High Tea

I don’t think I’ve ever been out for High Tea before. I do remember a fish tea (the same as High Tea, I guess, but very specifically with fish and chips) with Granny about 20 years ago.  So, anyway, this was a fun, new way to eat out.

We were spending the remainder of the evening at the Buff Club, which is attached to the Pig & Butterfly bar and tea rooms. So it made sense to eat nearby, at the Tea Rooms themselves.

The atmosphere was quirky. Lots of mis-matched cutlery and crockery. A real traditional tearoom feel. And laid back staff, who were friendly and helpful.

We stayed clear of the tea and opted for wine, it being the hostesses birthday and all. The bread was lovely – freshly baked. There was a nice choice of mains. I had oven-roasted sea bass and tomatoes – the fish was cooked to perfection and accompanied by nice salad and delicious cream potatoes.

Two of our party had the chicken pie. It was the most fun-looking dish of the evening, with gravy in a teacup on the side! We all agreed the main dishes were excellent.

There was also a choice of cake for dessert. And what a choice! Every type of cake you could imagine (thought they had, sadly, run out of Victoria sponge!). I had parsnip, and shared some courgette cake with a friend. Both were truly divine, and worthy of a return trip in and of themselves.

High Tea was extremely good value too, at only £10.50 – not bad for inner-city on a Saturday night.

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