Victorian Tea Room at Falcon Rest Mansion, McMinnville, TN

Dining at Falcon Rest

Enjoy lunch in the Victorian Tea Room seven days as week, year round.

Whether you’re searching for a tea room in Tennessee, want a place to eat before or after a mansion tour, or are looking for a unique setting to enjoy food with friends, the Victorian Tea Room is the place for you.  Lunch or tea there is a delightful outing for two or more, a perfect getaway lunch for office mates, and a charming menu for bridesmaids luncheons, bridal or baby showers, and birthday parties (for young ladies of all ages). 

The tea room is located in Falcon Rest’s Visitor Center, next to the Victorian Gift Shop.  Lunches are offered daily 9 am to 5 pm, with or without a tour, and walk-ins are welcome.  Advance notice is requested for groups of 8 or more.   Please call ahead if you prefer the tea, so you won’t have to wait for us to put together all its delicious tidbits.

*All food service subject to 9-3/4% sales tax.  Gratuities at discretion of customers.  See our property map for locations of dining facilities.

Falcon Rest's Victorian Tea Room featured in Tea Time Magazine
Falcon Rest's Victorian Tea Room and mansion tours were featured in "Taking Tea in Central Tennessee," in the Jan. 2019 edition of Tea Time Magazine.


Gourmet Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich
— or —
Ham and Cheese Melt on the croissant
(Vegetarian option:
Grilled sharp cheddar cheese on croissant)
Served with
French fried sweet potatoes
Frozen fruit salad 
Homemade cheesecake brownies
Falcon Rest’s famous pink lemonade or iced tea


Three lightly-breaded Chicken Strips
Regular fries or French fried sweet potatoes
Mam-ma’s cole slaw
Cheesecake brownie
Falcon Rest’s famous pink lemonade or iced tea

Two lightly-breaded Chicken Strips
French fries | Cheesecake brownie
Falcon Rest’s famous pink lemonade or iced tea


Garden salad with choice of dressing
Mam-ma’s cole slaw
Two kinds of seasonal fresh fruit
Cranberry sauce
Bread and butter pickles
Falcon Rest’s famous pink lemonade or iced tea

Our gent is on a low-cholesterol diet, but he likes good food – so he created this salad as his standard lunch fare.  It’s only right to share.
Add ham or breaded chicken to garden salad $1 extra


Cinnamon Cream Scones
with strawberry jam and fresh-whipped cream
Seasonal Fresh Fruit
Variety of Tea Sandwiches
Sumptuous Sweets
Choice of hot or iced tea, coffee, or Falcon Rest’s famous pink lemonade

Advance reservations required; it is best to call 24 hours in advance

The tea menu is ideal for showers or birthday tea parties. Served at the table or buffet style for larger groups.
(The Tea Room will seat up to 30.)

Where history is fun
Victorian Carriage House banquet hall -- Special events venue in McMinnville, TN
Crimson Room in the Victorian Carriage House. Piazza visible through French doors in back

Victorian Carriage House

Three adjoining dining rooms, totaling 2,000 square feet, boasting white marble tiled floors, crystal chandeliers, plaster molding, a sparking fountain and antique grand player piano …

Mouth-watering recipes freshly prepared and imaginatively presented … 

All add up to a banquet hall setting perfect for receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, business events, or special times with friends and family.

Victorian Carriage House luncheons and dinners are available year-round for groups of 20 to 150.

Where history is fun
Room service dinner at Falcon Manor B&B, McMinnville, TN

Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance for overnight guests; one week in advance for groups of six or more.

Dinner by Reservation

Add a room-service dinner to an overnight stay on Friday or Saturday evenings.
Or schedule dinner for a group of six or more any evening, depending on availability.

Herb chicken breast (boneless breast marinated in a vegetable-herb medley,
then slow baked for melt-in-your-mouth flavor) 
– or –
Ham in cranberry orange sauce (folks tell us this tender ham is the best they have ever tasted)
Plus chef’s choice of salad, two vegetables, and dessert,
served with rolls, coffee, iced tea, and Falcon Rest’s signature pink lemonade
Full meal is $50* per couple

Falcon Rest Mansion – the ideal tour stop or day trip between Nashville and Chattanooga

Things to do in McMinnville, TN, halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga
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