As the place is so busy, I had several failed attempts before securing a reservation, but I was not disappointed. I arrived just before a large party was scheduled to start, so I had the place to myself for 30 minutes. With a view of the garden patio, I was able to take in the cottage's charm. Even when the party attendee's started to arrive, it remained peaceful, since they were in a separate room. I was served by Terry who was friendly and attentive. I wanted to try a bit of everything for my first visit and got both The Royal Tea and a chicken salad sandwich. The chicken salad sandwich was delicious and served with an organic green salad accompanied with raspberry dressy. That would have made a most succulent meal all by itself. Then, came the royal tea. I tried the ham and mustard, curried egg and cheese and apple chutney finger sandwiches. The chutney was the best. The curried egg did not appeal to me and I think I would have preferred the ham with another condiment, rather than mustard. I devoured the flavorful mini spinach quiches. Then came the ginger cake. I was expecting your basic ginger bread, but the cake had a soft filling. Served warm and drizzled with cream, it was more like a bread pudding. Scrumptious. I had delectable fruit scones and could smell the cranberry aroma coming long before the scones arrived at my table. Finally, there were petite desserts consisting of chocolate cups and fresh fruits. Everything was carefully and artfully presented, as picturesque as it was flavorful. I cannot wait to return to have the chicken salad again.