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Royal Tea Room & Gifts Edit

4 ratings
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Type Restaurant
Style British
Serves Loose-leaf, Bagged
Food Snacks, Sandwiches, Pastries, Full menu
Features Afternoon tea, High tea
Good For Dates, Groups
Hours
Mon Sat 11:00 AM 4:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Photo submitted by TeaLover58

4 Reviews

Royal Tea Room & Gifts in La Plata, Maryland
5/5
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TeaLover58 rated this place
5/5
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This place is amazing!!! I went here for my birthday after reading some great reviews, and it was everything I expected.

I did the Royal Tea Service and was first struck by how cute the place was. Walked in, was immediately helped. This place was fantastic along with the people.

The teas were great and the food was even better! I had the cream of crab soup…by far the BEST soup I have ever had my entire life! I wanted to take a giant bowl of it home it was so good!!! I’m hungry just thinking about it. I was also treated with a tasty blueberry scone and various creams to go with it, a salad, and a tower of little sandwiches and finger foods, and the sweetest little treats. Everything tasted amazing!!! I can’t wait to go back.

It was so nice, I sat there for two hours just drinking tea and chatting. I was even able to pick my own tea cup! After eating and drinking my tea, they had a little store upstairs and downstairs that I went through.

All I can say is AMAZING! Great job guys!!!

Royal Tea Room & Gifts in La Plata, Maryland
5/5
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Andriel rated this place
5/5
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It is so lovely to have grown up daughters who enjoy taking their mother to tea! I thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit to Maryland, and our Sunday Tea at the Royal Tea Room was one of the high points.

We selected three teas from the extensive menu, each one a delight. The foods were delicious and the crab bisque soup was a special treat to my midwestern palate! Traditional sandwich selections followed, and then a stunning array of desserts.

After tea, we wandered the upstairs gift shop and enjoyed the pretty items and tea for sale.

We had such a nice time, I look forward to visiting again when I have another opportunity to travel to the east!

Royal Tea Room & Gifts in La Plata, Maryland
5/5
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Janefan rated this place
5/5
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I haven’t been in a few years (moved away) but have fond memories of this place and hope to go back soon. Lovely location in La Plata, and the food was always great! Sitting on the front porch to dine in warm weather is a nice option.

Royal Tea Room & Gifts in La Plata, Maryland
5/5
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denisend rated this place
5/5
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I love having Royal Tea here. It’s available by reservation only, and is far and away the best thing on the menu.

First, you’re given a choice of tea – most of what they serve are Harney and Sons teas. Then, there’s a salad and either the soup of the day or the crab bisque – get the crab bisque! After that, there’s scones with clotted cream and lemon curd. Finally, there’s a HUGE tiered tray of savories and sweets.

Whenever you finish your pot of tea, you can try something else or continue with the same tea you’ve been drinking.

The husband and I like to go and just relax; it’ll take about 2 hours to get through the entire thing. It’s awesome.

They also do lunches (no reservation required, though it is recommended) and afternoon tea. All of the food is excellent.