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The Grand Tea Room

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145 West Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 233-9500
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating

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A lovely, charming setting

Celebrated my birthday there with my friends. Had a lovely time. The food was good, but I have had better at other tea rooms. The atmosphere is great and a good time was had by all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Renate R
Escondido, California
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English first
Escondido, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Celebrated my birthday there with my friends. Had a lovely time. The food was good, but I have had better at other tea rooms. The atmosphere is great and a good time was had by all.

Thank Renate R
San Diego, CA
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The owner, Louisa, has created a bit of tea heaven for relaxing. I have been to many tea rooms but what is so lovely about The Grand Tea Room is you may try as many teas as you like and you can come as you are and not feel over or under dressed. The scones are delicious, the soups are... More 

Thank Hado1
San Diego, California
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258 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

What a treat to take afternoon tea at the Grand Tea Room. We ordered the garden tea and it was wonderful. It comes with your choice of tea, and if you want to try different tea, that’s OK. They’ll bring you another pot. They have herbal teas for those with caffeine allergies. The first course was the little tea sandwiches.... More 

Thank Art-Roxanne
South Wales UK
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67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place was amazing! With a really nice and pleasant atmosphere were the ladies could borrow and wear 'Old style Hats' while taking tea with others. There were some hats for the 'Gents' but English Gentlemen do not wear hats at the table, so we 'borrowed' one for pictures after tea which was nice. The selection of different tea's is... More 

Thank Traveller_UK12
Cornville, Arizona
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We recently took 5 children ages 4-7 for tea. It is the perfect place to hone up on table manners and enjoy each others company. The selection of teas is good and the food was tasty. Fun lunch date!!

Thank AnnMarie H
San Diego, California
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I took a friend here to celebrate her birthday and we both enjoyed the light lunch tea. I had the pina colada tea and she had the creme brulee tea, which was amazing. This was my second visit here and I look forward to returning.

Thank SD_EventPlanner
Leitchfield, Kentucky
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

First time for everything; my wife always wanted to go to a Tea Room. When other plans failed, this provided an opportunity to dine at the Grand Tea Room. Reservations for High Tea, especially a group, is recommended; however, walk-ins are welcome. We decided on the Light Tea lunch: choice of pot of tea, small salad, small fruit cup &... More 

Thank Red4life270
San Diego
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went here for my friend's Bridal Shower. It was absolutely lovely! The decor is beautiful and makes you feel special as soon as you walk in. At first sight you're thinking that if the food and service is as good as the ambiance ... it's going to be great! And it was! High Tea is quite a production and was... More 

Thank Mtn2Lake
Capistrano Beach, CA
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I differ with one reviewer who said to "leave the men at home" as I can sip tea, eat finger sandwiches and otherwise enjoy the company of my wife, daughter, and granddaughter for two hours easily. As small as the portions are, they "work" because they are interspersed between cups of tea and the enjoyment of a little girl on... More 

1 Thank jsh35715
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This tea room restaurant and store is for tea lovers. There are levels of teas to order at various price points that are reasonable for what you get. The owner is knowledgeable and clearly has a passion for making her customers happy. BTW, the creme brulee tea is a fine substitute for dessert.

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Louisa M, Owner at The Grand Tea Room, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your nice review. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your visit at the tea room. Hope to see you again real soon. Sincerely, Louisa Magoon More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 145 West Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: (760) 233-9500

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  • Cuisine: International


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