Where: Buckhead, GA
Style: Southern Lady
Tea Selection: 2 prepared hot teas
Teatimes: Quarterly Tea Dates, 5-7 pm
(Private parties of 20 to 200, 7 days a week)
Reservations: Recommended advance notice, 3 dates available each season
Cost: $36 (25% gratuity added) Seasonal Afternoon Tea; $29 Child (25% gratuity added); Private Parties: $39 Adult, $19 Child – sample menus here
Destination Tea Tip: The entrance to the Swan Coach House is on Slaton Drive, behind the Atlanta History Center’s main building. Bring cash to tip the valet or look for street parking on Slaton Drive and plan to walk a bit. As you approach the house, either use the restaurant entrance on your right to go directly to the dining room, or use the main entrance to visit the gift shop first, as it closes during the course of your tea. Follow Destination Tea on Facebook to learn about upcoming holiday tea dates.
Destination Tea Notes: Dining at the Swan Coach House readily transports you into times gone by. After all, you are in the backyard of the Swan House, a 1928 mansion where many an elegant Southern afternoon tea was likely enjoyed. Warmly ensconced in walls upholstered in a bright floral pattern, you can almost imagine you are at tea in the 1960’s, with the twelve Atlantan art patronesses who turned the estate’s former carriage house into the Swan Coach House restaurant and gift shop. Society here is genteel and decorous, so you’ll want to use your inside voice. High tea is served at an authentic evening hour, with an emphasis on homemade Southern delectables. If your tea-going party is small, be on the lookout for seasonal tea dates, where tea is served in the main dining room (pictured below). Year-round, should you have an occasion to gather 20 or more friends for a private tea reservation, you will have the treat of venturing into one of the other four historic private dining rooms the Swan Coach House has to offer.
Scones & Spreads, Savories and Sweets