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Paul Williams   

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  • Charlotte's Tea Room


    The first you notice about Charlotte's tea room is how beautifully it's decorated. Lots of great '50s ironwork chairs and glass-topped tables give a feeling of elegance and allow for great presentation of the food. Service was impeccable and there was a great choice of teas. We took Joanne's recommendation and it was spot on. The chicken pot pies were delicious and well presented with a good size side salad. I'm surprised a previous reviewer complained about the sandwiches. I'm English and tea-time sandwiches are supposed to be small. Yet you get SIX which were more than sufficient and all had incredible fillngs --- not the standard watercress and egg or cucumber that some tea-rooms pass off. Desserts were excellent. Best of all is that although this has the atmosphere of an English tea-room, the cuisine is very innovative as well as tasty. Mary was an excellent host and service was impeccable and very fast!! I would say this is the closest experience you're going to get to a real English tea room in the style of the great days of the '30s, '40s and 50s when going out for afternoon tea was the great British pastime.