Had my second visit to this tea room in Feb. First visit in former location was very nice. Good food and service. New location is lovely and the food is good, but other things not so great. First off, it was a cold day and the bathroom was freezing. I understand the landlord was in charge of the HVAC system, but why couldn't a space heater be placed in the bathroom to warm it up slightly. $25 at Wal-Mart. Simple fix. Secondly, my friend and I waited for more than 30 minutes for our pot of tea. The place didn't seem that terribly busy. Then another 30 minutes for our food. Considering the menu specifies time limits for each tea sitting we were concerned that we would have to eat in a hurry, but when we inquired as to the enforcement of those limits we were told we would be allowed extra time to enjoy our meal. Our waiter was very friendly and said another group quite demanding. made me wonder why one party would have to suffer, why not get another of the wait staff to take over.
Sorry for the delay on our response, as well as the visit you experienced. We had just opened in November in our new location and were still working out all the quirks of an old house. Depending on what you ordered would depend on the wait for the food. As any tea room, when you order any of our menu items that include tea sandwiches, there will be a delay since everything is made fresh to order and there is an attention to detail. We do manage our staff according to the amount of reservations that we have for that day, we can't always know how many walk ins we will have. We do foster an unhurried relaxing atmosphere and would never rush anyone out due to our delay.
I was so looking forward to authentic English tea when my friend and I decided to visit this tearoom. REALLY???? Is this real English tea? Grocery store tea bags? Dry crumbly scones? Stale bread on skimpy sandwiches? Not to mention our tea came AFTER our food and our server visited our table only once in passing and never offered to refresh our tiny pots of tea. I have to say, given the reviews of this tearoom, I was sadly disappointed.
What a delightful experience we had at the Corner Rose Tea Room. It was decorated so cute, beautiful chandelier and hats on the walls with a hat and stole at each chair. The tomato bisque was divine. My friend who doesn't even like tomatoes (shall I say she hates them) thought it was good too. the scones and finger sandwiches along with the desserts all were so delicious. We were not able to eat everything provided. The tea was excellent and the service was so personal. We were made to feel so special. Afterward we took a tour of the home. What a wonderful loving environment they provide for 'special' individuals. I can't wait to go again. Remember all proceeds from your tea experience go 100% to support the Russell Home for Atypical Children. What a privilege it was to take afternoon tea there!!!
While recently visiting Knoxville decided to try this 'tea room'. While this is a very cute restaurant, it's not what I would traditionally call a tea room. There is a nice lunch menu and one can order a tea tier, but must call ahead for scones. desserts are not part of the tea service. All the sandwiches were tasty but average. the biggest disappointment is when we were presented with a basket of tea bags and a pot of hot water. If you are looking for a 'tea room' experience, this is not it. But it is a nice place for lunch.