A lady always makes time for tea… Crabtree & Evelyn Tea Room

Crabtree & Evelyn is renowned around the world for beautiful gifts and everyday luxuries that capture the essence of English style. The Crabtree & Evelyn Tea Room brings to life one of the pillars of the Crabtree and Evelyn brand – the fine tradition of tea. I’ve long known about the C&E tea room but I’m not sure why I hadn’t stopped in until only recently. Located above their Design Quarter store, it’s the perfect pit stop to refuel after a hard day of shopping!

Lust

  • The scones with strawberry jam (C&E’s own of course!) and clotted cream! They’re oversized, freshly baked and arrived at the table warm. I’ve heard that people have driven in from Pretoria just for these – and it’s worth it! OMG I have no words!

Love

  • How quaint the place is – feel like I’m sitting in my gran’s lounge
  • Everything is super tasty and homemade and several of the items (cookies, jams, sweets, tea etc) are available for sale as well.

Loathe

  • Nothing really although they could have done with an extra hand on the day we were there.

 

It must be said that while the expertly blended tea & scones are superb they do have a very tempting menu that offers breakfast and lunch too. All of this fine fare is served on Crabtree & Evelyn’s own Mason’s crockery – distinctive blue and white patterned ironstone china – talk about attention to detail!

If I ran the place

  • I would insist on a daily staff meal and OD on the scones!

Need to know

  • Seating is limited, its best to book, especially if you’re a bigger group – an interesting venue for kitchen tea parties or baby showers.
  • They also serve Afternoon Tea at a great rate of R100 per person
  • If you spend R1000+ at the Crabtree & Evelyn sale (now on!) you’ll get a voucher for a complimentary cup of tea, splendid! See sale dates here.

Crabtree & Evelyn strives to strike a harmonious balance between relaxation and nature, and what I love most is that they remain dedicated to making life’s ordinary rituals thoroughly pleasurable experiences. This gorgeous venue is a truly one of a kind with its striking contemporary visuals, eclectic mix of antique furniture, and all the warmth and homeliness of a traditional English country kitchen – a fitting tribute to this timeless brand.

W

Crabtree & Evelyn Tea Room

Design Quarter, Fourways

 011 465 8276

tearoom@crabtree-evelyn.co.za

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About Wisaal

Reformed shopaholic. Absent sister. Unapologetic perfectionist. Trainee wife. Severe OCD. Cat person.
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