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Apr 1, 2009 07:39 PM

Afternoon Tea at Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills

Went this afternoon for afternoon tea at new Montage Hotel on Canon in Beverly Hills. Very civilized.

Tea is in the "Lobby Lounge." Nice lounge with sofas. Harp player. Expert and gracious service. Handpainted English-style china.

The best selection of teas that I have seen at a local hotel. The teas are from Algabar on La Brea. The usual gimmicky blended teas, but also honest to goodness real tea such as a first flush Darjeeling, a second flush Darjeeling, etc. There were at least 20 teas on the list.

Food also nice, although too much (we took a lot home). Tea sandwiches, scones and sweets.

Thought it was much nicer than tea at the Peninsula.. Better food and a much better tea selection.

Tip - park in City parking on Beverly Dr., just north of Wilshire, east side of the street, and walk through the courtyard to the Montage entrance, rather than using valet parking in front of the hotel on Canon.

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  1. Thanks for the report! I was wondering how the Afternoon Tea was there. It's nice that you also compared it to the Peninsula's since that is usually my place to go!

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      1. if i park in that parking structure, i will NEED to make an additional stop at sno:la for their excellent (very tart) frozen yogurt. . . .

        1. What's the pricing for the afternoon tea like?

          1. Thanks for the review. Went for tea at the Peninsula around Christmas and was not as impressed as I have been in the past. Will have to check this out. I'm curious about the price too!

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            1. re: torchsong

              Just checked my credit card receipt. $36.59 with tax and tip per person.