I visited this tearoom last year and had a wonderful experience. I've been to several tea houses in the area, including Finnerteas, Petticoat, and Tea on the Tiber and this was the best, by far. The food was delicious and well prepared. The service was very efficient, and the server gave us space to enjoy our afternoon. I would highly recommend.
I have been to several tea rooms in the area including Reynolds, Finnerteas, and Petticoat. I have to say this was my least favorite. While the location was great and the decor very cosy, other aspects of the experience were average. I went with 3 other friends a few weeks ago, 2 of whom were British, and very knowledgeable about tea. We went for the 3pm sitting and around 4:15 felt pressured by our server to finish and leave. After she came several times to check to see if we had paid the check, I asked her what time they close (they appeared to be getting ready to close around 4:30). Generally when I've gone to tea in the past, part of the fun is the leisurely pace. They shouldn't have a 3pm seating if they want people to leave by 4/4:30. I found the tea selection to be diappointing, as most of the teas were black, or decaf. There were only two white teas and no red teas on the menu. The teapots used for service were very good and brewed very good pots of tea. The food was OK, and the scones were delicious, but the sandwiches were very unimaginative and lacking. We were also perplexed that all four of our food was served on one platter. The plate was not large enough for the table as we could not all reach it from our seats and we were only given one serving utensil. Would have been better to serve on two plates. I may go back in the future, but when planning a tea outing for 10 friends for tomorrow I chose Petticoat instead, eventhough I live in Ellicott City. .