If you want a dose of England in New York, Tea & Sympathy is the place to go. I like the yummy scones with butter & jam, and the pretty granny china. Everything is on the pricey side - $6.25 for scones with butter & jam, $4.50 for a pot of tea. The only time I went they told me that there is a minimum $10/person, with that kind of price list, it's not hard to spend $10 there. They also serve a full lunch and dinner menu, which including Shepard's pie, Bangers & Mash, Yorkshire pudding...well you get the idea. I didn't try the food, but I did try the treacle pudding and it was very sweet, like all treacle puddings, but still pretty yummy.
They also have a small grocery store next door with English imported goods. I spotted a variety of tea, including PG Tips tea bags. They also have Ribena syrups, McVities digestive cookies, jams and scone mixes. Suddenly I wish Marks & Spencer will open a store in New York.
Address: Tea & Sympathy restaurant, 108 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY 10011 (between 12th & 13th Street, opposite the entrance to Jane Street)
Address: Tea & Sympathy store, 110 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY 10011 (between 12th & 13th Street, opposite the entrance to Jane Street)
10 months ago