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Empress Tea Room

12924 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2806
+1 813-988-9027
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible14%
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American, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12924 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2806
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't usually give two stars on a review...but this overrated restaurant deserves it. First of all my wife and I had brunch, which tea and food were served cold.. Second I would bet a bunch that the food were leftovers, thrown together on a...More

Thank Norman R
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful birthday tea with my son last week. It is now our annual tradition. The owner Kim and staff are very friendly and the food is always delicious!

Thank Italy441
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I cant tell you with 100% accuracy that the place is dirty - I can only tell you I felt it was. First, my tea cup has remnants from someone else's lips - like food chunks - on it and no one seemed to notice....More

Thank rfuchs0917
TeaTampa, Owner at Empress Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

ok...wow...first let me say...omg!!! I am soooo sorry that was your perception of our sweet Tea Room...I totally got right up form the computer and went to find the "bunny"... you are so right...I pulled it immediately and corrected that...second went into the kitchen and...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

The service, food and mimosas were excellent. Waffles were fluffy and breakfast items were plentiful and just lovely. The two owners were so pleasant and sweet. It was a busy Sunday with two privat parties going on while we were there but the service was...More

Thank territravels
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I've been here a few times and previous visits were alright. What has been consistent is that the food and tea were great but the service was lacking. My most recent visit was no exception. I went recently with friends and it took nearly 10...More

Thank purplegal12
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Today I took a friend visiting from out of town to Empress Tea Room for high tea. There was a large group there having a meeting & socializing and the noise level was frustrating. It was totally distracting & made what could have been a...More

1  Thank Brenda S
TeaTampa, Owner at Empress Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

I'm so sorry you were looking for something intimate on the weekend ..you will find that here with us we are blessed with busy showers and celebrations we hope you give us a try on the weekday as it is probably weekday thou are looking...More

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

my fiancee us retired Marine Andi have MS and spina bifafad but when I can walk we come to play the 5 cent machines and eat at the Hardrock Restaurant. We'll we are here and we need some comps so we can stay a night....More

Thank Sherrell A
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The owners and staff make us feel like a million bucks. Their food is fantastic. Scones are out of this world. The teas are excellent. Very welcoming atmosphere. Great spot.

Thank Raul B
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Birthday high tea was excellent. The ambiance is consistent with English tea rooms in the US. Our service was great. The teas were flavorful, the finger sandwiches were very tasty. My favorite was the chicken salad. The fruit and scones were great. We elected to...More

Thank Jeff W
TeaTampa, Owner at Empress Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2016

Yeah!!! So looking forward to your next visit!!!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can we make reservations for Mother's Day? 2017
1 May 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
Would like to see a menu and prizeing
30 August 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 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
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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