Atmosphere-A+! I enjoyed apricot tea with cream in a lovely English teaset from 1840! I had Shepards Pie and my friend had the finger sandwiches. Both were WONDERFUL! Service was VERY good! However my ONLY complaint was the scones were so small (about the size of a tiny biscuit) and VERY overpriced! 15 dollars for only 6 tiny scones. I found this a bit odd, since their lunch menu is so reasonably priced and delicious. Me and my friend are going to bring our husbands here for lunch next time. We know they guys will love the Victorian England environment and now they have a place to wear their top hats and capes! lol. I highly recommend this lovely place for some of the BEST tea and lunch. Definitely a place to bring someone you'd like to impress!(Just get scones elsewhere).
First of all thank you for your very nice review and thank you for noticing our “reasonable prices”. Please understand our dilemma, as we attempt to hold down prices in this tough economy. Double digit increases in the prices for milk, eggs, flour, fruits, nuts, etc. as well as energy costs have had an effect on our restaurant budget as well as in your home. For the condiments for our scones, we have also experienced a tremendous increase in the cost of importing our Devonshire cream.
It has been a conscious decision of ours to NOT increase prices. One of the ways to do this was to try some portion control in certain areas. I regret that one of these areas was to resize our tasty scones.
With our uncertain economy, this is happening in many places. Over the past few years, even Girl Scout cookies have gotten smaller in size while the boxes have gone up in price. They even announced that they are decreasing the number of cookies in each box of my favorite Thin Mints. We continue to search for the correct balance.
Please introduce yourself when you bring your husbands in and we thank you for visiting our tearoom.
Phyllis and Al Wilkerson