We received an Activity Superstore experience voucher as a gift a while ago and booked an afternoon tea experience at Number Twelve Restaurant shortly after. It was really difficult to book a weekend slot and I think the first available weekend was in April. Nevertheless, we chose to do it on a Wednesday which was a lot quieter!
Because the restaurant was rather empty, we were served quickly and the waiters were very friendly. The restaurant was also clean and relatively modern. However, the atmosphere felt more business-like than romantic or family-friendly.
The menu was quite basic, but it was definitely enough for two people. The menu consisted of (each person):
- Two servings of tea/coffee/hot chocolate
- 2 Scones with jam and cream
- 4 sandwich fingers: Cucumber & cream cheese, Salmon & cream cheese, Egg & cress + Roast beef & mustard
- 4 pastries: Macaron, Crispy roll with Nutella (not sure what they’re called), fruit tartlet + Piece of lemon curd cake
Although it was nicely presented, I wasn’t too keen on the selection. The sandwiches were a bit boring and some of the pastries felt a bit dry, like they’ve been sitting there since the morning (which they probably had). However, I did like the lemon cake, macaron, roast beef and salmon sandwich. The scones tasted nice, but we got a dodgy batch and they were very different in size, density and texture. Nevertheless, the Peach Lemon Star tea and Jasmine Green tea were delicious.
The overall experience was enjoyable, but they could definitely improve the quality of the afternoon tea food selection seeing that it's normally worth £25 per person.
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