Step away from the busyness of life and relax while our attentive staff serves you in royal fashion. Whether you are here for tea, your event, or to browse our china shop, nowhere else in the Scenic City offers a more historic setting than dining in our 164-year-old beloved nationally registered Dent Plantation home. Find tranquillity and enjoyment in spacious rooms with 14-foot elevated walls and ceiling to floor windows in private gathering rooms for intimate lunches or our four-course full afternoon tea service. Open daily, Polly Claire’s strives to accommodate every schedule. Polly Claire’s has dedicated staff to serve you and make your daily experience or once in a lifetime occasion unforgettable.
EXCELLENT! They always exceed your expectations. We have been there several times for lunch and on one evening event. EXCELLENT food, service, atmosphere.
This is the third time in a year and a half for my daughter and me to visit Polly Claire’s, and we had a very good time. We have been there once with just the two of us, once with four of us, and this time with six of us. MINUSES: The food is a bit pricey for what you get, but it is still one of our several favorite places for a special outing. Unfortunately, we can’t go very often. PLUSSES: We love the overall experience and the ambiance. Your servers have been wonderful: Polite, friendly, helpful, informative. We like the laid back atmosphere and the un-crowdedness. The best thing you have is the lobster bisque.
Polly Claire’s is always a wonderful experience. The atmosphere, staff, food and service are always top notch. Oh, and don’t forget the tea!
It was wonderful!!! I love bringing friends and family for their first experience of having High Tea. So nice to relax and slow down and leave our cares for this wonderful experience.
We had an amazing time. It was so relaxing. Our waitress “Katie” was outstanding, very helpful and pleasant. We will definitely be back.
Melissa was a fabulously attentive server! This was our first visit and we enjoyed the experience immensely. Best shortbread I've tasted. We will visit again
Our experience at Polly Claire's Tea Room is always very special. The ladies who serve us are very friendly and polite, and the tea room is beautiful! We come from Knoxville to have tea; it is definitely worth the drive.
Great atmosphere. Beautiful Christmas decorations. Helpful server. A great yearly tradition.
I loved it! So did my guest. We had the brunch and it was exquisite. I enjoy the groupings on the menu. I would like to have even more of them. Thanks
The food was better than expected. Ordered the Colonial Christmas Tea and everything was delicious. Tea selection was huge and was a great pairing to the food. The staff was very friendly as well. Definitely plan on coming back!
Bethany was excellent!
Very happy with the social distancing. I felt we were safe and we had a great experience.
Always enjoy our experience at Polly Claire's!
This was a memorable experience for my out of town friend's first experience. The food was delicious and we enjoyed looking at all the Christmas decorations so much. The service was exceptionally wonderful and the hostess was wonderful in her Christmas attire. Thank you for such a wonderful day!
We enjoyed our Colonial tea. Our service was excellent . Cranberry mimosas are excellent. We look forward to our next visit.
Excellent as always. The employees always make sure you’re well taken care of! See you again soon.
It was the first time my sister-in-law and I were at Polly Claire’s and we really enjoyed it, we are looking forward to returning. We had the Christmas Tea and it did not disappoint.
You are all 10 +++ Thank you for such a delightful meal! Polly Claire's is a place where good food, atmosphere and service come together at the same time, same place! The food was delectable, the atmosphere so beautiful and relaxing. The service was gold star for excellence! Thank you so much!!
My daughter had a pleasant visit. Service was top notch, atmosphere was relaxing , and the decorations were beautiful!
Our lunch was wonderful.
We had a wonderful time, my daughter in law felt spoiled & special, so a very successful shower!
Everything was amazing, as always (and the egg salad was MUCH improved, which made me sooooo happy). I took my parents for their first time and they look forward to going back. Thanks so much for having such a lovely tea house
I very much enjoyed Polly Claires. It reminded me of high tea at the Savoy, but with nicer service. Everything was lovely, from the ambiance to the waitstaff to the scrumptious delights we were served.
Katie was so attentive to our 7 year old birthday girl! thank you.
It was so fun! Everything was delicious!
Friendly, attentive service! Food was amazing! Beautiful and clean facilities.
It was absolutely a wonderful Tea! The food was delicious the music grand and the atmosphere charming. While the place settings were Royal Albert, top notch in my book, being a tea aficionado I did noticed the Teacups used were actually coffee cups. The difference being tea cups have a wider bell and are shallower whereas the coffee cups have a smaller bell and are deeper. The only actual teacups were used as decoration on the walls which were part of the charm.
Server was amazing
I wish there was some flexibility with the afternoon tea. There are several items I don’t like and that has kept me from ordering it. If there was some flexibility in items, them I would be much more likely to order it.
What a lovely experience. The decor, the service, the setting, the food ...all were beyond my expectations. Hats on for this wonderful place!
My mother and I celebrated our September birthdays together at Polly Claire's. Everything was perfect! The ambiance is always so nice! The tea and food were perfect for our special lunch. We missed the pretty hats, but understand for now during Covid they need to be put away. We always enjoy this beautiful Tea Room! Bethany did a great job taking care of us!
We loved everything. The whole experience was better than anticipated: the decor was charming, our server was ready with recommendations, the tea was tasty, and the food was amazing. I already want more lobster bisque! Will be back soon, with more friends!
This was my second visit to Polly Claire's. I love everything about the experience. I will be back!
Food was delicious. Atmosphere so charming. Regency Tea service is great for a special occasion.
I love the Polly Claire’s experience because of how much I love the culture it represents.
Wonderful as always. Thoroughly enjoyed my birthday celebration! Service was fantastic.
Our favorite tearoom in Chattanooga.
Scrumptious food and tea Wonderful atmosphere Stellar service We so enjoyed our selves
We had a very enjoyable time, as always. The service was excellent, the tea was delicious, and we had a very relaxing visit. Favorite foods were definitely the cucumber sandwich and the little cheese/bacon tart. The ONLY constructive criticism the two of us have would be a desire for the egg salad to have a little more flavor. Especially with everything else having such distinct flavors, it is just always very bland. A little garlic or even salt would be amazing.
First time here. My parents were visiting from out of town. A very fun experience and a great place to catch up.
It was a great experience and the waitress was very friendly and attentive.
The staff was very patient while we had a long leisurely lunch.
Such a blessed place to be!!!
My friend and I had a great Mid-Summer Tea at Polly Claire's. As always, food and service was great. Our server was very good. Wonderful summer experience.
My daughter and I loved everything. Always ready to return.
Bethany is the best. My visits to Chattanooga to see family I always end up here at least one day of my trip. Mom loves it when I take her with me. This trip I also took my grandsons, ages 11 & 6. They loved it and want to know when I am coming back to visit so they can go again. I look forward to this part of my trip. I live in AZ and have no place like this here.
I lived in London, England for many years and believe that the afternoon tea rivals and surpasses tea I gave had at The Ritz, The Savoy Hotel, and Brown’s. Polly Claire’s is excellent value, wonderful food and presentation, and lively wait staff.
We were celebrating our anniversary and Polly Claire's made it a wonderful experience. The food and atmosphere was truly memorable. We will be back!
Melissa did a wonderful job as our server. The tea and food was delicious as always. My friend and I had a wonderful time.