Where: Mount Dora, Florida
Style: Tudor hall
Tea Selection: 100 loose leaf and bagged teas
Teatimes: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11-4, Saturday to Sunday 11:15 to 4
Reservations: Reservations highly suggested
Contact: 352-735-2551 or Reserve Here
Cost: $36 The Windsor (serves 2); $18 The Marlborough; $12.25 The Queen Mary; $11.95 The Mad Hatter; $8.25 English Cream Tea; $5.95 Tea and Biscuits
Destination Tea Tips: You may also order from British-inspired breakfast and lunch menus at The Windsor Rose, which is in delightful, century-old Mount Dora, where antique and fun gift shops abound. Leave yourself time to explore!
Prices and teatimes are subject to change. Please see our Florida afternoon tea directory for the latest details.
Destination Tea Notes: The Windsor Rose Tea Room & Restaurant is a special treat for Americans, as the tearoom features home-cooked classic English dishes and family recipes brought over by British expats since the restaurant’s founding in 1991. Though we are in balmy Florida, there’s a British baker in the kitchen. Owner Paul Goodale — former owner of a bakery in England — treats us to authentic British baking, including his scrumptious Victoria Sponge Cake and tasty scones (even if their softball-size seems more American). Guests also have the chance to sample imported popular English tea brands like Taylors, Yorkshire, Twining’s, Ahmad and Tetley. The Windsor Rose’s hearty menu and wicker dining furniture create a venue inviting to ladies and gents alike. And while the service is friendly and efficient, the decor is an entertainment in itself, with walls covered in British memorabilia.