I've eaten at Browns restaurant many times over the years but stopped last year because of a change in pricing and a drop in standards - sad, as this place used to be consistently good and one of my favourite eateries in Tavistock.
Recently however, I met up with a friend for 'high tea' in Browns and at £13.50 a head I have to say I was pretty impressed.
High tea is taken in the comfy seating area at the front of the restaurant. Here there is a rather jaded selection of leather sofas and chairs arranged in a limited space near a couple of fireplaces either side of the bar. More cushions and indeed new cushions would smarten up this area considerably and I can see that when the fires are lit during Winter it would feel very welcoming.
Tea arrived promptly, a big pot, accompanied by plentiful crustless sandwiches on brown and white bread; salmon, ham and mustard, cheese and pickle - 4 of each variety if my memory serves me right. Alongside, a small green salad (slightly difficult to eat elegantly and a bit unnecessary I felt), very good scones with clotted cream and jam, lemon cake that verged on being stale and excellent brownies. Our pot of tea was renewed when it became cold. Over the space of three hours we managed to down all but two of the sandwiches. Very enjoyable and would definitely return in the future for more of the same.
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