We went to this café in early October, 2013, after reading favourable reviews. What a disappointment. The food was mediocre/passable - but having selected an apple pie (amongst other items) at the cafeteria style counter and then asking for cream to go with it, I found there was no whipped or clotted cream, just double thick cream (supposedly) - it was the runniest double thick cream that I have encountered. There were no tables available inside so we sat outside. When the food and drinks arrived, this was announced by an electronic pager - I was then required to walk to a door near the kitchen where the waitress handed me the tray. This is very unusual in my experience for a café. What was more unusual was the requirement to return your tray and leftovers to a window near the kitchen, where you were expected to sort out your rubbish and put into different bins. Incredible - I don't think that even in McDonalds you are expected to sort out your rubbish. This café reminded me of a school canteen, except that they charged like an upmarket establishment. I would not bother going again. I think the owner(s) believes that simply the fact that poet Rupert Brooke and writer Virginia Wolf used to frequent the place decades ago, entitles him/her to charge high prices for mediocre food and poor service.
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