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Tudor House is located at 1403 2nd Street in Santa Monica.
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Tudor House is located at 1403 2nd Street in Santa Monica.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica's Tudor House To Close After 50 Years

Posted May. 24, 2012, 2:56 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

Tudor House, after almost 50 years in Santa Monica, will be closing its doors by the end of June or early July.

The British tearoom and restaurant is located at 1403 2nd Street.

Owners Steve and Teresa Dulley said they were very aware of the impact on its customers and staff and so cognizant of the fact that Tudor House is indeed an institution in Santa Monica.

“Unfortunately the recession became the beginning of the end,” the couple said. “We made every effort to help Tudor House sustain itself including opening for dinner but were unsuccessful in this endeavor.

“Because of the current economy we understand that many of our customers have been unable to support us in the way that they would like and coupled with rising rents these circumstances led us to this unhappy decision.”

The couple said they were very grateful for the community’s past patronage and hoped that customers would visit before it closes completely so they can say their thanks and goodbyes in person.

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May. 24, 2012, 8:10:57 am

christian said...

I have lived in Santa Monica for the last 23 years and it has lost its character. It has become a Beverly Hills by the beach. Too much traffic .I miss the old Montana with neighborhood stores. It is too fancy now.

May. 24, 2012, 4:38:04 am

Diane Lenkin said...

So sad to see you close. Will come in for a last scone and more. Any chance you would share the recipe?

May. 24, 2012, 7:53:46 am

Audrey McClenaghan said...

This is so very sad! It is a crying shame what has happened to Santa Monica...having spent most of my life there, I will no longer go at all. I just wonder how bad it is going to get.....So long Tudor House

May. 24, 2012, 6:20:38 am

Debbie Valenta said...

Just one more reason why I've grown to hate Santa Monica aka Beverly Hills on the Playa. Tudor House has the best sausage rolls this side of the Pond. I'll miss it. Or move to Burbank! You'd be much more appreciated there, I think.

May. 24, 2012, 8:25:25 am

Rajia Baroudi said...

CRUSHED!!! So sorry to see u leave! :(

May. 24, 2012, 9:39:37 am

Debbie Debber said...

I hate this. I'm so sorry this had to happen. I understand the necessity, but I will really miss the Tudor House a lot. DD

May. 24, 2012, 10:02:46 am

Ann Wagner said...

How I will miss you! I echo the comments of many, that Santa Monica has lost its heart. Best wishes to you in all your future endeavors.

May. 24, 2012, 10:38:07 am

Dominic Walker said...

Sorry to see you close. Hope that the other business is doing better. This economy has hurt sooo many people. all the best in the future. Dominic

May. 24, 2012, 1:11:18 pm

warren aitken said...

i loved the pies . the best ones were the curry and the service was allways great we will all miss you there but if you are planning a trip come and stay with us xxxxxx glenys an warren xxx

May. 25, 2012, 1:38:44 am

Jennifer Lawrence said...

This saddens me to the upmost... So many memories and great times at this amazing step into London. This is an unfortunate occurance.

May. 25, 2012, 6:00:10 am

Judy said...

Reading some of these comments....Oh Please....Ive lived in Santa Monica my entire's EVOLVED from a sleepy little town into an incredible and youthful destination town with everything to do. It is NOTHING anything LIKE Beverly Hills. It's flip flops and FUN and as UP or Downscale as desired. About the closing of the Tudor House, what a SAD LOSS. This recession has taken out many businesses, including the PET GROOMER I loved like family for my dogs for more than 30 years. Montana Ave however is becoming LESS than what I like, I too miss the Mom and Pop not like the Corp and Franchise businesses ...I dont patronize those.

May. 25, 2012, 6:43:27 am


So very sorry to hear this! We know Steve and Teresa personally and even though we have only been able to make it down to the restaurant once, we enjoyed every single minute of it! Steve and Teresa are, by far, the most gracious people we have ever met! Good luck to you and everyone in the family! We know that whatever endevour you choose next time around will be as successful as The Tudor House!

May. 26, 2012, 2:20:10 am

Daisy said...

Like many people, I've been coming here since I was a little girl. I am very sad to hear it's closing. It's one of my favorite places in all of Los Angeles.

May. 27, 2012, 3:26:38 pm

Linda Fenster said...

I am so sad that Tudor House has to close it's doors. I have brought my now grown daughters there since they were two bricks

May. 29, 2012, 2:40:46 pm

Patrice said...

It breaks my heart to see you go, you have been my go-to place for "special occasions" for many, many years. Best of luck to you and know that you will be sorely missed.

May. 30, 2012, 7:24:34 am

J said...

This is an abomination. We can't let this happen! How much money would they need to continue on?

Jun. 2, 2012, 3:50:55 pm

EC said...

Heartbreaking. Tudor House has always been one of my favorite restaurants and it's irreplaceable. Santa Monica used to be used to have character. Polly's, Rob Roy's.....gone. Now people with no taste tear down the charming homes and eat at crappy chains.

Jun. 11, 2012, 1:57:18 am

Melinda said...

This place holds so many memories of special occasions throughout my life. It is truly sad to say goodbye.Thank you for the wonderful service, scones ,pies and tea. You all will sadly missed.

Jun. 10, 2012, 2:27:08 pm

Elaine said...

Soo so sad. 50 years is a long time to be in business,

Jun. 27, 2012, 2:37:25 pm

Zillah said...

So, So sorry to hear the tudor house is closing down. I have lots of good memories from there when I was in LA.

Jul. 5, 2012, 12:21:19 pm

Noreen Stone said...

Dear Steve

Oct. 2, 2012, 1:44:12 pm

Debbie said...

It breaks my heart that the Tudor House is no longer open. I have such incredibly special memories of visiting for lunch. When I first moved to Santa Monica in 1979, the Tudor House was still located on Wilshire, and at the age of 21, I had stopped in for some chocolate, caramel shortbread during my break from the boutique next door. I had the immense pleasure of meeting Cary Grant who was shopping there. He was awesome and gave me his autograph. I also spent a great deal of time lunching there during both my pregnancies years later, and remember bringing my daughter for tea, cucumber sandwiches and scones with jam when she was 5 yrs. old and wearing her Alice In Wonderland dress. I will always cherish all my amazing memories over the past 35 years of enjoying the coziness and delicious food of the Tudor House. Now that they have closed their doors, I feel like I have lost a dear, dear friend.

Nov. 27, 2012, 11:56:43 pm

Margo said...

Our family came to America in 1952 and I was 18 months old. My father brought our family here from Liverpool. We lived near Santa Monica. We always sent to your shop and the Kings Head. My Dad is now 91 and this will be his last year to your shop as every year he buys Minice Pies for all of us at Christmas. Good Luck to all on your new adventure

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