Brighton Museum cafe visit 10 March 2013
My son & I have visited the Brighton Museum cafe in the past. Thinking this would be a good place to go on Mothers Day before our meal at Stanmer Park in the evening, we ordered tea and cakes for two. The staff took the order and we waited and waited about 30 minutes before the tea arrived, the teapot was a heavy kettle shape with tea leaves contained above the warm water in a strainer, try as we might we cold not get enough water to produce any colour to the liquid! I complained and was served with another kettle with more tea leaves and told to leave it to infuse for two minutes, I did, then tried to get the leaves at the bottom of the strainer to at lease brew a bit, the result was awful barely two small cups of lukewarm bonfire flavoured liquid - yuck! The menu seemed to have changed as well with increased prices a BLT at £9 seems excessive. We hoped this disappointment would not continue for the rest of the day, I paid and we left. Fortunately a short time later we had a decent pot of tea. Our meal at Stanmer Park was also preceded by a lovely large pot of tea, two good cups each, nice and hot and strong, followed by a really good meal served by pleasant efficient staff, what a difference from our morning experience!
We have since found out that Peyton & Byrne now run the Museum cafe, the previous staff were made redundant. I feel extremely sorry for the previous staff and we hope the library cafe doesn't go the same way.
Please note: Tea needs to be made with really hot water and if using tea leaves they need to be in the water able to move about not in a strainer suspended above the water!!!!
Needless to say the Museum cafe if off our list of places to eat and drink.
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