Step back in time to the late 1800s and treat yourself and your loved ones to the pleasure of a Full Victorian Afternoon Tea at the Mathis House. Leave your cares behind as you enter this beautiful mansion, lovingly restored to its original splendor and creatively decorated. Experience the stunning antiques that grace every room of the home, creating a vintage atmosphere that is both elegant and relaxing. We also offer outdoor seating on our large wrap around porch or in our large beautiful tent located between the Inn and the Carriage House.
Enjoy the ambiance of the tea room with its crisp linens, fine china, teapots with cozies, and tiered luncheon servers. Savor the Victorian Afternoon Tea Presentation, graciously served by attentive staff, which includes a freshly brewed pot of tea of your choice, a seasonal salad, a petite cup of soup, a homemade scone with clotted cream & lemon curd, and an assortment of five different types of tea sandwiches and a full plate of home-made desserts. Reservations for the five course tea are recommended but not required.
We offer a daily prefixed menu with gourmet options that everyone will love. If you have a special dietary request or if you are celebrating a special occasion, please specify when making your reservation. For birthday celebrations, we have special birthday tablecloths and tea cups that are set at your table with your own birthday tea party hat!
Sir Thomas Mathis House Afternoon Victorian Tea may include:
Homemade Soup: Carrot and Coconut Soup, Chicken Bisque, Spinach and Bean, or our house favorite, Maribel's Broccoli or Cheddar Soup.
Petite Seasonal Salad: Garden Pasta Salad with gemelli pasta, fresh spinach, roasted red peppers, with a sprinkle of shredded asiago cheese, Holiday Slaw with apples, craisins, coleslaw and honey with a poppy seed dressing, or a fresh mixed greens garden salad with fresh berries and goat cheese.
Our famous home made scones with lemon curd, clotted cream and jelly preserves: Red Velvet Scones with Cream Cheese drizzle, Apricot Walnut, Chocolate Chip, Fig, Cinnamon Raisin, Blueberry & White Chocolate or Cranberry & White Chocolate. Gluten Free scones must be requested in advance.
Tea Sandwiches may include an assortment of five different types of these gourmet options: Cucumber and Scallion/Dill Cream Cheese*, Downton Abbey Egg Salad, Herbed Avocado Egg Salad , Ham and with Pimento Cream Cheese, Roast beef and Swiss with Horseradish Spread, Turkey and Cheddar with a Cranberry Spread, Mathis House Olive and Tarragon Tuna Salad, Spinach and Artichoke or Pimento Cheese Tartlett*, Ricotta and Tomato with micro basil*, veggie and humus sliced wraps*, chick pea salad*, or a warm Bacon and Tomato tea sandwich. Our chef designs the menu daily and we try new recipes daily. (* gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options available upon request).
Desserts may include an assortment of five different types of gourmet options: Lemon squares, dark chocolate tarts filled with chocolate chip ricotta filling and a cream filled pirouline, carrot cake, brownie bites, royal icing shortbread cookies, Queen Alexa Russian Tea Cookies, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Lemon Lavender Cupcakes, Red Velvet Cupcakes, or Victorian Tea Cake with whipped cream and a fresh strawberry. This is baked fresh with menu changes daily and every option is as delicious as the next. Gluten Free and dairy free options are available but must be requested in advance.
The Mathis House welcomes you to sample exquisite food in our unique and tranquil setting, whether you are planning a tea for two, a birthday celebration, a bridal shower, or a business meeting.
You may call 732-818-7580 to make your reservations served daily between 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Special tea times, outdoor seating, private parties and specialty menus may be created by the Innkeeper for parties of ten or more.
Please call us now to make your reservation for an Afternoon of Tea in this beautiful, tranquil setting. You may read about the Mathis House at 600 Main's previous guests' experiences at our Victorian Tea Room in our fabulous reviews on www.googlereviews.com and www.tripadvisor.com. We look forward to serving you at one of New Jersey's best Tea Rooms.
Reservations are suggested to made in advance by calling 732-818-7580 but same day reservations may be made subject to availability.
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Located in the Heart of Downtown Toms River
To make your reservation, call 732-818-7580
Open Year Round
Great Tea, Wonderful Tea Sandwiches and Scones...so happy my friend bought me here for lunch. I loved walking around inside this Victorian treasure. I can't wait to come back during the Christmas season, my girlfriend said it is Beautifully decorated for the season. Thank you for a relaxing afternoon!
-- Linda F.