Cost – £9.25 (May 2015)
Background – Burridge’s Tea Rooms can be found on the harbour side in Torquay. It is a small traditional tea room with a nice variety of homemade looking cakes on the counter. There were a couple of small tables outside and it was possible to sit at a table by the window with views over the harbour.
Contents – 4 finger sandwiches (smoked salmon, cucumber, ham, and crab), a choice of fruit or plain scone, an individual dish of strawberry jam, an individual dish of clotted cream and a large slice of your choice of cake. The tea was made with teabags in a china teapot.
Comments – We chose to sit at the window table of the café, overlooking the harbour in Torquay. The waiter brought out the tea in one teapot.
The afternoon tea itself was then served on an individual plain three tier cake stand with round white plates.
The sandwiches were freshly made, well filled and tasty. The addition of a crab sandwich was unusual and was nice.
There was a reasonably large variety of cakes to choose from. I chose to have a slice of coffee and walnut cake whilst my husband had a slice of carrot cake. The slices were of a good size and the cakes were fresh and very tasty.
We both chose a fruit scone which was of a good size and was well cooked. The portions of jam and clotted cream were plenty enough for a good thick layer on the scone.
The tea was made with teabags and was of a reasonable strength. The teapot contained enough tea for two cups of tea each. We were able to ask for a refill of hot water for the teapot.
Service was ok but we had to go to look for the waiter to obtain a refill of the teapot. The surroundings were very pleasant.