For the longest time whenever I have been asked where I live I always tell people, “Well I live on Long Island now, but I grew up in Manhattan.” Gotta keep up that city cred! Plus when main stream America sees Long Island Princesses on Bravo, I think I need to clarify that I’m so not like that. Another bad rap that Long Island gets is that it’s the suburbs and we have nothing cool here! I have been trying to change all that by showcasing fun new spots on Long Island and beyond thru Happily Wander Upon! Today’s latest spot is a goodie! I was dying to go out for High Tea on my birthday, but it was during the week and I didn’t want to deal with city traffic. So, I did a little digging and found Royal Tea House in Great Neck, NY. We called ahead for reservations, but honestly it’s not needed at all during the weekend.
Isn’t it pretty? Even if you aren’t local and can’t go yourself I think you will enjoy it for it’s pretty decor! I loved the mix of emerald green with teal. I don’t typically use these colors together, but I love it and have started to do it more often since my visit.
I really wanted to set in the massive round tufted banquette, but when we arrived it was taken so we got seated on the other side. It was actually really nice because I was able to see the pretty faux tree/butterfly situation they had going on from my seat. Plus I got to snap a pic on my way out!
Once seated things got a little silly. We assumed it was just a tea house so only tea and the yummy treats that went along with it, but it actually had a steak house sort of menu with mostly meat and fish meals. They do offer a High Tea experience for two where we could get one tiered stand with treats and each get a pot of tea that could be hot or cold. That’s what we opted for.
The tea came out in the prettiest fine china. I loved the sweet roses and pops of teal! I also love the tea warmer that came with my pot. It was a tea light candle, which I figured wouldn’t do anything, but it actually kept it quite warm!
All of the treats were delicious! The bottom ones were savory and then the top two tiers were sweet.
We had a great time and I can’t wait to go back! The tea was delicious, the treats were yummy and super filling and the price was amazing for high tea!
Know of any Long Island/NY spots that I must check out?