Wednesday 27 November 2019

Buyagift Black Friday offer code - 26% discount ends midnight 01/12/2019

Just want to share another great discount from Buyagift .............Why not buy a voucher to try out an afternoon tea or but one as a Christmas gift

Just use code BLACK26 at the checkout

Monday 18 November 2019

The Snowman Afternoon Tea - Cafe Rouge Loughton Essex

Saturday 16th November

The Snowman Afternoon TeaAnother afternoon tea with my mum .....once again got a discount from Groupon so cost me £29.71 instead of normal price £34.95. Not much discount but it sounded good and looked nice in the photo on the website

We was seated in a booth which was very nice and the restaurant was decorated for Christmas with garlands and fairy lights which made it feel Christmassy. We was asked if we wanted the Magical Prosecco to start with and also given the option of the Festive Croque or Mushroom Croque for vegetarian. We both choose the Festive one filled with pulled turkey and a hint of sage, with cranberry ketchup and Dijon mayonnaise plus some Pigs in blankets. My mum asked if they could make it without the mayonnaise which they said would not be a problem.
The Waitress brought over a glass of Magical Prosecco each ........Not sure what was Magical about it but it did taste nice.My mum thought it had more bubbles rising up than normal Prosecco.

After about 15 minutes the Afternoon Tea stand arrived by this time we were both feeling rather hungry. OMG it did not look anything like advertised as the top two plates of food were covered in a blue paint like substance which looked like mould on the scones and crumble!!!!!!
The waitress asked if we wanted anything else so we both ordered a cappuccino which was included in the Afternoon Tea.

After the shock of all the blue we tucked into the warm sandwiches which were very nice and tasty along with the 2 mini pigs in blankets each with were also warm. Next we had the raisin scone which was also warm and came with a mini jar of jam and pot of thick cream covered in the blue slime. They did not look nice but tasted good and nice and fresh. Unfortunately the two white chocolate buttons with the writing had completely melted into a puddle which slightly spoilt it. The fresh strawberry each was a  nice touch.

For the cakes we had 4 each which included a spiced fruit crumble which was still warm a Carrot cake , white chocolate mousse in a glass  topped with a white chocolate snowball and  S’mores marshmallow chocolate cheesecake topped with coconut not orange zest as menu states. These were all very tasty and we both liked best the little chocolate cheesecake S,mores square.
To sum it up food tasted very nice but presentation really let it down so do not be put off too much !!!
I am sure and hope that  if you book this it will look more like the picture and not so BLUE.

Nearest Station  : Loughton on Central Line - Approx 18 minute walk.   
Best bits : Warm toasted sandwich, pigs in blankets and mini chocolate cheesecake.   
Worst bits : Presentation was terrible 
Value for money : Yes i thought so      
Would I go back?  :  Yes as would like to try their normal Afternoon Tea

Buyagift discount code 24% off - Valid till 20th November

Hi everyone
I want to let you know Buyagift discount code to get 24% off your voucher ...only valid till Wednesday 20th November .  

Use code JINGLE at the checkout

Friday 15 November 2019

Buyagift £10 off order of £20 plus - Ends midnight today 15/11/2019

Just spotted this deal on Buyagift but need to be quick as ends midnight tonight ..........
Quote code DEAL10 at checkout to get this deal. Use it to get yourself a great afternoon tea voucher for yourself or as a lovely gift. Must spend £20 plus .

Monday 11 November 2019

Merry Fiddlers Pub - Epping Essex

Saturday 9th November 2019

Went here with my was a voucher deal on groupon at £22 for sparking afternoon tea for 2. Offer is still valid if you fancy giving it a try after reading my review ?

The pub is just on the outskirts of Epping town and in a little village. There is a  large car park which is free but you have to register your car on a touch pad screen just by the bar entrance door. Upon walking in i spotted the lovely lights and warm cosy fire and was greeted by a friendly lady behind the bar. The bar itself was empty but it was early in the day  and the pub had only just opened 30 minutes ago.
I handed the voucher over and was asked if we wanted our Prosecco first ...........which was a yes please from us !!!!!
We was offered a table either in the bar area or the dinning room which was up a couple of steps.  We decided to sit in the dining room. It was very bright with a shabby chic style with  light painted wooden chairs and tables and lovely glass crystal chandeliers hanging from a low ceiling. I noticed a lovely tall glass vase of fresh flowers on the dresser which made it feel very homely. We both  felt the room was cold so a lovely young lady got a electric heater for us and it soon warmed up. 
She then brought out a pot of tea so I had to explain that we do not drink tea and could we have coffee instead....felt bit  bad as I should of informed her to start with. Few minutes later she returned with our coffee.
Then the lady behind the bar came to our table singing Happy Birthday to me whilst putting a plate with a cake and candle on our table. I told her it must be a mistake as was not my birthday and I had not informed them of any birthdays !!!!! She said it must be for me as I was the only Karen booked for 1pm afternoon tea. A confused me thanked her anyway as nice surprise birthday was a month ago !! They definitely made a mistake as about 15 minutes later they sung Happy Birthday to another lady and gave her a slice of cake with candle in too.
The afternoon tea arrived on a 3 tier silver stand and it looked very nice. We had 3 sandwiches each , tomato and cheese, cucumber one and tuna and sweetcorn . They tasted very fresh and had just the right amount of butter......I have had sandwiches in past with no butter inside which are bit dry  unlike these ones ! I think they could  of had another sandwich with different filling on the plate. There was only one raisin scone each but it was a good size with pot of jam and clotted cream. Unfortunately i thought the scone was a bit dry and hard inside like it had been frozen and defrosted. Along with the scones was a fresh fruit skewer each which i enjoyed and thought a very good idea.  Lastly we tucked into the cakes along with our  second cup of coffee. The cakes did not look or taste homemade which was a shame as you cannot beat a piece of homemade
cake ! They all did taste nice but very small slices and i think they could of been more generous in the size of them. Well that's just what we thought as we both have a  sweet tooth.... others may feel it was just the right amount. 
Overall it it was a very pleasant afternoon tea with good service for the money i paid.
By the way my Mum wants me to mention the bathroom had the most lovely smelling hand cream in it !!!!!

Nearest Station  : Probably Epping on central line but i drove.   
Best bits : Fresh sandwiches, friendly staff and nice room   
Worst bits : Slightly dry scones but still tasted OK 
Value for money : Yes for what i paid definitely     
Would I go back?  :  Possibly