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“You're in for a treat!”  As a restauranteur myself I appreciate and understand all the work that has gone into creating this reputable tea room. The owner is an absolute delight. The tea and scones were a lovely afternoon treat! Look forward to returning very soon!  Visited November 2016

Jane M

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Writer, Marija Potkonjak

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

How incredibly cute is this place? Reservations are highly recommended but you can pop in, just may not have a great seat but there aren't any bad seats. The menu is amazing, food quality is outstanding. Service is adorable and prompt. You cannot go wrong here. Absolutely every little girl's fantasy and the birthdays ranged from 7-17 while we were eating. Guys, just bring your ladies and check your man card at the door. It's ok, you can get it back later with the love and devotion from your ladies. They will love it. Check in with the manager Hillary, she loves working here and it shows. God save the Queen.

Kenneth V. – Scottsdale, AZ

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.

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

What a delightful place! I brought a visiting friend here when she wanted to experience something different after I showed her around the Valley for several days. We decided to do the high tea (as recommended by Linda R’s review here in yelp). My friend chose a lavander-blended tea and I had the peach-ginger tea — two extraordinarily fragrant and delicious choices that went so well with the cakes, sandwiches, scones, and cookies in the 3-tiered server. The elegant meal (yes, I think it should be considered a meal) and the beautiful surroundings made our trip to Carefree so much more memorable.

Norm R.

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