I treated my friend to afternoon tea for her Birthday last month (feb '13). We had the most amazing experience. The menu has two full pages of teas around the world! We were happily surprised you can try the different types of teas plus refills with no extra charge. After you were served the tea, a lovely cake stand was placed on the table filled with a selection of cakes, scones, and finger sandwiches. My friend and I aren't too keen on smoked salmon so asked whether we could have an extra ham sandwich instead... it didn't seem to be a problem and the waitress was happy to change that for us. Afterwards, we were presented with dessert trolley, where you could choose from an array of chocolate cake, macaroons, Turkish delight,etc just to name a few ... The chocolate cake was very scrummy and moist !!!
But what definitely made our afternoon tea experience were the staff and their service... you really couldn't of ask for more!The lady who served us made sure our teas were always topped up and checked on us regularly to see if we needed anything. It doesn't matter how good the food is, if the staff aren't friendly or polite, you don't feel relaxed. We definitely felt very at ease as we stayed for over two hours and at no point did we feel we overstayed our welcome.
The only thing I would like to highlight is the location of our table, we were seated at the rear of the room next to the cabinet with the teacups. We had to be quite careful when we wanted to stand up. There were a couple of times where I thought I might of knocked the cups over because we were close to the cabinet.
Overall... amazing day and definitely worth every penny ! Highly recommend!!!
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