For a special treat I took my daughter to the Fairmont for High Tea. The ambiance and decor was lovely. I had the Earl Grey Lavender tea which was very delightful and my daughter had the plain Earl Grey which was also very nice.
The tea sandwiches were very tasty and offered a nice selection. The petit fours were also very nice and provided a delicious choices.
My favorite were the scones. Plain and raisin with clotted cream and in house apricot jam. I've had many scones but I would say these would be my favorite to date. I'm not a fan of apricot jam but this was delicious. Very smooth and no apricot bits in it at all.
If I were to rate it right now I'd give it 5 out of 5 but where this experience fell short was in the service. At the price that is being charged for High Tea I would think that part of what you are paying for is the service. Unfortunately we did not have good service.
It was slow right from the very beginning and carried through right to the end. I noticed that other tables didn't seem to have the same issues with service that we were experienceing so I guess it was just our bad luck to get this particular server. Too bad because everything else was lovely.
At these prices I want everything to be perfect.
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