Navy Bean Soup with Shredded Pork
Navy Bean Soup with Shredded Pork

Take a ride out to the county, head into downtown Kingsville, and located along Main Street you’ll find a restaurant that makes you feel at home. From the delicate lace curtains on the windows to the English china on the tables, the

Victorian Rose Tea Room and Restaurant, 64 Main Street East, exudes a quaint and cozy ambiance.

Victoria Rose Tea Room and Restaurant is a family run business with owners Theresa Morrison greeting guests at the door and Louise Morrison, preparing turkey burgers, chicken pesto sandwiches, reubens, salads, pasta dishes and more for their patrons. With many items on their lunch menu under $10, it is a perfect spot whether you’re driving through on the weekend, having a business meeting during the week or just sitting down with friends for a cup of tea.

“We make everything ourselves and try to use fresh, local ingredients,” explains Theresa. “The favourites are always on the menu, but we try to introduce new and different items with the changing seasons. My husband, Giovanni, and my mom, Louise, are very big on using fresh, local ingredients.”

Turkey Burger
Turkey Burger and Salad

And that includes the wines. Essex County is home to numerous wineries and the Victorian Rose Tea Room and Restaurant includes Aleksander Estates and Pelee Island wines on its all local wine list. The home in which the restaurant resides was built in 1883 and adds to the overall charm and dining experience.

In 1994, Louise purchased the home and it has been a staple in the Kingsville community ever since as well as a favourite amongst locals. Theresa and Louise also offer catering services and bake their extraordinary cakes, pies and desserts to order, along with their home made salad dressing. You can even purchase their loose leaf tea. It is, after all, a tea room!

The Victorian Rose Tea Room and Restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea.

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