Would've rated this higher if it weren't for how indifferent and cold the service was initially. I went here with my fiancee, and we both look several years younger than we are, so I suspect we were assumed to be stupid kids who weren't going to spend much money and who were going to be loud and rude. The service did improve across the meal, but I still had a sour taste in my mouth from the original treatment. Our waitress appeared to be the manager of the establishment. She seemed quite cross that I asked her what the special teas they had were (the menu had a listing for teas of the day) and I had to get up and walk across the dining room to discover what these even were as she stared at me with an annoyed look on her face. It made me feel weird and embarrassed and as if I didn't belong in the place.
The food itself was pretty good. I had chicken salad and was happy that it was neither dry nor overly burdened by mayo, and the bread it was served on was delicious and fresh. Not enough jam was brought with my scone, but I didn't dare ask lest I be subjected to poor treatment again. The tea was fine and not overbrewed, which is shockingly rare in tea rooms. The prices were also good.
As we were finishing up, a woman with two teenaged boys came in. I saw the process begin anew as they, too, were treated abruptly and with little care. Solid food for good prices is usually reason enough to return, but not with this sort of staff.
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