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Queen's Cuisine, Edwardsville, IL

Queen's Cuisine

4.7
4.7
147 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary British

The Queen's Cuisine Tea Room serves tea, cakes, pastries, lunches and tradition British afternoon teas. Seating is available inside and outside. Reservations are required for afternoon teas.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Afternoon Tea, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (618) 205-6188

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jane Muscroft

  • Private party contact

    Jane Muscroft: (618) 205-6188

  • Neighborhood

    Edwardsville, Illinois

  • Cross street

    E. Park

  • Parking details

    There is a small parking lot, as well as street parking and a public parking lot near the library.

  • Public transit

    Main St and Park

  • Additional

    Cafe, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Regular tea room lunch menu

    $15.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Make your selection form our menu of quiche, sandwiches, salads and traditional British entrees. Hot and iced tea, cakes, scones and pastries also available.
  • Traditional British Afternoon Tea

    $35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our afternoon tea is served on a three tiered tray and includes delicate finger sandwiches, warm from the oven scones with house made clotted cream and a selection of three different cakes and pastries. All enjoyed whilst sipping a pot of tea of your choosing from our extensive selection. Please mention any special dietary requirements when placing your reservation.
  • Childs Afternoon Tea

    $25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Child's afternoon tea (for children accompanying adults attending afternoon tea).

Menu

Lunch Menu

All items are $9.50 unless otherwise noted and are served with your choice of one of the following:

  • Soup

    see daily specials

    • Side Salad

      fruited salad of the season

      • Cup of Fresh Fruit Salad

        fresh orange segments, grapes and apples in a fruit stock

        The Dowager's Choices

        Traditionally British

        • Mave's Quiche Lorraine

          Made using Jane's Mum's recipe of homemade pie crust with bacon, onion and cheese

          • Vegetable Quiche

            Made with onion, cheese and seasonal vegetables. Please note, locally-sourced lard is used in the homemade pie crust

            • Coronation Chicken Sandwich

              This British cousin to American chicken salad was created for and served at the banquet for Queen Elizabeth's Coron ation in 1953. Roasted chicken breast is tossed in curry-flavored mayonnaise with raisins and a hint of apricot, serve d in a warmed croissant

              • Coronation Chicken Salad

                House-prepared Coronation Chicken (see above) served on a bed of spinach greens tossed in balsamic vinegar

                Mr Carson's Favorites

                Everyday British Staples

                • Sausage Rolls

                  House-made flaky pastry with locally-sourced pork sausage filling

                  • Includes a Side$8.00
                • Cornish Pasty

                  Beef, potato and onion encased in our house-made pie pastry. It was originally enjoyed for lunch by miners in Cornwall

                  • Includes a Side$11.00
                • Cheese and Onion Pasty

                  Sharp cheddar cheese and onions encased in our house made pie pastry. Please note, locally sourced lard is used in the home made pie crust

                  • Includes a Side$10.00

                Lady Grantham's Choices

                "American Influenced" Items

                • Chicken Salad Sandwich

                  Oven-roasted chicken breast, grapes, celery and a little onion tossed in seasoned mayonnaise, served in a warmed croissant

                  • Chicken Salad

                    Homemade chicken salad (see above) served on a bed of spinach greens tossed in balsamic vinegar

                    • Crustless Quiche with Sweet Potato Base

                      Sweet potatoes and seasonal vegetables with cheddar cheese and onions

                      Dr. Carlston's Recommendations

                      Waistline Friendly

                      • Fruited House Salad

                        Spinach greens tossed in a balsamic vinegar and topped with strawberries, sweet onions and glazed walnuts

                        • Dr. Carlston's Soup of the Day

                          Vegetable-based soup, see daily specials menu

                          • Bowl$6.50
                          • Add a Side$9.50

                        What 147 people are saying

                        Overall ratings and reviews

                        4.7
                        4.7 based on all time ratings
                        • 4.8Food
                        • 4.7Service
                        • 4.6Ambience
                        • 4.6Value

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                        1. KC

                          KarenC

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on February 8, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Such a great authentic English tearoom. Food is spot on. So delicious and lovely presentation. All foods are freshly made-large selection of teas and food options.

                        2. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          St. Louis

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on January 26, 2022

                          overall4food3service5ambience4

                          The service was very good pat was very helpful and attentive ! Food was good and presented well

                        3. KP

                          KathyP

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on January 5, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The Queen’s Cuisine is a unique experience. We had the traditional English tea. The food was great! Brought me back to when I visited England. The selection of tea was outstanding. We will be back!

                        4. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on December 19, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Christmas tea beautiful and delicious

                        5. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Las Vegas

                          1 review

                          2.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on December 19, 2021

                          overall2food2service4ambience4

                          I was very disappointed. I’ve eaten there twice before without no issues. This time I requested no salmon since one the the savory dishes being served was a salmon mousse. It was replaced with a very cheap ham lunch meat and fig jam finger sandwich. There was already a fig jam and goat cheese finger sandwich being served. They should have made the effort to replace the salmon dish with one of equal quality and not just some slapped together lunch meat. I was made to feel as if they didn’t care. I paid well over $100 for our high tea and left feeling cheated.

                        6. EE

                          ElkaE

                          Seattle

                          14 reviews

                          5.0

                          14 reviews

                          Dined on December 19, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Amazing all the way around! 2nd time and the holiday service menu was so good. They even let me try some soup which was savory and delicious and packaged their chicken salad up for my daughter, there is nothing on the menu we don’t like!

                        7. LS

                          LauraS

                          St. Louis

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on December 17, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          lovely setting and atmosphere. traditional English tea complete with all dishes and utensils used. wide variety of teas, with two choices for each of us. wnat to return for lunch sometime.

                        8. DS

                          DebbieS

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on December 10, 2021

                          overall4food3service5ambience5

                          The dough in the pot pies was very dry… not good … The samplers were awesome! The coconut cr pie was good except the bottom you couldn’t even cut through…one person had a cake of some kind & it was also dry ( like pot pie) The tea was great!

                        9. EE

                          ElkaE

                          Seattle

                          14 reviews

                          5.0

                          14 reviews

                          Dined on December 4, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          What an amazing experience. Cozy setting with a handful of tables. Nothing formal, come dressed as you are and enjoy lots of sweet treats and huge tea selection. Already booked a 2nd visit for the Holiday seating.

                        10. CH

                          ChristinaH

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on December 4, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We had a lovely high tea. The service and atmosphere were wonderful. We can’t wait to go back!

                        11. SJ

                          SharleneJ

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on November 14, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We loved our English Tea! We celebrated a birthday. The Harry Potter theme was an extra special treat. The food was wonderful, we loved the turkey sandwich and the corn beef was just as good. The sweet treats were melt in your mouth delicious. We will be booking another day for sure!

                        12. HP

                          HPotter

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on November 13, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The Harry Potter Themed luncheon Was really nice and fun. Food was very good. We will be returning.

                        13. WB

                          WilliamB

                          St. Louis

                          14 reviews

                          5.0

                          14 reviews

                          Dined on November 13, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The Harry Potter Afternoon Tea was unique and exceptional. We had a variety of treats: each item was a delicious surprise. We can’t wait to return.

                        14. S

                          Soulardsusie

                          St. Louis

                          22 reviews

                          5.0

                          22 reviews

                          Dined on November 10, 2021

                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                          Lunch is always fun at Queen’s Cuisine. The food is top notch with several great selections. I chose ‘a taste of everything’. Soup, quiche, salad, 1/2 chicken salad sandwich on a croissant. All delicious. Raisin scone with clotted cream and lemon curd. Perfection. Oh, and a cup of Earl Grey. Our server was efficient but a flat affect. Not very welcoming. Maybe just having a bad day. Overall a great lunch with friends.

                        15. C

                          Cousins

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on November 4, 2021

                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                          I ordered “A Bit of Everything “. I especially enjoyed the salad. I rated the food at a “4” only because my soup & quiche were lukewarm. Everything was flavorful. Even when all the tables were occupied, we were able to hear each other with no problem. I definitely look forward to visiting again.

                        16. M

                          Mar51

                          St. Louis

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on October 30, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The Halloween-themed High Tea: delicious food, superb service, well worth the hour and a half drive to attend!

                        17. s

                          sfescher

                          St. Louis

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on October 30, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Afternoon tea at Queen's Cuisine is always a wonderful experience. The food is fantastic, the service is impeccable, and the atmosphere is always so pleasant.

                        18. JS

                          JasmineS

                          Dallas

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on October 22, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          This tea room is absolutely darling! It’s quaint, the food and tea are lovely, and the ambiance is everything. Will definitely be back.

                        19. d

                          duke

                          St. Louis

                          11 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          11 reviews

                          Dined on October 14, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Loved our lunch at the Queen's Cuisine on Oct 14th. I had the yummy Little bit of Everything menu option and the coconut hot tea and a cupcake with almond flavored icing. Everything was excellent!

                        20. O

                          Ollie

                          St. Louis

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on October 12, 2021

                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                          As we had lived in the UK twelve years, this tea shop was a delightful surprise....in the town where my wife was born! The owner was very gracious, food delicious. We hope to get back soon! Oliver and Linda Williams

                        21. AF

                          AllisonF

                          St. Louis

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on October 9, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Fantastic. We had a high English afternoon tea. This is such a special place.

                        22. NC

                          NikkiC

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on October 9, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Wonderful as always! Can’t wait to have afternoon tea again.

                        23. PE

                          PennyE

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on September 18, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Queens cuisine offered a genuine traditional British afternoon tea. The food was just beautiful, portions were generous, and great value for the price! Staff were lovely, and made for a relaxing afternoon. I can’t recommend this place enough!

                        24. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on September 18, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Celebrating a birthday

                        25. EN

                          ENDURE262

                          St. Louis

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on April 24, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          This was one of the best tea houses I have ever been to. The food was delightful, the selection of teas was extensive, the service was impeccable, and it made a great place for several of my friends to gather post-pandemic and vaccination to catch up. What a gem this place is!

                        26. R

                          Retired

                          St. Louis

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 23, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          A nice place for lunch and girl time! The lady who was serving was so patient with my 90 yr old mother. Food was delicious

                        27. VB

                          VickiB

                          Tampa

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 3, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          My family came to visit for the weekend and I took them to Queens Cuisine for lunch. Delicious food and the staff was so friendly. One of our people had a dietary restriction and the owner personally came out to make recommendations. Everyone in our group enjoyed the lunch. It was a lovely experience

                        28. JM

                          JudyM

                          St. Louis

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on March 23, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Queen’s Cuisine NEVER fails!! You can always count on everything being excellent. LOVE to eat there and so glad that since we’ve had two shots, we’re good-to-go!

                        29. d

                          duke

                          St. Louis

                          12 reviews

                          5.0

                          12 reviews

                          Dined on March 18, 2021

                          overall5food4service3ambience4

                          I always enjoy the Coconut tea and the Little Bit of Everything Entree.

                        30. JK

                          JeffreyK

                          St. Louis

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on March 13, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Nice quiet experience of the Queen’s cuisine. Amazing, attentive staff. Quality service with quality food and drinks.

                        31. JC

                          JenniferC

                          St. Louis

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on February 13, 2021

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Went for afternoon valentines tea and all the food was amazing. The teas were very good also. The server waiting on us was very friendly and so nice to talk to. She made the experience a very pleasant one.

                        32. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on October 16, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The service and food werr excellent with all the British charm included. I shall return.

                        33. DM

                          DeatriceM

                          San Francisco

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on October 7, 2020

                          overall4food3service5ambience4

                          I made reservations for my friend birthday after researching tea rooms The scenery was nice the front of the building could’ve been a little nicer there was a few weeds growing around the walk way onto the porch . Upon entry I did notice some scones sitting in a chair inside some Tupperware not sure why .The food was good after sending it back because the middle of our sausage roll was ice cold I think they made everything the day before and just heated it up the waiter made sure to make another sausage roll and boy was it hot . The quiche Lorraine was good and the scones were superb I liked the mixed berry tea soda a lot I would visit again I give this establishment a 3 out of 5 stars

                          Queen's CuisineResponded on October 12, 2020

                          The scones you mentioned are what we use for display only. As the indoor dining has been closed for some weeks (due to state mandate/COVID) we had put them to one side. I'm sorry your sausage roll was not heated thoroughly. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your quiche and scones etc. Thank you for bringing your friend to our tea room and for this feedback.

                        34. T

                          Tonks

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on September 22, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          This was the first time we sat outside and it was marvelous! I did not expect it to be a private table! Highly recommend

                        35. H

                          Havana

                          French Polynesia

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on September 15, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Please support this local business. The food was wonderful and it is delightful to eat outside.

                        36. H

                          Havana

                          French Polynesia

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on September 9, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Please support this wonderful local eatery. It was just like eating inside. Delightful.

                        37. PL

                          PatL

                          St. Louis

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on August 28, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We enjoyed a wonderful lunch on the back porch if this charming tea room! The owner is awesome, the food delicious, the tea choices are numerous and dessert was amazing!! Took home some scones to enjoy on the weekend!

                        38. LS

                          LynnS

                          St. Louis

                          14 reviews

                          5.0

                          14 reviews

                          Dined on August 28, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We had an excellent lunch at the Queen's Cuisine in Edwardsville, IL! They have excellent food, prompt service, and wonderful dessert. Thanks for making my day.

                        39. JL

                          JeriL

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on August 19, 2020

                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                          With COVID restrictions, we were very pleased with what we came for. Great food and desserts. We were seated on the front porch which is right on Main Street. Lots of noon traffic which Is why I ranked the noise level high. The crust on my quiche was perfect! Often I leave that on my plate. The choices of tea are outstanding. Even if I have to do carry out since outside seating is limited, I will be back!

                        40. PJ

                          PamJ

                          St. Louis

                          3 reviews

                          4.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on July 8, 2020

                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                          We enjoyed the traditional English tea which included 3 small plates of goodies tiered. The finger sandwiches were on one plate, delicious but we felt a few more than 4 tiny sandwiches each would have been better lunch. Included in the tea for two were four large delicious scones, four small sweet cakes and whipped cream. Tea was delicious. We shared a small salad as well. If you like sweets you will enjoy this. Our bill for two was $82.00 not including tip. Service was excellent.

                        Safety precautions

                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                        • Physical distancing

                          • Limited number of seated diners
                          • Extra space between tables
                        • Protective equipment

                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                          • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                        • Screening

                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                        FAQs

                        Queen's Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (618) 205-6188.

                        Queen's Cuisine is rated 4.7 stars by 147 OpenTable diners.

                        Not available on OpenTable

                        Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

                        If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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                        Additional information

                        • Cross street

                          E. Park

                        • Neighborhood

                          Edwardsville, Illinois

                        • Hours of operation

                          Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm

                        • Cuisines

                          Contemporary British, Afternoon Tea, Vegetarian / Vegan

                        • Dining style

                          Casual Elegant

                        • Dress code

                          Business Casual

                        • Parking details

                          There is a small parking lot, as well as street parking and a public parking lot near the library.

                        • Public transit

                          Main St and Park

                        • Payment options

                          AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                        • Executive chef

                          Jane Muscroft

                        • Additional

                          Cafe, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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