English Afternoon Tea,
in Buenos Aires

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."
~ Henry James
"Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors"
~ Alice Walker
A unique experience
Welcome to Queen of Tarts!  We are a closed-door restaurant, serving English afternoon teas in the heart of Buenos Aires. 

Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o'clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o'clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. Since Argentinians also enjoy dining "fashionably late", afternoon tea is the perfect re-fuel to keep you going in Buenos Aires! 

The traditional afternoon tea consists of a selection of dainty sandwiches (including of course thinly sliced cucumber sandwiches), scones served with cream and jam, cakes, pastries and savory bites.

Our teas are handmade, each day, in our home.  The "Queen of Tarts" (our English owner / head baker, Emily) uses authentic recipes that have been passed down through generations of her family to create gorgeous scones, savoury bites and sweet treats.  As we say in England "she puts on a lovely spread!".

Our restaurant transports you to olde England, with antique furniture and pretty porcelain tea sets.  The restaurant seats up to 20 people and is perfect for catching up with friends, as well as special occasions, such as:

  • Romantic dates
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Hen parties
  • Anniversaries
  • Book clubs
  • After office treats

We offer exclusive use of the entire restuarant for parties of 8 or more. 

​For pricing information and sample menus, please see our Experiences page.  Note: we can cater for special diets, such as gluten free, vegetarian.  Please let us know at time of booking if this is required. 

For reservations and a location map, please see our Contact  page.

A warm welcome awaits!
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