Langdon Hall High Tea
My husband and I went to High Tea this past Sunday at 4pm, and for the most part enjoyed it but we do have concerns.
The mansion is beautiful, large and quiet so we really like the atmosphere. We had our tea set up in a drawingroom next to a large fireplace, as the conservatory was booked full. This was very nice as we prefer privacy and it felt like we were visiting the home of a friend.
I do find that with any "tea", you don't get alot of food, so if you go expecting this, you shouldn't be put off. The food served was about what we thought it would be in quantity but I really would not say its the best tea I have ever had.
We each got two mid-sized scones, and the maple ones were not cooked and gooey on the inside. We were given about a half cup of cream each, and about a half cup of preserves to share between the two of us. The sandwiches and pastries were good but very small, and to be honest the mini-carrot muffin was similar to what I buy at Loblaw's and not what I think should be served at a high tea.
I can't say anything was really bad, just not anything special.
We had a glass of wine each and if you like wine, be aware that we didn't see a glass on the menu under 17.00 each.
We asked for a second scone and were told we could have them but it would take fifteen minutes to cook. Come on...you are serving a tea at a place like Langdon Hall and you didn't prepare a few extras? We told them to not bother.
We are in Milton a half an hour away, and since there really isn't alot to go to in southern Ontario that is classy and not in the city, we will probably go back about once a year, but I really can't rave or say it would be worth the drive from farther away, unless you are coming for the atmosphere alone. I am sure any tea room can do as well or better for the price, which is not cheap.