Sunday, 15 September 2019

Cafe Concerto Westfield Stratford

Saturday 14th September

My first afternoon tea for the month of September (although I've already gone on to book another one for next week)!
This time I asked my Mum to come with me as my hubby wanted to go to the local rugby club to support our team. My mum is a cake lover too so she was more than happy to go with me.
This was a Wowcher deal that I got a month or so ago for incredible price of £19 for 2 with a glass of Prosecco each. Such a good deal, unfortunately no longer available via Wowcher. I booked the restaurant at Westfield Stratford as it's easily accessible via public transport and I can also do a bit of shopping at the same time. I forgot to mention I am a bit of a shopaholic too!!
My expectations were not high since I had previously read a few reviews on tripadvisor which were not that good. Also I have had my bar set pretty high by some of those London hotels.
After an hour and half bus ride (I don't like driving to Stratford due to the ridiculous parking fees plus there were roadworks en route causing traffic congestion ) we arrived feeling very hungry. We decided to sit inside as the outdoor seating was not in the sun and the inside looked much nicer.


 
The waitress served us a glass of Prosecco each and offered us a hot drink of our choice from the tea and coffee menu. We informed the waitress that neither of us eat fish and my mum doesn't like mayonnaise - she said that wouldn't be a problem. About 10 mins later the afternoon tea stand arrived. I had to ask the waitress what the sandwich fillings were as she was not very forthcoming with the menu. There were two small egg brioche rolls each,  a cucumber and cream cheese sandwich each and a chicken and tomato sandwich each. They tasted OK , I liked the little egg rolls best so glad we got two!
Next came my favourite part as always.....the scones. We had two each, one plain and one raisin. On the table were four pots of strawberry jam and just a small pot of clotted cream. If it wasn't for my mum not liking cream on her scones there would of not been enough. The scones were average but they were warm, so I guess they were freshly baked.
The little cakes looked very nice too. There were two mini macaroons both different flavours, a fruit tart, a chocolate mouse cake and cream pastry slice. We cut them in half so we both got to taste them all. The chocolate cake was the best, very rich and chocolaty.
Afterwards we did a little bit of shopping (I got a  Coast dress for under half price - I love any sort of bargain) before catching the bus back home.


Nearest tube : Stratford Station , approx. 10 min walk
Best bits : Egg brioche rolls and chocolate cake. Also the chandeliers inside were stunning. 
Worst bits : Sandwiches could have had better fillings and different types of bread would be nicer. Needed more cream to go with scones.
Value for money : Yes definitely for what I paid , not sure I would pay full price to go there.  
Would I go back?  : Yes probably if on offer again. 



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