T- time treat pleases all ages
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!