Dr. Bombay's underwater tea party (3 reviews)
This is one of my favorite spots in Atlanta to sit for an afternoon with a friend and a pot of tea. Their tea selection is solid, and their service is friendly. The decor is very Wes Anderson, which provides a nice ambiance, as do the books for sale lining the walls. I love sitting on the back patio on nice days! This is not a formal tea shop, though you can reserve high tea here, so be prepared for a more relaxed atmosphere. The one downside is that seating can be very limited because this spot is both small and popular.
The worst tearoom I have ever been to of many, many all over the world. Very heavy emphasis on sweets. Decor is shabby with many torn paper umbrellas hanging from the ceiling. As part of a large group, it was noticed we were served less food than other smaller groups. For example, a party of two were each given a small egg salad sandwich and a small pimento cheese sandwich while our group only got one or the other. Additionally, the way the food was served was disproportionate with some getting more than their share and four people getting nothing. Their solution was given with a very poor attitude: scones and the left overs from the other tables were boxed up. Something the Board of Health might not approve of. We were told things were made up ahead and nothing could be done. Meanwhile quiches sat in their case to be sold to the public. Much could have been solved by better communication by the staff. The worst part was the attitude of the person we assume was in charge. It wasas if she blamed the four who rreceived no food for causing the problem and expected them to be okay with the fact they had no food although they paid the same as everyone else. BTW I have never given any tea room a poor review but this one deserves it on so many levels.