Afternoon Tea at the Trump National Golf Club, Palos Verdes, CA

It is always marvelous to return to a favorite restaurant and discover that the food, service and ambiance are as terrific as you remember. Last fall, I had Afternoon Tea with three friends at the Trump National Golf Club and loved it. I returned recently and it was even better than I remembered.

The food, service and atmosphere are exquisite.


A friend joined me for Afternoon Tea while another friend dined from the Luncheon Menu, which she said was very good.

Tea is so marvelously civilized, especially with a glass, or two, of bubbly. There is no rush; the atmosphere is conducive for a leisurely dining experience with friends. We started with delicious mini sandwiches, followed by small tasty scones with a marvelous lemon curd and then decadent mini desserts. And to make it extra special, I was celebrating my birthday.

The view from the Pacific Café is gorgeous. The Founders Park, adjoining the Trump Clubhouse, is the perfect spot for a stroll or a hike down to the beach, either before or after dining.

The Trump National Golf Club will definitely remain on my “must visit” list when I revisit the LA area.

Savor your journeys.

Photos~Founders Park, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Tea at Trump National Golf Club, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (Sep 2018)

Tea at Trump National Golf Club, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Enjoy your magnificent Afternoon Tea in beautiful surroundings at the beautiful, inviting Café Pacific. Sip your complimentary glass of champagne as you gaze out at the spectacular scenery. The staff are very attentive and know what you desire before you ask.

I went with three friends so the photos below show Tea for four. Along with impeccable service, the food is excellent. Your serving tier will have a marvelous variety of mini sandwiches, scones and dessert. A sample menu is below.

Would I recommend this Tea? Most definitely. For me, it will be on my list of “must do” when revisiting the Los Angeles area.

After indulging, walk about the beautiful grounds and adjacent public park with walking trails, some leading to the ocean.  Photos ~ Trump National Golf Club and vicinity, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Afternoon Tea is available Monday thru Saturday and all reservations are to be made 48 hours in advance.

Sample Menu

  • Sandwiches: Cucumber, Mint Cream Cheese on Sourdough, Curry Chicken, Celery Mayonnaise on Croissant, Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, Roasted Red Pepper, Chives on Wheat Prosciutto, Swiss, Lettuce, Tomato, Grain Mustard on Sourdough Egg and Watercress Sandwich
  • Scones: Cranberry and Apricot Scones. Served with Homemade Jam Lemon Curd and Devonshire Cream
  • Dessert: New York Style Cheesecake, Fresh Fruit Tarts, Fresh Lemon Squares, Double Fudge Chocolate Brownies, White Chocolate Mousse Cups
  • Beverages: Featuring a selection of exquisite loose leaf teas and one choice of the following: a glass of champagne, white wine or sherry


Another Tea to try in the LA area is at the Getty Villa: Tea by the Sea ~ The Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, CA

Tea by the Sea ~ The Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, CA

When you plan your visit to The Getty Villa, check their web site for information about making reservations for Tea by the Sea (currently offered twice a week). The web site has extensive information about the menu, price and parking. Reservations must be made in advance.  Check their website for hours of operation, parking, special events and calendar:

You will enjoy walking about the magnificent art collection in the villa and the gardens both before and after your Tea. After the Tea, you can join a docent tour of the gardens. Browse their interesting Museum Shop with a terrific collection of books, jewelry and unique gift items.

The Tea is in a function room, on the third floor, overlooking the Villa. When I went, there were 10 tables set up for various size parties, from solo dining to a group of eight.

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