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“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 2016

LPC023 – Brisbane, Australia

Me and my mother, who was raised in London, had a lovely time at The English Rose in Carefree. The food was wonderful and delicious and the tea (we tried the Darjeeling) was flavorful and the best I have ever had at a tearoom. We will be coming here again very soon. Thanks Jo!

Audrey Kelley

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

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

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Writer, Chris Moore

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 2016

Suzanne

English Rose Tea Room voted Best in Phoenix for Kids Teas

New Times/ Phoenix Magazine

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

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

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

“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

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.