As an American who has lived in London and traveled extensively throughout the UK (sampling tea rooms along the way) I consider myself a tea aficionado. I found the Victorian Tea room cheerful and pleasant with a friendly, attentive staff. Although crackers with spread and nuts on the table is not common with afternoon tea, I thought the sandwiches were decent (the best being the curried chicken), the pastries yummy (I assumed they took the place of the traditional slice of tea cake) and the scones were nice although a bit small. It wasn't exactly like England but it was still good and they make a nice effort with presentation. Would have liked loose tea leaves but tea tasted fresh nonetheless.