My wife and I wanted to treat her brother and his wife to 'afternoon tea', and found The Best Western Hotel at Marks Tey offered a menu that attracted our tummies!
We booked a table for 4 around 1.30pm and were taken to a perfect position where we could enjoy looking out the large windows.
The restaurant had around 20 tables, but only two were occupied, allowing a quiet afternoon, if lacking atmosphere. ( we appreciated the absence of piped background music!).
The three tiered stand displayed the finger sandwiches, assorted cakes, and scones with jam. The tea pot sat next to the box of 6 assorted teas, including walnut and chocolate flavours.
The waitress left us to enjoy the fayre, and we soon consumed the crayfish and salmon starter. Defusers allowed us to try a few speciality teas but by now the water was no longer hot, and the waitress had dissapeared.
At this point, we were shocked to hear shouting and a string of 4 letter expletives echoing from the kitchen.....the chef was either very angry or had dropped our trifles, because they never arrived!
At this part of the afternoon tea, we decided to settle up before the mad hatter appeared!
The food was okay but not outstanding, the 2nd cuppa was warm, and the customer service could have been more attentative as only 6 customers were present! At least my brother in law saw the funny side!
We might try somewhere else next time, perhaps .......'Faulty Towers Teatime!' less