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 (open Wed.–Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) 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. Take your pick from oolong, partly oxidised leaves that are twisted or rolled into tiny balls; white teas, named for the pale down on their leaves; flower teas like chrysanthemum, which blossom in the pot; and in summer, cooling lychee or green iced tea.
If you’re not sure which tea will suit your taste or mood, our cheerful attendants are happy to offer suggestions.
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.
For lunch (served 11 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.), try a plate of our divine handmade dumplings (chicken and coriander or egg and chive; gluten-free alternatives are available) or scrumptious scones, served warm with jam and cream. And if tea is not your cup of tea, we have wine, beer and juices.
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.