Hadn't been to this tea room in many years. It seems very popular but on a long holiday weekend we didn't have to wait long for a table. The waitress was very sweet and took our drink order promptly. She told us they were out of their most popular dish, a chicken pie. I was initially disappointed as it looked good. We both ordered the salmon souffle instead , served with a salad and fruit. It was wonderful. There were several other men in the restaurant besides my husband who seemed right at home.But this is more of a ladies luncheon place. There is no beer on the menu as at the Windsor Rose Tea Room down the street. The service was a bit slow paced. I found it relaxing. Hubby did not. The big negative for me is the decor. Although I'm not a big fan of shabby chic, I dont mind if it looks clean. This place has a number of dust collectors and could use a bit of weeding out. There are dried flowers hanging near tables that look long dried out. There are also little girls' dresses hanging as part of the decor that while looking cute seem to be unnecessary dust collectors. Maybe it's the fact that almost everything is white/off white and looks like it could use a bit of a paint job. A shelf holding bone china cups in one room has so many teacups and saucers I fear one falling off and hitting a diner. Maybe it's just me but while I enjoy charming spaces, in a public eating spot I also want clean and as dust free as possible. Would I return? Yes, but next time perhaps with my sister who enjoys hot tea as much as I do.
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