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801 S Pasadena Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
626-793-3337
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Afternoon Tea in the US

I can't believe I haven't written a review of this wonderful place before but better late than never. This is the only real English tea room that can be found on US shores. The owners, Edmund and Mary Fry, have created a place where you can find a brief respite from the world. They always... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
Kim H
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Coral Gables, Florida
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Coral Gables, Florida
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I can't believe I haven't written a review of this wonderful place before but better late than never. This is the only real English tea room that can be found on US shores. The owners, Edmund and Mary Fry, have created a place where you can find a brief respite from the world. They always greeted us warmly and made... More 

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Kingston, Canada
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

The owner is rude, the food is awful, very over priced and above all the place Smells of urine. It is a want to be English High Tea but comes comes off phony. We were warned to arrive early, found the door locked and were made to wait at least 5-7 minutes outside. We're seated late and the room was... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I LOVE Mary & Edmond Fry! When you come to RTC, it is like going to their home. You call ahead for tea as they plan for your arrival. Snow, the kitty, greats you and hopes for some cream with tea. Made fresh each day, they serve wonderful tea sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, and yummy treats for dessert. Tea is... More 

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Falcon, Colorado, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I flew in from Colorado to attended a tea. I thought it was very English. If you want to attended a tea like the English then this is a must go to place. Edmond the owner treats you like royalty.

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

I had a horrible time here. An old and dusty place. My allergies were bad. I am glad I did not eat here. The place smells bad. I don't care how small a place can be as longer is clean. This was not the case. This was not the place for me. MD

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

We have been to Rose Tree Cottage twice - once to buy a Barbour jacket for my wife and once for the Jubilee Tea yesterday. Both were wonderful experiences. Edmund really knows his stuff about Barbours and the tea was simply fantastic - great food, delicious tea and excellent service, all in a real British quirky atmosphere. If you are... More 

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Carlsbad, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Edmund ,Mary, and Staff brilliantly continue their lovely tea tradition in Enchanting English Cottage style and surroundings. There is no end to yummy treats delivered elegantly to your table. Somehow hot tea is always poured without interrupting conversation during this treasured time away from our hurried days. Beyond the tea room, the availability of all things UK past and present... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

I truly enjoyed my "tea" experience last Saturday. The food was one of the best I have had for a high tea. The Yorkshire puddings with sauteed mushrooms were to die for as were the tea sandwiches, scones and sticky pudding. I was so full and couldn't stop eating. Don't expect a hotel tea where you have the option of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
497 reviews 497 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

I love the experience of going to tea and the Rose Tree Cottage has slid into an abysmal hole. We had a 1p reservation and were told to be there at 1245p. When we arrived the door was locked and we were finally admitted and told that the dining room wasn't ready and we should shop. When the door opened... More 

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Pasadena, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

Authentic English Tea, done as if one was in the UK. Edmund and Mary Fry, the proprietors, are gracious, welcoming, and serve high tea as it should be. The home made scones are a delight, and the sticky toffee pudding the best I've ever tasted. The atmosphere is authentic English tea house, and the store carries delectable goodies, bone china,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 S Pasadena Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-793-3337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?