Time for Tea


Whether you’re visiting White Rabbit’s collection, meeting a friend or just in need of a break, the gallery’s tranquil street-level Tea House is a delightful place to relax, chat, or simply read the paper as you sip.

As well as snacks, we serve a wide range of the finest Chinese and Taiwanese teas, including oolongs, whose partly oxidised leaves are rolled into tiny balls; white teas, named for the pale down on their leaves; chrysanthemum and other flower teas, which blossom in the pot; and to help you stay cool in summer, lychee or green iced tea.

If you’re not sure which tea will suit your taste or mood, our cheerful attendants will advise you.

Most Chinese teas can be infused several times, and many taste best on the second or third steeping. We’ll keep topping up your pot at no extra charge until you’ve had your blissful fill.

You might also like to try a plate of freshly handmade dumplings (available from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.), or our scrumptious scones, served with jam and cream. And if tea is not your cup of tea, we have wine, beer and pressed juices.

Opening hours: During Gallery hours.


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