FoodPorn Friday: Lady Mendl’s

“Thank goodness we didn’t bring the guys, they would have broken something by now for sure.”

So speaks my mother-in-law at the Tea Salon.  My response?  “Truth!”

(…in a British accent, of course…I mean, we are at a tea salon!)

With course after course of crumpets and finger sandwiches and the most precious tea pots you will ever see, Lady Mendl’s is clearly a place for folks with a deep appreciation of all things dainty and cute.  Absolute perfection for Mommy-and-Me dates, showers for the girly-girl bride or mother-to-be, or a special place to catch up with your bff that’s just so much classier than the local watering hole.  (Remember that New Year’s Resolution to swap cocktails for Chamomile?!)  And despite the dainty menu, trust me, after 5 courses of sugar and spice and everything nice, you’ll be stuffed to the gills.

From its location (a perfect townhouse in Gramercy), to its waiting room (clearly, just not a tea salon without a proper waiting room!), to its unique collection of antique furniture and china dishes, Mendl’s will charm the pants off of you from beginning to end.

That being said, let the foodporn begin…



WHERE: Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon
56 Irving Place
New York, New York  10003


What’s the most memorable dish you’ve eaten this week?  Describe below!


By: Jessica Tiare Bowen



20 Comments on “FoodPorn Friday: Lady Mendl’s

  1. Guys don’t break stuff, Jess! How wrong of you!

    Hang on for a second. I’m trying to tighten a screw on the this loose keyboard table. Crap, I just broke it.

    Anyhoo. oh lordy bring on more food porn please! I’m starving and wanting some of those sandwiches right now. Btw…I can drink tea with my pinkie finger extended properly :)
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    • Haha! It was seriously THE most dainty, delicate set-up one can imagine!:-)

    • Yay, I would LOVE that Fiona! And when you come to NYC we will eat somewhere delicious too!

      Strip steak sounds like a win!:-)

  2. This place sounds and looks like the Real tea party we always had when you were little. I’m planning my little tea Party in that Enchanted place.
    Lovely. .Great article♡♡♤
    This week My most memorable dish Was my veggies pasta with spinach and cherry tomatoes. .Homemade but totally delicious#!!
    whole wheat pasta..Homemade tomato sauce and zucchini. .And traveled to Italy with that Plate!

    • Oh that sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

      And yes, definitely check out the tea salon, it’s a girly-girl’s dream!

    • That sounds great, and healthy which is even better!:-)

  3. I don’t know who coined the phrase, “Foodporn” but doesn’t is seem that pictures rarely live up to the promise?
    Unfortunately, I don’t have a noteworthy dish to share this week.

    • Hahaha, I can always count on your humorous comments, Kevin;-)

      I guess it depends on how much one REALLY enjoys food?