Still need an idea for Mother's Day? Love treating yourself and your mom to different dining experiences? Then you need to know about one of Newport's most unique brunch options.

All along Bellevue Avenue and beyond are the sprawling, historic mansions of Newport. You have probably driven by them, visited them on field trips or seen them in HBO's The Gilded Age.

But have you ever eaten at one?

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Behind one of these huge homes is a backyard brunch spot where East meets Far East.

Preservation Society of Newport County via Facebook
Preservation Society of Newport County via Facebook

The Chinese Tea House Café at Marble House is not just a stunning structure, it's a tasty treat for those visiting Newport during spring and summer.

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Normally Preservation Society members and those touring the mansions can stop here for a self-serve menu of sandwiches, salads and small bites along with an assortment of snacks and beverages.

Through May 12, it's a food option for guests on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by May 17 it'll be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until mid October.

However, you can up your dining experience here by booking a weekend brunch at the iconic Chinese Tea House and eat while taking views of the historic Cliff Walk and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.

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Stoneacre Restaurants started serving brunch inside the tea house in recent years and people rave about their experience there season after season. It's not hard to see why.

Stoneacre Brasserie via Facebook
Stoneacre Brasserie via Facebook

The food highlights British high tea favorites, such as small sandwiches and tiny baked goods along with beverages both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

Reservations are required for this smaller-than-average eatery, but it's definitely something worth booking if you have a special occasion to eat out for or just want to do things differently on your next trip to Newport.

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