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Empress Tea Room

12924 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2806
+1 813-988-9027
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“scones” (42 reviews)
“soup” (9 reviews)
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American, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12924 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2806
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The tea room is hidden away on a large strip plaza and so patience is needed to locate it - don’t worry - it is there! Four of us visited for High(er?) Tea on a busy Sunday afternoon and frustratingly we had to wait in...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Wow! Would have loved to have taken my 5 year old daughter to high tea at Empress Tea Room, but unfortunately it will not be happening. I bought a travelzoo deal to join friends of my daughter and mine for a high tea experience. When...More

3  Thank clittle12
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Had a special birthday lunch with a BFF, and the entire occasion was special. Great food, tea and sweets, in a charming place.

Thank MissLaughsALot
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Loved this lovely jewel! Planned an outing for my niece whose third baby was due...no need for a full on shower but we did want to honor her. We ALL loved this place. The service was optimum, food was delicious, atmosphere was perfect for us...More

Thank WellPleasedSoul
Reviewed January 22, 2018

I love the atmosphere because it reminds me of Europe. The food is average but the atmosphere makes up for it. I have been twice and I think that I may go back a third time if the people I know would really enjoy it.

Thank maryU8877YI
Reviewed December 31, 2017

My family has frequented the Empress Tea Room several times over the last few years. We absolutely love the ambiance, decor, dishes, and gentle music played during our meals. We always come for the Sunday unlimited brunch, which offers scones, clotted cream and jam, sausage,...More

Thank Wonderbebe100
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Kim - it was a delight to meet you. The apricot tea and scone were wonderful. Being half English, I more than enjoyed a taste of England. You are an absolutely delightful person and hope to see you again soon. Thanks for a wonderful experience....More

Thank Anita K
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

I been the this tea house so many times. I was giving my baby shower, I came for a bridal shower, high tea with the family, lunch with friends. It is such a nice and cozy place that you just want to stay all day...More

Thank Luma P
Reviewed July 6, 2017

Had a cup of tea and scone probably for about what you would pay at Starbucks. Nice atmosphere with lots of decorative items in the room--really tries to recreate something other than a chain restaurant experience. My family had more of the food and they...More

Thank Rich M
TeaTampa, Owner at Empress Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Being a "mom and pop" restaurant we truly strive to give you an experience you feel not just welcomed in but a place to call your own...we are so blessed to of had you and cant wait for your return. Kim

Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

My mom and I went for high tea to celebrate our birthdays. The price was right... $16.95, and the food was delicious. The scones were like drop biscuits and were delicious! We both wished that we could have had two each! There were three types...More

Thank nanasjo
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Questions & Answers
April 30, 2017|
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Response from TeaTampa | Property representative |
Please give us a call a there are so many variables on time and guest counts... we would be honored to have you 813-988-9027
Aileen V
August 29, 2016|
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Response from Aileen V |
Do need to travel there live near
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12924 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2806
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-988-9027
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