The Propylaeum Tea Room (4 reviews)
My daugthers and I have a tradition of having tea at Christmas. This was the worst experience we have ever had in all the years we have done this. Very little food, the sandwiches were spread so thin you had a hard time telling what they were supposed to be. They were piled over top the scones, presentation was poor. The place settings were very common, plastic. No linens were used. There was a large pile of dirty dishes on a table and on the floor near our table. Service was slow. We were offered 2 teas, you had to ask for sugar or cream.
Three of us were there for lunch, not tea, so rated the tea questions as 'average'. But the food, service, price, ambience, etc. were excellent. You can tour the three floors of this restored Victorian mansion alone or with a guide (if they're not too busy). Catering is also available. GLAD WE WENT. WILL GO AGAIN for both lunch and tea. We will take our granddaughters with us for the afternoon tea. With advance notice, they can vary the menu.
We've had tea here about 4 times, all but the last time were exellent. Nice setting, nice tray, friendly wait staff and exellent value for the $$. The last time they had another big event and the waitress was out ill. THe food suffered a bit but the man that filled in was great. Tea is usually regular and raspberry flavored. I like green and decaf so they have a selection of bags for that. There is a plate of tea sandwiches, desserts, and scones with cream and jam.
I was there with my red hat group. The food was very good. We were offered a hot tea or unsweetened ice tea. (Not a selection) The tour was nice and the ladies working there were nice.