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The Pink Bicycle Tea Room

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303 Commerce St, Occoquan, VA 22125, USA 703-491-5216 Website Owner?

Sun 11:00am – 4:00pm Mon 11:00am – 4:00pm Tue closed Wed 11:00am – 4:00pm Thu 11:00am – 4:00pm Fri 11:00am – 4:00pm Sat 11:00am – 4:00pm
Strolling down the brick sidewalk, you'll know you found the quaint relaxing Tea Room when you approach 303 Commerce Street and see The Pink Bicycle in the china garden beckoning you inside. Experience a touch of true southern charm and casual sophistication when you enter the Tea Room. We have a variety tea hats that you may wear while having tea or feel free to bring your own.

Recent reviews

    • anne

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      Visited this Tea room in the fall of 2015 with my grand daughter. The atmosphere was nice as well as the servers. However the food portions were very small and costly. The total meal cost around $80 with tip and we left hungry. This was not my first visit to a tea room and I have always left other tea rooms feeling full, content and satisfied with the experience. We had to stop by a fast food on the way home.

    • Kathy

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      Excellent quality, homemade scones and tea sandwiches. Everything was fresh, and the young man serving us was very attentive.

    • Lisa

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      We tried this tearoom today, August 29, 2015. You cannot enter the building earlier than 11 am (actually they unlocked doors after 11 am). The hostess was very nice and we were seated promptly. The air conditioning works well at 66-68 degrees. We froze! The food and presentation were good and the servers were very nice and attentive. Suggestions: answer telephone messages and emails promptly, turn air conditioning up a tad and offer lemon curd or jam with scones. Other than that, very nice and well done.

    • Jan

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      I have been to The Pink Bicycle Tea Room many times. It is very convient for a large group tea that I have done for many years. I would have to call 5 to 6 times and leave messages to get reservations. I also have gone with 1 to 2 friends and had the same experience. The food is good but not outstanding. The home is quaint and the decor is cute. It is good but not great. If they can get the reservation calls returned quickly they will get more business, this year I chose another location because of lack of time to continue to call back. The day of the events was fine but here again not outstanding.

    • Donna

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      Went for first time. While sandwich portions smaller, they were delicious and sweets fresh and ample. Fruit was good for winter. Service was very personable and attentive. We weren't rushed. Parking was hard, too bad they don't have allotted spaces. Will definitely go back.

    • Pat Martin

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      We have been to this tea house numerous times in the past. Having learned it had changed management we were curious. Our only complaint and it is a big one is the portions were incredibly small (less than two bites). Considering the price being charged, we left a bit hungry. But even more frustrating was the food was so good and you felt like you were getting a sample, and couldn't really enjoy it.

    • Katherine

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      The service was very poor. The bathrooms were horrible. The prices were way over priced for food that is from Sam's Club. Will never go back waste of $120. That was for 2 adults and 2 children.

    • Sue

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      Enjoyed the Pink Bicyle in the past. Unfortunately, my friends and I won't be going there again. Called them three times to make a reservation, left detailed messages and phone calls were never returned. Is it possible they are no longer serving tea. Just saying.

    • Betsy G.

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      We love this tea room. The previous comments must been a bad day, which I think every small business has. Our server Jan was sweet and personable. We did the Queen's Tea in one hour and ten minutes. Yes the building is one of the oldest in Occoquan, which I think the owner does not own, it is charming inside. We have planned my sisters bridal tea there and are greatly looking forward to it. Oh, the white cherry tea is amazing.

      Tearoom response:

      Hi Trudy Lee, Thank you for the great review. It is greatly appreciated. We hope to see you back soon. Lisa

    • J Clark

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      This is the worst of the worst, how I managed to miss these reviews before me, especially yesterdays review, I'll never know but I did...totally agree with the previous complaints paid $ 60.00 for tea for two, with horrible food. My friend and I enjoy going to Tea just to enjoy the food, atmosphere, and relax, we have always gone to the PINKADILLY TEA ROOM in Fredericksburg, and wanted to try this for a change. WHAT A TERRIBLE MISTAKE. The sandwiches were with regular white bread only some of crusts cut of, not bakery bread as in other tea rooms, the tuna was so fishy you couldn't swallow it, and the pickles added to the tuna sandwich were more than the tuna, they also consider a piece of cheese & a cracker a sandwich. took over an hour to be served our tower, and 3 out of the 4 tables in the room surrounding us were piled with dirty dishes. the great desserts as noted on the menue was a dried up old sliver of store bought pound cake, with some very old dried could not even cut with knife chocolate ( seemed like it may be left over brownies from last month ) covered with hersheys caramel sauce. we asked if this was really the dessert and were told yes. we told them the food was terrible and they did not even offer to take it back or replace it. the waitress was slower than molasses on ice. We would strongly recommend you pass this up as fast as you can click your computer mouse.

    • Adrienne Jarrell

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      Initially we were very excited to be going to the Pink Bicycle Tea Room. We were visiting from Florida and my sister-in-law made reservations for eight of us to celebrate both her birthday and my daughter's 17th birthday. My daughter and I love tea rooms and from the pictures this one looked very charming. None of the others in our group had ever been to one before, so we thought this would be a great experience for them. We were so WRONG. From the minute we pulled up, I had a bad feeling. What had looked 'charming' in pictures looked old, run down and not taken care of in person. There was an employee smoking on the porch (yuck) and old tea cup lying on the stairs and the pink bicycle was propped in the weeds. When we came in the first thing that hit me was that it seemed sort of dingy. The chairs they had at all the tables were the kind you would have found in a 1970's era conference room....not a cute tea room. They sat us in a room of our own which was nice, but again looked very uncared for. Pictures were hanging lopsided on the walls, we had a huge CD storage area in front of us (and at one point very loud jazz music was playing??) and best of all my daughter and I had what appeared to be old coffee cups at our seat instead of tea cups. REALLY?? This is suppose to be a cute tea room. Again, I took all of these things as a bad sign, but was hoping the food and service would make up for all this. Sadly, I was very wrong this time. We had two girls wait on us. Both seemed nice, but neither seemed to know anything about tea at all. I asked one what there most popular tea was and she told me she had no idea because she hadn't worked there long. She didn't bother to go ask and clearly who ever owns or manages the place took zero time to educate them on tea room food or etiquette. Also, it took forever to be served. Normally tea rooms are a place to relax and take your time, but this took hours!!! We ordered 5 high teas and 3 princess teas for the kids. Have I mentioned that this was my most expensive, yet worst tea experience ever?? The adults were $30 each and the kids were $15 each. I was paying and I knew it was going to be quite a bit, but I was in shock when the bill was $245 dollars. They made sure they put their gratuity on there before I paid the bill. Here is the thing, I wouldn't have minded if the food and service was great, but it was awful!!! The tiny salad was sadly the best part. The scones (the girl said they don't have flavors...they are just plain) tasted like bisquick mix. They were warm, but my poor son got one that was cold and tasted absolutely awful. After we sent it back, the girl came back and said they had accidentally given him a gluten-free scone. All I can say is, if you are gluten-free do not come here!!! Our towers were a complete disappointment and by the time we got them everyone was irritated and had cold tea. Normally at all the other tea rooms, you get your own tower. We were given two towers between 5 of us and had to share. The food was very basic, very little of it and not near what we have gotten at other less expensive tea rooms. Overall, our experience was just so bad. I would NEVER recommend this tea room to anyone else. The worst part was my daughter and sister-in-law were so disappointed on their birthdays and my daughter (who had asked to go to a cute tea room in Virginia) felt terrible for dragging everyone to this place. The Pink Bicycle Tea Room was successful at doing one thing....curing the guys in our family from ever wanting to go to tea again!!

    • Mary

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      Cups were dirty. Pastry seemed like it was from the grocery store. Their soup was like Campbell's and it was loud by the kitchen. Not a place I would take a friend.

    • Monica - Coon Rapids, Minnesota

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      Lovely tea room and high tea experience! Great selection of teas; it was hard to choose. The food was absolutely delicious and was presented with attention to detail. Very attentive service by Jan - she was delightful! My sister and I were visiting DC (from MN) and agree The Pink Bicycle was worth the trip!

    • The Master's Daughter

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      Please follow the link below for my review and lots of pictures of my recent experience to the Pink Bicycle Tea Room. It would normally be a bit pricey for me, but with the Specialicious deal, we were able to swing it. This was our first visit and I would love to come back again in the near future! http://themastersdaughter.weebly.com/1/post/2013/04/field-trip-pink-bicycle-tea-room.html

    • Debbie G.

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      Charming little place. Over 30 teas and served hot and well steeped. The Queen's Tea is a very traditional tea. A nice variety of tea sandwiches, desserts, the fruit and scone was amazing as well as the pumkin bisque soup I had. My friends salad was yummy too. A true traditional tea.

    • Danielle M

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      This was the worst tea experience I have ever had! I purchased the Specialicious coupon and it was still a complete rip off. It was just me and a friend for tea and it took 3 hours! The service was abhorrent. It took 45 minutes just to get the tea (which was very weak, they were also out of most of the teas offered on the menu). By the time we received the tea sandwiches (a measly one quarter each of 3 different types) we were out of tea and it took another 30 minutes to had it refilled. The waitress was completely unapologetic and apparently the price of the tea had increased $1 per person from when I purchased the coupon, naturally I was charged the difference. RUN, return your vouchers if you bought one as it's just not worth it!

    • Sandy

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      Must admit to being disappointed on our recent visit to the Tea Room having reviewed the website and anticipating the typical tea room experience. A reservation had been made for 12:30. We arrived round 12:20 but were told we were early and the table might not be ready. When we were seated, there was only one other table occupied. The option of teas was wonderful and the teas we selected were delicious, but the temperature was only tepid when it arrived, and it was never replenished or reheated. At 1:30 we still had not received food but thought it was probably being freshly prepared. The food finally arrived after another 30 minutes and was presented on one single cake stand - the scones were stone cold, only two savories (didn't taste like homemade); however, the jam was delicious. The teas were nice flavors but would have been much more enjoyable hot. I hope this was just one unfortunate incident because I love the idea of a Tea Room in Occuquan especially on a nippy autumn day, but this time the 'niceties' amenities and ambiance expected were missing.

    • Linda

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      This place has so much potential but always seems to fall just short of the mark. I was there recently with a group of friends and we all pretty much agreed that while the tea service wasn't bad, it wasn't great either. The ambience leaves something to be desired. As other reviews have noted the large table we were at didn't have a tablecloth on it or even placemats. The tea served was very good and our server really knew the teas and recommended several she thought were good. The food was so-so: the scones were not good, too dry and hard, with no flavor. The desserts were all store bought; Nothing special there. It would be so nice if they would just improve the look and the food. It's nearby and I'd love to go there more often with friends.

    • Tracey

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      This is a nice little tea shop in a quaint, touristy town near DC. The food was good and nicely arranged. The scones were quite unusual because they had tea leaves embedded in them. The tea was good, although a little cooler than we are accustom to drinking. The staff was extremely friendly. This was my second time at this tea room and it was a significantly better experience than my first time several years ago.

      Tearoom response:

      Tracy, Thank you. I am glad you came back. As always have a tealightful day! Lisa

    • Laura L

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      What a cute little place with a lot to offer. The selection of teas are amazing. Our group even bought some to take home. The serve is top notch. We wish all restaurants could have such a happy staff.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Ms. Laura. We hope to see you back soon. Lisa<BR>

    • Christina Balzer

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      I started going to the Pink Bicycle tea room about two months ago and have been going about every 3-4 weeks. I love this place! Everyone is so nice and the service is excellent. The food is also very good! Gotta love the scones. The homemade chicken salad sandwich is also to die for! Thanks for being so close to my house and see you soon!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Christina. We just celebrated 10 years! Amazing how time flies. We wouldn't be here if it weren't for customers like yourself. Thank you for the patronage. Lisa

    • an upset customer

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      We went with a large group of people and they only offered 2 kinds of tea. The service was terribly slow and when I wrote to complain they didn't see why I was upset, will never go back.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Upset, I never got any hand written or email letter from you and anyone to respond to. For my large groups we start with two different teas because that is what my tea room can handle. I am currently working on individual pots so everyone can choose whatever they want. I do know your group on that day got to choose after it was asked. I'm sorry you won't be back and hope you find another independent tea room to patronize. Lisa

    • CT

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      We went as a group of 8 and were placed in an univiting room with a large rectangular table. Only 4 of us had tea cups until we had to ask. The tea pots had no tea cozies, thus the tea was not hot for long. One tea pot was a coffee pot. We didn't know there were other rooms with better table settings and atmosphere. The waitress told us she doesn't drink tea, only diet soda! It was less than appetizing and a disappointment for sure.

      Tearoom response:

      CT, Thank you for your constructive review. First let me say that your group should have never been seated before the room was ready. That is not my policy.<BR> Next, as for the nine foot long mahogany table the majority of my clients like it for the intimacy it offers the group. I am sorry you did not.<BR> Now, as for tea cozies: Bottom line my health inspector does NOT like them.<BR> I do not coffee pots; they are all sanctioned tea pots.<BR> As for my employee who says she doesn't drink tea she is no longer with the company.<BR> We hope to see you again but if not I do hope that you find another independent tea room to attend. Lisa

    • Kathi

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      I visited today with a group of 7 friends - and we won't be back. The food was average, but not special. We were seated at a large folding table - no tablecloth, no place mats, and paper napkins. We had to ask for tea cups for half of our group. The atmosphere was severly lacking. Part of the fun of going to tea is the atmosphere, the special decorations, and frilly decor. We saw none of that. As we were leaving, we noticed a cute back room (near the front door which has a padlock on it) that had smaller tables with lace cloths and cute decor. We were told that we could have asked to be seated there - but we didn't know the room existed. The hostess said she put us at the large bare folding table to keep our group of 8 together. If we had been shown the cute room, we could have chosen to have our tea there. We were presented with an extensive tea list, but no tea samples. Several of the teas we wanted to try were not available. We looked forward to a special experience, and were very disappointed. Our tea gruoup will not return.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Kathy, Thank you for your constructive review. First, I do not have one folding table in the restaurant. They are all antiques including the nine foot antique Mahogany table in which you were seated. <BR> Next time when dining out just ask if there are other seating options available and I am sure the host would gladly acommodate.<BR> All you had to do was ask to try a tea(s). Currently, I do not do a sample paring but am working on it.<BR> I sell out of teas quite quickly and sometimes it is hard to keep the extensive list up to date.<BR> I hope you and your group do find another independent tea room to attend. Lisa <BR>

    • Susan O

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      Lisa, you've done it again! Afternoon tea on Columbus Day weekend was just what my friends and I needed. We were greeted at the door and shown right to our beautifully laid out table. My Lemon Creme tea was delicious as were the homemade scones. Cucumber sandwiches were wothy of the best British tearooms as were all the sandwiches! As always the desserts were yummy especally the pound cake filled with cream and fresh fruit. Service was exceptional and a return trip will definitely be in my future.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you! Lisa

    • Bryanna Altman

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      The Pink Bicycle Tea Room, located in historic Occoquan is the perfect place for a casual tea/lunch or special occasion. I hosted a tea for 12 ladies and it was delightful. The staff was very welcoming and exceedingly attentive. My guests were accommodated in a private dining room (at my request) that was very pleasing to the eye with soothing music playing in the background. The Queen’s Tea was fresh and scrumptious, and beautifully presented. The tea (almond was recommended) was hot, delicious and continuously served. Hats are provided for guests to wear while visiting the Tea Room so we took our time trying them on, taking photos and chatting long after the Queen’s Tea had been served. My Tea was this spring (2011) on a busy Saturday afternoon and we never felt rushed by the staff. It was a pleasure working with the owner Lisa to book the event, she is so gracious and eager to please. I highly recommend the Pink Bicycle Tea Room!

    • K.G.

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      I recently had a wonderful ladies tea with some of my favorite women. It was wonderful. The service was excellent, the hats were a hoot, and the tea was delish. Thank t=you Lisa and team for making our day out so special.

    • Donna

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      Disappointing. I went with my friend for a early tea, and we both were underwhelmed. The place lacked atmosphere and charm (pink walls alone won’t do it). The place settings were so ordinary (stoneware). My friend had the Earl Gray Tea –tasteless, I had a fruity decaf which was good, but both were not very hot. The clotted cream was nothing more than whipped cream. Paper napkins - it was just not as special as I expected. Don’t think we’ll be going back.

    • Heidi L

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      I have been coming to the pink bicycle with me and my girlfriends for about 2 years now. We usually go once a month and always planning our next visit while we are still there. I love all the variety of food and teas that are offered. The food is outstanding and always changing to offer a variety. Lisa and Tracey are always so friendly and make us feel at home every time we visit. I tell everyone about the gem I found in Occoquan!

    • Brenda

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      A day in quaint Occoquan is not complete without a tea with girlfriends. We love this place. The choices are good but my fave is simply the quaintness of this tea room.

    • Marcea

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      Situated in the town of Occoquan, VA, that harkens to a Norman Rockwell painting, is the precious little gem called the Pink Bicycle. Lisa always has a smile to greet you, hello! What a delightful joy to go there on a Sunday afternoon for the Queen’s tea. A verity of tea’s for the choosing! My personal favorite is the Almond Cookie. Soup, scones, and finger sandwiches are absolutely delectable. When a special occasion calls or a nice afternoon with the Girls, the Pink Bicycle is my first choice!

    • Nancy

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      Me and my daughters always go to Pink Bicycle for all our special occasions!! We love Lisa's White Chocolate Orange Scones, her tea sandwiches are always fresh, the cucumber sandwiches are my favorite, and her soups are always great. Thanks to Lisa, i'll never use a tea bag again!!

    • Syndee Cooper

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      My friends and I go to the Pink Bicycle once A month for lunch and tea. We always get Great Service and her soups are the BEST!! Enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day there with friends and their mothers. A great day was had by all. Looking forward to our June Lunch!

    • Shannyn Snyder

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      We went to Pink Bicycle for a Mother's Day tea and it was a disaster. They were under new management, and for such a special and busy occasion, they were understaffed and ill prepared. The silverware had crusted food and lipstick marks on it from previous patrons. The dishes were chipped, and we had to flag down someone to come and take our order after having been seated for 20 minutes. We were not given silverweare, we had to ask for sugar, it was just basically a mess. We left prior to the tea being served, because with the silverware, the plates and the general chaos, it did not seem like the right place for a 3-generation mother's day. We went to Tea Lace and Roses instead in Culpeper, which was a delight. Unfortunately, Pink Bicycle is only 30 minutes from my house and Tea Lace is 90 minutes, but it was well worth the drive. We will not be returning to Pink Bicycle. I am glad I discovered Tea Map so that I could finally leave a review. The outside of the building looks adorable, and much can be done with this venue. I hope they get it organized.

    • LM

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      This was not a busy time for the tea shop, since I was the only one enjoying tea. This was my first visit and maybe the last because I found an amazing tea shop in Frederick, MD. First impression of this tea shop was that it needed a deep cleaning and organizing. The restroom was really dirty. I also felt rushed when choosing my tea selection. The soup was very tasty, black bean, and the sandwiches were also fresh and delicious with a nice variety. The scone seemed to be microwaved a bit to long, and was a little dry. I did like that the scone wasn't very sweet and therefore complemented the cream and jam very well. The fruit was exceptionally fresh and delicious. I really enjoyed the house tea and purchased some to take home. I know how to brew loose leaf tea but someone might not, so I think it is good customer service to at least ask someone if they know how to brew loose leaf tea when they purchase it.

    • Jean

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      My friends and I decided to try the Pink Bicycle - and we're so glad we did! Despite the variety of hats available for visitors to don, The Pink Bicycle is simply charming without being fussy. In fact, everything about the place is just right. The decor is nice, with tables large enough to accommodate a good amount of food and tea. The tea selection is extensive (highly recommend the Oolong!). We each had The Queen's Tea, which started off with salad or soup (cheesy broccoli today), each of which were tasty and just the right portion. The scone (white chocolate) was just slightly sweet -- and the cream and jam were perfect with it. The tea sandwiches were delightful. Each had a touch of something to make it unique: the egg salad had a bit of pickle, the cucumber had a touch of dill, and the pecan and pineapple chutney spread was tangy. The desserts were all homemade (mini creme puffs, mini apple tarts, and brownie bites) and just the right amount of sweetness. We plan to enjoy tea there again soon!

    • Beth W.

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      This has been our 3rd time at this adorable tea room and again it didn't fail to deliver. The tea was hot and perfectly steeped. We also were treat to 'Champagne Grapes'. They were wonderful! A little girl next to us said 'These grapes are like a little piece of heaven!' How true. Thanks for a great time and we will be back. Debbie B. PS. The new floors are wonderful. Keep up the great work!

    • Colleen

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      My friend and I went to this tea house yesterday. They are remodeling, but the smell of mold was overwelming. The owner was out getting the food an hour after the shop had open. They were out of commonly available teas. Most of the food could have be prepared by a seven year old with access to philadelphia cream cheese. The bathroom and kitchen were dirty and they had no toilet paper. The one positive was the scone. It was light and moist.Out waitress tried hard, but could not overcome all of the short comings.

    • Christine Banion

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      This tearoom was very worn and dirty.... Please, please, please vacuum, do some painting and fix things that are in need. Chipped glass tabletops and musty carpets were very yucky!

    • Martha Kobliska

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      We celebrated a birthday with 20 people and had a wonderful time. The staff was attentive and gave us a private room and felt as though we were the only customers! I'm now going to bring my 84 year old mother and she is so excited.

    • Donna M

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      My Great Grandmother and I waited all year to visit The Pink Bicycle Tea Room. Every year we pick a new location to celebrate her Birthday.She is now 86. This visit did not live up to our expectations at all. The carpet was in need of cleaning. The service was mediocre and the food came from a package. I would not recommend this establishment and will not visit it anytime in the future.

    • Paula G

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      this was the worst service we ever had will never set foot in there again,!the carpes were dirty ,and holes in the celing the food tast like it came from a store not even prepard in the kitchen very disapointed after all

    • Bonnie

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      The tea room is so quaint and I love when Lisa offer specail events. I will return for that delicious tea and food

    • Sandy

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      Owner, Lisa Johnson, and her staff did an exceptional job at making me and my Christmas guests feel right at home. The tea choices covered a wide variety of type and flavor and the staff was quite knowledgeable. The fresh out of the oven scones were to die for and there was a wide variety of tea sandwiches and savories. Overall, my out of town guests were quite happy and want to make this a Christmas time tradition. Thank you.

    • jack

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      This past weekend I had the my first tea outing with my daughter.I did not know what to expect or even what to do at a TEA.The people here had no problem helping me to feel comfortable and taught me the basics of what having tea is really about.The staff was great, and the food was very good.After visiting this tea room, I have a better understanding of the tea experience. I will go back.

    • Jennene

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      Went to the tea room several years earlier and loved it. Now Summer 2009 it is awful. The first thing that hit me was the smell of moldy and wet carpet. The place has gone down hill. I took a friend after raving about a great tea room & we walked in and she immediately stated I will not eat or have tea here. I smell the moldy room and agreed and felt bad for offering to go there. Will go elsewhere. Smells as though there was water damage at one time and it was not attended to.

    • Megan

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      Dont even bother! I had heard there was a cute tea place in Quantico so my mother and I drove all the way there (we live in southern va) because we love tea house. We walked into a very dingy looking lobby area with severely soiled carpets to a girl who immediately told us that we could not eat there (NO ONE WAS IN THE PLACE) because they only had enough food for the reservations that day. #1 If you are running a food establishment of any kind, have enough food to feed people all day long and #2 Don't admit it to unsuspecting customers if you can't- at the least make something up! We were so taken off gaurd that we stublemed out and went to a seafood restuarant down the street even though we had driven all the way there... Not so happy.

    • Cint

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      My party and I had an enjoyable evening. As soon as we arrived we were promptly seated. Within moments our order was placed. The tea was hot and the scones were tasty. Very skimpy on the fruit and desserts. The interior needs much needed repairs. Holes in ceiling and the carpet was badly soiled.

    • Rochelle

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      My friend and I spent a lovely afternoon with Lisa at her tea room. The food was great, and Lisa was so eager to have us try different teas to our delight. The atmosphere is darling with bicycles in all the rooms as well as lovely artwork that you may purchase. My favorite sandwich was the ham with honey mustard on raisin bread. Having tea is an experience, not like going to a restaurant where fast service is important. In a tea room, NOT being rushed is as important to allow people to sit, let their tea simmer, chat, and connect with one another. Lisa's tea room is a wonderful place to do that. Everyone is greeted warmly and treated like a guest in Lisa's home. Keep up the great work, and I will definately be visiting again!

    • Ellen Graville

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      I just returned from my 6th visit to this tea room, and was not disappointed! We were greeted with a smile, and were seated promptly, even without a reservation. We were offered a variety of teas, and were able to share as many pots as we wanted. The food was good, and we certainly did not go away hungry! We had fresh fruit, a variety of sandwiches, and desserts, as well as a large scone and fresh salad with blueberries. Our waitress was personable and attentive, checking with us often to see if we needed anything. At the end of our tea, the owner, Lisa, arrived and greeted us as well. She then brewed us another pot of tea to taste, sat with us, and shared a vast amount of tea knowledge. Upon leaving, we purchased several teas, and were given a sample of the Pink Bicycle house blend. I am not sure that the people who wrote the negative reviews were at the same tea house I was at! I have ahd nothing but the best of food and treatment at this tea house. Going to a tea room is an experience - not a meal. You go for the ambiance and the art of alowing down and savoring - not gobbling vast quantities of food. I highly recommend this tea room, and will continue to go there when I want to get away for a little while. Thanks to Lisa and her staff for the wonderful experience!

    • Misty

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      My sorority sisters and I had the pleasure of having tea at The Pink Bicycle yesterday and were very pleased with the whole experience. The scones were absolutely amazing -large and buttery! I enjoyed the high tea and was very impressed. The salad was beautifuland fresh and sported an unusual, tasty dressing. The finger sandwiches were delicous - especially their signature cucumber sandwich. Dessert was wonderful as well - we especially enjoyed their rich, dense brownies. There were seven of us and we were allowed to try as many of the teas as we wanted (and we tried several). Our tea servers were gracious and attentive, refilling teas, keeping us well supplied with food, taking our photos...I will definitely return!

    • AnotherTeaPartySister

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      My girl freind and I both order the high tea but were told we had to share a pot of tea even though we were each paying for pot. My freind likes green teas and I like decaf ones we couldn't agree on a hot tea so we ask for ice tea, they didn't have any. The scoons were so dry we couldn't eat them. The tea sandwiches were nothing perticual and the desserts tasted packaged. Needless to say we won't go back there again.

    • Martha

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      Although we had resevations the service was very slow. Our tea arrived long before or scone and was quite cold before our tea sandwiches arrived. The small sandwiches were tasteless and disappointing. The desert of a brownie and two small cookies tasted packaged. Our orders were given to the wrong parties, and when we questioned the server she did not know what we ordered or what should be included in our order. We had to show her on the menu what we had ordered, one order was short and the server did not want to correct the error, although she did eventually. The 'ordeal' took almost four hours, most of which was waiting for food to be served. Very disappointing experience!

    • Gabby

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      My first (and last) visit to this establishment was in early Jan. Three friends and I decided to start the new year with a Tea. We each ordered the Queen's Tea and, as one companion quipped, 'I am under-whelmed' with this place. The tea was not steeped long enough for my preference, making the beverage taste thin. The tea sandwiches (3) were miserly and tasteless. The scone, while freshly baked, was dry and was served with whipped cream, NOT clotted cream. None of of made a dent in the desserts as they consisted of a Cosco-ish brownie, pound cake, and tea bread. The best part of the meal was the teacup of soup I had and my friends said the salad was good. The service, while slow, was charming as is the atmosphere.

    • Ian O'Connell

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      We always do birthday teas for my daughter's birthdays and hoped for a nice experience. We made reservations and arrived a few minutes before our reservation time. Great first impression of the tea room, nice decor and there were tea hats for my daughters to wear. However, the staff told us our table would not be ready for about 15 minutes as the previous guests had not finished. We were OK with that as it gave more time to look at the decor. We were seated 15 minutes late and one of the first comments from the server was that the table had a following reservation in 45 minutes, implying we shouldn't linger (even though we had not yet ordered). As the time for the next reservation approached, the staff hovered around our table, removing dishes and definitely giving the impression we should hurry. Not the most pleasant experience. On the plus side, the sandwiches and tea cakes were very good. On the minus side, all the tea was weak. I expect very clear tea from green and white teas, but not from black tea. Everything was pretty much clear. I definitely won't be going back.

    • Angie

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      We went there for our annual 'holiday tea'. We try to go to two or three tea rooms a year. We were disappointed with the atmosphere, the cleanliness, and the tea selection. The food was good, the salad was excellent but the tea was awful. The owner was VERY nice but her server was abrasive and unattentive. We won't be re-visiting this tea room. It's a shame but it really has potential.

    • Stephanie

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      I went to the Pink Bicycle Tea Room today with my young daughters and was quite pleased. The atmosphere was nice, the service was wonderful, and there was a great selection of teas. We arrived close to closing time and were still well accommodated. I look forward to another visit in the near future.

    • Marianne

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      Ditto what Serena said below. This is a casual, fun experience, not the Ritz. Come to relax! Service is a bit slow, but very charming, and food might seem a bit pricey, but one is paying for the exquisite experience of sitting in Old Town Occoquan. The scone was one of the best I've ever tried, and came with luscious raspberry curd, a new experience for me. The finger sandwiches were good. My friends and I lollygagged there for 2-1/2 fun and delightful hours, and were offered all the tea we could drink--and it was excellent tea! We definitely are returning because the place is absolutely delightful.

    • Caroline W.

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      My friends and I went for High Tea at the Pink Bicycle Tea Room today, after much anticipation, and were not disappointed! The extensive selection of tea was top drawer, and fresh and delicious (we tried three different teas). A bottomless teapot is a delight to a tea drinker. :-) The scones were luscious, and the tea sandwiches and fruit selections were quite nice. Our waitress was delightful, too, and an experienced tea drinker. Add to this excellent food and service a quaint and delightful atmosphere - my friends and I wore Victorian hats and truly enjoyed our experience. I can't wait to go back, and would recommend this lovely Tea Room to even a discriminating tea patron. Plan to take your time, and ENJOY!

    • Debra B. 05/16/08

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      My mother & sister were in town for my daughter's college graduation. I wanted to take them to tea because they'd never done that before. After reading many reviews I chose the Pink Bicycle Tea Room. That was a mistake! I was thoroughly embarrassed and disappointed by my choice. The exterior was shabby and in need of a paint job. I understand the 'historical' location, but please. The interior was atrocious. The carpet in the tea room was absolutely filthy, the bathroom was a nightmare and the room you have to pass through to get to the tea room was cluttered. We each had the 'Queen's Tea' at $25.00/person. The owner's 'blend' of tea that I chose was tasteless. My mother had the Cinnamon Orange Spice and found it to be palatable. All the food came directly from Costco, with the exception of the buttermilk scone which seemed to be homemade. The creamy tomato soup was topped with dried parsley flakes. I expected petit fours and there were none. The service was extremely SLOW! We were the only patrons and it took forever. I even had a reservation which the owner did not seem aware of. The tea service is totally eclectic, nothing matches. I'm convinced the napkins came from various yard sales. Maybe I expected too much, but when you drop $100.00 (w/tip) for afternoon tea, you expect to be satisfied and neither I nor my party were satisfied. PLEASE REPLACE THE CARPET IF NOTHING ELSE!

    • Donna Forget

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      They could have been a little faster in delivering the food.

    • Mary

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      I've been a patron of this tearoom since it first opened. Both owners have kept the same sense of style and quality. The tea menu is extensive including, black, green, white, flavored, herbal, organic, and decaf teas. My favorite tea service is the Queen's Tea. Unlimited refills of your tea selection and all the treats and trimmings: soup or salad, scones, tea sandwiches, fruit, sweets. Service is always friendly, and the place is popular, so reservations are recommended.

    • Kim

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      We were at the Pink Bicycle for the first time around the 2007 Christmas Holidays and it started out as a wonderful experience. The service was good throughout as was the tea and food, but, and it is a big BUT, we were a table of 4 and there was another table of 2 (grandmother with granddaughter) and about half way through our tea a table of about 12 came in for a wedding shower and the small room was no longer quiet and tranquil but noisey which made it difficult to hear our conversation at our table. The experience told me that while the Pink Bicycle is definitely an EXCELLENT choice for tea, both for service and the food, when you make a reservation be sure to ask whether large parties would be seated, and if they are, take the noise factor into consideration.

    • Laura

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      Sept, 2007: Two of my very good friends hosted a bridal shower for me at the Pink Bicycle and it was wonderful! We had two different tea offerings a delicate floral tea and a green tea which was also very good. I have been to high tea and afternoon teas when traveling in England and Ireland. I have to admit - in comparison the scones at the Pink Bicycle were amazing! The scent of the scones baking and knowing you are getting them fresh from the oven is great. The food flavors complimented the teas and the owners were quite accommodating to my group. (We loved the selection of hats - they added to our fun!)Thank you!

    • Nhu

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      I went to the pink bicycle for my first high tea experience today. It was the most amazing experience! We were lucky to have arrived when the scones were fresh out of the oven and it was delicious. Leslie & Nancy were so welcoming. The location, decor, and service really lent itself to a very authentic experience. Thank you so much!

    • Serena

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      This was my third time going to tea. The first was at the Ritz Carlton in DC and the second was at the Four Seasons in DC. My expectations for this tea, then, were high. However, when I arrived at the tea room, I realized that I couldn't put tea at the Ritz (which was great until the end where it crashed and burned) and Four Seasons in the same category as the PBTR. Tea at this establishment was more laid-back and open. The old-style decor and place settings, friendly wait staff, and clientèle were completely different than what I was used to--but it was charming! The tea was steeped using loose leaf just right, and I couldn't finish a whole pot. The food was served with a lovely presentation and it was tasty. The scone in particular was something to be talked about. There wasn't much variety of spreads for the scones, but the scone stood well on its own merit. There also wasn't a variety of 'milks' available for the tea, either (no cream, 1/2,1/2, soy creamer, skim...), and honey wasn't offered, but the tea stood well on its own as well. Our server was knowledgeable and pleasant and though it wasn't quick service, it was good service. Then again, when your tea is steeping just for you, and food is being made-to-order just for you, you should expect to wait. With lively conversation at the table, the time quickly passed. If you're not looking for pomp, but instead tea that can be enjoyed by any crowd (jeans or slacks), try the PBTR. I'll be going back.

    • Jennifer 2/17/08

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      This was the first time my daughter had been to a tea. Both of us absolutely loved it. Trying on the hats before being seated and selecting one to wear during the tea was really clever. Our server helped my daughter pick out a tea she might like, which she did enjoy. It was a relaxing atmosphere and we thoroughly enjoy the Queen Tea, especially the excellent scones. My daughter and I really had a wonderful time talking and enjoying the wonderful food and tea. The service was great, too. We will be bringing our family and friends next time. Highly recommended.

    • TAS

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      A few friends and I heard great things about the Tea Room and decided to check it out. I had never been to a tea room before and it was amazing! I love how they didn't hurry us and learned that this type of traditional tea/lunch takes a couple hours and is well worth every minute. Charming and quaint it was very comfortable and the food was excellent. Our service was VERY attentive and friendly. The quantity of food you get with the Queen's Tea is more than one person can eat and we all left very full and happy and even had food to take home with us. Make sure you leave room for the wonderful desserts!!! I would recommend this place to anyone.

    • Sheila

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      I am still reeling from the amount I paid for a salad, scone and a few finger cakes. No one explained our menu and the service was very slow. I was disappointed.

      Tearoom response:

      What you had, I believe, was our Little Cottage, which is priced at $15. I am a little confused about the 'Tea Cakes,' I do not serve Tea Cakes with the Little Cottage Tea, I serve it with four English Cucumber Sandwiches. As for the speed of service, we make everything fresh and always tell our customers to allow at least 1.5 hrs. for tea. In regards to the menu I will look at the menu again to see if it needs better clarity. Thank you again for your comments and I hope you give us another shot. Sincerely, Lisa Renee Johnson-Lucia, owner

    • Flo

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      I had Queen tea along with my friends last Saturday and we had a great time. Before we sat down to our delicious tea we played with all the wonderful hats in the Parlor. What a hoot. Both the Hostess and the owner were extremely attentive to our every need. I would return and recommend this wonderful tea room.

    • Carey Perkins

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      Would not go back, for sure. Although this was scheduled far in advance we still had to wait almost an hour for our tea and food. Food was pretty good but not very plentiful considering the cost. Plus we were only offered one pot of tea and that was gone quickly. Owner was dressed appropriately for a barbecue joint - not very elegant. Owner's daughter proceeded to wash the outside of the windows during our visit - not very appetizing or what I would expect during an elegant tea.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank your for your constructive review. I was not dressed appropriately because I was not even suppose to be there. However, I should have a set wardrobe at the tea room in case I get caught when an employee doesn't show up. As for my little window washer, she is not my daughter, and if you found it to be so unappetizing then you should have said something to me - the owner. I make it my policy to take care of disgruntled customers on the spot. I will make sure that will not happen again. Thank you, Lisa Renee Johnson-Lucia, owner

    • B, B & E

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      Five of us enjoyed tea which started at 11 on a weekday in mid-June. We were in the 'pink' room and even when there are guests at nearby tables, there was a sense of privacy. The day was a success, the food was very good, and the service friendly and customer-oriented.

    • kitty z.

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      We had a large group 70th birthday party at the Pink Bicycle and it was a great success. Love the decor and antique dishes. The scones were warm and yummy. The white chocolate cranberry scones are a must. The little sandwiches were very tasty. Loved the cucumber cream cheese. It was great fun an experience no one will soon forget. kitty z.

    • Jerry Peppenger

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      5/25/07 My wife and I stopped in to see what all the fuss was about, all our friends spoke very highly of this wonderful establishment and I have to say it was a very pleasant experience. We were greeted by the owner who has the charm and grace of someone in the movies. She treated us like family and we will never forget the warm and charm of the place. Oh yeah, the service, tea and the food was excellent also. Jerry and Kay

    • Lynne G

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      On 5/12 I took my mother, an older friend and my 8 y/o daughter to the Queen's Tea. The owner was not there, we were told that she was at a wedding. The lady who was there taking care of things was very disorganized and seemed very overwhelmed. We were a bit late in getting seated, but we didn't mind. Service was VERY SLOW. We were there for almost 2 hours. Now, I don't mind a leisurely tea, but we thought at one point that we had been forgotten, so my friend went to check. We were assued that we would be attened to 'in 5 or 10 minutes'. It had been over 20 minutes since we had finished our scone. I'm not certain that we were even served the entire tea. First we had a salad, then ONE scone (which was excellent and very fresh) and then came a 3-tiered tray that had fruit, finger sandwiches and two kinds of cookies. That was all we were served for $25 each. This is not the service that I remembered from our previous visit which I raved about to all my friends. I do not begrudge the owner for taking some time off, but I really think that she should be certain that the people she leaves in charge can handle it. There was one man there and a younger man, but neither of them looked as if they were doing much. I think there was a large party in the front room, which was why we may have been ignored. I don't think we'll be back again.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you for being my eyes and ears while I attended my great nieces wedding. Those employees are now fired because of their sloppy performance. That is not how they were trained. As for the two men. One was my husband who was taking care of a kitchen crisis and my stepson. I do hope that after time you will give us another shot. I have a wonderful team now that is dedicated to the same level that I am. Sincerely, Lisa Renee Johnson-Lucia

    • Mary Kay

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      My girlfriend Sharon and I visited the tea room on 4/15/07 and had a wonderful time. The Queen's tea started with homemade soup (very good), fresh, warm cranberry and white chocolate scones (deeelish!), then a variety of tea sandwiches, fruit and sweets (yummy). The service was excellent and they accomodated both of us with different teas than those that were being offered that day. This is one of our favorite places for tea!!! We will definitely be back.

    • Mary Beth

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      My mom and I stopped into the Pink Bicycle Tea Room the day after Christmas this past year, and had a wonderful experience. Even with only two ladies working that day, service was great and attentive. When I wanted something other than the teas offered that day, our hostess was kind enough to go into the gift shop and gather up some rose tea to serve me instead. I loved it and ended up buying some to take home with me. The Cream Tea service we got was delicious. Yummy cream scones with clotted cream, jam, and fruit. The decor and atmosphere was charming and matched historic Occoquan. We plan to visit again soon.

    • Casta Lusoria

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      Stopped in for lunch on a quiet Wednesday. Lisa took very good care of me, and was willing to prepare me a lunch between 'Cream Tea' and 'Queen's Tea.' Tea served was Cream Earl Grey. Lunch was a fresh-from-the-oven white-chocolate-cranberry scone served with clotted cream and marmalade; mixed baby greens salad with fresh bacon bits, chopped broccoli and cauliflower, pine nuts, sliced strawberries, and raspberry vinaigrette. A few butter crackers, orange slices, two salmon salad (?)-finger sandwiches, four 'open face' cucumber sandwich rounds, a handful of grapes, and a delicious fresh lemon-ginger cookie. Friendly service and pleasant conversation was similar to prior experiences I've had dining here. Perfect-sized meal for a rainy April noontime.

    • Janine

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      Although having a reservation comes highly recommended, it is painfully difficult to get a reservation at this establishment. The phone automatically rotors over to voicemail and the manager either returns calls a week later or not at all--not very good business sense. The priority seems to be reserving the tea room for private parties as opposed to a party of two, three, or four. The manager's unresponsiveness in taking reservations is really turning away potential customers BIG TIME.

    • A.C.

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      Despite having made a reservation for tea, our table was given to drop-in visitors who were seated in the nice area of the small establishment. The apology given was 'What can we do?' Service was poor, and we were not given a choice of tea. The food was truly awful, with the most memorable items being pretzels topped with what might have been tuna salad, and stale, dill-flavored rolls sprinkled with powdered sugar.

    • rebecca

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      i've been back to this quaint & cute little tea room many times & each time it just gets better!

    • Julie

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      My mom hosted my 25th birthday party at the Pink Bicycle in March 06. We had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I was actually very surprised at how much food we recieved; all of us were extremely satisfied and delighted with the variety of sandwiches and desserts. The brownies were fantastic! The three-layer server is a very elegant touch. Thank you for making my birthday so special!

    • Sheryl

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      Visited this lovely Tea Room with 12 Red Hat Society Ladies from different Chapters. The food was delicious. Moist sandwiches, yummy scones, and desserts. Also, the fresh fruit dish was a nice touch and a surprise. The two teas we were served were very good and Hot! Lisa, we really enjoyed our visit and look forward to seeing you in the future.

    • Lois

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      I visited the tea room with my dear friend for her birthday and our visit there was very special. The food was so tasty and plentiful. We couldn't decide what we liked best and decided that everything was our favorite. The scones and cream puffs were to die for. Thank you again for a wonderful day.

    • Stephanie Pollard

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      They were very friendly and attentive. The hats are a nice touch!

    • Sharon Mullins

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      I visited the tea room with my sisters, daughter and nieces and were very disappointed. You only offered 2 tea choices and the menu was not that great either. Instead of offering tuna you may want to change to chicken salad which I feel more people would like. For the cost you do not provide very much food plus the cost for children should be less since most children do not like the choices and would choose pb&j and $15 for pb&j is way too much money. I don't think our group will come back since we were very disappointed. After we left we felt as though we needed to go somewhere else for lunch.

    • Tricia

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      My sister and I took my 2 boys (ages 9 and 11) for tea on Mother's Day and we all had a great time. The atmosphere was fun and the hats added to the celebration of a very special Mother's day. The food was filling and the tea was non-stop and it was served at a good pace. The tables were by reservation only at either 11am or 3pm so there was no problem getting seated. We actually had to run to church halfway through and our hosts graciously invited us to complete our tea experience an hour later. Spectacular service with a smile!!

      Tearoom response:

      Tricia, Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We try To accommodate everyone's needs as best we can. Lisa Renee Johnson, owner

    • MK

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      What a disappointment, especially on Mother's Day. To be completely honest, this tea room was a rip-off. Service was SLOW, we were there for over 2 hours! The portions were so small! Give me a break. They charge $25 per person and we all left still hungry. Terrible. Tiny little cookie cutter sandwiches, lavender scones that were not good, one little round chicken hor dourvre, and the tea selection was awful. They offered either English Breakfast or a berry tea which tasted like warm kool-aid. My husband took me and my 3 little girls (all under 7) and it cost us $110 for teeny tiny portions. The dessert was ridiculous, the adults got one chocolate dipped strawberry and one tiny cheesecake smaller than a reese's peanut butter cup. Unacceptable for the price we paid. My daughters got a tiny brownie! Now about the atmosphere. Not very good...the place looks run down, we had reservations and they seated others ahead of us, the tables looked thrown together and shabby. The bathroom was horrible, really needs a remodeling, dirty looking sink, furry pink toilet seat cover and just a really shabby looking bathroom. Don't waste your money here. If you want a great tea room experience in the Northern Va. area, go to the British Pantry and Cafe in Aldie, Va (right off rte. 50). Better, faster service, better food and charming atmosphere. You get a lot of food for your money and the scones are amazing with REAL clotted cream and jam (unlike here which was not good). I was VERY disappointed with the whole experience at the pink bicycle tea room.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Molly, Thank you for your constructive and detailed criticisms. We are truly sorry that we “disappointed” your Mother's Day. However, what bothers me and my staff the most is that we stopped by your table several times to ask, 'How is everything.' You continued to tell me and my staff that “everything is fine.” At NO time during your “over” two hour experience did you ever mention one thing that was wrong. Even upon check out, you and your husband again said, “everything is fine.' I know my staff and I would have gone out of our way to try and fix any issues you had with your experience right at that time.<BR> <BR> Second, our tea room leases its space in one of the oldest homes in Occoquan. Our building is over 115 years old and yes it does show its wear and tear. We are currently working with the landlord in renovating the bathroom and flooring. Based on your comments I will place a sign saying so.<BR> <BR> Lastly, we are not a café. We are strictly a tea room. I have been to the wonderful British Pantry and Café and we are totally different. I do not and have not proclaimed to be a British Tea Room or a Café. Speaking for my staff that was there to serve you that day (Miss Brenda, Miss Jessica, Miss Vickey and Mr. John) we certainly hope you and your family give us another try; if not please keep trying new Tea Rooms. Sincerely, Lisa Renee Johnson, owner<BR> <BR>

    • CMoore

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      Took some time to be seated, even though we had a reservation. Portions were very small, especially the deserts. Not sure why they would serve a walk in before those with a reservation? Canned peaches for a fruit salad? There are better places for tea.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you for your response and suggestions. First, if a party is late the following reservations will also be seated late. We serve a very petit, delicate tea. As for the canned peaches it was our first time serving it and it wasn't a big hit. We try new things and are successful most of the time. In this instance we were not. We hope you give us another shot. Sincerely, Lisa Renee Johnson, owner

    • Theresa

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      What a great time we had the hats made it a special treat we felt we were on the titanic.. The food and tea was great. we came all the way from Rhode Island to visit our sister and cousin and she took us here on St. Patricks day it was great.. we will be back next time we visit her, we took some great pictures I wish we could share on your website.. Theresa,Chrissy,Deb,Katie

    • Delta Zeta Northern VA Alumnae Chapter

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      What fun! A perfect place for a small gathering of sorority alumnae sisters. The food was oh, so good. You KNOW we wanted more scones. Yum. Very quaint, helpful and kind staff -- we'll be back!

    • Trisha Bolles

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      My first visit to the Pink Bicycle Tea Room was several years ago when Donna still owned it. My aunt was visiting from North Dakota at the time. My mother and I took a chance, based on its Occoquan location and cute name, to take my aunt there for tea. Our experience was the best. Since that time we have taken my California sister and her daughter there to enjoy 'tea'. I've gone with girl friends often as well. I tell everyone about this marvelous place. Donna sold the tea room to her friend Lisa. Lisa has continued the Pink Bicycle tradition and added her personal touch as well as she should. It is still charming, quaint, lovely, superlative, superlative. If you have not yet visited the Pink Bicycle, you have missed a fabulous treat.

    • Paola

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      It was a lovely place...perfect for my best friend's bridal shower! She loved it and so did everyone else!!

    • Beverley 2/13/06

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      Lisa did a fantastic job of preparing a 'gluten free' menue for me today! It was not only delicious, but the presentation was outstanding. I'd have to agree with others, that the service (although good) was slow....which was ok, in that it gave time for us to visit, but it would have been nice to have had the tea when we first sat down (helps time pass more quickly). Having a glass of water at each place adds a nice touch.

    • Tamara

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      This place is simply wonderful. The owner is very hospitable and the house is just the cutest place I've ever seen. The beautiful hats to wear are a fabulous idea. I'd much rather have tea here with my girlfriends than in any of the 'fancier' places such as the Mayflower Hotel, Ritz Carlton, etc. The Pink Bicycle has better service and so much more for a reasonable price!

    • Michelle

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      I've been twice and simply loved it! The hospitality and service is wonderful and the tea just excellent and the food delightful. Keep up the great work! Can't wait to return!

    • Heather

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      I must say that I was a little disappointed with the Pink Bicycle Tea Room. My party and I were not able to choose our tea, but were offered two tea favours or 'teas of the day' as they were. The tea meal itself was fabulous but lacked over the top artistry that I looked forward to in preparation as I expected due to the 'rave' reviews on this site. Service was very slow. I do hope the my comments help the owner improve. I believe she has a great location and the begginings of a great endeavors... she just needs little more umph in the operation! Best wishes and best regards!

      Tearoom response:

      Heather, Thank you for your constructive comments. The reason we only offer two tea choices is because our kitchen is very small and that is a more manageable way for us to serve tea. If it is a slow day at the tea room we do provide our listing of teas for your selection. As for the service we do not rush our teas. I always tell my guests plan on being there for at least an hour and a half if not two hours. We do not like to rush our teas. If your group experienced a longer wait time between courses I can only appologize for having an off day. Since your visit we have added more variety to our Queen's tea by adding a larger variety of sandwhices and savories. Again, thank you for your constructive comments. I do hope you visit us again soon; we have been having rave reviews for over five years and are constantly evolving to be the best. Sincerely, Lisa Renee Johnson, Owner

    • Maria Jordan

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      I am a member of the Red Hat Society we have been to your restaurant several times, and I like it so much I keep recommending that we go back. The last time we were there, there was only one waitress for several tables, she did a fantastic job.

      Tearoom response:

      Maria, Thank you so much for your patronage and your positve word of mouth, it is greatly appreciated and the best kind of advertising a Tea Room can receive. Since your last visit I have two additional team members - Brenda & Jessica. Stop in and say hi!

    • Kim Gilkerson Virginia Tea Society Director

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      What a cute place to spend the afternoon. I was delighted to find an actual pink bicycle parked out front. Several of us spent the weekend in DC and on the way back made reservations to stop for a relaxing lunch. It truely put the icing on our weekend. We would go back in a minute!

    • becky

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      thank you john lisa,janet,for a wonderfuf day everything was the best i ever had.cant wait till the next time im in town see you all soon

    • Juanita Campbell

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      Oh how excellent! I enjoyed our ladies day out at The Pink Bicycle Tea Room. We were able to dress for the occasion with our beautiful hats. The tea, food, and service were top of the line. The atmosphere was perfect. We all were in awe of how everything was in its special place. Our pictures came out wonderful! You must get some pictures on the web so others can see how beautiful the tea room is. We are looking forward to our next ladies day out. One of Five special ladies!

    • ANNOYED

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      Four friends and I visited this tea room over the weekend, and were very pleasantly surprised. Having visited many tea rooms among us, we found the 'Pink Bicycle' to be one of the best, if not the best of any, we had ever visited. The food and presentation was outstanding. The tea was delicious and our cups were never empty. Lisa and Janet were so accommodating and really made us feel welcome. Definitely a must on the list of tea rooms to visit.