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Rose Tree Cottage

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801 S Pasadena Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-3000
+1 626-793-3337
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Long Beach
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The Rose Tree is very structured about it reservations. The door opens at one, and guests are seated after a short wait in the very treasure filled gift shop. Take the time to browse. The front garden is very worn and faded because of our 4 year drought. We don't live in English weather. I'm sure after all this current... More 

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Claremont, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Just love browsing in here, lots of British items in beautifully laid out shop. Also they offer tea, but you have to book, so didn't do this here.

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Thank alison s s
Livermore, California
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I celebrated my birthday at the Rose Tree Cottage this year. The historic house is wonderful, the owners are welcoming and the tea is delicious. They have their own blend of black tea that is so smooth and wonderful. Their traditional tea sandwiches, scone & sweets are always so good! If I lived in Southern California I would stop in... More 

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2 Thank danforth1
Santa Monica, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We chose the Rose Tree Cottage for its traditional English afternoon tea, and we had a lovely time. It started off somewhat less than promising; we arrived about 10 minutes early for a 1:00 tea, and as the door was locked we had to wait outside in the somewhat tired looking front garden. Once we were allowed in (along with... More 

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Thank Lianne58
Los Angeles, California
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

My wife was in Pasadena and drove past this place and thought she would call in and get me some goodies as I am originally from England. She purchased two brands of biscuits which were both out of date. The Jammie Dodgers were 5 months past their best and the Ginger Nuts were 3 months past their date. She also... More 

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5 Thank Olly13538
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

We celebrated my Mom's birthday with my sisters today and really enjoyed the food and service from our server. She was friendly and very kind. The only complaint we had is that there are two cats roaming around the eating area and indoors. Not only did we think that not becoming to an eating establishment but also a great inconvenience... More 

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5 Thank Diana A
Minneapolis
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

I used to visit RTC at its old location 20 years ago with my mother and wanted to go again in memory of her. Unfortunately, it's not at all the same place it once was. The grounds are no longer beautifully kept, the shop area is horribly cramped, and the food was below average. My friend had a salad rather... More 

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6 Thank sjh40l
Olympia, Washington
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2014

I can't believe I haven't written a review of this wonderful place before but better late than never. This is the only real English tea room that can be found on US shores. The owners, Edmund and Mary Fry, have created a place where you can find a brief respite from the world. They always greeted us warmly and made... More 

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1 Thank Kim H
Kingston, Canada
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

The owner is rude, the food is awful, very over priced and above all the place Smells of urine. It is a want to be English High Tea but comes comes off phony. We were warned to arrive early, found the door locked and were made to wait at least 5-7 minutes outside. We're seated late and the room was... More 

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6 Thank Joanne B
Sammamish, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 12 December 2013

I LOVE Mary & Edmond Fry! When you come to RTC, it is like going to their home. You call ahead for tea as they plan for your arrival. Snow, the kitty, greats you and hopes for some cream with tea. Made fresh each day, they serve wonderful tea sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, and yummy treats for dessert. Tea is... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
British
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:30
Thursday
10:00 - 17:30
Friday
10:00 - 17:30
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 S Pasadena Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-3000
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-793-3337

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?