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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

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

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

Desert Advocate

Writer, Chris Moore

I offered to host my god daughter’s wedding shower. She wanted a tea and I had to figure this out from San Francisco. I found the English Rose on line and never looked back. Joanne, the owner, was wonderful and the event was brilliant. The service was great, we had the place to ourselves after her regular hours, and the food varied, fun, and very English. We even had a sweet keyboard player who stayed with us throughout playing softly in the background. Too, perfect.

Ann G.

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.

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

Writer, Alison Bailin

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

“Best Tea Room Around!!!”  The English Rose Tea Room has been a family favorite since its inception in 2002. About the same year, my Mum and I decided to try every Tea Room in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. From the Ritz to the Phoenician and many in between, we always returned to The English Rose Tea Room! We decided to give up the quest and consider this Tea Room our "go to spot" for our special tea favorites and a great lunch! You couldn't ask for a better British owner who is passionate about her gem in the desert! You can't argue with perfection! The staff is absolutely lovely! For a fabulous experience in a quaint atmosphere, you don't want to miss this charming place! Thank you for the memories and years of happiness you have brought to my life.  Visited November 2016

4Heather – Peoria, Arizona

Good tea prices put a bloom on the English Rose

Arizona Republic

Writer, Chow & Tell

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

If I could give this place six stars I would. Authentic imports, including devon cream, scottish treats (made in Scotland, not a USA affiliate) and the most heavenly tea you could ever imagine. Very quaint, cozy and perfect way to slow down and share a civilized experience. Very reasonably priced. It's a very different experience than you will find at the Four Seasons, Phoenician or the former Ritz Carlton, but equally intimate and special. Appreciate the authentic scones!

Amanda R. – Austin, TX

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