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  • Crest Hill Antiques and Tea Room

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    I've been to this quaint,soothing tearoom several times and have yet to be disappointed! It is charming and cozy. Tea selection here is excellent, they bring a tray with small canisters of tea leaves for you to smell and choose from. One expects delicate, delicious food and it certainly is the case here. Everything was fresh, well prepared and scrumptious. The scones and petite desserts in particular were fabulously tasty, so fresh and full of flavor. Actually, they were so delicious that we bought extra scones and cookies to take home with us. What a wonderful find this place this, one that we plan to return to for another satisfying afternoon.

  • British Pantry

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    I recently took my mother in law and 3 young daughters here for afternoon tea and it was delightful! The tea is delicious, the scones scrumptious and the tea sandwiches so very good! Everything was excellent including the service. The nice lady who waited on us was friendly and attentive. I truly loved this place as did my daughters and mother in law. We'll certainly be back again. Thanks for a wonderful experience.

  • The Pink Bicycle Tea Room

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    What a disappointment, especially on Mother's Day. To be completely honest, this tea room was a rip-off. Service was SLOW, we were there for over 2 hours! The portions were so small! Give me a break. They charge $25 per person and we all left still hungry. Terrible. Tiny little cookie cutter sandwiches, lavender scones that were not good, one little round chicken hor dourvre, and the tea selection was awful. They offered either English Breakfast or a berry tea which tasted like warm kool-aid. My husband took me and my 3 little girls (all under 7) and it cost us $110 for teeny tiny portions. The dessert was ridiculous, the adults got one chocolate dipped strawberry and one tiny cheesecake smaller than a reese's peanut butter cup. Unacceptable for the price we paid. My daughters got a tiny brownie! Now about the atmosphere. Not very good...the place looks run down, we had reservations and they seated others ahead of us, the tables looked thrown together and shabby. The bathroom was horrible, really needs a remodeling, dirty looking sink, furry pink toilet seat cover and just a really shabby looking bathroom. Don't waste your money here. If you want a great tea room experience in the Northern Va. area, go to the British Pantry and Cafe in Aldie, Va (right off rte. 50). Better, faster service, better food and charming atmosphere. You get a lot of food for your money and the scones are amazing with REAL clotted cream and jam (unlike here which was not good). I was VERY disappointed with the whole experience at the pink bicycle tea room.

    Tearoom response:

    Dear Molly, Thank you for your constructive and detailed criticisms. We are truly sorry that we “disappointed” your Mother's Day. However, what bothers me and my staff the most is that we stopped by your table several times to ask, 'How is everything.' You continued to tell me and my staff that “everything is fine.” At NO time during your “over” two hour experience did you ever mention one thing that was wrong. Even upon check out, you and your husband again said, “everything is fine.' I know my staff and I would have gone out of our way to try and fix any issues you had with your experience right at that time.<BR> <BR> Second, our tea room leases its space in one of the oldest homes in Occoquan. Our building is over 115 years old and yes it does show its wear and tear. We are currently working with the landlord in renovating the bathroom and flooring. Based on your comments I will place a sign saying so.<BR> <BR> Lastly, we are not a café. We are strictly a tea room. I have been to the wonderful British Pantry and Café and we are totally different. I do not and have not proclaimed to be a British Tea Room or a Café. Speaking for my staff that was there to serve you that day (Miss Brenda, Miss Jessica, Miss Vickey and Mr. John) we certainly hope you and your family give us another try; if not please keep trying new Tea Rooms. Sincerely, Lisa Renee Johnson, owner<BR> <BR>