A friend and I had been looking forward to afternoon tea at the Links for a couple of weeks, and we finally managed to find a Sunday afternoon to fit in with our busy schedules. We started with prosecco which was nice, but then they brought out the pot of tea immediately, which meant that it had over-stewed by the time we'd finished our prosecco.
When the stand came out with a selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes, it was laughable. The assorted sandwiches consisted of cheap, thin, stale brown bread with grated cheddar, half of which had tomato...apparently this constitutes an assortment...The number of sandwiches was also embarrassing, three tiny fingers each, less than 2 slices of bread each.
The "scones" were AWFUL. We were given half a scone each, which seems a bit stingy considering how cheap they are to make. These too were stale, and very dense. We also weren't given any butter for them, which might have helped with their dryness.
Finally, the cakes. We were served a burnt orange cake, that actually wasn't too bad, and a very sticky brownie type thing. We noticed another table were given caramel shortbread and we were disappointed when our's didn't have the same. Also, they were served a whole scone each, although I did notice that they didn't eat their's, so they must have been as bad as ours.
I wouldn't recommend this afternoon tea to anyone looking for a pleasurable way to spend their afternoon. Total waste of money.
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