Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Palm Beach

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Afternoon Tea
The Chesterfield Palm Beach’s high quality traditional Afternoon Tea is highly regarded. We observe the noble tradition in the way it demands. Were Lord Chesterfield still with us, he would heartily approve of our exceptional Afternoon Tea. Served between 1pm and 5pm, you may choose to take your tea in the homey setting of our classically wood panelled library, in the extravagant Leopard Lounge Bar or in the open air of our sun dappled Courtyard for an English summertime experience.
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NP
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous way to celebrate a birthday with the ladies. Having high tea in the restaurant was so much more elegant than in the Tea Room. We all loved it. Everyone agreed it was one of our more memorable gatherings. The service, ambiance and food were outstanding.

a
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall the experience was very good and the service was outstanding. It’s was nice in the Leopard lounge but our only complaint was the music being played...80s pop music is not a great Background theme for afternoon tea. We asked for classical or jazz but the staff said it could not be changed.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An overall pleasant experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location. Always quiet when we do tea time. Food is exquisite, especially the homemade scones.

DG
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing afternoon with my daughters before they leave for college. Would highly recommend it.

ML
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve had High Tea at the Chesterfield in Palm Beach many times and it has always been such a special afternoon. The food is delicious and the service outstanding. We can’t wait to return!

RW
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely intimate tea with my wife. Food was deliscious.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

$250 to serve 4 adults and 2 children a plate of sandwiches and some cakes and tea
Gratuity was mandatory on the bill and then after signing more gratuity was asked for
The outdoor fans are filthy and covered in dust
Mens bathroom had stains on urinal tiles
The tea was well made, the only highlight of the occasion.

The whole place needs more care and attention by management and owners. I felt ripped off and never going back.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special environment! Private room for a proper tea. Lots of different selections to be shared. Food was excellent!

P
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Not one of the best Afternoon Teas I had. When I arrived they said my table was in the library, The Library is a tiny cramped room and in it were two businessmen having a conversation, ours was the only party in there so I requested the main dining room which had many available tables but had to wait for a table to be set up. The sandwiches were good but nothing special, pastries were ok and the scones were overdone tea selection was limited however our server was pleasant and hat helped the experience. The price paid was what I would expect to pay for such a lackluster afternoon tea.

JS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely afternoon introducing the nieces to afternoon tea

JW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent afternoon tea! IT was a very special surprise for my mother's birthday!

c
Miami
120 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my granddaughter’s graduation from 8th grade by going to tea at the Chesterfield. It was delightful! I had informed them that my daughter in law has numerous allergies and they made a whole set of special sandwiches and sweets just for her! It was amazing! We had a fabulous time!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon tea birthday celebration

c
Miami
120 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was my husband’s birthday so we decided to do something special by going out for high tea. The experience was lots of fun as well as delicious. When we came in however it was hard to find someone to help us and then to show us to our table but once the initial glitch was behind us all was great!
Then as we were leaving I stopped in the restaurant to make a reservation for a future date. I was told by the gentleman that he couldn’t put it in the system right then but he’d put it in later and call me to confirm. I waited for the call but didn’t get it so the next day I called to see if the reservation was made...it wasn’t...so I tried again over the phone. Hopefully it is done now but that isn’t the kind of service I think I should expect.

BS
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and so was the tea! Great atmosphere and perfect pairing prior to going to the Downton Abbey Exhibit!

KB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

To start with, the Hostess said she didn't have my reservation - which is interesting as I'm now being asked for a review. The hostess then proceeded to take us to the Library where the tea was being held, which was small, cramped and had too many fruit flies around the sugar container for my liking. I recalled there being an option to sit outside when I was booking, so I asked if we could please sit outside instead as it was a gorgeous day. This was met with an attitude from the hostess and also from the server. The service was not good. My friend doesn't eat raisins, so she asked if she could have a plain scone, to which she was told no as she hadn't ordered that in advance (had we known the scones had raisins in them, we would have done), so she picked the raisins out of the scone. The service itself was very slow, and the server cleared dirty plates onto an empty table next to us and proceeded to leave them there for the duration of our stay. When we got the check, I noticed that an 18% gratuity had already been added - this was not noted anywhere on the menu or during booking. Not that I wouldn't have paid a gratuity, but I feel like when gratuity is automatically added it doesn't motivate servers to give a high standard of service. Also, the server's verbiage could be improved upon. As I am a grown woman, I don't take kindly to being called a "girl". I have worked in high end hospitality for many years and I was disappointed to say the least. I wouldn't go back.

Q
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Booked the Library for tea when friends from France were visiting for 2 days. They are British and I thought they would enjoy Tea at the Chesterfield. I have been there several times and was very happy with the food and service (both times in the Library). I booked well in advance (I think before Thanksgiving).

When we arrived I was told the Library was booked and that you "never guarantee seating there", even though I had to make several calls to confirm the amount of people coming (5) I was never told that you couldn't guarantee the library. The first tea was lukewarm as was the second pot, so we gave up asking.

When my guests asked to at least see the room we were told to peek in but not to look at the people in there (?) What we saw were 4 women around 1 table with the rest of the room empty.

I will never have tea at the Chesterfield again, even if it's for a charity event.

VI
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Service was beyond slow and inattentive!!!
Tea sandwiches frozen. Scones and jam sorry.
Very disappointing...

f
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tea sandwiches were very very good. We had tea in the library. It was quiet and perfect for conversation. Emery served our high tea and was excellent! She was kind and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed high tea. Perfect end to our morning Downton Abbey Exhibit.

KC
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chesterfield staff treated us like royalty. The environment was like a sitting room or library and the ambience was comfortable and relaxing. We have already spread the word to our friends.