My best friend is a tea connoisseur and I wanted to surprise her on her birthday (1/22/08) by treating her to a High Tea. From the moment we walked in our senses were overwhelmed. It was raining outside and there was a roaring fire going in the corner fireplace. The smells from the kitchen and the fire made one close their eyes and breathe deeply. The tables were each set differently with exquisite china, beautiful stemware and lovely linens. The music was just loud enough to hear without interfering with conversation...and the selection was just perfect. Our server was wonderful. She was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. We were made to feel that our experience was not to be hurried, but relaxed and leisurely. Half way through our 3 hour lunch, I told my friend that I felt like I had had a glass of wine...she said it felt more like a spa day. We thoroughly enjoyed the Royal High Tea. From our tea selection, Buckingham Palace Garden Party (we bought some to take home), to the beautifully presented and delicious tea sandwiches, yummy quiche, unbelievable scones with jam and sweet treats...everything was a delight. The most scrumptious part of our High Tea, however, was the Ginger Cake, Queen Elizabeth's favorite. It was unbelievable! We savored every bite of every course...oohing, awing and sighing our way through 3 hours of tea, food and wonderful conversation. This is a marvelous place to take your best gal-pal out for a very special occasion...or to just celebrate being friends.