Back to All Events

Victorian Christmas Afternoon Tea

Victorian Christmas Afternoon Tea is a lovely adult and child friendly annual tradition at the Historic Dent House in Chattanooga. Christmas is special at Polly Claire’s, and the decorated mansion boasts with bells and bobs to delight every guest. The house will be fully decorated and our Christmas Menu will be served November 15-New Year’s Day.

Four courses of unforgettable holiday fare including annual favorites like our Beef Wellington and Crab Cakes, Spiced Myan Drinking Chocolate with Coconut Cream and more. Four lovely courses including scone service, Nibbblers, Tea Sandwiches, and Desserts. Every item is handmade to order in our historic kitchen. Reservations are necessary to secure a table and groups of ten or more may choose a private space. Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available but may vary from the VCAT menu slightly.


First Course:

Polly Claire’s own Signature Scones with cream, jam, and curd.


Maryland Crab Cakes

Deviled Eggs with Black Truffle Salt

Warm Pimento Tarts topped with crispy bacon and scallions

Sourdough Hot Buttered Crumpets

SANDWICHES to include:

Cucumber Dill Stack

Classic Greek Madame (back by popular demand)

Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad

Miniature Hot Beef Wellington

Benjamin Bunnies

Desserts to include

Spiced Myan Drinking Chocolate with Coconut Cream

“Santa”s Lost Hat” Berry and Chocolate Delight

Peppermint Meringue Kisses

Pecan Scottish Shortbread

Fancy Macarons

Hot Tea of Choice

Offered Monday through Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm

Earlier Event: October 9
Later Event: November 30
Colonial Candle Light Christmas Feast