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Aug 4, 2008 07:52 PM

English tea for lunch near Bower Musuem

Need recs for english tea for lunch before heading to the Bower for the terra cotta soldiers...if not english tea something like "the wild artichoke"...chow-worthy food with nice place to enjoy conversation before heading to museum.

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  1. The McCharles House in Tustin might fit the bill. It's been years, but I hosted a baby shower there and the food & service were both solid.

    1. In the city of Orange, near the traffic circle is a place that does English tea, not sure of the name, but it is in an old Victorian home. Very nice.

      1. I think McCharles House is no longer open regular hours.

        In Orange, try Somewhere in Time or Victorian Manor... both tea rooms on Glassell.

        If it were me, I would just have a lovely courtyard lunch at Tangata at the Bowers. It's decent California fare by the Patina Group. There's also Green Parrot Cafe, almost directly accrooss the street from Bowers -- a chef-owned California spot with another nice courtyard setting.