Discussion in 'Restaurants, Dining, Dining Plans' started by mikefromny, Aug 10, 2008.
I have always wanted to try afternnon tea at GF. Thanks Johnie for the menu. 015:
Sorry Keith. I like cream in my coffee and my tea, or I'll drink my tea plain with no cream and no sugar (never the coffee though, that baby has to be drowned in cream and sugar).
I know, I know. :sigh;
I'm only joking and of course many teas are just not suitable for cream or milk anyway.
I pretty much stick to Irish Breakfast tea, and once in a great while one called Four Fruits. (I don't put the cream in the fruity one).
I fell in love with the milk in Ireland (for my tea) and that's what started it. Their milk is more like our cream. Plus, their wonderful sugar cubes. LOVED the tea there. I came to understand why Ireland is a nation of tea drinkers.
I really love the afternoon tea at the GF. We've never had a bad meal there once. DD and myself go for the Grand tea 'cos you get a glass of wine with that (and we usually have another one as well). DGD had the Mrs Potts tea but as she is now 13 I can't see her having that again. I love the sandwiches and the cakes and yummy. We always end up staying for at least 1 1/2 hours cos we just love the surroundings, it's very twee and reminds me of tv programmes like Upstairs, Downstairs.
"very twee." I had someone (an English woman from Newcastle) say that about Disney recently. I wasn't exactly sure what it meant?
So then? What does it mean? "Posh?"
"Twee" is sort of prim and proper Tink.
Ah. I see. I thought it was more like "hokey." Twee. I like that then!
You know Tink, that's just so like me
That makes two of us! Twee and BC lovers! (And admirers of that precious little boy)!
Count me in as one who enjoys the Afternoon Tea at the GF. Donna and I had hoped to partake of one in London last summer but alas it just did not happen.
I just had a look at the afternoon tea menu for the Ritz in London as I did that years ago with my mum one mothers day. It's £37 for the tea and £48 for the tea with champagne! Think I may go to the Grand Floridian tea now as that seems like a complete bargain compared to those prices!
cough! yeah way to make the GF look cheap
I've gone for tea twice now at the GF both we're for special events which I was invited to attend vs. attending simply because I booked. While I enjoyed it, I don't think I would book it independently as I just didn't think it was anything extraordinarily special...in my case, it was the company that I enjoyed, not really the tea and cakes. Having said that, when Jon and I were on our cruise in February, the ship offered tea at noon each day, and I found that I enjoyed that IMMENSELY. The food was scrumptious and their tea selection (with cream, sorry Keith) was phenomenal! It was always such a relaxing part of our day!
And guess who's going to see him on the 22nd. I am so excited :excited001::excited001: Haven't seen him for 3 months except for on webcam and can't wait to go down to England and meet both DS, DDIL and little Isaac
Oh gosh! Time is getting close!! Take some new photos, ok? That is one precious boy! I'll bet you'll faint when you see how big he's grown!
I went way back in about 2000 when I was working in the city. Yes, it is very expensive but it is such a fantastic thing to do even if it's only once in your lifetime. The little harp playing but not intrusively, the bathrooms are unbelievable, food absolutely fantastic. Yes it was brill
We are going there this time, you recommended it to us last year, but we never got round to visiting but it is on the list for this year
Oh gosh, I bet it will be so pretty at Christmas! It's the loveliest little place Wendy. There is a lake and the village proper is set up for walking. Little shops, and some are even interesting! There are many other places to eat, other than Windsor Rose. We just like to go there because it's different from usual American places.
There is the nicest linen shop! Oh, and some really neat "unique" sort of places that have great things. Kind of defies description.
If you get there a bit early in the day, you'll find handy parking along the street and it's FREE! How's that for unheard of!
If you want to be adventuresome you can to to the Yalaha Bakery in Yalaha FL on the way. We can give you directions to there too. They are wonderful and people come from all over just to go to that bakery. And! It's OUT in the boonies! You'll be amazed when you see.
maybe next time I'm down on business
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