The Bridge Tea Rooms have a quintessentially British afternoon tea menu and showcase teas sourced from all over the planet. You can sip on Chinese Orange Pekoe, a Jane Austen blend if you wanted something touristy and even spicy Indian Chai. But, being an English girl after all, I always go for an English Breakfast tea.
All the teas will come served in beautiful fine china tea pots and cups with saucers. It will be served to you lose leaf in the pot so you’ll have to use a strainer. The 21st century is so transfixed with everything being instant. Instant coffee, instant food, instant everything! So, it’s refreshing to take some time out and go back the art of pouring tea the traditional way. Be careful to remember to strain it, or you’ll have leaves in your cup!
You can also order a scrummy range of savoury and sweet delights to fill your tummy. All made fresh to order from their upstairs kitchen. The cakes of the day will be on display downstairs so make sure you have a gander to see what sways your sweet tooth.
When I was here, I sampled the prawn, rocket and lemon mayonnaise baguette to start. It came beautifully presented with a colourful side salad and was really filling.
Never one to leave an afternoon tea shop without something sugary, I went for a non-traditional key lime pie with a ginger base. It was naughty but delicious.
Having been here throughout the years, I thought I would go for something different than the traditional scone. But, if you were after the traditional tiered afternoon tea affair with all the trimmings, this is all here for you to order off their menu. All the teas vary in price depending on what takes your fancy but all are fit for a king or queen!