The English tradition of taking a midday pause to refuel with crustless sandwiches, warm scones, and freshly brewed tea is perfect for getting in the holiday spirit — even through the pandemic. From posh establishments that follow formalities to local spots that hit all the cozy notes, here now are 11 lovely places for afternoon tea in Los Angeles this holiday season.
Removed: The Getty Villa, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air (currently unavailable), Tres by José Andrés (closed), Pacific Dining Car (closed), the Langham Pasadena (currently unavailable), Le Salon de Thé (closed), the Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room (currently unavailable), Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles (currently unavailable)
Added: the Wayfarer Downtown Los Angeles, Rose & Blanc Tea Room, Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More