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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

English Rose Tea Room voted Best in Phoenix for Kids Teas

New Times/ Phoenix Magazine

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

“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

Good tea prices put a bloom on the English Rose

Arizona Republic

Writer, Chow & Tell

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