Treated myself to tea at Victorian Grace today and everything about my visit was amazing, starting with the service. The teenage boy (the owner's son?) who served me was very friendly, as were the owner and another employee. The chicken and rice soup started it off right and everything else was just as wonderful! The scone was to die for with drops of cinnamon and white chocolate chips that were just starting to melt as the scone was still warm...so tasty with the Devonshire cream! And I loved that the sandwiches went beyond the standard fare with a little something extra to make them special. The cucumber and chicken salad were very tasty but my favorite was definitely the homemade pimento cheese. Ended perfectly with a pina colada dart and a chocolate strawberry. Not picking your own tea doesn't matter when the tea of the day (Passion Fruit) is so good! I plan to go back very soon!
Went to the Empress for the first time on Saturday (1/29) and was very pleased. Some of the reviews have been not so great but I didn't find that to be true. The service was very friendly and the shop was very pretty. The sandwiches, tea bread and desserts were wonderful-I love the uniqueness of a couple of the sandwiches because it showed thought was put into it. The only things I didn't care for was that the scones were kind of plain and dry and that the women at the table next to us (who appeared to be a regular) was offered a tea other than the tea of the day. Other than those two small things, it was a great experience and I'd go back.
My friends and I went here for a 'girls' day.' Wonderful!! The scones (one cream cheese and one strawberry) were excellent, as were the yummy sandwiches and desserts. Definitely try the Bride's Blend tea. And Lynn and Rick were great...very friendly and answered all of our questions! Would definitely go back.
Alisha,<BR> It was a pleasure to serve you and to make your girls day out wonderful! Thanks for your kind remarks!
We weren't sure what to expect after reading some of the reviews but the tearoom was excellent!! We were a group in town at the end of June for a family reunion and came in without a reservation. The women at the TeaRoom sat us immediately and were very friendly and helpful. The food was great...the seafood bisque, the Asian salad, and especially the gooey brownie dessert on the top layer. We loved how many teas there were to choose from and the tea timer so you could decide the strength of your tea! Thank you so much for a wonderful visit!