What You'll Get
Tea, like relationships, can be hot and cold and can leave a scar if not handled with giant oven mitts. Take care of your tea needs with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of tea-time fare and drinks at Dishington’s Tea Room & Gift Shop in Lambeth.
The refined hosts at Dishington's Tea Room & Gift Shop steep tea, assemble lunch, and decorate desserts throughout the morning and afternoon. The English-style tea space lets imbibers swirl more than 15 varieties of black and herbal tea inside personal teapots ($2.49). A lunch menu lures diners to the table with tea-complementing nibbles, such as black-forest-ham-and-havarti sandwiches ($9.49) and pineapple-mandarin salads ($8.99). Pinkie-lifters can sip in style and feast eyes on floral tablecloths during high tea ($19.99/person), held at ceiling level with a three-tiered selection of petite salad sandwiches, desserts, and scones lathered in strawberry-rhubarb jam and Devon cream.
High tea requires at least a two-day-notice reservation.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 4, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Not valid for Gift Shop. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Dishington's Tea Room
When diagnosed with a critical illness and given just two weeks to live, Myna Taylor rejected her doctor's prognosis. Declaring herself “divinely healed,” she set out for England, where she proceeded to buy a wealth of Wedgewood bone china. Upon returning home, she opened Dishington's Tea Room, where she continued to defy the odds and celebrate life, family, food, and friends.
More than 30 years later, Richard and Tami DeJonge keep Myna's memory and traditions alive by serving house-made lunch and desserts on the same Wedgewood plates she brought back from that first trip. “Consistency is so important,” Richard claims, and the care he and Tami take in crafting each quiche or rhubarb pie speaks volumes of their dedication.
The old and new recipes spring from a similar blend of tradition, inspiration, and whichever vegetables are in season at the farmer's market. Guests can enjoy the locally sourced fare within a cozy tearoom decorated with cloth napkins and tablecloths and walls complemented by paintings by area artists. This coziness, along with the delicious food, Richard believes, is what keeps the tearoom's wealth of regulars coming back cup after cup.