In a time and city that seems to always be in a hurry, it is sometimes nice to slow down and enjoy life’s luxuries. The Grand High Tea at The Empress of Little Rock is the perfect place to do just that.
Grand High Tea at the “Downtown Abbey” –Sundays at 3:00 p.m. by reservation only
Capture the essence of the traditional high tea with all the pomp and circumstance of your Grandmothers’ day. Everything is handmade in our kitchen and includes our specialty hot tea, three specialty desserts; three gourmet finger sandwiches, Empress scones, clotted cream and fresh fruit! Served in the formal dining room with candlelight and Victorian music. Discover the traditions of 100 years ago that have been lost in our hurry scurry world. Wear your hat and gloves, the occasion warrants it!! After tea, enjoy a detailed historical tour of The Empress and all of her owners from the late 1800′s to present time.
- $40.00 per person / $45.00 per person on holidays/ all tea reservation will have 18% gratuity included.
Group Grand High Tea-
- $40.00 per person / $45.00 per person on holidays
- Weekdays- 10 person minimum (50 person maximum)
- Weekends- 12 person minimum (50 person maximum)
- Holiday Prices Vary
High tea evolved from the custom of ladies of the Victorian era taking a mid-afternoon respite to an elegant and formalized excuse to showcase one’s finery while entertaining friends. High tea was traditionally more of an evening meal; today’s high tea experience showcases dainty tea sandwiches, specialty teas, elegant finger sweets, scones with clotted cream and lemon curd. Today it’s an opportunity to don one’s gloves and pull out grandmother’s china, crystal or silver, and have a time set aside to focus on ourselves and our friends. In this day of instant everything, the Empress is offering a special Little Rock, Arkansas high tea experience in an elegant Victorian atmosphere designed to calm the mind and foster relationships. Victorian High Tea accompanied by your host’s warm hospitality is a hallmark at The Empress. Call us to help you plan a delightful event for yourself or your local ladies’ group and enjoy one of our delightful tea and tour events at The Empress.