Visiting tea rooms is my hobby and Shady Gables is my all-time favorite. My only complaint is that it isn't closer to where I live! I have a close friend who lives near Versailles and she and I are planning our third visit to Shady Gables next month. I can hardly wait. The variety of teas available is unsurpassed and the teapots and tea cozies are always so pretty. It is so relaxing to sit and sip tea with a good friend and enjoy all the dainty food and soak up the Victorian atmosphere. A very memorable experience, and it is what sets Shady Gables apart from the rest. Reba has done a wonderful job and I consider it a blessing to have tea at Shady Gables.
We were treated to 'Inspirations' this month while visiting friends in Oklahoma. The scones and lemon curd were a nice appetizer. I enjoyed the Tearoom Trio, and my 10 year old daughter got the Princess Asheley tray with all kinds of goodies. The scripture cards included on each plate are a nice touch. I had the Almond Amaretto hot tea which was excellent. We enjoyed the gift shop afterwards and hope to go back next time we are in the area.
This is definitely a favorite! Very nice variety of dishes to choose from. My mom and I love the sampler plates--we get to try a little of everything--quiche, soup & salad. The coconut pie is excellent, too! Wonderful food, beautiful atmosphere and great service. A must try if you are in the Branson area.