Think Old World English this Mothers Day, instead of lunch or brunch why not seek out an old school tea salon and pamper mom with petite sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, savory bites and an exotic blend of tea. Most importantly don't forget to remind mom all holidays are calorie free! Enjoy!
Alice's Tea Cup | For the Creative Mummy!
This cozy wonderland is a treat for adukts and children alike. The mismatched chairs and tables along with the incredible scents of freshly backed scones and cake are so inviting! The menu is filled with treats like soups and sandwiches. Make sure to try the "Wee-Tea,"- a fruit tea with comes with a sandwich, scone and a chocolate mousse for desert. You will leave feelling magically lifted!
102 W 73rd St # 1, New York, NY, 212-799-3006, http://alicesteacup.com/
Russian Tea Room | For the Grand Mummy!
A New York city treasure! Since it opened its gates in 1927, The Russian Tea Room is certainly glamourous in every sense of the word! The red and golds of the interior are lush and welcoming. If you are feeling rather indulgent, treat mum to the Royal High Tea service! At $85 a pop (or $115 is you want to add some bubbly) you can find youself enjoying finger sandwich, caviar, scones, cupcakes and petite fours. Must try the wild cheeries in syrup that give the brew a fuller flavor. Magnificent!
150 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, (212) 581-7100, http://russiantearoomnyc.com/
Tea & Sympathy | For the Royal Mummy!
If you are looking for a truly British experience, visit Tea & Sympathy. This non-fussy service serves a true afternoon tea complete with sandwiches, scones and a steaming pot of tea ? many of which are exclusive to Tea & Sympathy.
108 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY 10011, (212) 989 9735, www.teaandsympathynewyork.com
Bemelman's Bar | For the Young at heart Mummy!
This upscale East side bar is a great recommendation for afternoon tea for two ? and celebrity sightings. Additionally, in honor of the bar?s namesake (author of the Madeline series), Bemelman?s Bar is taken over by little girls in the spirit of the lead character of the children?s book. Reservations are a must.
The Carlyle Hotel, 35 East 76th St., New York, NY 10021, (212) 744-1600 http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/carlyle/dining
Cha- an Tea House | For the Globetrotting Mummy!
Enjoy something different and take part in a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. Make sure to make a reservations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy serenity and explore Japanese cultures and sweets! Matcha, Mochi and red bean paste and yummy stapls!. Mum will leave feeling zen!
230 E 9th St, 2nd Fl, (between Stuyvesant St & 3rd Ave), New York, NY 10003http://www.chaanteahouse.com/