Old-school English tea room with the best scones in London!
S’s best friend is a stewardess and she said that this is one of the places that her crew members always have to visit whenever they fly to London. Moreover, it was established in 1963 which makes it the oldest tea shop in the area. The restaurant is located in Kensington and it’s close to High Street Kensington underground station.
The interior is cosy and homey; furthermore, with the wooden chairs and the round tables with aged decor, suddenly you’re like back into old England. The restaurant is quite small with some more seats on the second floor and the staff were friendly and jokey. There are various choices on the menu; from breakfast to light lunch. The food S ordered that day was The Muffin Man Breakfast (£9.9) and scones (£1.5/each).
The scones and the bread from the Breakfast set were served first in the tiered platter, and the butter and jam were on the first tier. S was not a big fan of scones due to its texture and the dryness. However, the scones from here totally changed her mind because they were absolutely delicious! The scones were perfectly baked and they were not as dry as every other scone that S had had before. After spreading some butter and the jam on it, it’s unbeatable!
There was freshly squeezed orange juice, hash browns, scrambled eggs with sausage, bacon and beans with a choice of tea or coffee in The Muffin Man Breakfast set. It was really good value and the portion was pretty generous as well.
Now S finally understands its reputation as having the best scones in London after this visit. S would definitely recommend here to the people who don’t like scones, since it might just be because you haven’t tried the proper ones yet! This place is perfect for a weekend brunch or afternoon tea with some pastries in a cosy English tea room.