I visited Crest Hill Antiques and Tea Room last month with two friends. We were promptly seated and given out tea selection menus which is quite extensive. After much deliberation we made our selections of teas to be brewed. dAfter our hot tea arrived we were served our tea tray with the scones, savories and sweets. The scones and sweets were excellent but the sandwiches left a lot to be desired. This is the second time I have visited and found the sandwiches to be less than desirable. The service and atmosphere was excellent. What a shame that the savories are less than memorable. I will not return with any guests in the future.
We appreciate this feedback. While most people enjoy our tea sandwiches (see other reviews below), we have been reviewing our menu and will be unveiling a new line of savories this fall, including curried chicken salad, salmon & chive rolls, tapenade tartlets, and cheese & chutney, among others. We would like to invite Pat and her friends back for a complimentary lunch to sample the new offerings and give us another chance.
My neighbor and I visited the tearoom for the first time last week. The atmosphere and service at the tearoom was absolutely delightful. The food was another story. When I visit a tearoom it is always considered a treat. I do not expect to have tea sandwiches of american cheese & tomato and shaved ham from the deli department. The sweets appeared to be all prepackaged urchases from the super market. I will not return for a second visit.
Thank You for your kind compliment regarding our service and atmosphere. We are so sorry that you felt that the food items did not equal the excellent service and delightful atmosphere you experienced. Actually, we do use imported English Cheddar in our sandwiches, and thinly sliced ham is the proper way to serve an English Tea sandwich. We serve our own freshly baked scones every day and all of our sweets are either imported or home-made.