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




  • Scarlett says:

    Mmmmm, you can’t beat jam and scones!! x

  • Heather says:

    I want to go! Afternoon tea is one of my favorite indulgences and I’ve already emailed my bff about this place for my next trip to the city.

  • Mette says:

    Cream teas are an all together brilliant invention. Thanks for reminding me.

  • Maria says:

    Wonderful intimate spot – perfect for catching up with long lost pal or special occasion.

  • Mike says:

    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 :)

  • LMAO, NEXT time you come to London we ARE going out for tea;) My treat!

    My most memorable dish was probably the as yet unwritten post about strip steak

    • Used York City says:

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

      Strip steak sounds like a win!:-)

  • Wow. this looks amazingly delish. I love it. The scones look fabulous. (I love scones)

  • YCarol Galvan says:

    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!

    • Used York City says:

      Oh that sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

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

  • Leigh says:

    You’ve eaten far better than I have this week. I had nothing out of the ordinary this week except for some goji berry muffins which were really delicious.

  • Kevin says:

    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.

    • Used York City says:

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

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

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