Serendipity Restaurant: High Tea Haven in Downtown Carmel

The Serendipity Restaurant is unique among the many unique restaurants in Carmel, Indiana. Serving brunch, lunch and a real English Tea, the Serendipity Restaurant is not only a memorable culinary experience but a delightful treat in decor and ambiance as well.

You enter this downtown Carmel restaurant through the original doorway of the Morrison Opera House. You may enjoy your meal either inside a 120-year old vault, sumptuously decorated, or in the lovely garden area outside. Inside, you’re surrounded by beautiful antiques, including the chandeliers that graced the famous tea room of LS Ayres.

What more perfect locale could there be for an exquisite place like this than the shiny new Arts and Design District of fast-growing Carmel, Indiana? It’s not only a symbiotic relationship, it’s quite a serendipitous one. Karin Glass, the remarkable proprietess of Serendipity Restaurant, has created a gorgeous place to relax and have a wonderful meal in the middle of one of the most charming centers in Indiana, just outside its grand capital city, Indianapolis.

The dining area at Serendipity Restaurant is the very vault that famous scoundrel John Dillinger robbed, giving the place historical appeal. You’ll revel in Serendipity’s atmosphere just as much as its food and stellar service.

The motto at this fun Carmel restaurant is “Expect the unexpected,” but one thing you can be sure of is the delightful, flavorful fare. Some of the interesting menu choices are the Mandarin Chicken Salad, served with a hot scone and a special fruit cup; the Serendipity Panini, a real favorite made with turkey and bacon; the Serendipity Salmon Salad topped with raspberry dressing; and the Ayres Chicken Velvet Soup, a true replica of the real thing.

This restaurant in Carmel is often in the news, and fast becoming a grand stop-off for local residents and visitors wanting a respite from sightseeing and Carmel shopping. Imagine taking a break in this stunning haven, sipping an authentic English tea with your friend or family member. You might choose the house Cranberry Orange Zinger, followed by Serendipity Restaurant’s special fruit cup and then perhaps a savory finger sandwich or two, a tart or homemade scone with one of their wonderful teas. The whole experience is only $18 for adults and $8 for young people between six and twelve. Children under six eat for free. It could get to be a family tradition.


Picture of the Serendipity entry in Carmel, Indiana

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday, 11 am – 2 pm
English Tea: Monday – Saturday 2 – 4 pm
Sunday, Private parties only

Serendipity Restaurant
2 W Main St
Carmel, IN 46032-1764

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