Located in the centre of Bakewell in Derbyshire, The Lavender Tea Rooms can be found in Hebden Court. The first thing that struck me about the tea rooms is the charm of the place. The rooms occupy two floors and are decorated in the most traditional way. You all know that I love a traditional afternoon tea so when I found out that I was going to the Peak District, I had to find out where I would find the best afternoon tea and The Lavender Tea Rooms came up on top.
I ordered the traditional afternoon tea for one and I was instantly fascinated by the tea rooms. The tea rooms act as a cafe and offers breakfast and lunch as well as the afternoon teas. The decor is very kitsch, every inch of wall space is decorated with art work and theatrical masks giving away aspects of the town’s history.
I was seated on the bottom floor with a range of vintage crockery behind me. When my tea arrived, it was in vintage bone china decorated so intricately that I was afraid to break something by accident. My three tier afternoon tea arrived on similar three tier tray, beautifully decorated and elegant.
I had the vegetarian afternoon tea with a range of sandwiches from cheese and pickle, tomato and chutney and many others. The scones were warm, tasted fluffy and fresh as I smeared the jam and clotted cream on heartfully. Finally there were the delicious cakes, I was stuffed eating them but it was truly the loveliest afternoon tea in the best of settings. I loved the family atmosphere of the tea rooms with couples on dates, families and girls catching up over cake.
Afternoon tea at the Lavender Tea Rooms was a great experience, the setting was perfect and the old school kitsch look added to the tea.
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