We stumbled across this little place on a sunny Sunday afternoon. We were famished and it looked cosy and welcoming. The outside tables were occupied so we went indoors. The room was lovely. It was a converted cottage and the ceilings were low. The decor was absolutely quaint. There was floral wallpaper and a high shelf all around the wall was filled with little ornaments – chinas sets, candle holder teapots etc. But it didn’t look as twee as it might sound.
The computerised till was clever too. The touchscreen was framed in an ornate, gilt frame and the screensaver that popped up was a copy of the ‘Girl With The Pearl Earring’. I hadn’t seen this novel idea before so I was impressed. But unfortunately there was little else to impress me. I ordered a toasted cheese and ham sandwich and a bowl of minestrone soup. The soup, in fairness, was very tasty but the toasted sandwich was a total disaster. It lacked imagination, style and flavour. It came served with a pretty salad garnish but sadly the sandwich just flopped into a sweaty mess on the plate.
It’s a shame that such a lovely premises served such a diabolical sandwich. Not cheap either: