Recently my friend Liz and I took a trip to Atlanta to catch up on some much-needed girlfriend time with a little shopping and dining. For lunch, she wanted to go to the Swan Coach House, and I never miss an opportunity to go there if someone wishes. While it's not a tea room in the sense of offering a standard afternoon tea experience, it does offer "ladylike" luncheon plates and other dishes, and the decor is the prettiest you will find in Atlanta. I hosted my sister's bridesmaids' luncheon there, took two of my old Sunday School students there to celebrate their high school graduation, and have enjoyed other visits with a friend (or sometimes several) just to enjoy the food and shopping.
The interior is so pretty, and even though it's been updated over the years, I think it remains one of the most stylish places for "ladies who lunch" in (or while visiting) Atlanta.
The padded fabric wallcoverings never fail to impress.
And when precious few restaurants keep fresh flowers on the table anymore, the Swan Coach House still does!
My friend Liz ordered one of the classic lunch selections, the Swan's Favorite, which consists of their chicken salad in two heart-shaped timbales along with a slice of their gorgeous and tasty fruit salad and cheese straws.
I was looking for something hot and chose the Curry Chicken, which was just great, especially since it was served with their delicious chutney. The Swan Coach House will be hosting its annual Christmas Tea on Dec. 6, and once again I've got too much going on that week to go, but perhaps some of you who live in the area can attend and tell me what you thought!