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Nov 16, 2007 10:17 PM

Afternoon Tea with Clotted/Devonshire cream

hello! i was wondering if anyone could recommend the best place to have traditional English tea. i'm craving some clotted cream and scones! the clotted cream is a must. i was thinking of the Four Seasons in BH or the Peninsula in BH. any other suggestions? thanks!

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    1. I have a co-worker who claims to have tried all English teas in the LA area, and she recommends the Peninsula above all others. I don't know about the clotted cream, though. I found that at Rose Tree Cottage in Pasadena, a tiny place owned by an English couple that does 2-3 tea servings a day.

      1. I love having tea at the Biltmore in downtown LA, especially this time of year, where the hotel is decorated for the holidays. It's just beautiful, and the best Devonshire cream...yummy!

        1. tudor house in santa monica on 2nd st.

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          1. re: Emme

            very reasonable. not the most elegant setting. but it's real devon cream.

            or is it from cornwall? i can't remember. it is clotted and quite good, and devon/cornwall... they're neighbors.

          2. Peninsula for certain. If you go, have the full service. Have heard good things about Tudor in SM but have never been there.