Everything was delicious and looked house made! My party ordered all gluten free to avoid any potential contamination/mixups at the table, and the person with Celiac's in our group had no reaction. I'm not much of a tea person but their chai was really good.
Excellent High Tea with a wildly enchanting decor. Be aware that the Gluten-free items shared the same trays with the regular gluten items. You also need to identify which diners will need the GF menu at the time of reservation (a month ahead of time for us).
The GF scones were outstanding with the clotted cream and marmalade. Service was excellent with the Tea Bar display to enjoy.
— Separate gluten-free menu
I have Celiac disease and I've learned that going out to eat at non-gluten-free establishments usually means subpar substitutions for my meal (sad gluten-free bread, subbing salads or fruit instead of tastier, gluteny/cross-contaminated items). And in general that's fine, I am thrilled when any accommodation is made for my bummer autoimmune problem.
I went to high tea with a group of my friends (I neither like tea, nor was I looking forward to what constituted a gluten-free high tea). Instead of being thrown some fruit and salad, I was thrilled by Clockwork Rose's gf efforts. The chef ensured that my tea (meal) was not only gf and delicious, but that I received an almost identical menu to the gluteny one my friends were enjoying. There were delicate savory pastries, a delicious creamy soup, tiny pies, chocolates, and cookies, and some incredibly lovely scones (the best I've had period, not just gf). I don't know how the chef managed to tease out the textures and flavors from gf flour, but she did it and she did it incredibly well. Those extra efforts only required a heads up before the reservation and an extra $3.
The other surprise I encountered is that I like tea, or at least the tea served here. In addition to having a person on staff who will describe the extensive tea list to you (and he's refreshingly straight-forward if you give him your preferences), the tea is delicious--rich and full-bodied, and even decadent.
I'm a convert and I will be back. Thank you so very much for a wonderful meal and a lovely time!
I have Celiac and I can’t recommend this enough! Not only is there a gluten free option, but it’s truly delicious! I will be back again and again!
High tea with GF options. Wonderful!