My partner and I shouted her parents to a Sunday morning high tea, making use of one of the coupon deals going around. We're quite partial to a good high tea, so thought we'd give this one a go.
The venue is a little confronting at first - they take the 'Carnivale' tag seriously, right down to a somewhat confusing rainbow colour scheme. Comfortable enough, but a little gaudy for anyone over 12 years old.
Despite no being overly busy, the service was a little slow, with only one staff waiting on the handful of tables. He was friendly enough, but perhaps efficiency over chattiness might help things.
The first hurdle was my request for a gluten-free high tea, which has never been a problem at any other venue I've gone to. My substitute item was a prawn salad, and I'm not sure how that fits in with the idea of a high tea. (it wasn't a bad salad, but not what I expected. there's a supermarket three doors down, that sells gluten free bread. this isn't a major leap of logic as to what a better idea might have been).
The food brought out to the rest of the table was well appreciated by the others. Sandwiches were fresh, scones looked good etc. The coffee and tea was pretty good too.
Overall, it wasn't bad. But really, there's nothing to bring me back there (even if I could eat the food).
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