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Queen's Cuisine

53 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary British
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  • Afternoon Tea
  • Great for Lunch
  • Afternoon Coffee
In addition to our regular Afternoon tea and lunch time service we are thrilled to be serving dinner this Valentines Day.

Traditional English Afternoon Tea's are served by the Queen's Cuisine on Friday Saturday afternoons and on the second Sunday of every month.

Our menu of freshly prepared finger sandwiches, homemade scones and clotted cream followed by a selection of three delicious dessert items are accompanied by quality loose leaf tea, served in teapots and brewed to perfection.

We are thrilled to provide you with the opportunity to experience this relaxing British customer right here in Edwardsville Illinois.

At our tea room we offering lunches, beverages, cakes and pastries Tuesday through Saturday from 11am till last orders at 3 pm. The menu comprises of regular tea room fare with a sprinkling of British favorites.

For reservations, please book through our website.

Please state any dietary requirements you may have when placing your reservation (Gluten free, vegan etc).
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary British, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of operation
Wed–Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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Phone number
(618) 205-6188
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jane Muscroft
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Cross street
E. Park
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Parking details
There is a small parking lot, as well as street parking and a public parking lot near the library.
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Public transit
Main St and Park
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Special events & promotions
Our tea room is open for private showers and parties on Sundays and after 4pm on Saturdays.
Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Wheelchair Access
What 53 People Are Saying
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LynnS (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Queen's Cuisine is an excellent Tearoom dining that is quiet and elegant.

JudyC (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Very enjoyable! Good food and a very nice atmosphere. Plan to return soon.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

So good that I’m coming again with friends. Perfect afternoon and really a short drive from
St. Louis. Just a pleasant afternoon. We took home Scones which were delicious. Also had fun exploring some cute shops.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

The reservation I made was for afternoon tea. When I arrived the owner said that was not possible. Big bummer. The salad was wonderful. But, the pastry of the Cornish pasty was burnt. I wanted to like it but, the crust was a disappointment. Then, my Holiday scone (apparently, the last one), was given to another customer. They gave me a golden raisin scone- good, but no holiday scone. I will go again, because the potential is there and I want to try afternoon tea.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

My mom and I had afternoon tea for her birthday. We spent 2 hrs happily munching delicious treats and talking. It was a wonderful afternoon. The staff was friendly and we loved the space.

PaulaJO (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

A very nice place for quiet conversation. You’re never rushed and the service is impeccable. Small menu but with several options that make for a nice lunch.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

Visited for lunch during the week. Food and tea were really good! However, definitely not for anyone looking for a quick lunch. My group of 4 ordered soup, salad, sandwiches and it took 50 minutes to get our order. It also took 30 minutes for us to just get our tea. Would recommend if you are looking for a leisurely meal.

Dianayhall (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

My sister and I had a wonderful lunch here. The tea and food was very good and very quaint cozy place.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

My friend and I had a lovely, rush-free lunch with luscious tea, quiche, and salad.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

My friends and I had a wonderful time at Afternoon Tea! The food was awesome and the restaurant was very authentic. Would love to come back with my girlfriends again. Was very impressed that they were able to accommodate one of my friends' gluten intolerance when I gave them advance notice of the issue. Would recommend!

Rider79 (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on October 5, 2017

We recently tried Queen's Cuisine for the first time, based upon a newspaper article I had read, supplemented by online reviews. It is in a small building in downtown Edwardsville; they have a very small parking lot, but allow a few extra minutes to find parking if that is full.

There were several interesting choices on the menu, with food items not commonly seen elsewhere. I had the Cornish pasty, which was very good: a tasty filling with a mild but distinct flavor, surrounded by a crispy crust. The House Side Salad was also good, with a mild balsamic vinegar dressing. I had English Breakfast tea, which was steeped in a nice large-one-serving tea pot.

My wife had the "Bit of Everything" (the contents of which can be found in the Queen's website's online menu), and found it to be quite good. She had a seasonal tea, which she also liked.

Service was quite good on this not-too-busy day; we arrived for our 12:30 reservations, with few other diners present. A few other groups came in by 1 PM. An oddity, is ordering up at the counter, but having the food brought to the table when ready. I would have preferred full table service, but perhaps this setup is common in England.

The decor was simple but tasteful, with British photos and items on display.

Prices were moderate, in line with other "nice" lunch places.

There is also an afternoon tea offered on certain days; we plan to try that at some time.

Overall, we enjoyed Queen's Cuisine, and plan to return when we want a rather unique food experience.

Dottie (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 5, 2017

Everything we had was absolutely wonderful! I loved the autumn soup special, crustless quiche, scone with yummy clotted cream, and of course the tea! The service was friendly, too. I'll definitely be back!

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Brought my mom and daughters for Tea on Mothers Day and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! Have also been for Tea at Christmas and had the same quality experience. She serves lunch as well, and serves the best scones you'll ever have! I highly recommend this place!

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for high tea for Mother's Day. Excellent food and fabulous tea. We had requested gluten free for 2 of our diners and it was overlooked when we made the reservation however they were so accommodating and made sure our gluten free family members had scrumptious food as well. We definitely will be going back

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on March 18, 2017

The Queen's Cuisine was a lovely place to celebrate a friend's birthday. We had the "afternoon tea" which was a three-tiered tray of all kinds of freshly made delectable goodies. I can't wait to go back.

OkieInIllinois (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on March 12, 2017

Awesome experience! Loved the tea and all the treats! Will definitely come back for more!

Leslie (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

The food was amazing! We really enjoyed our first afternoon tea time.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

So cute and delicious food.

FoodieFrieda (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

This is a great find. My daughter-in-law traveled to England and she said the high tea experience and scones could not be more authentic. The teas are marvelous. Can't wait to return.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2017

Disappointed that we had to order and pay at the counter, and even get our own ice! Also had to show ID for credit cards -- as if 3 65-yr old ladies are going to try not to pay!! You didn't make us feel very 'queenly'.