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The English Rose ***

The English Rose, San Carlos, California

663 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA

Cuisine: English Tea House

Description & Atmosphere
Originally hailing from London makes me yearn for British fare now and again. When I get those cravings, we head to one of our favorite English Tea Houses on the Peninsula. Nestled in the heart of San Carlos, The English Rose is frequented by British expatriates and locals alike.

Cozy dining area inside The English Rose, San Carlos, California

Charming and cozy best describes the small dining room. Its rose-covered walls are filled with paintings of English country cottages and British Royalty.

Rose-covered walls inside The English Rose are filled with paintings of English country cottages and British Royalty

Enjoy a full English Breakfast (available all day) — Eggs served with a choice of two sides: English Sausage (Banger), Bacon, Mushrooms, Potatoes, Fried Tomatoes or "Rumbledethumps" (better known as "Bubble & Squeak"potatoes fried with cabbage and onion). For lighter appetites, Eggs with Scones, Crumpets or Toast are the order of the day.

British Luncheon favorites include:
Cornish Pastie (beef and vegetables wrapped in a flaky pastry shell), Shepherd's Pie, Chicken Curry Salad, Bangers & Mash (grilled English sausages and mashed potatoes), Ploughman's (assorted cheeses, a crusty roll, apple, homemade chutney, and pickled onions), English Tea Sandwiches and more... Yum!

Try The Rose Special (Heinz Baked Beans, two Sausage Rolls, Soup or Salad) — check availability). This is near and dear to my heart — whenever I go back home to London, the first food I crave is a Sausage Roll!


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Tea Time
Do what the Brits do and relax with an afternoon "cuppa" (cup of tea).

The English Rose offers a variety of teas, including Earl Grey (the Queen's favorite) and herbal teas.

The Tea Plate - an assortment of scone, cake, pastries, English tea sandwich and a pot of tea at The English Rose, San Carlos, CA

Tea Plates
Devon Tea — two scones served with clotted cream, strawberry jam and tea.

The Tea Plate
— an assortment of scone, cake, pastries, English tea sandwich and a pot of tea... the Sausage Roll and mini Jam Tart are my favorites (photo above).

The Teddy Bear Tea Plate

a PBJ (peanut butter and jelly) sandwich, shortbread cookie, fresh fruit and herbal tea.

Open Tues-Sun for Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Tea.


Sun 9am-2pm

Closed Monday

Reservations recommended
on Saturdays. 650-595-5549

Parking / Shopping
The English Rose is located on Laurel Street, between San Carlos Ave and Cherry Ave, across from Wells Fargo Bank. Street parking
and parking out back.

Plan on spending time on Laurel Street browsing the local shops.


Reasonably priced

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The English Rose


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