Dallywater's Tea Room & Art Gallery Edit

1 ratings
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Type Cafe
Style British
Serves Loose-leaf, Iced
Food Snacks, Sandwiches, Pastries, Full menu
Features Afternoon tea, High tea
Good For Dates, Groups
Monday Closed
Tue Sat 11:00 AM 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Photo submitted by Michelle

1 Review

Michelle rated this place
and said Edit

I can’t believe I’ve lived in Geneva for a year and never gone to Dallywater’s.

The storefront is beautiful and inviting. A big English flag flies outside. The tables are white and covered in white linen.

Immediately upon entering, a friendly woman with an English accent comes in and seats us in a corner of the restaurant. She comes back with menus, a tier of desserts to look at, and a spinning carousel of teas to smell. There must have been twenty or so. All of them smell delicious.

My friend Ana smells the Vanilla Mystique and immediately decides; my friend Shannon has a bit more trouble deciding but in the end goes for the Ceylon Pomegranate. I can’t decide, and when our waitress comes over, I go with the tea that’s right in front of me: Night Blooming Jasmine.

Each of our teas arrives in an individual pot that pours about 2.5 large teacups of tea. Our waitress expertly puts a strainer in each cup in turn, swirls the teapot, and pours us each a cup. She leaves the pots on the table for us.

As it’s lunchtime, we’re all hungry, so instead of going for a tea service, we each order sandwiches. I went for an eggplant and mozzarella; Ana and Shannon both went for ham, tomato, mustard and cheese. Each panini is named after a different British locale. They were absolutely delicious.

I can’t believe I’ve never been to Dallywater’s before, but I KNOW I’ll be going again. A fantastic place. I managed to hold off this time, but they had a rack of 1oz samples of each of their teas, $3 each… I’ll be back. For sure.