Tea room season – already underway with St. Andrews’ opening last week – continues later this month at St. Phillips Church.
Host of one of the city’s oldest tea rooms, St. Phillips will offer lunch service from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. during the week of Apr. 28. The menu features okra soup, chicken salad, shrimp salad and desserts made by parishioners, including Huguenot torte and hummingbird cake. Guests are invited to dine outdoors in the courtyard or indoors in the Parish Hall, where a pianist will provide live music.
For additional information – or to place a take-out order – call 722-7291. St. Phillips is located at 142 Church St.
The tearoom at St. Andrews Parish Church will operate from Mar. 24-Apr 5 this year.
Described as Charleston’s oldest tea room, the original pop-up lunchroom will serve she-crab soup, okra soup, chicken salad and shrimp paste sandwiches from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., every day but Sunday. Packaged food items will be available through the gift shop.
The church’s female members 61 years ago developed the tearoom to feed hungry tourists in the midst of plantation visits. Proceeds from the tea room and gift shop benefit programs sponsored by The Church Women of Old St. Andrew’s.
The tearoom doesn’t accept credit cards, but it takes reservations for parties of six or more eaters: Call 766-1541 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.