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Apr 23, 2012 12:52 PM

Best Place for High Tea in LA

Hi! Looking for a great place to go with some ladies for high tea on a Sunday. Would love any recs especially in the downtown area. Thanks!

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    1. re: Servorg

      2nd t he Rose Tree Cottage. This is my favorite and authentic.

    2. Is it actually High Tea your inquiring about (steak/kidney pie, cold meats, etc)? Or traditional Afternoon Tea (dainty finger sandwiches, scones w/clotted cream, petit fours), such as is served at The Peninsula in Beverly Hills? If it is in fact the former and not the latter, then those are indeed some robust ladies in your acquaintence...

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          1. re: cathyb28

            Besides the aforementioned Peninsula in Bev Hills, I have always enjoyed the quaint and affordable Tudor House on 2nd St. in Santa Monica. Plus they have an authentic food and gift shop on the premises...

            1. re: silence9


              A friend also just mention Getty Villa and claimed it was wonderful.

        1. The Langham in Pasadena is very nice and traditional.

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          1. re: perk

            I just took my mom here last week and it was wonderful. Great tea selection, really good sandwiches, pastries that actually tasted good. (the scones weren't my favorite but I am SUPER picky about scones since I'm sensitive to baking powder. Other than the baking powder flavor, the scones were delicious). Beautiful room with a nice view.

            1. re: Savour

              I am glad to read your glowing report, Savour.

              I was there just as a spectator, but the space felt "right" for my afternoon tea!

          2. The afternoon tea in the Rendezvous Court at the Millennium Biltmore is just what you're looking for:

            1. Clementine has an afternoon tea once a week.