Saturday, 12 April 2014

Jacqueline's Tea Rooms Colchester

Beautifully set out 30s 40s tea rooms

newly opened in the town centre. So why visit?
There's a great atmosphere here even though it's new. It's like sitting in your oldest female relatives living room. There's tartan carpet, Bakelite radio, the correct music discreetly playing and a few tastefully arranged knock knacks. As an added bonus the staff are all in period costume.
But none of us go to tea rooms to look around.
The food has to match the ambience. 
It's called tea rooms and lives up to it's name.
There are 20 varieties of tea and flowering tea alongside it. (other drinks are available). 
While it's relatively basic food it is also extremely good quality and they don't stint on portions. Also lots of the food is labelled 'available as gluten free'
The menu consists of sandwiches and cakes in the main with a few specials.
Salmon and cream cheese highly recommended and the ham is top notch.

Afternoon and high tea are available at £9.95 per person.
A place I would return to.
In fact I did-later on the same day to sample the continental chocolate cake and passion fruit cupcake together with flowering tea.
This is one tea rooms that I don't think will need a loyalty card.

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