Arranged to meet friends at Browns as a treat for a 60th birthday for one of our group. The decor is lovely, grand piano, lot of space between tables, brass, mirrors and wood. All used to good effect.Staff friendly but at times scarse. Ordered the afternoon tea, had done research and browns had come out well so was looking forward to a treat.
On arrival the cake stand consisted of a top layer of "sandwiches", I'll get back to them! A middle tier of cake and scones, jam and clotted cream on the lower layer. The "sandwiches" looked poorly made, not cut well and all white bread (no choice of bread given). No1 was cucumber and cream cheese, very little flavour and dry edges to the bread, No2 was supposed to be egg i think? The sandwich looked a little lacking in filling so i openend it to reveal little if any sign of a filling with a slight trace of egg. It took a while to get the attention of staff (It wasnt busy) when someone arrived they looked genuinely suprised at the lack of filling. The sandwich was replaced by another flavourless cucumber and cream cheese! My hope for sandwich No3 wasnt high and was a little apprehensive as it was salmon and I had issue about how fresh any of the fillings were. The taste was ok, nothing amazing. The cakes were a nice mix of chocolate, fruit and lemon. The scone a little dry but thankfully the tea was wet!
Come on Browns how hard is it to make a sandwich Ive had better at a wake! I shan't be visiting again and wouldnt recommend it to others sadly.
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