Hip, Trendy, Retro Decor. Tea is delicious and not served in with the traditional teapot and cups. You actually get your own individual oversized glass mug. I gave rated food as lacking because my guest and I ordered there equilivent to high tea and the scones were very dry and there was chocolate chip cookies on the plate as the dessert. Not really what I was looking forward to.
This is not a traditional tea room. This is more like a country style restaurant...
We were a party of three who were all first time visitors to the Royal Tea Room. We made reservations for 1:30 and they gave us ample time to look around at the interesting gift shop. We were seated in a cozy 10 table dimly lit room. China was an interesting eccletic mix which was a good conversation piece. All three tiers of food were delectable and the tea of the day was Plum Pudding. Service was excellent. This is one of Tampa's best kept secrets...