Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Dept 7 East & The Tea Room

Some of you may recall a previous post on The Tea Room in Savannah, GA.  It has always been one of my favorite tea rooms and I was saddened to hear a while back that it was closing.  As it turned out, it was not as bad as I had thought.  The owner of the Tea Room had decided to end food service, but continue with her retail sales at this location. 

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It was very busy at the tea counter the day of my visit.  The wall covered with many large containers of loose tea for sale is still there, as well as a selection of china, books, tea cozies, jewelry, and more.The Tea Room tea canisters

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The décor has changed dramatically from a style befitting Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Scottish architect, designer and artist) to an ultra contemporary look for  the bistro it has become.

IMG_1207There is lots of reclaimed wood on the walls now and a relaxing neutral color scheme.  I like it, but I do miss the cozy sink in and relax décor of the old tea room.   

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There were no floral bouquets on the tables when I visited Dept 7 East.  Instead there were stalks of cotton in the vases.

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I didn’t have time to have lunch during my visit, but I will definitely do that next time I’m in Savannah.  The inventive menu has some great items like Low Country Cocktail of Pickled Shrimp or a Picnic Platter of Regional Cheeses for nibbles.  Some yummy salads were offered and A Teasy Chicken Sandwich with Lapsang Souchong Chicken Salad sounded good.  They also have a petit plates menu and offer wine, beer and, of course, peach iced tea.

Now, if only there was somewhere in Savannah to have a traditional afternoon tea.  If you know of any, please share.  ☺

 

4 comments:

Angela McRae said...

Thanks so much for the update -- I had no idea there was any food service at all going on there!

Marilyn said...

Sounds like this will attract a younger clientele.

Marilyn said...

Hummm? Thought I left a comment earlier. So many tearooms are having to change to attract a younger, hip crowd. I have seen this where I live. It is how they will survive.

Rosemary said...

What an interesting turn-around! Hope it's successful for her.

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