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Newly sanitized, remodeled, and re-opened at 50% for dining in! Looking for the unusual British fayre? Come in and have a meal with the Royals. We provide food, fun, beer & wine, special dinner shows, Breakfast on Sat & Sun. Closed Wednesday. Summer hours Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri 11:00am until 4:00pm, Sat & Sun 9:00am-4:30pm; * unless a dinner show is scheduled. We offer the best quality food, service, and atmosphere. We are known for our Scottish Salmon, Pot Roast Sunday, Bangers & Mash, and High Tea as well as everything in between.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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American, International, British
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Deeply disappointing We have been going to the Windsor Rose in Mt. Dora for more than fifteen years, and have observed that every time there is a change in ownership of the restaurant, things change for the worse. We always have the Windsor Rose High...Tea for two. The first time we had it, our tea pastries and sandwiches were served on a three-tiered serving dish. In our visit today, the pastries and sandwiches were brought to our table on a two-tiered serving dish. The sandwich offerings appear to be the same, but both the quantity and the quality of the pastry offerings have considerably declined. One item on the top tier was a small pastry with bitter chocolate on top, and some unidentifiable mess inside. The cake on the top tier was very dry, and not nearly as good as it once was. The interior decor of the restaurant has gone downhill as well. The service, however, remains friendly and efficient. NOT recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 8 March 2021 via mobile

What a treat and tremendous asset to the community. Great experience propelled largely due to our excellent English accent speaking server. She was first class and attended to us very well! Our friends from Leesburg took us Georgians here for Sunday lunch. The gals had...the lobster bisque with a salad which were very good. Lloyd and I enjoyed the African rooibos hot tea served with fine China. Lloyd really enjoyed the Asian salad-great dressing! I enjoyed the salmon special which was done to perfection which included delicious potatoes and asparagus. We shared the recommendation of the lemon cake-super delicious.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 23 February 2021

Love this little teahouse/cafe. We had the best cream tea we have had outside of England. Real tea, porcelain teapots and cups and scones to die for (as they say - better to say to live for!) They also do lunch. Check their hours -...closed on Mondays, I believe.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 24 January 2021

Charming and delighful tea room opposite the public parking in the mount dora square neighbourhood. My husband and I had a pot of tea and a scone with cream and strawberry jam. All I can say is the taste was cosmic, served hot and so...very delicious. Chatted with the owner from Windsor and she was lovely and friendly indeed, we will be back for the afternoon tea for sure!!! 100% Recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 12 December 2020 via mobile

Stopped here with another couple after boating on Lake Dora. We have walked by numerous times and finally decided to try the food. The waitress was friendly and told us what the specials were, as noted on the chalkboard outside. I had the fisherman’s pie....The cream sauce was very skimpy and the pastry crust was sealed to the rim of the bowl so tight that I had a hard time getting to the contents of the bowl. Taste was just so-so. The salmon special with dill sauce had good sauce, but the rest was average. The sausage rolls were light on sausage, and heavy on pastry. Prices were not cheap, but probably in line for a tea room restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 5 December 2020

Called for a reservation for two and was informed by Paul it was NOT necessary only had 2 for the whole day come when ready wouldn't be a problem. Arrived around noon and was led to a table for 4 by the window which did...have a better view but we thought it would be best to take a table for 2 and leave the larger table for a bigger party (place is very smal)l. Our moving and not having a reservation seemed to have irritated our server because from that point on the whole experience was not good. We chose the High Tea for 2 (BIG MISTAKE) the sandwiches which were NOT fresh and very small in fact the smallest of any tea room we have ever been to and so skimpy on filling they were tasteless. The finger desserts were old and also very tasteless and while the scones did have a good flavor they also were NOT fresh (very hard). We opted to try dessert after seeing the table next to us sharing the apple crumple and when ours came it looked NOTHING like there's. Was suppose to have caramel & whip cream on top but ours did not and also was not very good. We did not eat it or most of our meal! Our server was very slow and disappeared for long periods of time. When she came to our table to bring the check I informed her I had called for a reservation but was told it was not needed and we moved as a courtesy at which time she changed her tune and did finally say thank you but we do fill up fast and you should always call for a reservation. Hey lady I DID! Needless to say neither one of us will ever be back and this might explain why the place was almost empty. It's such a shame because in times past it was pretty good and I do like the improvements they have made by removing the really big tables and chairs that opened up the place and makes it brighter. I also love the painted floor and the new decor throughout however, would have been nice to see some Christmas/Holiday decorations since it is December. Sorry but we will be taking this one off our list to return to.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 13 November 2020 via mobile

Many flavors of tea sachets from which to choose. Tiered and egg salad sandwiches. Huge dense scones. Cream cake & desserts.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 25 October 2020

Went recently with my daughter and husband. It is very quaint and cozy. Love the decor. Food was SO delicious and the service was great! The Pot Roast, Pot Pie and Quiche were fantastic! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2020
marshah439, Owner at Windsor Rose Tea Room & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2020

Thank you so much! We appreciate you coming out to come to us during these uncertain times and we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and willingness to spread the word that we are open! Thanks from everyone on the Windsor...More

Reviewed 26 June 2020

I have enjoyed many luncheons at the Windsor Rose. They are all spectacular. I've gone with one daughter, my mom and her friend, a group of ladies, my husband, my son, everyone has had a great lunch. We await the reopening!

Date of visit: July 2019
marshah439, Owner at Windsor Rose Tea Room & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2020

We just re-opened to 50% capacity, so I suggest making a reservation. We are sanitized, newly renovated, and remodeled to address COVID-19 concerns. Come see us! We're Back!

Reviewed 2 May 2020

The menu offers a great breakfast and good variety of entrees. They offer full menu, breakfast/dinner. My wife and I do Sunday mornings there often. Love the Benedict Arnold Eggs and Home Fries. A atmosphere with strong English accents gives it uniqueness that is very...enjoyable! Love the coffee and the biscotti.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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8 May 2017|
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Response from Marsha G | Property representative |
If your dog is certified as a service dog, the dog may come in but the seating for this situation is limited, so it is best to call ahead and reserve by explaining your situation. We don't have any outdoor seating. A dog may... More
4 May 2017|
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Response from Marsha G | Property representative |
We can be reached at 352-735-2551 for reservations in advance you may go through our website. If you have any unusual questions you can call and ask for me. Thanks, Marsha Goodale
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  • Windsor Rose Tea Room & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5