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“Great Afternoon Tea”
Review of The Lavender Rooms

The Lavender Rooms
Ranked #16 of 78 Restaurants in Knaresborough
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A warm welcome awaits you in the Lavender Rooms where you can relax and enjoy a break in an atmosphere full of Olde Worlde Charm.
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Took my wife and mother on Groupon offer real Yorkshire sized portions. My mother had a bit of a job getting up the stairs mind you she is 87.We really enjoyed it best description I can think of is friendly staff and robust portions served in a unique setting. Plus soft butter as my pet annoyance is getting butter portions that are rock hard and unable to spread. You have to give it a try and dont forget there is a really good market on a Wednesday.

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breadcake, Owner at The Lavender Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2014

Thank you very much for your kind review.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very pleasant afternoon tea or lunch, quaint little place above the old chemist's shop (now a gift store). The food, drink and service were all good. If you visit Knaresborough, you must try the Lavender Tea Rooms at least once.

1  Thank Paul S
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breadcake, Owner at The Lavender Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again.
Regards Maurice and Michelle

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visited The Lavender Rooms with my girlfriend for an afternoon coffee and cake and we were not disappointed! We also wished we had gone there for lunch! We just had cream tea however we found this to be great value! Will definitely visit again when we are in the area!

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1  Thank samjohnson77
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breadcake, Owner at The Lavender Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2014

Thank you so much for posting a review. We always hope that people enjoy their time with us and to get such good feed back is very encouraging. Hope to see you again.
Regards Michelle and Maurice

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

go hungry as these are Yorkshire portions and the most amazing freshly made scones - both sweet and savoury - change regularly and great to try new flavours with heaps of real butter and fresh coffee

1  Thank jayneknaresborough
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breadcake, Owner at The Lavender Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2014

Thank you for your review. Yes we are guilty of generous portions but that's because that's what we like to eat ourselves!! Hope to see you again!
Kind regards Michelle and Maurice

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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Traditional tea rooms in housed in what was England's oldest Chemist shop in the centre of the quaint market town of Knaresborough.

Welcoming staff.

We had booked for afternoon tea using a Groupon.

Couldn't have asked for much more. We were pleasantly surprised to have a choice of four soups included in the offer.
We had the Tomato and bean and the Carrot, celery and orange. Both were thick, tasty and notably homemade served with a choice of bread and butter.

We chose Ham sandwich on white and Coronation chicken sandwich on wholemeal bread.

The afternoon tea was well presented on a two tier stand.
Good generous well filled, quality sandwiches. One big homemade delicious scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam. Lovely large slice of homemade chocolate cake and good looking coffee and walnut cake, the latter was kindly replaced by an excellent lemon drizzle cake on my wife's request, due to her dislike of coffee.

A good pot of tea and an ordinary coffee.

Only criticism would be despite having been given 4 knives for the scone, we were not given cutlery for the cake.

Went with a groupon, but we'll almost certainly be going back, as it's such good value for money.

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2  Thank ianandelena
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breadcake, Owner at The Lavender Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. We do appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. It is the first time we have agreed to do a 'groupon' offer and so are not always quick to respond 'on line'. Still learning!!!
Thank you Maurice and Michelle

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