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Making a cuppa at home is nice and relaxing, but why not make it into an event and “do” Afternoon Tea at some of our favorite spots in NYC. Check out ten delightful but totally unique experiences (in no particular order):

1. Tea & Sympathy

Tea and Sympathy has been a NYC staple since 1991. (T&S)

Address: 108 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011
Times: Mon – Fri from 11.30am – 10.30pm; Sat – Sun from 9.30am – 10.30pm
Menu: The afternoon tea for on ($35) consists of assorted finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry or raspberry jams, and a selection of cakes. And, not to forget, a pot of steaming hot tea. If you’re just popping in for a quick sit down, you can order the tea for one ($4.95), and choose from the restaurant’s signature “Tea & Sympathy” blended teas or a selection of 30 branded teas. In addition to Afternoon Tea, T&S serves breakfast, lunch and dinner including comfort food like bangers and mash, Welsh rarebit, rhubarb crumble and custard.
Reservations: Not Accepted
Experience: A traditional British restaurant in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village. We asked Tea & Sympathy what makes them stand out from the crowd, with them replying via email, “Although we love America we are British through and through right down to Cuthbert our British bulldog and to the old London taxi parked outside that we use for catering deliveries.”
Website: Tea & Sympathy

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By Brigid Brown