Looking for a place to relax after a day’s shopping? Then look no further than Cream’s Tearoom in Leeds.
Me and my best friend Nadine headed to this quaint tearoom in The Core for a spot of light brunch and afternoon tea to nurse our Saturday night hangovers. For brunch, we both decided to share the eggs benedict royal (two poached eggs on toasted muffins with smoked salmon and hollandaise sauce) for £5.95. To say that we loved it was an understatement – the eggs were perfectly poached, the muffins were lightly toasted and the hollandaise sauce was just the right amount without being too overpowering. As this was our first time trying out such a popular dish, we were very impressed!
Made famous by Queen Victoria, afternoon tea was a formal occurrence in the 19th century, where ladies of elite households would hold social events where they would sip tea and nibble on sandwiches. Having never tried afternoon tea before, we were both eager to see what it entailed.
We both decided to share Cream’s British Afternoon tea, which included a pot of English breakfast blend tea, sandwiches, a scone and a selection of cakes and patisserie for £14.95. Comprising of chicken mayonnaise, mature cheddar & onion chutney, egg mayonnaise and smoked salmon & crème fraiche, the selection of sandwiches were really delicious and very filling! There was however, so much cheese in the cheddar & onion chutney that we had to take it out. But for lovers of cheese, this sandwich would have been gouda enough for you.
If you have a sweet tooth like me, you would have loved Cream’s choice of cakes that they gave us. From a mouth-watering macaron to a tasty cupcake with a very generous amount of icing, they were the perfect hangover cure!
Accompanying their sumptuous sweet treats was a sultana scone with a strawberry preserve and clotted cream. Again, in a very generous and thick size, the scone was nice and chewy. It didn’t crumble and wasn’t dry, which was refreshing from scones I’ve had in the past. And the sultanas added that much needed fruity twist!
Our experience at the tearoom was amazing. To say it was our first time having afternoon tea, we didn’t know what to expect and actually really enjoyed it. The service was impeccable – from refilling our pot of tea to adhering to our need for water, Cream’s Tearoom is a great place to unwind and catch-up with the girls!
Creams Tearoom is located at The Core Shopping Centre, The Headrow, Leed, LS1 5JE.
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