Two years ago the tea rooms moved to Sheep Street not far from the river – normally my Partner and I frequent Ann Hathaway’s Tea Room on the High Street – for a change just this once we thought we would investigate the 1940 Tea Rooms. All who enter the tea rooms stand and wait to be seated, eventually one of the staff placed us by a post so
unfortunately we couldn’t see a lot, stood up to have a quick look around.
A very busy tea room with a good atmosphere - what is really interesting is the tea room is set in the 1940 with 1940 memorabilia everywhere - all the staff are dressed in 1940 clothes, Music 1940, even the two toilets, wonderful.
The staff are very busy and obviously under pressure so it is very difficult to attract the staff’s attention. Lots to choose from on the menu – eventually we decided on The Ivor Novello afternoon tea £12.50 per person which included a large pot of tea - Not a lot of variety on the Ivor Novello - only allowed one sandwich each, One - not very fresh scone with only enough jam and cream for one person, also a couple of cakes – very expensive for what a person had. Although The Four Teas was expensive and we were sat by a post - going back in time to the 1940 was the most enjoyable experience of the couple of hours we spent in the Tea Room.
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