Queen Maria’s Tea House breaths again!
Bran Castle, Romania’s most visited landmark has opened a magnificent new restaurant in Queen Marie’s “Tea House”.
The Tea House is a separate building at the foot of the Castle inside the Royal Park. Its construction began in 1920 when Queen Marie decided that this would be the special place where she would serve 4 o’çlock tea and where she would organize small receptions for close friends. For ease of transporting food and beverages between the Castle and the Tea House, a cableway was constructed.
After having fallen into a deep sleep and abandoned for many years, overgrown with moss and dust, the Tea House breaths once again. The restoration is now complete thanks to the new administration’s efforts through Queen Marie’s heirs, the children of Princess Ileana.
Keeping the princely refinement of the past, the Bran Castle Tea House, a very stylish building, invites its guests to enjoy an amazing new culinary experience. Whether dining inside on the main floor or outside on the terrace, the new space has been designed to please all of your senses and the view is simply breathtaking!
The décor and furniture, which include modern and comfortable sofas, as well as antique chairs, are designed in warm, inviting and relaxing tones; and a beautifully lit bar exudes everything of the "dolce far niente" which is a rarity to encounter these days.
The fireplace room, arranged with sofas and tables, with chairs reminiscent of a time long ago, is secluded and mysterious and has a discreet corner for serving tea.
The lovely chandeliers, the rich wooden floors, and all of the various discreet little spots throughout the house brings one back to the noble salons of yesteryear. The Tea House also has a secondary purpose and that is to serve as an exhibition hall that displays a wonderful selection of vintage photos of the royal family.