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