AFTERNOON TEA
SERVICE & PARTIES


Plate with various cookies, sandwiches and pastries.

AFTERNOON TEA AT
BRENTWOOD SOCIAL HOUSE

At Brentwood Social House we serve a 3-tiered stand of crafted sweet and savory items, in keeping with the traditional English Afternoon Tea. Ours is a casual, cozy Tea Service with mismatched vintage china pieces set in a quaint coffee house. The menu includes tea sandwiches, scones with butter & jam, assorted desserts/pastries, and your choice of tea.

SEATING TIMES

Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00 pm
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2:00 pm

We offer Afternoon Tea by reservation only (at least 48 hours in advance). Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate walk-ins or reservations without at least 48-hour notice. We are not able to offer Afternoon Tea service at any other times.

COST

Adult Afternoon Tea | $40-$50/adult (plus tax)
Includes 3 different tea sandwiches, a tea scone with butter and jam, 3 desserts, and your choice of tea.

Child Afternoon Tea (ages 6-12) | $30-$35/child (plus tax)
Includes 1 sandwich, tea scone with butter and jam, 2 desserts, and your choice of a juice box, chocolate milk, or hot cocoa

Price is for Tea Service for one person. Payment is required at the time of booking.

The only dietary restriction we can accommodate is vegetarianism. We DO NOT currently offer gluten-free or vegan settings.

LOCATION

Tea Service is set up in the main dining area. You are welcome to book a private Tea Service in the Quiet Room for an additional charge. Due to the delicate nature of our tea settings, we do not set up Afternoon Tea outside.

BOOKING

For parties of 6 guests or fewer in the main dining room, you can book online via Tock.

For private parties of 10 guests or fewer in the Quiet Room, you can book online via Tock.

For parties greater than 6, please email info@brentwoodsocial.com.


Large tea table with guests

PARTIES / BRIDAL &
BABY SHOWERS

Let us help you host a delightful, memorable party or shower with Afternoon Tea! We are an English-style cafe in central Austin, which makes for an easy location to get to for guests coming from different directions. We have beautiful, cozy decor and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. For our Afternoon Tea Service, we serve a 3-tiered stand of tea sandwiches, scones with butter & jam, assorted desserts/pastries, and your choice of tea.

Your Bridal/Baby Shower/Birthday Afternoon Tea could start at 1:00 pm Monday-Thursday or 2:00 pm Friday-Sunday.

Note: Guests have asked about an Afternoon Tea brunch around 11am. Our busiest hours are from 9am to 1pm and being a counter-service cafe and not a full-service restaurant, we're not able to accommodate serviced gatherings during those hours.

Tea Service is set up in the main dining area. There is no main dining rental fee, however, there will be other customers in the main dining area. Due to the delicate nature of our tea settings, we do not set up Afternoon Tea outside.

We do offer private room rental for parties of fewer than 10 guests in our Quiet Room. Room rental is $25/hour (Monday-Thursday) and $50/hour (Friday-Sunday). You and your guests would have the entire room to yourselves (with a curtain that you can close). Room rental costs are in addition to the Tea Service. There is a 2-hour minimum for all room rentals. There is a 2-hour maximum Monday-Thursday and a 4-hour maximum Friday-Sunday.

We also sell bottles of wine, prosecco, DIY mimosas, and beer. If you would like to bring a cake (or additional dessert), there is a $25 cakeage fee.

We can host 1-22 guests in the main dining room and up to 10 guests in the Quiet Room.

BOOKING

For private parties of 10 guests or fewer in the Quiet Room, you can book online via Tock.

For parties of 6 guests or fewer in the main dining room, you can book online via Tock.

For parties greater than 6, please email info@brentwoodsocial.com.

SAMPLE AFTERNOON TEA MENU

Note: Items will vary and are subject to change


SANDWICHES

(3 varieties, typically vegetarian, such as)

Cucumber and Lemon Dill Cream Cheese

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Spinach

Goat Cheese with Fig Jam

TEA SCONE

Scone with Butter and Jam

PATISSERIES

(3 sweet treats such as)

Millionaire Bar

Lemon Tea Bread

Blueberry Almond Tart


At this time, the only dietary restriction we can accommodate is vegetarianism. We DO NOT currently offer gluten-free or vegan settings

Plate with cookies and sandwiches.

ADDITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA SERVICE DETAILS

Prepaid reservations are non-refundable.
Dates can be changed if given 3 days notice for weekdays and 7 days notice for weekends (Friday-Sunday). Changes must be made by emailing us at info@brentwoodsocial.com with the date of the party, the name on the reservation, and the final headcount. Changes are not official until you receive a confirmation email or phone call to confirm the change./p>

Tea Service is set up in the main dining area. There is no main dining rental fee, however, there will be other customers in the main dining area.

We do offer private room rental for parties of fewer than 10 in our Quiet Room. Room rental is $25/hour (weekdays) and $50/hour (Friday-Sunday). You and your guests would have the entire room to yourselves (with a curtain that you can close). Room rental costs are in addition to the Tea Service. There is a 2-hour minimum for all room rentals. There is a 2-hour maximum weekdays and a 4-hour maximum Friday-Sunday.

We will set the table and prepare food based on the number of people in your reservation. If your party size changes, we require at least 48-hour notice. If reductions in your party size happen at the last minute or you have no-shows, you will still be charged for those settings. We're happy to box up any food for you to enjoy later.

Because we prepare the menu in advance, we would need to know of any specific food allergies ahead of time (eg: tomatoes, peanuts, or tree nuts). We cannot accommodate any food allergies at the last minute. At this time, the only dietary restriction we can accommodate is vegetarianism. We DO NOT currently offer gluten-free or vegan settings.

Our kitchen is not free from citrus, corn, dairy, eggs, gluten, nuts, soy, wheat, or other allergens. We can not guarantee against cross-contamination of any allergen.

Our Afternoon Tea is not recommended for children under 6 years old. We do understand that parents may want to do a Tea Service and bring their small children to be part of the event. You're welcome to bring your children under 6 and order snacks/drinks for them at the counter.

When making a reservation for a child 6-12, don’t include the number of children in your total reservation number. Use the add-on feature to select the number of children’s teas you want to add. This way you will not get charged for an adult setting.

Afternoon Tea party guests are allowed to come 10 minutes before your reservation time to set up any additional decorations on the table. Please keep in mind that the tea service requires a full table setting and table space is limited when deciding on what decorations to bring. Do not use any decor that is hard to clean up such as confetti or glitter.

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WE ARE AUSTIN

Suzzanne, guest appearance in We Are Austin show

Watch Suzanne talk about Brentwood Social House's Afternoon Tea on We Are Austin!

LOOKING FOR A LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT AFTERNOON TEA?

Afternoon Tea is an English tradition which began in the 1840s when nna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford announced she would get hungry between lunch and dinner. She declared she would like to eat a light snack around 4pm everyday. Cucumber sandwiches and scones with jam and cream along with a hot pot of tea were on the menu for the Duchess.

This wonderful tradition has since evolved and Afternoon Tea is increasing in popularity, especially in the UK. Chefs are adding to the basic menu and including new savory items and more French-inspired patisserie. Afternoon Tea still remains a delicate, lighter treat than the alternative English “High Tea” which is much hardier. High Tea was historically enjoyed by hungry manual workers when they came home and consisted of pies, bread and “builders” tea.