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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Charm & Elegance in the heart of Escondido!

Her Royal Highness would feel right at home at this charming little gem in the heart of Escondido! LOCATION/DECOR: This place is literally on Grand Avenue in this small metropolis town of North San Diego County. The exterior doesn't convey the charm this place holds within its quaint walls but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Her Royal Highness would feel right at home at this charming little gem in the heart of Escondido! LOCATION/DECOR: This place is literally on Grand Avenue in this small metropolis town of North San Diego County. The exterior doesn't convey the charm this place holds within its quaint walls but once you enter you certainly feel like you are transported... More 

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Thank familykahn
San Marcos, CA
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I recently decided to try out this charming little Tea Room in Escondido with a dear friend after seeing the beautifully designed website and reading the story of its founding by the owner. The service is excellent and they are in no hurry to get you out if you have reserved an Afternoon Tea (takes about 2 hours). One of... More 

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Thank Globalcitizen118
Escondido, California
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4 reviews
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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.

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Thank Renate R
San Diego, CA
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13 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 

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Thank Hado1
San Diego, California
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258 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 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 

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Thank Art-Roxanne
South Wales UK
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69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

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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!!

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Thank AnnMarie H
San Diego, California
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 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.

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Thank SD_EventPlanner
Leitchfield, Kentucky
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82 reviews
59 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 

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, British

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