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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Capistrano Beach, CA
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Capistrano Beach, CA
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

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Boston
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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 

San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My daughter have a tradition of going to the Nutcracker every year with another mother and daughter. We have had many per-theater lunches together, but this one was the best. The Grand Tea Room is the perfect combination of service, food and style. You should make reservations in advance and allow 2 hours to enjoy your tea if you are... More 

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

Hi there, I read your review last month but I didn't get a chance to respond until today. I want to thank you very much for your nice comments. We work hard here at the tea room and it is so nice to see that our guests enjoy themselves. Thank you and I hope to see you again soon. Sincerely,... More 

Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a wonderful little place in Escondido. The service is very warm. The food is typical of a tea house..- small portions and very fresh and tasty.

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

Hi there, I want to thank you so much for your nice review. I shared it with my employees and they all loved it! It's so nice to be appreciated for our hard work. I love it when our guests write such positive reviews. Thank you and hope to see you again real soon. More 

San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Tea service as it should be! Dress up your preteen girls and take them with grandma for a special afternoon with best behavior! It was lovely, though expensive...just the place to be instilling manners and acting grownup. Leave the men at home.

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Poway, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed a special afternoon of Downton Abbey Tea. Everyone came dressed in period clothes. There was a terrific harpist playing at the front of the room. The menu of high English tea was delicious. Loved the champagne! The young men dressed as footmen in tuxedos was a great idea. I really did feel like a... More 

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escondido
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My mom and I went for afternoon tea. We have had high tea all over the world, and were excited to see a tea room coming to Grand. Our servings were very small. The plate was supposed to come with fresh fruit. There were 3 grapes on a stem. the scones tasted good, but were the size and appearance of... More 

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Escondido, CA
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a wonderful time we had this week having the Grand Tea at the Grand Tea Room! The decor is so pretty, the service so attentive, the food excellent, the dishes beautiful - every detail is wonderful! Just go - you will love it!

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

What a lovely experience. The stand is so nice, great ambience, delicious food with great presentation. Fantastic way to spend a few hours with friends. And they have a darling gift shop too. Try it; you'll like it.

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Oceanside, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Do you want to feel pampered and delight in an elegant, lovely restaurant? If so, then this is the place to indulge yourself. It is reminiscent of the1800's upper crust afternoon teas. Victorian decor with beautiful lace linens, period hats, lovely china settings. There are different items on the menu, but i like the variety of the high tea offering... 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: Eclectic

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