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Rose Garden Tea Room

1151 Oxford Road | San Marino, CA
626-683-8131 | Email | Website | Hours
A day spent enjoying the cultural treasures of The Huntington---home to masterpieces such as Thomas Gainsborough’s 'The Blue Boy' and 150 acres of gardens---wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Rose Garden Tea Room. Overlooking three acres of roses, the Tea Room is the perfect setting for a memorable repast. A pot of brewed tea and a basket of freshly baked scones are served at each table. From a central buffet, guests may choose from an array of savory finger sandwiches, including cucumber and mint, watercress with horseradish, smoked salmon, chicken walnut tarragon, black olive, carrot with ginger, and cheddar cheese with spinach and scallions. Also available from the buffet are strawberries and cream, fresh seasonal fruit, imported cheeses and crackers, and freshly baked miniature pastries including fresh fruit tartlets, homemade shortbread cookies, walnut tarts, assorted sliced cakes, and chocolate cups with lemon curd and whipped cream. Best of all, you can return to the buffet as often as you like. Limitless refills of tea and scones are served upon request. There is no dress code in the Tea Room: shorts and t-shirts or dresses and suits are equally acceptable. Children are welcome. Private rooms are not available; for groups of 6 or more, please call the Tea Room for information.

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The high tea room at the Huntington Gardens and Library is a destination. It is the capper to a perfect afternoon of wandering the beautiful grounds with a parasol and viewing the numerous paintings. Finger sandwiches and pastries are served buffet style, the chicken salad is my particular favorite. Reservations are strongly recommended as it books out often.

- Juliet May 28th '15

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