On Wednesday one of my oldest friends and I went for high tea at Cox and Baloney's.
It was a Groupon deal for tea for two plus a 'vintage shopping experience' where they would advise what clothes suited your body type plus 10% off in store. Mainly though it was a nice chance to meet up and treat ourselves in a different location then our usual haunts (for me Easton Thali where I seem to spend most of my life!).
The table was really nicely laid out when we arrived although Wilf soon showed me that table cloths and china are not a great idea when he tried to whip it out from under them! I put him in his own chair and pulled back that part of the table cloth so he couldn't reach, the picture his little face poking out from behind the table makes me smile.
All the staff were really nice and polite and we were served immediately, we started with a bowl of yogurt and muesli which Wilf shared with me (ha!) and were then brought the cake stand full of pastries. I guess I would have thought for high tea you would be more likely to get scones and little sandwiches but this was served with toast, croissants, a mini quiche and a small tart. My friend had previously rang to say one of us was vegetarian which they said they would make a note of but both quiches had meat in them. When we told the waitress she said she would look for something to replace it with but unfortunately never came back.
After about an hour we were asked if we would like another tea or coffee and I got a pot of tea and we chatted a little more, we weren't sure if we would be asked when we wanted our 'shopping experience' or if we should ask but we decided to wait until we had finished and ask then. I showed them our voucher and asked about the discount as a prompt for her to offer the service but we were simply told 'yes its 10% off' and thanked us for coming. I felt a bit embarrassed to push it really so we had a quick browse of the clothes and left.
As it was a Groupon deal we weren't to bothered as we probably would have paid a little more for the amount we had eaten/drank else where but if we paying full price of £25 each I would have been annoyed. That being said all the staff were really nice and friendly and we did spend a good two hours there catching up so it is a nice place to drop in for coffee.
Oh you see what face Wilf is pulling second to last photo down? That's his new 'duck face' pose and its pretty hilarious.
This weekend we are moving the house about a bit, our sleeping arrangements have changed, I'll explain soon but I'm sure it will make you laugh!
Hope you all have a lovely (if a little rainy) weekend, what are you up to? xo