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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed March 31, 2020

We (a friend and I) were excited to choose the place for an afternoon tea get-together due to lots of good reviews. But it was just a whole disappointment. It's claimed an English tea room, but staff didn't know how to serve with the proper...style. I had a peppermint tea which tastes like a supermarket toothpaste. Couldn't finish it. Then I shared the chamomile tea of my friend, which is normal taste. Scones are awful, seemed they were old and dried out. The microwave didn't help them all. There was no clotted cream, only whipped cream and jam. Sandwiches and pastries are boring. Even the bread slides (of sandwiches) are dry. Cakes were also old and dry, too sweet, no special tastes. We could not eat but eventually decided to pick them home to treat our dogs. Space: I am not an antique collector, but can see things decorated around the shop are not real antique. Old and dirty - poor maintenance. Tea cups: not really clean when serving - I had to blow some kind of ash or dust inside. And old cup with a bit edge broken. Price: tbh overpriced for the quality of food, drink and service. Looked like you are stuffed to fit $25 per person with lots of food, but helpless. Never go back for any cakes or pastries as there are plenty other places in town with more fancy menu.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

Met friends downtown at this very interesting tea shop set amongst a lot of antiques around the room, great tea and cakes to choose from, reminds me of a shop in England. Located in the shadow of bitexo tower and near the walking street, check...it out!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

An style English afternoon tea was almost as expected. The restaurant is upstairs, up by a small alley. You will be impressed by the nostalgic and quiet space here.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020

The space is quite nice layout and comfort for guests. The tea is good and the staff are so nice. However, the food was not very good and the scones were dry and not very good!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2020

Wow. Fabulous little place. A little difficult to find, luckily the taxi driver knew where to find it and the tea room next door was kind enough to point out the entrance. A little gem. Beautifully set up with lots of antique tables, chairs, lush...lounges and tea wares. We were there for high tea! Huge amount of delicious goodies, sadly we were unable to eat it all. We could have taken the left overs home & if we were not about to fly home, would have been tempted!! Tea was also delicious. Give yourself plenty of time to digest. Lovely.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 17, 2019 via mobile

We went here for the afternoon tea. They allow you to pick two different types of tea and you are served with sandwiches and cakes. I thought the tea is excellent- some of the best I have ever had. However, the food was average. They...had too many sweet items and needed it balance it out with more savory foods. Also, two of the three air conditioners were broken and the room was unbearably hot for a high afternoon tea party.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 22, 2019 via mobile

Visited this place several times during my stay in HCMC. I've tried almost all the cakes they have and would say that mango cheescake and salted caramel cake are the two best cakes I've had in my life. The tea and the service are also...great. Definitely worth the higher prices than other placesMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

I have visited this place three times while being in HCMC. This place is really great spot to have afternoon tea/coffee accompanied with really great cakes. Service is on the point. Cakes they serve are one of the best ones in HCMC. Tea prices are...little bit high so that is reason why I can not give 5/5. Even though I will visit this place few more times, for sure.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Nice concept and decor. Location seems a little odd. Need to look out for the signage and climb up e stairs of a very old building at a corner. This place has nice decor and worth the visit if Instagram and taking photos is your...thing. Some furniture and antiques are up for sale if you like the decor but this place lacks the atmosphere of good quality food. Teas were premium TWG, no refillable by the way. We ordered Spaghetti Bolognese and a Chocolate tart. Nothing special or fantastic for the price. The Spaghetti tasted like an instant TV dinner frozen meal and tart was a little too rich and sweet. This place has its own strength but something I cant explain is pulling it down. Its a Sunday afternoon but with only 3 tables filled with hardly much food on their tables tells a story. A pleasant experience after all but will not return very much in the near future.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 18, 2019 via mobile

I’m visiting Saigon and after eating lots of savory food I was looking for some tea and a treat. I was not disappointed! Writing this review as I am currently still sitting here taking in all the beautiful surroundings and antiques!😍 a really chilled vibe,...really good tea, and really really good cake!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Villa Royale Downtown Antiques & Tea Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5