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“Disappointing” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Afternoon Tea At The Inn On The Lake

Afternoon Tea At The Inn On The Lake
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cumbria, United Kingdom
1 review
“Disappointing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Visited today for my sister's 18th birthday and was not at all impressed. I have been before and had a lovely afternoon tea but was disappointed today. The staff were quite rude and not attentive. We had a diabetic and celiac amongst our party, who we were told could be catered for. The diabetic received a plate if fruit and toasted tea cake and was expected to pay £16.95 for it. The celiac menu was two small sandwiches and two scones. Only after we complained did they provide some average looking tray bakes. We chose the Inn on the Lake as a special treat but left feeling like we could have done better ourselves!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Workington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 650 helpful votes
“great surroundings, tea just ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

After experiencing afternoon tea recently at Armathwaite Hall, tried afternoon tea here in the orangary, and was left just a little disappointed.
Lovely view out of lage windows overlooking Ullswater, nice surroundings. But the room soon filled up with people having "bar food" . This was probably the biggest issue. Felt a little uncomfortable.
The service was very good, looked after well, and the afternoon tea was OK, but no where near as good as armathwaite hall. Spoons would not fit into the shot glass of jelly. Sandwich's fine, cakes OK, nothing startling, biscuits OK. Not enough cream for the scones.
OK, not did not feel special, as they should...

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank alisdair t
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Afternoon Tea”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

I went for afternoon tea with my mum and sister for a birthday treat and came away very disappointed. When the tea arrived we were all disappointed with the amount we received. We asked for more sandwiches to the response of if you want more you will have to pay for them I don't expect to pay £16.50 per person to be then told if you want more you have to pay extra surely this should be included. We asked for some water on the table when it came the glasses were warm like they had just come out of the dishwasher.
A very disappointing experience

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