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Nov 26, 2007 09:20 PM

Afternoon tea in Portland and Seattle.

I am looking for an original English afternoon tea in Portland and Seattle... Looking for one with Canapes, desserts, scones with clotted cream and of course a good tea.

Thank you all.

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  1. I think the Heathman Hotel in PDX still does one.

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    1. re: Leonardo

      Do you remember what is included and where? Thanks. :)

      1. re: josephml1

        Here's the link for the Heathman Tea (in Portland): http://www.heathmanrestaurantandbar.c...

        To the right is a menu link, elsewhere are directions, etc.

        It's up to $24.95, but it is a lovely setting and the sweets and sandwiches are good. Tea itself is OK...I've had better, but it isn't bad.

        I've been twice in the last two years and have reservations at the end of the month. It's a nice experience.

        BTW, reservations are usually required...

        1. re: JillO

          It looks pretty good Thanks.. :::))))

    2. The Queen Mary Tea Room just north of University Village in Seattle should fit the bill. They have a vast assortment of teas and the best scones I've ever tasted. If you go now it is decorated in the most darling way for Christmas.

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        1. re: Roo

          i found the queen mary to be incredibly pretentious (my guest was 'not allowed' to have cream for her tea) and the smell of the birds kept in the window was nearly overpowering.

          1. re: howard 1st

            Is it possible to have afternoon high tea without pretention? If so, please kindly tell me where, because my pinkies are turning numb . . .

            1. re: Roo

              My husband and I had tea on Saturday at Elizabeth and Alexander's Tea Room in Bothell ( and loved it. The best scones we've had *ever*, all food except crumpets made in-house, and a fabulous wait staff. They're pretty busy with the lunch crowd from 11:30-1, and do take reservations. The atmosphere is comfortable. While it may not be as fancy as other places (Sorrento, Fairmont), the food and service makes up for it.

          2. re: Roo

            It looks very good... Thank you for mention it :::))))

          3. Tea at the Chinese garen is one of my favorites. But not English ; (.

            1. The Sorrento Hotel (900 Madison in Seattle) has a wonderful Tea Service. It's also a beautiful room.

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                1. re: sweetwankle

                  Definitive one of my top options... thanks :)

              1. Thank You very much for your opinions I really Love the afternoon Tea... Is so relax and peaceful...

                If you have any other choices also in portland, please let me know.