Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Tea Update: Soho's Secret Tearoom

A few years ago I wrote a post on what was once one of my favourite tearooms in London  - Soho's Secret Tearoom. It was a fabulous 40's inspired tea room with beautiful china and table linen, delicious cakes, and polite staff who all wore 40's clothing, oh and there was 40's music playing. :) Suffice to say it was pretty fabulous. :)

However, a few months ago a friend and I decided that it would be fun to go back there. We were really excited, but sadly we couldn't have been more disappointed. The beautiful table linen, 40s music and clothing had all gone. The tables were covered in ugly plastic table clothes, the staff were dressed in modern clothes, the china was dirty and the chocolate cake I had was, well Mary and Paul would give it a thumbs down, (so not great!). Also my tea cup was particularly dirty, but when I showed it to one of the waitresses and asked for a clean one, all she said was "oh they are all like that, it's just a stain", and walked off!! I decided to try to clean it with my napkin, and surprise surprise it wasn't a stain! So I ended up having to take a clean one off another table!! The whole experience was pretty dismal. The only conclusion I have come to is that it must be under new management. It is so sad as it used to be such a lovely tearoom.