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Afternoon Tea

*Afternoon Tea Returning September 15th!*

Afternoon Tea is served in the Lounge, situated amongst the art adorned walls and enhanced by the hotel's Dale Chihuly glass sculpture and a live harpist. This Umstead tradition is a welcoming and elegant way to spend an afternoon socializing.

Advance reservations are required. Kindly speak with our reservations team at 919-447-4050 to arrange for your table. To provide quality of service, please inform our reservations team of any allergies or dietary restrictions at the time of booking. Any changes requested the day of are subject to availability. Same day reservations are not available.

Reservations: 919-447-4050
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Hours

  • AFTERNOON TEA

    Wednesday - Sunday: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The Lounge

The Lounge can accommodate parties of up to six guests. For parties of seven or more, please contact our catering department at 919-447-4120 to make alternative arrangements in our event space.

2020-01-22

Umstead Uncorked Wine Tasting *Fully Booked*

"The Dirt on Tuscany"

We’re starting Uncorked in 2020 with a visit to Central Italy! Featuring full bodied, earthy reds perfect for hearty winter fare, warm up in our Fireplace Room with a discussion led by Sommelier Hannah Barton.

2021-07-13

"Art Tour" Tasting Menu Returns

Beginning July 13th, Herons Executive Chef Steven Devereaux Greene welcomes you to the highly anticipated return of his "Art Tour" tasting menu. Each course is it's own work of art inspired by pieces found in The Umstead's permanent collection. Chef Greene's full talents shine as he manages to make each course visually stunning, while allowing the flavors of each season to shine in the process. Available nightly, the menu will feature seasonal ingredients from "One Oak Farm", The Umstead Hotel & Spa's sustainable farm meticulously attended to by our Resident Gardner Alyssa Campo The Umsteads resident gardener, and local suppliers when possible. 

2021-11-17

Umstead Uncorked Wine Tasting

"Discover South Africa"

A wine region that has yet to find a firm foothold in the US market, South Africa is known throughout Europe for a broad range of incredible values. Fortunately, our Head Sommelier, Troy Revell, has visited this beautiful country, and cannot wait to share with you some of his favorite choices for November Uncorked.

2021-11-25

Thanksgiving

Join us at The Umstead Hotel and Spa on November 25th as four-time James Beard Award Semifinalist Executive Chef Steven Greene prepares a delicious Thanksgiving meal. This year, Thanksgiving will feature a four course plated dinner with choice of entree and family style sides. 

 

2021-12-15

Umstead Uncorked Wine Tasting "Holiday Bubbles"

We’re in full holiday mode for the final Uncorked of 2021! Join us for a very special lineup of all sparkling wines from around the world, featuring the US, England, and of course Champagne. These selections will also be available for purchase to help complete your gift giving season. Complete with pairings from the Umstead chefs, help us wrap up the year with this special event!
 

2021-12-24

Christmas Dinner in Herons

Enjoy more time with your loved ones while celebrating Christmas this year, leaving dinner to Herons Executive Chef and four-time James Beard Semifinalist Steven Greene. Allow Chef Greene and his wonderful culinary team to showcase their talent through a four course dinner with choices. Featuring holiday classics and a few surprises, all with artful and elegant presentations, guaranteed to please even the most discerning of palates. Full menu available soon, vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon request. 

2021-12-31

New Year's Eve Dinner in Herons

Whether you are beginning your 2021 celebration or enjoying an intimate evening, let Herons be your destination this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy an exquisite four-course dinner with choices prepared by Executive Chef Steven Greene as you look ahead to the new year. Full menu available soon, vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon request.