Victorian Tea Room at Falcon Rest Mansion, McMinnville, TN

Dining at Falcon Rest

Victorian Tea Room

Open 11 am to 2 pm Wednesday thru Sunday.

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 with or without a tour, and walk-ins are welcome.  Advance notice is requested for groups of 6 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. At least 24 hours advance notice is requested.

PLEASE NOTE:  The tea room and gift shop are in the Visitor Center next door to the mansion. Enter just past the hedge at 85 Bluff Springs Road.  The mansion and gardens are hidden in the 1890s inside a tall holly hedge.  Therefore they are not visible from the road or the Visitor Center.  Access to the gardens is restricted to paid tourists, overnight guests, and participants in large events. See our property map for locations of dining facilities.

*All food service subject to 9-3/4% sales tax.  Gratuities at discretion of customers.  

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
Hot tea plus Falcon Rest’s famous pink lemonade or iced tea

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.)

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Crimson Room in the Victorian Carriage House. Piazza visible through French doors in back

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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 100.

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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