As soon as I walked in I was taken aback with the luscious decor, reminiscent of a french boudoir: everything decadent, bold and oh so inviting.
|The girls preparing, behind a selection of cakes and slices.|
|Tower for 2|
|Tower for one|
The tea, by TeaPigs, was absolutely wonderful.
We pondered for a moment as to which order to eat our pickings, I decided savoury then sweet, and repeat.
The sandwiches were lovely, I just love sandwiches made by anyone else. I rarely eat sandwiches anymore, as I spend most of my time trying to avoid wheat, but when I do allow myself, I remember what a wonderful food bread and sandwiches are. Beautifully soft, fresh bread, and I love that they are served crusts off, and oh so little.
|Ham and mustard, smoked salmon and cucumber, egg and watercress sandwiches.|
I am mush more of a savoury than a sweets person, but these were just divine.
First I had a plain scone. Only about as big as a golf ball, and still warm in the middle. My first try of clotted cream left me with a look of ultimate pleasure on my face. 10/10.
The cupcake was soft and spongy with a decadent serving of icing.
The melting moment was crumbly but not dry, and was delicately flavoured: delicious.
My surprise of the bunch was the meringue with clotted cream. I don't usually like a meringue but with the cream and the tart raspberries, this was a superb specimen.
The fruit scone, as with the plain, was divine.
The bounty slice was very sweet, but very tasty.
I have now decided that I love afternoon tea as much as all my other favourite meals (that is, all of them). I do think it is a very decadent meal, and maybe one that should be reserved for special occasions. BUT when I do decide an occasion is special enough, I can certainly see myself returning here.