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Best places for afternoon tea in L.A.

Angelenos adore fancy restaurants and posh events! This weekend we recommend getting your group of friends together for afternoon tea. Los Angeles has plenty of options for those who would like sipping tea and munching on little finger sandwiches. The following L.A. restaurants are perfect for afternoon tea, serving anything from proper English teas to more contemporary variations:

American Tea Room, multiple locations

American Tea Room puts a different spin on classic teatime. What you’re in for is tea service that comes with pastries by Valerie Confections like crème fraiche scones with Tangier tea butter and preserves, chai chicken sandwiches with chai and curry spices, and matcha panna cotta. Pricing is as follows: $25-$45. It’s a great afternoon tea option.

The T Room, 2405 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020

Glendale’s The T Room is a family-run spot that offers $23.99 tea service that comes with lingonberry chicken sandwiches, mini tarts, cookies, and fruit. You will love The T Room’s cozy atmosphere and interior design.

Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Polo Lounge is a star-studded posh restaurant located at one of the most legendary hotels in Hollywood. Enjoy Polo’s “afternoon tea” experience that combines tradition, elegance and style. Afternoon tea is served on Fridays and Saturdays from 3 to 5pm. Pricing is as follows: $65 per person. Make sure to make reservations ahead of time, as tables fill up quickly.

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, 701 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077

Afternoon tea at the Hotel Bel-Air offers one of the most exquisitely executed teas in town. Menu includes a blue crab roll, house-cured smoked salmon on brioche, and a plate of sweets.
Those looking for gluten or sugar free options – go for a Garden Tea option. The Bel-Air also delivers an afternoon tea experience for children, Little Royals Tea. Pricing is as follows: starting $60 per person.

Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

The Getty Villa offers the most beautiful option for an afternoon tea experience – Tea by the Sea. Served only on Thursdays and Saturdays at 1 p.m., tea includes savory and sweet bites inspired by the Villa’s re-created Roman gardens. After tea, guests are welcome to take a culinary garden tour. Pricing is as follows: $36 per person.

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