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 2016Suzanne
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
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
Good tea prices put a bloom on the English RoseArizona Republic
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
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 had never been to a tearoom before. This was my first time. I decided to bring my Mother & Sister who were in visiting from New York. We were all blown away with the adorable venue. The service was friendly and made us feel at home. The food was unexpectedly delicious. The atmosphere was exceptionally whimsical as there was live music, violins playing in the tearoom. Our experience here was talked about for days and I believe the highlight of Mom & Sis’s visit to AZ. My mother will be back to visit me in February 2007 and we will be sure to make another reservation at the English Rose, possibly an event that must take place everytime Mother is in town. Thank you English Rose for an enjoyable afternoon.Kristin Romano
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 RoomDesert Advocate
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
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 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 2016LPC023 – Brisbane, Australia
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