Queen Mary Tea Room

★★★★☆
  • 2912 NE 55th St

    Seattle, WA 98105

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  • 206-527-2770

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I've been to Afternoon Tea in a number of cities and at a number of different places, so I was looking forward to trying QMT. After going to Afternoon Tea there yesterday, however, I'd try somewhere else next time instead of going back.

Unlike other reviewers' experiences, the service was friendly and good. However, for $30, I would expect that real cream be served with the tea instead of 2% milk. The fruit served was fresh and good quality, but the tarts and other sweets were okay, but not nearly as good as other places I've been. And their ratio of tea sandwiches to sweets was not what it should have been IMHO (too many butter cookie-type things and only two types of sandwiches, which they gave you only half a sandwich of each - other places I've been had more fun little dainty sandwiches, which I liked better). They also had a weird food-colored sugar on the table instead of normal sugar cubes - not sure if it was the milk or the sugar or a combination of the two, but the good tea was made lesser by using both.

Overall, it's a cute enough space (albeit a bit tight) and the service was nice. If you'd like to take someone to tea as a special treat that's really memorable, I'd probably try somewhere else.

For regular breakfast and lunch, though, the dishes looked good and the prices were reasonable and I'd go back for that sometime - just not for Afternoon tea.

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★★★☆☆

I've been to Afternoon Tea in a number of cities and at a number of different places, so I was looking forward to trying QMT. After going to Afternoon Tea there yesterday, however, I'd try somewhere else next time instead of going back.

Unlike other reviewers' experiences, the service was friendly and good. However, for $30, I would expect that real cream be served with the tea instead of 2% milk. The fruit served was fresh and good quality, but the tarts and other sweets were okay, but not nearly as good as other places I've been. And their ratio of tea sandwiches to sweets was not what it should have been IMHO (too many butter cookie-type things and only two types of sandwiches, which they gave you only half a sandwich of each - other places I've been had more fun little dainty sandwiches, which I liked better). They also had a weird food-colored sugar on the table instead of normal sugar cubes - not sure if it was the milk or the sugar or a combination of the two, but the good tea was made lesser by using both.

Overall, it's a cute enough space (albeit a bit tight) and the service was nice. If you'd like to take someone to tea as a special treat that's really memorable, I'd probably try somewhere else.

For regular breakfast and lunch, though, the dishes looked good and the prices were reasonable and I'd go back for that sometime - just not for Afternoon tea.

Pros: Friendly service, good tea selection

Cons: High tea too expensive for what is served

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We also encountered very rude service! Our server was practically pushing us out the door telling us that others are waiting for our table. Couldn't she be more tactful? It's not our fault their restaurant is so small, or that they schedule reservations too close together. I read somewhere that this is a good place for gatherings or special occasions. Perhaps, but NOT if you want to finish your meal or sample a few more items from their tea menu.

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★☆☆☆☆

We also encountered very rude service! Our server was practically pushing us out the door telling us that others are waiting for our table. Couldn't she be more tactful? It's not our fault their restaurant is so small, or that they schedule reservations too close together. I read somewhere that this is a good place for gatherings or special occasions. Perhaps, but NOT if you want to finish your meal or sample a few more items from their tea menu.

Pros: Decor, if you're into frilly things

Cons: Service, and very tight quarters

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What an incredible atmosphere with an abundance selection of tea and fabulous breakfasts and lunches. Reservations a must! A fun experience for all....especially a grandma and granddaughter.

5
★★★★★

What an incredible atmosphere with an abundance selection of tea and fabulous breakfasts and lunches. Reservations a must! A fun experience for all....especially a grandma and granddaughter.

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I recently went here with my boyfriend on the first snow-day of the season and it was completely wonderful. Their selection of holiday teas was great and the atmosphere was like no other place I've been in Seattle. There were charmingly mismatched porcelain tea cups and two turtle doves in a cage behind a lace veil, which I thought was a great touch. However, I did take note that my boyfriend was the sole male patron in the room, and I was the only female who was not either over 45 or under ten years of age. It may be more of a mother-daughter spot than a place for a date.

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★★★★☆

I recently went here with my boyfriend on the first snow-day of the season and it was completely wonderful. Their selection of holiday teas was great and the atmosphere was like no other place I've been in Seattle. There were charmingly mismatched porcelain tea cups and two turtle doves in a cage behind a lace veil, which I thought was a great touch. However, I did take note that my boyfriend was the sole male patron in the room, and I was the only female who was not either over 45 or under ten years of age. It may be more of a mother-daughter spot than a place for a date.

Pros: Unique decor, extensive tea menu

Cons: Not a date spot

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I went to this restaurant for my birthday, and the service was shockingly horrible. From start to end, my friends and I were rushed through the entire lunch. We were not even allowed to select dessert because they had cleared the table and told us to leave for the other people waiting to be seated. If the servers were apologetic or even somewhat polite, I would not be writing this comment. But they were downright rude and offensive, even after being told (from the very beginning) that this was a birthday celebration. I will never return.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to this restaurant for my birthday, and the service was shockingly horrible. From start to end, my friends and I were rushed through the entire lunch. We were not even allowed to select dessert because they had cleared the table and told us to leave for the other people waiting to be seated. If the servers were apologetic or even somewhat polite, I would not be writing this comment. But they were downright rude and offensive, even after being told (from the very beginning) that this was a birthday celebration. I will never return.

Pros: Atmosphere and Decor

Cons: Rude Service; Cramped Space

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Great location in Seattle and wonderful experience. Go for tea with your friends or your family. Great food, courteous service, authentic envrionment. Enjoy!

5
★★★★★

Great location in Seattle and wonderful experience. Go for tea with your friends or your family. Great food, courteous service, authentic envrionment. Enjoy!

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You feel like you've visited England when you come to Queen Mary's. The high tea comes with lots of scrumptious sandwiches, tea cakes and fruits. (I've never had a stale crust.) There is a huge variety of loose-leaf teas; I've tried many that are delicious and unique. This is a special place. My friend had her wedding shower here, but it's also good to come for breakfast (although that's a bit hard now to do spontaneously, because reservations are a must).

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★★★★★

You feel like you've visited England when you come to Queen Mary's. The high tea comes with lots of scrumptious sandwiches, tea cakes and fruits. (I've never had a stale crust.) There is a huge variety of loose-leaf teas; I've tried many that are delicious and unique. This is a special place. My friend had her wedding shower here, but it's also good to come for breakfast (although that's a bit hard now to do spontaneously, because reservations are a must).

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If you ever want to take someone for a special occasion, this is the place to be. A quaint little restaurant, located near the University of Wa, leads to a real fun experience. Very cozy inside, decorated to represent an English Tea Room. The entree's are varied and very tasty. Often they use fresh "edible" flowers as a garnish. The tea is served the "English" way, putting in your milk first! Many varieties of tea are available for choice. The desserts are wonderful, homemade and delicious. Prices are a little high, but well worth paying for the ambiance and experience of eating in this fun establishment. You can purchase teas, tea pots, tea cups, napkins, etc. for your tea party at home. They have a special program for little girls who want to come for a tea party. Contact them for information on this.

5
★★★★★

If you ever want to take someone for a special occasion, this is the place to be. A quaint little restaurant, located near the University of Wa, leads to a real fun experience. Very cozy inside, decorated to represent an English Tea Room. The entree's are varied and very tasty. Often they use fresh "edible" flowers as a garnish. The tea is served the "English" way, putting in your milk first! Many varieties of tea are available for choice. The desserts are wonderful, homemade and delicious. Prices are a little high, but well worth paying for the ambiance and experience of eating in this fun establishment. You can purchase teas, tea pots, tea cups, napkins, etc. for your tea party at home. They have a special program for little girls who want to come for a tea party. Contact them for information on this.

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To walk into the Queen Mary is to enter a wonderland of English Romanticism. One would be hard pressed to find anything in the establishment that could have any more lace, flowers, or tea in or on it. This is not a minimalistic Japanese Tea house or a hearty Scottish Tea house. This is an English woman's tea room, pure and simple. Although the service is often a little lacking (servers are oftened distracted by other tables...getting seated can be difficult), the cullinary delights that await you are worth most bumps on the way to your table. A small room, the Queen Mary can feel a bit cramped, and certainly during the busy days it can sound like a gaggle of women talking non-stop; a dull roar of them to be exact. The afternoon tea is delicious, but their standard fare of soups, sandwiches, and pastries should not be overlooked. Men be warned, you will be severely outnumbered, and many of the women around you will be wearing rhinestone tiaras.

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★★★★☆

To walk into the Queen Mary is to enter a wonderland of English Romanticism. One would be hard pressed to find anything in the establishment that could have any more lace, flowers, or tea in or on it. This is not a minimalistic Japanese Tea house or a hearty Scottish Tea house. This is an English woman's tea room, pure and simple. Although the service is often a little lacking (servers are oftened distracted by other tables...getting seated can be difficult), the cullinary delights that await you are worth most bumps on the way to your table. A small room, the Queen Mary can feel a bit cramped, and certainly during the busy days it can sound like a gaggle of women talking non-stop; a dull roar of them to be exact. The afternoon tea is delicious, but their standard fare of soups, sandwiches, and pastries should not be overlooked. Men be warned, you will be severely outnumbered, and many of the women around you will be wearing rhinestone tiaras.

Pros: Fabulous food.

Cons: The ambience is an aquired taste. Groups of 8 and under.

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I took my grandmother and mother for a special treat this weekend. I recommend booking for 3:30 just to have a little more room and a bit more attentive service. Little girls get tiara's to wear, big girls can too!... I showed up in hat and pearls and felt like a princess eating dainty food that was beautiful and tasty!

A great way to spend a couple of hours and feel like the queen! Excellent gift for female family members at a value oriented price.

LOVED the fact the directions on the website include landmarks and were definately written by a woman for women to follow!

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★★★★☆

I took my grandmother and mother for a special treat this weekend. I recommend booking for 3:30 just to have a little more room and a bit more attentive service. Little girls get tiara's to wear, big girls can too!... I showed up in hat and pearls and felt like a princess eating dainty food that was beautiful and tasty!

A great way to spend a couple of hours and feel like the queen! Excellent gift for female family members at a value oriented price.

LOVED the fact the directions on the website include landmarks and were definately written by a woman for women to follow!

Pros: great food, you can wear a hat!

Cons: very small venue

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Recommend reservations, at least on Sunday. Tea selection is fantastic (not many varieties of decaf). Ordered afternoon tea ($22/person), includes tea, fruit, pastries, sorbet and sandwiches. Tea is great, most pastries are excellent, raspberries were moldy, sorbet is delicious. Sandwiches were sub-par (cucumber and butter on Wonder bread). Seating is VERY cramped to the point you're afraid to talk; try asking for the solitary table by the door. Service was poor--loud and unnattentive--but it was extremely busy. Overall, worth checking out if you've never "had" tea, but I've heard of better in the area (though $10 more per person). Be prepared for a sugar and caffeine high. Other guests = older ladies and occasional little girl...my husband was the only man, and I was the youngest at 26. Easy neighborhood parking. I was excited to try "clotted cream" but got "whipped cream"; not sure if those are the same.

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★★★★☆

Recommend reservations, at least on Sunday. Tea selection is fantastic (not many varieties of decaf). Ordered afternoon tea ($22/person), includes tea, fruit, pastries, sorbet and sandwiches. Tea is great, most pastries are excellent, raspberries were moldy, sorbet is delicious. Sandwiches were sub-par (cucumber and butter on Wonder bread). Seating is VERY cramped to the point you're afraid to talk; try asking for the solitary table by the door. Service was poor--loud and unnattentive--but it was extremely busy. Overall, worth checking out if you've never "had" tea, but I've heard of better in the area (though $10 more per person). Be prepared for a sugar and caffeine high. Other guests = older ladies and occasional little girl...my husband was the only man, and I was the youngest at 26. Easy neighborhood parking. I was excited to try "clotted cream" but got "whipped cream"; not sure if those are the same.

Pros: tea, pastries, sorbet, "English tea" decor

Cons: crowded/cramped, sandwiches, a bit pricey

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Queen Mary is the perfect place for friends to meet for breakfast tea (or coffee). They have wonderful scones and very good breakfasts. Vegetarians do fine here also. There is fresh fruit served with many of the breakfasts and it is prepared beautifully and very tasty!

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★★★★★

Queen Mary is the perfect place for friends to meet for breakfast tea (or coffee). They have wonderful scones and very good breakfasts. Vegetarians do fine here also. There is fresh fruit served with many of the breakfasts and it is prepared beautifully and very tasty!

Pros: Great tea and food, Cute atmosphere, Good service

Cons: Small

 

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