Tea & Sympathy

Tea & Sympathy

Tea Room and English Restaurant$$$$
West Village, New York
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    "true British treat at Tea & Sympathy in New York"(14 Tips)
    "Sticky toffee pudding is the most wonderfully decadent dessert!"(9 Tips)
    JuAnne N.
    "Must have the sticky toffee pudding, custard on the side"(9 Tips)
    Aiden K.
    "Delicious tea & crumpets & really good finger sandwiches."(6 Tips)
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  • british
  • scones
  • sandwiches
  • sticky toffee pudding
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  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    Bangers and mash are a highlight. Go to lunch to get the Afternoon Tea for One, which includes finger sandwiches, tons of scones with cream and jam, cakes, and a big pot of hot tea. Read more
  • Cynthia D.
    Cynthia DrescherAugust 17, 2014
    If your table is a mix of vegetarians & carnivores, you can each chose 2 sandwich types from the menu's *asterisked sandwiches, so it works well for different diets.
    Upvoted Sep 30
  • tina b.
    tina beansMay 21, 2015
    Actually a cozy little restaurant serving British comfort food, they also have an extensive tea list. All the teapots are unique English collectibles. Did I mention this place is adorably British?
    Upvoted Nov 7
  • Kiwi W.heart icon on user image
    Kiwi WangApril 17, 2018
    Cute but super small tea place. Great British menu with all the savory pies, scotch eggs, and coronation chicken sandwiches to boot!
  • Kay D.
    Kay DJanuary 26, 2013
    Any Brit who's been living in America for a while will weep when they come here. Proper back bacon on proper non-sweetened bread. The seven grain is a must-have and the white bread is divine.
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesAugust 18, 2017
    Tea & Sympathy offers a full English breakfast with endless tea and scones so delicious that even a New Yorker will have trouble finding fault with it. Read more
  • Mark J.
    Mark J.September 7, 2018
    Kind of bewildered that they enforce the “must order food” rule even when they are empty in the middle of the day... I just watched two parties get up and leave for just wanting tea and snacks.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 15, 2011
    Robert Irvine recommends the Victoria Sandwich Cake for a true British treat at Tea & Sympathy in New York, NY, on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate.Find more tips at Food Network Local. Read more
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesNovember 17, 2014
    Assorted teapots and British memorabilia line the interior walls; they also sell an assortment of British candy! The tea and scones are popular here, as is anything on the breakfast menu. Read more
  • Nat H.
    Nat HarwardDecember 10, 2013
    Full English Breakfast: "'The Full Monty' is everything a hungry ex-pat or Anglophile could possibly desire on a winter morning. Come back in the afternoon for tea and scones with clotted cream." Read more
  • Yura L.
    Yura LeeApril 7, 2013
    The place gets busy so it's difficult to have a pleasant tea experience (you feel rushed). But, the scones are delicious! The cream & jam make all the difference. The chicken soup isn't bad either.
  • Timelessnomadheart icon on user image
    TimelessnomadAugust 6, 2015
    Yea they will do a vegetarian version of afternoon tea. Great tea selection and quaint little atmosphere. Lovely place to relax and have a nice tea break.
  • Morgan V.
    Morgan Von SteenDecember 11, 2013
    “The Full Monty” is everything a hungry ex-pat or Anglophile could possibly desire on a winter morning. Come back again in the afternoon for tea and scones with clotted cream. - Buzzfeed
  • Jonathan L.heart icon on user image
    Jonathan LSeptember 11, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Don’t forget to ask for mint and horseradish sauces to go with your Sunday roast.
  • Thaoheart icon on user image
    ThaoJune 18, 2012
    I adore this place! Its a bit small, but the service is great and the tea and food is delish! The cold infused tea drinks are my favorite! Don't forget to check out the store also!
  • Sarah J.heart icon on user image
    Sarah JaneJanuary 27, 2018
    Tea, scones, cakes - everything was delicious and presented beautifully. That said - the place is super small & cramped when crowded (often.) Not for groups. Felt a bit rushed too.
  • Joëlle L.
    Joëlle LewisJuly 23, 2013
    Staff is AMAZING!!! BlackBerry tea with hot Apple Crumble (with custard) is to die for. GOING BACK ASAP. And ALL HAIL THE NEW PRINCE OF ENGLAND! Conrats #WillAndKate
  • Nick J.
    Nick JohnsonMarch 22, 2015
    A reasonably authentic rickety British tea room where I learned that scotch egg and Branston pickle is actually a good combination. Try the rhubarb crumble.
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestOctober 12, 2011
    “I love me some afternoon tea, and this charming little gem does the trick. They have the most delectable scones—along with other traditional British dishes that will keep you coming back for more.” Read more
  • Kathryn P.heart icon on user image
    Kathryn PhillipsApril 4, 2015
    Love this place!! Really good tea, amazing scones, breakfast food is all good. Adorable decor and atmosphere. Tiniest bathroom in the world
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 28, 2012
    Tiny and cramped place to come for afternoon tea and biscuits – the traditional scones are amazing as is the Vietnamese French Vanilla iced tea.
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkOctober 10, 2011
    Grab English tea for two – w/ sandwiches, scones, clotted cream and jam — or favorites like bangers and mash or shepherd’s pie in a setting cozy enough to please the most demanding English auntie.
  • NB🍒
    NB🍒January 27, 2021
    Been here 10+ times
    Apple pie with custard 🤤 especially in the winter👌🏻
  • Susan D.
    Susan DanzigerMay 31, 2014
    Get the Full Monty with baked beans and side of scones -- feeds two. Yum.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoApril 4, 2011
    I like the takeout better than the sitdown restaurant.I recommend grabbing a cup of tea to go and taking it with you on a stroll along the Highline. Also, their lentil casserole is delicious! Read more
  • Jennifer C.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer C.October 3, 2014
    So precious and everything is authentic and delicious. But definitely end with the sticky toffee pudding, whatever you do.
  • Biyan Z.heart icon on user image
    Biyan ZhouApril 25, 2014
    Do have some attitude issues esp the old lady on the weekends. But their food is pretty good... The clotted creme and jam too... Don't want to come back for the service the the food says otherwise.
  • Sarahheart icon on user image
    SarahSeptember 16, 2012
    Order the creme tea each and finger sandwiches to split with a friend. Plenty for a light lunch.
  • ᴡ A.heart icon on user image
    ᴡ AlvarezAugust 6, 2015
    Soups, sandwiches, teas, and the multi-orgasmic warm and spicy ginger cake with the vanilla custard sauce.
  • Michael M.heart icon on user image
    Michael MuseSeptember 22, 2013
    Breakfast go to: eggs w cheese & beans, toast. Don't miss the scones. Lunch: Branston Pickle & cheese sandwich.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 29, 2011
    For those afternoons when you want to live like they do on the other side of the pond, come here for some tasty tea and a scone with clotted cream.
  • UKTI Tech NY
    UKTI Tech NYMay 11, 2012
    Perhaps the best place to get a pot of cozy, afternoon tea with floral tablecloths and teapot-decorated walls - a lovely British experience.
  • Jamie
    JamieNovember 12, 2014
    Cream tea (tea and scones with jam) was great. Make sure your whole party is there to be seated.
  • Renae M.heart icon on user image
    Renae MasonDecember 17, 2015
    Very authentic British place. I went for tea & scones. Prepared to be crammed in though, it's tiny!
  • Jasmine 💫
    Jasmine 💫February 21, 2017
    $40 afternoon tea. Enjoyed the earl grey tea and cute tea wares, but little else. We were asked no less than 3x if we were finished yet. Space was tiny AF and poorly laid out. First time = last.
  • Roniel T.heart icon on user image
    Roniel TesslerNovember 6, 2014
    Welsh rarebit is not merely a grilled cheese sandwich. It is wonderful!
  • Cheapeats I.
    Cheapeats IncOctober 30, 2011
    A little slice of Britain in NYC. Kitschy decor. Proper English cooking and of course proper tea. Don't forget to visit their shop next door.
  • Silas J.heart icon on user image
    Silas JohnAugust 9, 2014
    Scones and clotted cream- great to split with someone while you eat the full English Breakfast
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJanuary 28, 2014
    Cozy British tea shop good for a reasonably priced high tea.
  • Hailey N.heart icon on user image
    Hailey NguyenAugust 3, 2017
    Cute little tea pots with great clotted cream!
  • Laa S.
    Laa Skw33kJanuary 27, 2012
    The rhubarb crumble (with custard) is the best! And if they have it on special, the cheesy cauliflower is delicious.
  • Kathryn P.heart icon on user image
    Kathryn PhillipsApril 5, 2015
    Best scones and tea in the city!!
  • Natalia
    NataliaFebruary 23, 2013
    Very cosy, very British. Unfortunatelly one can't just sit and have a cup of tea, since there is a minimun charge of $12.50 per person. So sad.
  • AnDiiheart icon on user image
    AnDiiJune 28, 2012
    Excellent British-styled tea shop in New York's West Village. Huge portions and many tasty teas to try!
  • Modelinia
    ModeliniaAugust 25, 2010
    Danica Solomon adores this one-of-a-kind teahouse. They create their own unique blends of tried and true favorites like English Breakfast, Earl Grey, and Rosie Lee teas.
  • Natalie V.heart icon on user image
    Natalie VJuly 11, 2016
    Cozy tea spot and feel very authentic. Traditional English breakfast and scones!
  • Zherawatiheart icon on user image
    ZherawatiMay 23, 2017
    Had a pot of tea and two scones! Satisfying but a bit pricey I have to say !!
  • Theart icon on user image
    TMarch 15, 2015
    If you want true English breakfast. Tea is also good.
  • Rachel S.heart icon on user image
    Rachel SmithMarch 11, 2016
    Snacks and tea great but the servers are rude & act as though they hate being there. If you can ignore them go on a wkday w/a good friend & you're fine
  • Josef P.
    Josef PfeifferMarch 15, 2016
    English breakfast on the weekends and they have legit Yorkshire pudding
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