Now THIS is a tea room! It is what the Brits call 'homely.' To those visitors who complain about having to wait for seating - perhaps they did not take the advice of the website and make reservations? This tea room is very popular with all of the Brits who live in the DC area - they drive for miles to enjoy a bit of old Blighty here. The scones are wonderful, and the owners aren't stingy with their offerings of clotted cream, jam, or milk either, unlike many venues. The sandwiches are freshly prepared to order (perhaps those who complained of waiting thought they were going to Mickey D's for fast food?) - in fact, if one attends with a child, the servers will gladly substitute more child-friendly sandwiches for the salmon and capers. Tea is hot and well-steeped but not overbrewed and tannic. So what if the cookies are storebought? If one can eat one's way through all of those scones, sandwiches, and strawberries and still be hungry, one might want to consider going on a diet. As for the price - those who complained of that would be shocked by the price of tea rooms closer into DC. God save the Queen and The British Pantry!