In a brief diversion from vintage style fashion I thought that I would briefly share today’s afternoon tea experience.
The cafe, situated on the high street of a provincial town, has a favourable reputation amongst the many bars, cafes and restaurants nearby.
We have visited on a number of occasions although usually for breakfast.
Today; our first experience of afternoon tea, and a generally, but not entirely, positive one.
The three of us each selected our drinks from a relatively comprehensive menu…choosing cherry jasmine green tea, Camomile tea with honey and iced latte.
The food goodies included ham and wholegrain mustard and egg mayonnaise and cheddar finger sandwiches, mini quiche, savoury scones and cream cheese, prawn cocktail on lettuce leaves and crab on cucumber. There was also the traditional selection of cakes and fruit scones with clotted cream and jam.
The afternoon teas are priced at £15.95; although we had been given a voucher for afternoon tea for two, and so we only paid for one person.
The only disappointments were that it was unclear whether or not drinks were unlimited, which it appears they were but, more importantly…
The finger sandwiches were quite poor compared to my last afternoon tea that included some quiet lovely smoked salmon sandwiches…and the bread had become dry in the heat by the time it was served.
The service was good and the surroundings were pleasant although familiar. Probably wouldn’t pay £15.95 each for three people though.
I hope you have enjoyed my small detour into the world of afternoon tea and would like to hear your feedback.