Photo Credit: Soho House
I stopped by on a Saturday afternoon with my mom and sister to enjoy afternoon tea for my sister's birthday. It was fairly crowded in the lounge area but we were able to grab a round table near the window. There are a variety of seating options including intimate tables, larger dining tables, and couch seating, allowing you to choose what type of tea experience you want. While I don't recommend afternoon tea from the couch seating, our tiny round table was not large enough for the three of us (especially when factoring in tea cups, teapots, and the tiered serving tray!).
The selection of teas at The Allis is not expansive, which is great for someone like me who has a hard time making a decision. The usual suspects including green tea, jasmine tea, English breakfast, and Earl Grey are all represented, along with more interesting options such as African Rooibos and Verbena Mint. Tea is served in your own mini tea set custom designed for Soho House. I secretly wanted to take one of these sets home with me--they were adorable and beautiful at the same time.
|Jade Green Tea|
Tea service includes a tiered serving tray showcasing Pastry Chef Kady Yon's take on traditional British tea service. All items are housemade and include finger sandwiches, fancy cakes, scones, and pastries. We ordered tea for two plus an extra teapot and there was plenty of food! I'd recommend sharing the food unless you're starving.
|Pastries, Cakes, Scones, and Finger Sandwiches|
|Scones and Citrus Poppy Seed Cake|
|Cake, Mini Cupcakes, French Macarons, Profiteroles & Fruit Tart|
Afternoon tea is served daily from 3-5pm at The Allis and no reservations are required. Tea service is $18 per person, or you may also order items a la carte.
Note: our tea service was complimentary; however, opinions expressed herein are my own.
Soho House Chicago
113-125 N. Green Street
Chicago, IL 60607