Like Olympic swimmers and gremlins, tea leaves only reveal their true power after being dunked in water. Unleash hidden strength with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of British fare, homemade desserts, and beverages at Vintage Restaurant & Tea Room.
Vintage Restaurant & Tea Room's artful chefs stack up an array of tea sandwiches, and bakers pull homemade scones, cakes, and bread puddings from their ovens daily, earning a feature in the Salt Lake Tribune. Lunch plates update traditional British tea fare with modern ingredients, such as quiches baked with spinach or ham ($6.50) rather than cheese-wrapped monocles. A classic British order, the High Tea lunch ($15) serves a plethora of small-size bites, from mini scones with mascarpone cream to tea sandwiches bursting with hummus and roasted red peppers. A selection of more than 50 loose-leaf teas (half pot, $3) pairs well with elegant salads and made-from-scratch desserts.
Like a love poem from chocolate to caramel, the dessert menu—stocked with items such as coconut cake ($3)—abounds with sweet sentiments and references to a life spent entwined on a pastry cushion. The Death by Chocolate cake, topped with chocolate ganache or chocolate whipped cream ($3), demonstrates that, unlike blue jeans, chocolate pairs best with itself. The antique-style interior of the Vintage Restaurant & Tea Room transports diners back to a simpler time, when powdered wigs concealed graying hair and white gloves hid self-tan mishaps. Painted china presents desserts with delicate flair, and tea cups and gilt-framed mirrors brighten the walls.