After a dismal visit in December we decided to try one last time. On first making reservations inquired if they were serving regular menu rather than specials. Were told 'of course we're serving our regular menu'. Arrived and sat down, were greated and provided menus, etc. Things were okay, not great, same woman behind the counter eating again, food okay, nothing to write home about. Weird smell permeated the restaurant. Ate our food and drank our tea. Then different staff members tried to come and start clearing our table in an obvious attempt to get us to leave. After several unsuccessful tries, one staff member finally said, 'we've got a party to get ready for at 2:30'. Didn't realize we had to eat and run. Was a cold rainy day and we were enjoying a nice visit. Plus, there was clearly another set of tables that could have been used for the party. We commented that we didn't realize we were under a time limit and were told 'well, we do plan for 2 hours'. Guess that answered that. We won't be returning.
My friends and I are avid tearoom visitors and were pleased to have lunch at Lisa's Tea Treasures in Campbell this past week. Although not in an authentic Victorian tea parlor, we experienced almost the same feel, atmosphere, service, and charm. The food was good, the tea selections delicious and desert was also wonderful with one small exception - canned whip cream topped the delicious desserts. We had a leisurely afternoon, ate delicioius food, wandered the adorable shop and all-in-all had a terrific afternoon. Thank you.