Windsor Rose Restaurant and British Tea Room

Windsor Rose Restaurant and British Tea Room Paul Goodale's British Restaurant and Tea Room. Setting is all British Royalty.

06/03/2023

Happy 71st Birthday Paul! Keep practicing those moves are getting better! Later we will try to Hula Hoop or Limbo to geet your party started! Love, Marsha

01/04/2023

PAUL AND MARSHA GOODALE HAVE RETIRED! The Windsor location at 142 W. Fourth Avenue in Mount Dora has closed after 31 years! Thanks to all our wonderful customers, employees both past and present. We had great business neighbors that were always kind and helpful so we will miss being part of the historic Mount Dora merchants. Stay positive, Keep Calm, and always Drink Your Tea! All the best, Marsha & Paul

Now we really are at a loss! Another two employees are very sick with heart issues and have had to take a leave of absen...
10/03/2022

Now we really are at a loss! Another two employees are very sick with heart issues and have had to take a leave of absence, leaving us incredibly short-handed. Anybody that has sous chef experience or line cook skills please call us 352-735-2551 ASAP. We are overwhelmed! Thanks, Marsha & Paul

09/29/2022

Our hearts go out to the family of one of our own kitchen staff...
His loss has greatly affected all of us.

GEORGE DeJARNETTE
11/26/1982----09/19/2022

39 years old. Died of complications of third degree burns and stroke. He leaves behind a wife Lauren teenage son and daughter.

He was an integral part of our Windsor Rose team and family, and is sorely missed.

We are hiring! Full-time dishwasher, prep, experienced servers/ retail assistants. Must lift 25 pounds! Looking for some...
09/21/2022

We are hiring! Full-time dishwasher, prep, experienced servers/ retail assistants. Must lift 25 pounds! Looking for some bright new faces to join our team! Will train students, or the right candidate. All references verified. Please apply in person after 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm, or send resume to [email protected]

This doesn't say it all...how do you sum up a 70 year legacy? I believe that Queen Elizabeth II personifies the true def...
09/18/2022

This doesn't say it all...how do you sum up a 70 year legacy? I believe that Queen Elizabeth II personifies the true definition of what is meant by, "a crowning achievement". The Queen took an oath upon her coronation that she would serve the people as dutiful as she could...unbelievably she did just that...for seventy years! I don't think anyone will be able to follow in her footsteps...she casts a very long shadow.

The Windsor Rose Restaurant and British Team Room in Mount Dora set up a memorial following the death of Queen Elizabeth II Thursday.

MAY **One of our favorite Diva's, Safia Valines will entertain at The Windsor Saturday Evening May 07, 2022 for an early...
04/21/2022

MAY

**One of our favorite Diva's, Safia Valines will entertain at The Windsor Saturday Evening May 07, 2022 for an early Mother's Day tribute! Doors open at 6:30 pm.
There is an open menu to choose from as well as some evening specials! Safia's voice is extraordinary as she glides between popular favorites and Italian Aria's, literally music for everyone's ears! Make Reservations Early!!

**Our next event is a take-off on "Downton Abbey"--but we 'spoofingly' call it "Downton Dora", on Friday May 20, 2022 . The festivities begin at 1:00 pm. Participants are encouraged to come in costume, or wear ridiculously fun hats, participate in trivia questions and engage with our favorite British Songstress and live wire--Petrina. Please make reservations early!

JUNE

**Our Platinum Jubilee Celebration for Queen Elizabeth II on June 07, 2022 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, reservations required! Remember we only hold 48--so we want to make sure that everyone wanting to attend can come! Entertainment with The other Platinum Bombshell--Petrina, trivia, prizes, a real chance to act ROYAL!

11/22/2020

Please be safe for the holiday! Practice social distancing, wear a mask, and please wash your hands! We can't beat this virus unless we all practice common sense and respect to those we are around. As you know, both Paul and I are still fighting the side-effects of having COVID in August 2020. THIS VIRUS IS DEADLY! To protect yourself, make sure your levels of Vitamin D-3 and Vitamin B are at the max, it can make the difference of surviving the virus or succumbing to it. We are very THANKFUL this holiday to have survived COVID! We love our employees and our customers and wish you a SAFE holiday!

We still practice social distancing and masks must be worn unless you are eating and drinking. We are trying to keep everyone safe from COVID. We have chosen to close both Monday and Wednesday for now. We are closed on Thanksgiving! Everyone please be SAFE!

WE ARE REOPENING OCTOBER O1, 2020 AT 11:00 AM !PLEASE JOIN US BY CALLING AHEAD AND MAKING RESERVATIONS AT (352) 735-2551...
09/27/2020

WE ARE REOPENING OCTOBER O1, 2020 AT 11:00 AM !
PLEASE JOIN US BY CALLING AHEAD AND MAKING RESERVATIONS AT (352) 735-2551. PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE IF THE PHONE IS NOT ANSWERED. WE ARE GETTING READY TO REOPEN SO MANY THINGS ARE INCOMPLETE AT THIS TIME AS WE TRANSITION FROM HAVING BEEN CLOSED FOR COVID TO REOPENING.

WE WILL BE OPENING AT 75% OCCUPANCY--WE KNOW THE BAN HAS BEEN LIFTED--BUT PAUL AND I ARE STILL DEALING WITH SIDE-EFFECTS OF COVID AND WE ARE UNCERTAIN OF OUR STAMINA TO HIT THE GROUND AT 100%...SO PLEASE ACCEPT OUR POLICIES, RESPECT OUR HEALTH, AND COME AND JOIN US AT THE NEW WINDSOR ROSE! THANKS-MARSHA🇬🇧🌹‼️❤️

Join Me In celebrating Paul Goodales 15th year of owning the Windsor Rose! Send him a congratulationsFifteen Years ago a...
09/15/2020

Join Me In celebrating Paul Goodales 15th year of owning the Windsor Rose! Send him a congratulations
Fifteen Years ago a naive Brit came
From Essex across the pond he flew
Life would never be the same
Leaving graphic design and all he knew
He bought into a brick and mortar
The Windsor Rose was its name
With some wine, beer, and porter
His hard work and eagerness to blame
A British restaurant and Tea Room
A keen eye for customer needs and detail
Not knowing all his time would be consume
Handmade food and a reputation prevails
Searching for a simpler life and happiness
No stronger effort would be outdone by Goodale
Alas retiring was traded for dedication and stress
England was his home but America he would stay
So it’s just fifteen years that has gone and went
A celebration for his hard work never more than today
A full lifetime of creativity has never been better spent

🇬🇧🌹❤️🎶‼️🐾From Marsha & all the staff

IN MEMORY OF OUR FRIEND AND CUSTOMER JON LAPIN.-09/03/2020We are grieving for our dear customer Jon Lapin. We called Jon...
09/14/2020

IN MEMORY OF OUR FRIEND AND CUSTOMER JON LAPIN.
-09/03/2020

We are grieving for our dear customer Jon Lapin. We called Jon, Les Figueroa, and Byron Marshall "The Three Amigo's". They routinely made our restaurant a "destination" and would spend hours at a table visiting with each other, all our servers, and of course myself.

I got to know all of them over the last eleven years and we always shared a joke, a quip, or some interesting conversation when they came to The Windsor.

Jon Lapin was really a hero to me when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, because he was going through Cancer himself. Jon had the worst type of skin cancer that you can have and it eventually became a brain tumor and cancer. Throughout all of his struggles he always was concerned about how I was feeling.

I remember they had come in on Easter one year after I had been in chemo and had lost all of my hair. I wasn't quite brave enough to show off the bald head yet so I was wearing a little cap. I was wearing a tye-dye T-shirt and I went over to their table and matter of factly asked them if they wanted to see an Easter Egg. All of them nodded not knowing what kind of trick I was going to pull and I wisked off my hat and bowed with my bald head. All of them roared in laughter! It was just the kind of encouragement I needed and rarely wore a cap after that. The Three Amigo's were more than friends, they were roommates. I asked Les to give me some insight into Jon and when I read it tears went streaming down my face. I have decided to use what Les sent me as Jon's eulogy.

***Jon was born in Queens, New York, and he was first and foremost a New Yorker. He spent most of his life in the city; he never learned to drive—no need to in the Big Apple. He loved baseball and politics, and he himself was a mass of contradictions. He could be shy, but also gregarious and cantankerous.

He loved high culture; opera and classical music, but also Bob Dylan. There was no snobbery in him; to him some of the well written western TV shows from the 1960s were as literary as theater. He loved comic strips and comic books but loved to spend time in the great museums of New York. He knew the works of Shakespeare and Dante, but also Woody Guthrie and The Beatles.

Jon did not get a college degree, but he took a great many classes: from Medieval History to English Literature. He was very much involved in theater during college, responsible for running successful marketing campaigns to sell tickets.

He was perhaps the most intelligent person I’ve known. His knowledge of literature was as expansive as his knowledge of musical theater was encyclopedic.

Jon loved to sing; his musical memory was phenomenal; he was a storehouse of melody and lyrics; he knew music from forgotten Broadway shows and obscure TV show jingles. He was prone to suddenly and explosively bursting into song. Before he got sick, his voice was a beautiful baritone. Later, when he did start to get sick, his voice got a gravely scratchy quality; he could sing the blues authentically; we joked that we could have put him on a corner with his wheel chair and a bucket and he could have made serious busking money.

He loved to travel, and before he became disabled, he travelled extensively through Europe, going to opera houses and museums along the way.

Jon was a student of history and was involved in NY City politics as a campaign volunteer during the 60s and 70s.

He did not follow his dream of being a lyricist; but he did work for a big law firm. Jon had great natural mathematical ability; so he was great at billing in the days before computers.

When his health failed him due to a spinal defect in the 1990s, he was forced to go into disability and he withdrew from the world.

Byron, Jon, and I, decided that it made sense to move in together and make a new start in Florida.

Then Jon shipped to us his most prized possessions and took a bus ride to Florida to move in with us. He had never met any of us before. He had barely left his apartment in almost 10 years. Of all of us, he took the biggest leap of faith. But he was coming to be with his online support group which he had known as flickering words on a computer screen for many years. It was not a blind move, rather, it was a move carefully planned by all of us—but it was he who, being disabled in that he couldn’t walk very well, took the biggest leap into a better life.

The three of us lived together for almost 12 years. So for twelve years Jon had holidays, concerts, opera, art shows, long drives, trips to Disney, and even a few vacations. Those things slowed down as he became increasingly sick, but despite it all, he once thanked me for helping to give him some of the best years of his life.

We all gave each other the home that we so desperately needed.

Les

Jon was lucky to have found two eager friends that helped him through the worst of times, there are few among us that get that lucky in life. It is very obvious that all of his friends loved him deeply and with all the memories he created he will never be forgotten. I loved you Jon, from Marsha Goodale and everyone that worked at the Windsor Rose who had the pleasure of spending a few moments with him over the years. Jon will truly be missed by so many!

A special thanks to Dan Riley at U.S. Foods! A very special thanks to Crissy Stiles at Barrel of Books, not only from Pa...
03/21/2020

A special thanks to Dan Riley at U.S. Foods! A very special thanks to Crissy Stiles at Barrel of Books, not only from Paul & I but from "Meanie" & "Sweetie" ! Thanks to all the staff at The Goblin Market for being great neighbors! A special nod to Brent & Mark! Cheers to Nick Grounds at the British-American Chamber! A great big British Banger to Kate and Phil Barnard at Magical Meat Boutique! Thanks to one of my favorite shops in Mount Dora--The WOW Factory for making me laugh every time I cross your threshold! Life just wouldn't be complete without all of your help and support! Love, Marsha & Paul, and all of our staff!

We have a very heavy heart today, just like so many others in our industry, our businesses all took a direct hit this af...
03/21/2020

We have a very heavy heart today, just like so many others in our industry, our businesses all took a direct hit this afternoon when Florida Governor DeSantas announced that there is a ban on all dine-in restaurants. We will try "Take Out" only-- even though it is not in our repertoire on Saturday 03-21-2020 before deciding what to do. We have had to "lay off" nearly all our staff today. It both saddens me and worries me because they are a real part of our family, some with over seven years with us, day-to-day in the trenches. I am concerned for all the merchants in Mount Dora. I think of all of our first res-ponders who will be coming up close and personal fighting this pandemic. I can not emphasize how much small businesses that get to remain open for now need your support. Our personal favorites, (books, boutiques,specialty merchants) will suffer with the closure of the restaurants. All the great people we surround ourselves with every day will vanish from the streets. Oh my Gosh! Chris our postman who goes in and out of every building--I hope he will be safe. All our vendors, what will happen to them? I worry about everyone we have employed over the years including all of our favorite musicians: Petrina, Alan Darcy, Andrea Tyler, Safia Valines and Ennis Pruiett, to name a few. We will miss seeing our customers the most-- because they are "family". We will miss all of "The Orlando Storytellers" that treat our customers to fun every second Tuesday of the month. Together, we have built a huge following for them in the past five years within our walls.I worry about everyone's livelihood, and health. We hope that things will return to a "new" normal in the passing weeks, and that we get to host everyone again soon. In the meantime, please be safe, stay healthy, let us know how you are coping and stay in touch. Most importantly take care of those that need help around you without endangering yourselves. We hope to wish you all well in person soon! Check our website: www.windsorrose-tearoom.com, and our answering machine 352-735-2551 for our up-to-date status--but give it a day or two--I've already had to change it multiple times in the last week as the government regulations change. IF YOU ARE SICK PLEASE GET MEDICAL HELP and then SELF-QUARANTINE.. We all need to take steps to eradicate this virus! Good health to all of you from all of us--Marsha & Paul and our entire Windsor team!🇬🇧🌹

01/21/2020
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Address

142 W. Fourth Avenue
Mount Dora, FL
32757

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 5pm
Tuesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(352) 735-2551

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Love Salmon specials
Ginger teriyaki Salmon,herb infused jasmine rice ,Veg medley and my Avocumber Aioli (Avocado & Cucumber Aioli)
ENGISH POT ROAST WITH YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS! Yum!!!
Wow! Marsha Goodale and her husband, Paul Goodale, certainly took advantage of the downtime the last few months. The Windsor Rose Tea Room in Mt. Dora got a facelift. New tables and chairs, which makes it much roomier for guests and servers. Lots of new hats lining the walls. A unique little corner table with the most AWESOME chairs! But the change that really made my jaw drop is the floor! Painted by Tracy, one of the employees, there is a pond, a nod to Sherlock Holmes, Stonehenge and other fun details. Come check it out. I highly recommend the English Pot Roast (Sunday only), or the steak and mushroom pie and cottage pie. The Chocolate Corruption Cake is to die for........