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Review of Lulu's Tea Room

Lulu's Tea Room
Ranked #4 of 49 Restaurants in Powell
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

The chicken pecan soufflé is the best thing I've ever eaten! The tomato basil soup is great too! It is very busy around noon, so go around 1 pm. You will love it!

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Thank Banditmom
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Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I ate lunch at this very quaint restaurant. The raspberry tea was perfect. My daughter's favorite soup is tomato, so we made sure to order it. Lulu's "Tomato Dill" was the best soup either one of us has ever had. We were equally pleased with the entrees. Whether Chicken Salad Croissant, Spinach Quiche or Turkey/Swiss Wrap, all were served in a timely manner and tasted delectable. We topped off our luncheon with the chocolate cake. It was equally exquisite.

It was fun to view all of Lulu's uniquely decorated rooms in her 2 story antique house. The Elvis room has vintage memorabilia. My favorite is the pink and green "Tea Party" room.

We will definitely be returning for another memorable visit.

Thank AnnTorm
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

We have visited Lulu's when visiting family in Knoxville. Chicken salad a favorite and any dessert is amazing. Look forward to going there again.

1  Thank Joy P
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Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

My all time favorite resturaunt for lunch! Any time my mom, mil, or girlfriends come in from out of town, its a must! The food is delicious, the service is outstanding, and the old victorian house with charming decor tops it off perfectly! My favorite menu choice is the spinach & cheese quiche, tomato dill soup... and the sweet bread is to die for! But theres no bad choices! Highly recommend... you wont be sorry!

2  Thank di_02
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

My mother wanted to treat me to some place special so she made reservations at Lulu's Tea Room approximately 28 hours prior to reservation, early December. A "High Tea" was ordered for two. The next day we arrived and since there was no parking, I dropped off my mom at the steps & parked off road in the only available area which was muddy . I walked into the cafe and the back of my coat was caught by a humongous wreath at least 6" deep placed on the door. There was little space to enter through this doorway with the wreath in place. My mom came to my aid and unleashed me from the wreath. A server came and we were seated promptly but I was taken aback by her attire: a short, tight, leather skirt and black tank top with a "Mrs. Claus" apron, hat, headdress and shoe covers. Once seated, our waitress came and brought small teapots with hot water, teacups and saucers and a choice of tea were left on the table. Upon inspection of tea options, there weren't many. My mother and I chose something and then the waitress whisked the basket away. We made our tea and started talking. Other patrons arrived and were seated. We waited for our order. Other patrons placed their orders. And we waited for our order. Other patrons received their orders. And we still waited for our order. I flagged down a waitress and asked about our order. She said she'd check. The "Mrs. Claus" lady came and said the scones were still baking (huh?) but should be done shortly. We said OK and went back to talking. About 10 minutes later, I flagged down our waitress and asked if something from our order could be brought since my mother and I needed to eat! The "Mrs. Claus" lady came back and spoke with us, evidently she is the manager. She said they were bringing things out and I replied that our tea was now cold, we needed replacements. She was nippy with me and her tone was scolding!!! They removed our teapots, teacups and tea. We were quite upset and just wanted to leave. Within a few minutes our order came: top level had large chocolate chip scones, middle level had sliced fruit with the rind and bottom level had one egg salad and one chicken salad sandwiches cut in fourths. NOW, we finally had food and no tea. I had to ask again to get our tea. They quickly brought a much larger teapot with less than half of it having just lukewarm water. They also brought two fresh teacups and saucers and left the tea basket this time. From the time we were seated until the time we had everything to eat 45 minutes had transpired!!! The egg salad and chicken salad were on plain brown bread. Any grocery deli has much better sandwich fixings. The fruit with rind was ok but awkward to eat with the rind. The freshly baked scones which held up the entire meal were hot and tasty at first but had a bitter aftertaste, my mom said from too much baking soda. We couldn't wait to just leave. We got our check and my mom paid the “Mrs. Claus” lady. There was no apology or attempt to rectify the situation or regain our goodwill as customers. After much thought, I realize that the locals must patronize this cafe for regular fare, not for a "High Tea " experience. It was such a comedy of errors that it would be hilarious if seen in a sitcom on TV. Good luck if you attempt a visit. I would NOT recommend ordering the High Tea.

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10  Thank Cindy M
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