Afternoon Tea for Two

Recently I met with my fellow Lincoln lolitas to go for some afternoon tea. We visited Henry’s tea room which is located on the upstairs floor of Ruddocks art shop in Lincoln. It’s a cute little tea room, we sat at a table just next to the window so we had lots of nice sunlight. For the afternoon tea you get a choice of 2 sandwich fillings out of about 5 options, a MASSIVE scone of which there were 3 options and a choice of cake each which again I think there were 4 or 5 choices. They then added a macaroon, a truffle, something with coconut on, a piece of almond tart and a raspberry mousse. You could pick your choice of tea from 4 different types, I choose Earl Grey and the other girls all went for Yorkshire. Afternoon tea for two is £15 so it cost us £7.50 each which we thought was a good price.

Look at the Yummy Food:

After eating the sandwiches and scone (which came with jam and cream) we were pretty much full but as the mousse couldn’t be taken away with us we decided to eat it. Now the mousse had to be shared and came with two spoons but none of us are all that keen about sharing germs so basically we both ate half and left like a little wall in the middle, lol. We asked for the cakes to be boxed up so we could take them away with us which seemed to confuse the waiter, surely other people must have done that before too? Anyway when he came back they weren’t packed at all like we expected, we all sort of made eye contact with each other, thanked him politely and then started laughing when he went away. The large cake slices were individually wrapped in cling film and sat on a paper plate and all the other small treats were on the other plate with cling film over the top. Now came a bit of a debate, how exactly do we split these between the four of us so we could each take stuff home… One persons wrapped cake slice went in their handbag, another went in a camera case, one had already been eaten and I held on to mine as it would have become a squashed mess in my bag. I suggested a trip to poundland as it’s pretty much opposite the tea room and sells tupperware boxes so that’s what we did. Bought a set of four, put the paper plate on a shop window ledge and shared out the extra treats. The whole thing added an extra bit of fun and an unusual story to the ending of our meet so it wasn’t too bad. Overall the whole experience was lovely and we will go back again at some point, probably armed with some sort of box next time.


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