After all of the holiday hoopla was done and over with, I invited by parents and the rest of the family for afternoon tea at the Rendezvous Court inside The Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. This year, New Years Day fell on a Friday which gave us a really long weekend to enjoy, so instead of just lounging around the house, I figured it would be nice to try afternoon tea in Los Angeles for a change. For my parents and myself, this was our 4th afternoon tea that we’ve had since our first afternoon tea in 2014 at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Penang Malaysia, but the first afternoon tea ever in Los Angeles.
Rendezvous Court Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles Afternoon Tea Place Settings
We arrived at the the Biltmore Hotel a little before 3PM and we valet parked our car with the hotel valet. Afternoon my brother and his fiancee arrived, we went inside the Biltmore Hotel and followed the signs to the Rendezvous Court. At the host stand, I gave the host my name and reservation time and after verifying my information, we were escorted to our table which was already setup for afternoon tea with place settings and teacups.
From the tea menu, we each selected our own tea, since each person gets their own pot of tea. Shortly after our tea orders were taken, 5 teapots arrived with the tea that each person selected. While we each poured ourselves a cup of tea from the teapot, the waiter brought out three tier afternoon tea stands full of finger sandwiches, cookies, and scones with clotted cream.
Rendezvous Court Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles Afternoon Tea Three Tier Afternoon Tea Stand
There were three different kinds of sandwiches per person, three different kinds of pastries, two kinds of cookies and one kind of scone. The scones were tasty with what I think was whipped cream and not clotted cream. I asked the waiter if we could just order extra scones on the side and after he went back to check, he brought us two more scones and told us that was all they had left.
Overall the afternoon tea at the Rendezvous Court inside the Biltmore Hotel was a good experience, but out of the four afternoon teas that my parents and I’ve been to, this one ranked at the bottom of the list. My parents and I agreed that while the afternoon tea wasn’t bad, we probably wouldn’t be returning for future afternoon teas here. While the afternoon tea we had at the Savoy Hotel in London was much pricier, I felt that the Savoy experience had a much better price to experience value.