When we arrived at Rosie Lea tearooms yesterday with vouchers for afternoon tea given us by our friends Karen and Barry we were surprised that, having followed the recommendation to book, we had been allocated a large round table for four.
Until the very helpful waitress, who made sure to remind us that we could take home what we couldn’t eat, laid out the feast for us.
I chose tea; Jackie chose coffee – flat white.
We were served long wicker baskets bearing large warm scones – plain for Jackie; containing sultanas for me – dollops of delicious clotted cream and a cup of luscious strawberry jam;
a variety of fresh tasty sandwiches with ample delicate filling, complex enough for me not to be able to identify all the delightful flavours; and an array of rich cakes, definitely a bridge too far, which came home in the prepared box to provide dessert goodies for the rest of the week.
The collected antique crockery was the finishing touch.
Our lovely waitress volunteered to photograph the occasion.
Thank you so much, Karen and Barry.