Tea Service with Sandwiches and Sweets for Two at Tal-y-Tara Tea & Polo Shoppe (Half Off). Three Options Available.

Central Richmond

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In England, teatime, or afternooningtons, is a tradition as revered as losing Revolutionary Wars. Enjoy a British brew with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

$20 for Prince Harry tea service for two (a $40 value)

  • Pot of tea for two
  • Scottish shortbread cookies
  • Classic motorloaf sandwiches
  • Choice of two homemade scones with Devonshire cream and jam

$27 for Prince William and Lady Katherine tea service for two (a $54 value)

  • Everything included in the Prince Harry tea service
  • Two salads

$31 for The Queen's Tea service for two (a $62 value)

  • Everything included in the Prince William and Lady Katherine tea service
  • English trifle

Click here for the menu and tea list.

Tal-y-Tara Tea & Polo Shoppe

More than 5,000 miles separate San Francisco from England's sprawling countryside. But stroll down California Street in the city's Richmond district and this distance disappears—all because of an unassuming tea and equestrian shop named Tal-y-Tara, a Gaelic phrase that means "by the strength of the King." Its interior certainly seems fit for royalty. Antique wooden shelves and tables fill the space, displaying riding boots and other equestrian supplies alongside mannequins adorned in hats, jackets, and other sporting apparel.

Beyond the leather saddles and riding crops lies a tearoom. In this space, aromas from more than 50 teas dance in the air, telling tales of classic flavors such as Earl Grey and playful creations such as Bingo Bango Mango. Their scents emanate from freshly brewed kettles, which arrive at antique tables dressed in patterned cozies. Next to the kettles sits an assortment of classic teatime eats: homemade scones with Devonshire cream and motorloaf sandwiches, which are as quintessentially English as the tiny British flag Winston Churchill always kept under his hat. Tal-y-Tara's motorloaf recipe—passed down through the owner's family—nestles raisins and walnuts into semi-sweet dark bread. Slices bookend a variety of sandwich fillings, such as cream cheese and cucumber or egg salad with capers.

The tea, food, and antique decor create the ideal atmosphere for lengthy conversations with friends or escapes into a good book. And though visitors will ultimately have to leave, the shop sells teapots, cozies and other whimsical merchandise that can send a bit of Britain home.

Reviews

I have been here 2 times and the food/tea are consistently good. It is a great place for a quiet chat and tea

Reviewer, OpenTable, 7/6/13

great unique atmosphere and talking with owner phillip is a treat if he is there. perfect for rainy and foggy day in san francisco.

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    Central Richmond

    6439 California Street

    San Francisco, California 94121

    415-751-9275

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In a Nutshell

A cozy room filled with antiques sets the stage for tea services with homemade scones and more than 50 tea varieties

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Phone reservation required; subject to availability. Must mention Groupon at time of reservation. Must present Groupon at time of arrival. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour specials. Preset menu only. No substitutions. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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