Saturday, 15 August 2020

Everything Stops For Tea

 It's a quaint old English custom... 

We went out for tea yesterday, to Biddy's Tearooms in Norwich. It was wonderful! Last year on our Ruby Wedding Anniversary, Liz, Steph & Co gave us a gift voucher for a full cream tea at this charming little shop. We never fitted it in during our October break "We'll do it in our post Easter break" we said. But of course that never happened. So we rang and made a booking for yesterday
Biddy's  is set up as a typical 1940s tea room. There is a vast range of teas to choose from, and different sandwiches, scones and cakes. The waitress brought the menu, and two glasses of iced water to drink as we made our food selection. We chose Lapsang Souchong, and Afternoon Blend. Sandwich options were amazing too. Bob had Norfolk ham., chilli jam and Brie on white bread, I opted for chicken mayo with salad on wholemeal. Served with a fresh coleslaw. Then scones - his plain, mine spiced, with raspberry jam and clotted cream. Finally cakes - these were huge- cinnamon swirl bun and biscotti Rocky Road blondie.
Each diner had a three tier plate stand with each course neatly presented. Our booking was 1:30pm, and this was a more than adequate lunch. We did not want any more food for the rest of the day. Takeaway cake boxes were available for diners who could not manage to eat everything

I'd love to go back again with the Liz and Steph sometime, and try a different tea/sandwich/scone/cake combo. I watched a mum with her two grown up daughters at another table, clearly having a lovely time together. A little oasis of calm in a crazy world when we could forget the pandemic for an hour or so and just be happy in the company of those we love. 


  1. Your afternoon tea sounds delightful. :)

  2. Sounds delicious, I think I would have needed the doggy bag. I like the coordinated blue striped tops!

  3. There is nothing quite like an English afternoon tea. It looks lovely.

  4. I love going out to Tea and I usually do this 4 or 5 times a year with a group of friends - during the severe stage of lockdown we managed a Zoom tea - not the quite thing but everyone had their tea, little sandwiches and some treats and we visited for 2 hours! We are hoping to actually see each other some time in the next couple of months but right now our favourite hotel for Tea is hosting all the professional hockey teams that are in their "bubble" here in Toronto so it is closed off to all others.
    So glad you both had a lovely day.

  5. My son and his wife took me and my hubby there for my birthday once. Really enjoyed it and would like to go again some time.

  6. Ah, that's lovely! I am glad you enjoyed this calming treat.x


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