My wife and I had been wanting to visit Crosby to walk along the beach and experience the Anthony Gormley Iron Men ("Another Place") for some time - and through Trip Advisor found this wonderful tea room. Once inside you are treated to a warm welcome from Annie and her staff, who do their utmost to ensure you enjoy your visit.
The menu is extensive - serving all sorts of breakfast items - including the triple stack of fluffy American-style pancakes with maple syrup and crispy bacon which I enjoyed, to the more traditional English Breakfast or just a bacon or sausage sandwich for those with a smaller appetite. The coffee was excellent - all in all an excellent place for breakfast!
But, as it was so good for breakfast, we decided to go back after our walk to sample further delights from the menu. This time my wife and I enjoyed afternoon tea. A round of sandwiches with the crusts neatly removed and cut into small bite-size pieces, filled with their excellent home-cooked meats and a dressing (I had the chicken with tarragon mayonnaise which was first class), a small plain scone (homemade of course) with jam and clotted cream, a homemade shortbread biscuit and your choice of homemade cake from a selection of at least four different types - all served up on a 3-tiered cake stand, served with a pot of tea and using matching vintage china cups, saucers and tea plates - what more could one need? The scones, cakes and shortbread biscuits were as good as the rest of the food - namely excellent.
Incidentally, they do also have an extensive lunch menu, with sandwiches, paninis, hot baguettes, baked potatoes and salads. Maybe we will sample them next time!
All of this in the beautiful surroundings of the recently decorated tea room - which has only been open for around 6 months. It is clear it is already becoming popular - as on both visits there was a steady stream of customers coming in.
Annie and her team have done themselevs proud. This has to be one of the best tea rooms in Crosby/Liverpool, if not in the North West of England!
We will be back and we will be recommending Annie's Tea Room to our family and friends!