I am rating Forsyth's as 5 stars as it is one of the most entertaining places I have ever visited. On entering, your eyes are treated to a veritable feast of tea house kitsch. It is the only establishment I know of that places doyleys over the sugar bowls, on the walls - in fact, every available space is adorned with these crocheted artifacts. Other delights are the various cruet sets, mismatched tea sets, postcards from previous customers and the Royal Family calendar.
On to the food....I was served first (at the counter) out of our group of three and decided to opt for the afternoon tea which consisted of a choice between a ham or tuna sandwich, a scone with jam and cream and, of course a pot of tea. I also ordered a slice of the delicious looking coffee cake for my partner and, the extremely friendly, Mrs Forsyth took the payment before preparing our order. In the meantime, my friend stood waiting to be served whilst Mrs F proceeded to make my sandwich and tea whilst complaining about how busy she was. We were the only customers in the cafe. My order of afternoon tea seemed to take priority whilst the coffee cake was forgotten about and our friend was served a good ten minutes later.
Despite the slow service, there was something both incredibly charming and utterly mad about this cafe. It made me feel very nostalgic and we certainly left with smiles on our faces!
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