Queen's Cuisine is an excellent Tearoom dining that is quiet and elegant.
Very enjoyable! Good food and a very nice atmosphere. Plan to return soon.
So good that I’m coming again with friends. Perfect afternoon and really a short drive from
St. Louis. Just a pleasant afternoon. We took home Scones which were delicious. Also had fun exploring some cute shops.
The reservation I made was for afternoon tea. When I arrived the owner said that was not possible. Big bummer. The salad was wonderful. But, the pastry of the Cornish pasty was burnt. I wanted to like it but, the crust was a disappointment. Then, my Holiday scone (apparently, the last one), was given to another customer. They gave me a golden raisin scone- good, but no holiday scone. I will go again, because the potential is there and I want to try afternoon tea.
My mom and I had afternoon tea for her birthday. We spent 2 hrs happily munching delicious treats and talking. It was a wonderful afternoon. The staff was friendly and we loved the space.
A very nice place for quiet conversation. You’re never rushed and the service is impeccable. Small menu but with several options that make for a nice lunch.
Visited for lunch during the week. Food and tea were really good! However, definitely not for anyone looking for a quick lunch. My group of 4 ordered soup, salad, sandwiches and it took 50 minutes to get our order. It also took 30 minutes for us to just get our tea. Would recommend if you are looking for a leisurely meal.
My sister and I had a wonderful lunch here. The tea and food was very good and very quaint cozy place.
My friend and I had a lovely, rush-free lunch with luscious tea, quiche, and salad.
My friends and I had a wonderful time at Afternoon Tea! The food was awesome and the restaurant was very authentic. Would love to come back with my girlfriends again. Was very impressed that they were able to accommodate one of my friends' gluten intolerance when I gave them advance notice of the issue. Would recommend!
We recently tried Queen's Cuisine for the first time, based upon a newspaper article I had read, supplemented by online reviews. It is in a small building in downtown Edwardsville; they have a very small parking lot, but allow a few extra minutes to find parking if that is full.
There were several interesting choices on the menu, with food items not commonly seen elsewhere. I had the Cornish pasty, which was very good: a tasty filling with a mild but distinct flavor, surrounded by a crispy crust. The House Side Salad was also good, with a mild balsamic vinegar dressing. I had English Breakfast tea, which was steeped in a nice large-one-serving tea pot.
My wife had the "Bit of Everything" (the contents of which can be found in the Queen's website's online menu), and found it to be quite good. She had a seasonal tea, which she also liked.
Service was quite good on this not-too-busy day; we arrived for our 12:30 reservations, with few other diners present. A few other groups came in by 1 PM. An oddity, is ordering up at the counter, but having the food brought to the table when ready. I would have preferred full table service, but perhaps this setup is common in England.
The decor was simple but tasteful, with British photos and items on display.
Prices were moderate, in line with other "nice" lunch places.
There is also an afternoon tea offered on certain days; we plan to try that at some time.
Overall, we enjoyed Queen's Cuisine, and plan to return when we want a rather unique food experience.
Everything we had was absolutely wonderful! I loved the autumn soup special, crustless quiche, scone with yummy clotted cream, and of course the tea! The service was friendly, too. I'll definitely be back!
Brought my mom and daughters for Tea on Mothers Day and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! Have also been for Tea at Christmas and had the same quality experience. She serves lunch as well, and serves the best scones you'll ever have! I highly recommend this place!
We went for high tea for Mother's Day. Excellent food and fabulous tea. We had requested gluten free for 2 of our diners and it was overlooked when we made the reservation however they were so accommodating and made sure our gluten free family members had scrumptious food as well. We definitely will be going back
The Queen's Cuisine was a lovely place to celebrate a friend's birthday. We had the "afternoon tea" which was a three-tiered tray of all kinds of freshly made delectable goodies. I can't wait to go back.
Awesome experience! Loved the tea and all the treats! Will definitely come back for more!
The food was amazing! We really enjoyed our first afternoon tea time.
So cute and delicious food.
This is a great find. My daughter-in-law traveled to England and she said the high tea experience and scones could not be more authentic. The teas are marvelous. Can't wait to return.
Disappointed that we had to order and pay at the counter, and even get our own ice! Also had to show ID for credit cards -- as if 3 65-yr old ladies are going to try not to pay!! You didn't make us feel very 'queenly'.
It is very good authentic british tea. their scones are amazing.
My wife is British; this restaurant made her feel like being in a Tea House in England. I, as American, find this restaurant very pleasing.
Simply superb. We went for the specific "afternoon tea" and it exceeded expectations.
A massive selection of tea from basic English Breakfast and up from there. Perfect traditional no crush sandwich fingers and to die for sausage rolls. You get 2 wonderful scones with jam and clotted cream and then a selection of small desserts - 3 each and for the season we had mince pie, Sherry Trifle and a cupcake.
This place is fantastic and worth the drive for great English/British food. If you want the perfect afternoon tea experience go here, because about the only thing you won't have is someone named Carson (Downton Abbey) serving it - everything else - perfectly pukka and proper!
Second time here. Very enjoyable, leisurely experience (again) . Very good food, but the scones are to die for!
Enjoyed lunch a lot and plan to go back soon for High Tea. I do wish the room was larger and had more help that would allow the English owner to perhaps visit briefly with the tables. Of greater concern is the parking. Edwardsville downtown has a big parking deficiency - esp. for the winter time. Would-be diners may not be inclined to walk very far.
Lovely authentic afternoon tea. Generous servings and leftovers sent home with us. Scones were impressive - large and delicious. Nice that each diner selects their own flavor of tea. We will be back!
We loved the place. After living a year (2001) in England --- we were really ready for a tea room + in Edwardsville. It was my Great Niece's 13 birthday; she and I have enjoyed teas together at my home for a very long time; we would use our Royal Albert's Old Country Roses china (to my husband's and my sister's dismay). This was a perfect way for her to enter her teens. She means so much to us. Thank you.
However, I would recommend that service take the order at the table instead of needing to go to the counter to place your order. This would add to the ambiance.
A delightful British experience. Everyone was very friendly. Fun for special occasions.
I have had afternoon tea many places,iincluding famous locations in London and elsewhere in England and Hong Kong.QKong.Queen's Cuisine is as good as any,better than many.The scones are better than Brown's in London.
The food was amazing and the atmosphere was nice. The price for afternoon tea was outrageous for the amount of food we received. We went for my daughters birthday but unfortunately won't be back for afternoon tea unless it is a very special occasion.