Tea Under the Tree

The days are getting shorter, the sun is setting earlier and soon the winter holidays will be here before we know it. Taking Afternoon Tea at this time of the year is a favourite event celebrated by all those that who know that a pot of tea, delicious warm scones and other teatime treats is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with family and friends!

Our annual pop up “Tea Under the Tree” at the famed Sir Francis Drake Hotel in downtown San Francisco is a jolly fun way to kick off the holidays. We will be serving our quintessential, beloved Afternoon Tea experience every weekend from November 25th to December 30th. The week of December 18th we will be serving tea everyday. However we will be not be serving on December 24th or 25th, our Trolley Dolly’s need time with their families too!

To get absolutely every detail and the new, exciting thing is that you will be able to book online ! We are super excited to be back at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, it is officially a San Francisco Holiday tradition! Have a Jolly Holiday! We will of course also be serving a special Holiday Tea at our Japantown location too.

DATES:   for The Sir Francis Drake:

Afternoon Tea reservations will be available from 11: 00 am with the last seating at 3:00 pm.

Saturday & Sunday November 25th & 26th, Saturday & Sunday December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th,  16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and the 23rd. Then again on Tuesday the 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th and the 30th of December. We will not be serving Afternoon Tea on December 24th, 25th or 31st.


Holiday Afternoon Tea includes champagne, or sparkling cider, tea sandwiches, warm savouries, a scone and crumpet with clotted cream, jam and lemon curd all with our unique British Holiday flair. Also a fun Christmas Cracker for each guest to get the tea party started and a treat to take home. There will be plenty of photographic opportunities too. All the elements to help create a memorable afternoon tea experience. $95.00 for adults and $ 48.00 for children 11 years and younger.  Children will have a fun Holiday craft to make and take with them as well as a Christmas Cracker. This price includes gratuity but not the tax.


For reservations please ring us on 415-771-4252 and ask for Elissa or Chris. If they are not available please leave your name, phone number the date and time  you would like to come and they promise to get right back to you.

Please do not ring the hotel to book  your “Tea Under the Tree” reservation. You must ring us directly! We look forward to seeing you at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel!