Wow….what a wonderful find! Thanks to Yelp for the directions….don’t think we would have found it otherwise. This was truly a treat….I was finally able to share with my husband some scones…I also wanted him to try some crumpets but unfortunately they were out…but an excellent excuse to have to go back! We ordered the Earl of Sandwich which was a delicious selection of 6 tea sandwiches, our favourite being the chicken with nutmeg and tarragon, edged with walnuts. We also shard a pot of Paris Tea which was a blend of vanilla, caramel and bergamot oil….truly divine! For dessert we both had a scone with jam and cream…once again delicious….the cream also was very, very tasty. The Tea Room is decorated beautifully so you really do feel as if you are in an English Tea Room in Engand. The soft classical music was also a great accompaniment to the overall relaxing feel. The fine china topped it all off. The staff were also very helpful and friendly. We will definitely be back to try the Duchess of Bedford’s Formal Afternoon Tea which is served on a three tiered cake stand and has such goodies as sandwiches, scones, petite fours and a pot of tea. And we of course will also be back for the crumpets. This is a wonderful spot for lunch or if you just feel like some dessert and tea. There was even the option of salads that looked very appetising or appetizing…already slipped back into English spelling having spent some time there! lol As we were leaving the owner informed us of her gift store next door….definitley worth a look….some great gift ideas. Highly recommend this special little spot.Kate N.
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
OMG, this is the cutest place in Carefree! I have a 7 year old daughter the insisted on having her birthday at English Rose Tea Room. The wait staff were wonderful and we all got to pick out our “fancy hats” before tea was served. The only complaint is that there is not much arm or leg room. However, you can sit outside if you desire more room.Robin S.
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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.
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.
Hello fellow tea lovers! I am writing to describe my superb experience at the English Rose Tea Room in Cave Creek Arizona. Having never been there before and being a tea enthusiast, my expectations were a bit “queasy.” However after talking to a lovely young girl named Cari, she informed me that my insecurities would soon vanish. And so they did. Walking in the tea room I was greeted by both the hostess and the girl Cari. Though Cari seemed very busy she dropped everything and thus sat me. The table was small for three people but still lovely. The tables were decorated with antique cards and lace and everything seemed clean and dainty. Cari served us with excellence while maintaining the very crowded desk-area. Though obviously busy none of the staff seemed a bit stressed and ALL were very helpful and caring. One of my guests was elderly and needed assistance to her table from which I was planning on giving myself. To my surprise Cari and the hostess provided two strong arms and helped my elderly guest to and from her table and even to get a vintage hat! Guests of ALL ages have to see the hat room it is very fun. The food was flavorful and the servings appropriate. The tea was very good, I branched out an tried the “paris” tea from which I was much pleased with. The tea room itself was adorable and the service was the best I have had yet. Fellow tea lovers this is a MUSTLauren Rulhe
Traveling from Michigan, I had the opportunity to have tea here last week while visiting my sister. This is a true gem of a tea room! The atmosphere was wonderful and the meal was as well. Highly recommend this tearoom for a perfect afternoon respite!Kathleen Chizek
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
This is my favorite place for high tea. I always have the best time here. My favorite tea is the jasmine blossom, it taste so smooth like silk in your mouth and I usually order the nursery tier to share. It's fun to dress up and have some tea.Ami Z. – Aspen, CO
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
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