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
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
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
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.
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 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 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
I love, love, love this place! Service and food are great and the atmosphere is so cute! Completely girly, over-top-victorian and makes for a fun girls brunch. I would def recommend it!Sunny D.
“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
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
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.