I was initially very excited about this high tea session after reading some positive reviews online of this place. When I first step into the place, it felt rather cold (cold as in the people there) and not a very comfortable place to be in. It was as if the waitresses were all watching us like hawks. It could be they want to be attentive to the customers but we felt rather uneasy.
The food was unfortuately not what some blog sites claimed to be. I was rather disappointed that their most talked about crab cakes were served cold. There were some desserts at a corner, Hub took some to sample but I was not very impressed and the thought that everyone working there was watching you take food from the counter was quite a put off.
I did ate a number of scones. The scones were decent and the jam and clotted cream was great. I finished up 2 servings of clotted cream and till now am still thinking of scones and clotted cream. (Fattening it must be, but delicious)
I would place my English High Tea places in this order:
1. Rose Veranda (Shangri La)
2. L'Espresso (Goodwood Park)
3. 10 Scotts (Hyatt) - I don't think I will appear here again
I am already making plans with some ex-colleagues to have a half weekday chill out session at Rose Veranda soon. (Its a comfortable place to eat and chill out with girlfriends and the scones there are great too!)