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

Afternoon Tea is served Wednesday - Sunday from 2:00 - 3:30 pm. Live harpist accompaniment adds to the soothing environment.

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

The Lounge can accommodate parties of up to 8 guests. For parties of 9 or more, please contact our Catering Department at 919-447-4120 to make alternative arrangements in our event space.

Afternoon Tea Menu

Herons Restaurant

Herons Restaurant

The Art Tour

Indulge during your next visit to Herons with the Art Tour Chef’s Tasting Menu, described by food critic Greg Cox as “an adventure that lives up to its ”tour” billing on many levels.” This cultivated culinary experience begins with a ceremonial tea service followed by eight delectable courses inspired by The Umstead’s Art Collection.
The Umstead Hotel and Spa