The bar’s stunning pink hue reflects a piece of Charleston history: marble that once clad the library building where Hotel Bennett stands. The marble was reclaimed, restored and now graces the bar and tabletops. The egg-shaped room design was inspired by the famous Faberge jewel boxes and features four pieces of art which depict the Camellia flower. Reflective finishes, including an etched-mirror ceiling and beautiful strings of crystal cascading from the chandelier, add both shimmer and style to the atmosphere.
Beautiful place to enjoy friends and afternoon tea. A must visit when visiting Charleston. Delicious tiny bites of food and dessert. I’ll definitely be back.
A fun birthday treat
Great experience! Highly recommend
We did the afternoon tea experience during our first stay in Charleston- the food, the bubbles, the tea and the service was amazing !! Would absolutely recommend if you’re looking for a fun little afternoon experience!!
It was really good. The food and service was fantastic. I would highly recommend going here.
Service subpar for afternoon tea. We had to ask for water, the tea came out cold and the lids do not fit on the pots. We had to ask for fresh plates when we changed from savory to sweet. We were brought two tea cup saucers in place of plates. And no fresh silverware. We eventually got it ourselves from the service station. Food was mediocre quality. If you go keep your expectations low.
Amazing service and beautiful place for afternoon tea. 10/10!!
Incredible experience!!! Absolutely recommend high tea expedience. Food and service was amazing
I had an amazing Easter brunch. The service, the presentation, the food and drinks were all exceptional
A friend’s Bday
My fiancé and I would highly recommend going here for afternoon tea! It was lovely - we had the best time ever and the food is amazing.
Beautiful restaurant. Amazing food.
loved the quite tea as always, a fun experience to have
Very fun experience! Beautiful space, great food and tea. We would highly recommend if coming to Charlelston.
Great experience all in all. In the end we felt a little rushed, as we were the last reservation and staff started cleaning shortly after we received our deserts. We just took it to go. We will definitely do it again, but will make sure to get an earlier reservation next time.
Wonderful spot for tea time with the friends! Really enjoyed it
We thoroughly enjoyed afternoon tea at Camellias! Before our arrival I was contacted regarding any food allergies. It was reassuring to see a business go above and beyond with the smaller details. The surroundings are elegant and almost fairytale-like. Ben’s service was efficient and attentive. He seemed eager to tell us about the Bennett Hotel and invited us to return. True southern hospitality! The chef prepared the various savory and sweet delicacies with obvious care. They even accommodated my vegetarian requests. Would highly recommend tea at Camellias!
The tea with Santa was so nice! The ambiance was perfect. The food was just okay. Definitely paid for the experience.
What a special treat! My mom and I throughly enjoyed the holiday tea with delicious food and deserts. Hotel was absolutely beautiful and felt very welcomed!
Loud. If you go here and pay 70$ it is for the experience. The food is not great. I have had way better for cheeper at other tea options. Ambiance was great but food and service was disappointing. I had issues with my reservations and not 400$ bill service.
Everything exceeded our expectations. What a fun experience! We have agreed to make it a regular thing!
So much fun! Nice afternoon tea with my daughter!
This was a special Valentine’s Day offering. They did a very nice job. It was loud but I attribute that to being a busy holiday scene as well as a very busy festival (SEWE) going on in Charleston that weekend
Camilla’s was spectacular! The decor really set the tone for everything you would want in a High Tea experience, especially at the holidays. The food and tea/champagne were on par with the decor.. I could not have imagined a more beautiful Saturday afternoon. Looking forward to returning to enjoy the champagne bar!
Lovely experience... wish scones were a bit bigger or you could order more with tea? Had alot of cream and lemon curd leftover :). The service was amazing. The low tables are a bit hard to settle into
So next time we hope to sit in alcove table. Noise level was a bit high - very busy
The only extea comment would be is to ho easy on the salt 🧂- deviled egg very salty and wish we had a cream cheese cucumbers sandwich or ckn salad bite
Attended Afternoon Tea. Waiter was very stiff, everyone else was served while we were still waiting. Savory foods were lackluster, especially the stale, cold waffle. Overall, would have preferred more/different savory bites and fewer sweets. The sweets were overly sweet, and while the scone was ok, it did not taste fresh either. It’s a new restaurant, but it needs to work to meet Charleston’s culinary standards.
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Afternoon Tea. I'm sorry that we did not have a chance to speak to you while you were here. It is our goal for every guest to feel special while they are with us. Thank you for letting us know your feedback regarding the service and quality of food. We always appreciate when guests share their experiences with us, so we can make changes to improve our service. Thank you again.
Beautiful hotel and space. The chandelier was amazing. Afternoon tea was a fun experience and the sweet and savory bites were delicious. A little pricey overall but that’s to be expected in a beautiful new hotel.
Tea is experience as much as anything. While the food was good, sweets were excellent, server left a lot to be desired and overall experience was meh. Guests left to stand behind closed doors while each party seated, a little late in opening. Again, meh experience, especially considering all Charleston has to offer.
Good day, and thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Afternoon Tea. I'm sorry that we did not have a chance to speak to you while you were here. It is our goal for every guest to feel special while they are with us. Thank you for letting us know that a quicker greeting would be appreciated so we can make adjustments. We appreciate all feedback so we can make changes that improve our guest's experiences. Thank you again.
Great ambiance. Great cocktails. Great service. GREAT overall experience.
Camellias is rated 4.8 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.
Camellias does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.hotelbennett.com/#gift-cards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.