It is said that Anna Russell, 7th Duchess of Bedford, invented Afternoon Tea in 1840. This was to satisfy her peckishness during the long wait between lunch and dinner. We are proud to continue this custom. Prepared and served fresh each day, our menu faithfully follows the traditional combination of sweet and savory treats and homemade scones with clotted cream and jam. The ingredients include specialties from our pastry team that reflect our southern roots as well as time-honored British influence. At the heart of the experience is the drink itself. Choose from a variety of loose leaf teas including English blends and herbal infusions that will complement your food perfectly.
Holiday Afternoon Tea is from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM on December 4,5,6,11,12,13,18,19,20,22,23 in our Piedmont Dining Room, listed prices are per person. We can tailor our Tea menu to suit your party's needs and make your occasion in Chapel Hill a memorable one!
Reservations are required at least 24-hours in advance. Please call at least 24-hours prior to cancelling an existing reservation to avoid charges on your credit card. Pricing does not include tax and gratuity.
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