This was a slightly different trip, all trips have been with Kerry previously but this time I had a replacement drinking buddy, my niece Alice. We’ve been meaning to go to White Rabbit for over a year and finally managed it last week.
I had a breakfast tea and a scone with butter and jam. The tea was very nice, but as I went for the most standard of teas (flavoured tea worries me for some reason!) there was very little that could have been wrong with it. The scone was lovely, nice and warm, proper butter and strawberry jam in a dish with a tiny spoon.
We both appreciate a proper tea pot and we both managed about 3 cups, so the price of about £12 was reasonable really. The tea spoons were silver plated and the kind your granny may collect and hang on the wall, just a nice touch really, a bit of quality.
Alice had Earl Grey tea with a slice of raspberry Victoria sponge. Her cake was delicious, nice to have a raspberry filling rather than strawberry, and good portion size too. The Earl Grey was also nice, nice to be modern enough to not have tea leaves and strainers, but to still have proper china cups. Alice also enjoyed my tiny jam spoon, we are a simple folk and so such a posh addition will always impress.
The place itself is really nice, a little tucked away and it felt like a secret not many people knew. There were rabbits on the wallpaper and the salt and pepper pots, but it was still tasteful, not just any rabbits they could find. We sat inside but there were a couple of table outside, and even though is is in a small arcade it would still be nippy at times and there were rugs on the chairs, which was a nice little touch.
I am sure we will be back, I may take Kerry too, although she isn’t a fan of mis-matched crockery but I am certain the selection of cakes would motivate her to overlook that.