T- time treat pleases all ages

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Hobson’s Choice - By Laura­gre­gory

Andy and tuna and cu­cum­ber for James. So­phie T’s cer­tainly know how to make a good sand­wich, some­thing which to­tally es­capes me as mine al­ways end up lack­ing that cer­tain ‘ je ne sais quoi’.

Jake en­joyed a small cheese sand­wich that the staff whipped up for him, ac­com­pa­nied by some crisps, although he had his eye firmly on the choco­late cup­cakes that had been de­liv­ered for dessert.

My jacket potato with chili was lovely and had just the right amount of kick, not too much, but enough to awaken my sleepy taste buds. Shar­ron’s to­mato and len­til soup was the big­gest sur­prise as it was one of the nicest soups I have ever tasted. It was blended to per­fec­tion, spicy and really hearty and warm­ing – per­fect for a cold win­ter’s day.

We all delved into the gor­geous, home­made, light and fluffy scones.

There was no hes­i­ta­tion in try­ing a cake or two, as the piece de re­sis­tance from my pre­vi­ous vis­its has al­ways been the home­made choco­late cake. Un­for­tu­nately, there wasn’t any choco­late cake on the day we vis­ited, so we set­tled with choco­late muffins and a slice of vanilla sponge.

My sponge was su­perb, with the most de­lec­ta­ble cream in the mid­dle that I de­voured in an in­stant. The choco­late muffins were good but I think the boys were quite dis­ap­pointed not to ex­pe­ri­ence the choco­late cake that we had en­thused about from pre­vi­ous vis­its.

Ac­com­pa­ny­ing the food, we en­joyed a pot of tea that was kept warm in a cute fes­tive tea cosy and Shar­ron opted for the Blended As­sam Loose Tea that was light, re­fresh­ing and had a lovely cit­rus flavour.

The ser­vice we re­ceived was ex­cep­tional and de­spite be­ing tucked away up­stairs on our own, the staff were up and down the spi­ral stairs like yoyo’s mak­ing sure we had ev­ery­thing we re­quired. They even put on ex­tra heaters when I men­tioned that Shar­ron would be breast- feed­ing.

At £ 10 for a So­phie T spe­cial it’s ex­cep­tional value for money, and here’s my top tip – book your ta­ble for a Satur­day af­ter­noon when you will be ser­e­naded by the pi­anist who plays from 2pm!

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