Over the weekend, we drove to Erin, Ontario for a little day trip. We decided to try out Tintagels Tea Room & More for High Tea – again, it was actually afternoon tea as high tea is served closer to dinner.
It had this really cute sign at front which is next to Annie’s Antiques and owls nest gallery. But I found the display of clothes at the window very off-putting. It made it look like a thrift shop.
It was a very cozy place with displays everywhere!! And I mean everywhere.
See what I mean? They had several displays of tea related accessories.
And this!!! LOL.
I found this neat book nestled in a book case next to me.
And it contained photos!! So Tintagels is a place in the UK which makes sense since their tagline is English fare with a British flair. Today I learned that English only refers to things/people from England whereas British refers to things/people from the United Kingdom which encompasses Scotland and Wales, and what have you. But of course, they prefer to be referred to as Scots or Welsh rather than Brits.
It’s like Le Neuf Cafe, they had this little counter where you pay also with cute displays of dessert and little trinkets. Oh, they also serve local(ish) beer!
This is their menu. “High tea” was only $13.95. It came with cucumber sandwiches, Scone with Devonshire Double Cream or Lemon Curd, Butter, Rootham’s Gourmet Preserves and your choice of any Dessert & pot of Tea.
As per usual, I got myself the Peppermint tea. BP got some exotic fruit tea (as always). You know what, normally the fruit teas are a bad idea but the one they had was pretty delicious!!
Your only choice of sandwich was…cucumber but they were pretty tasty. One of the best cucumber sandwiches I’ve had. You could really taste the butter. (Pro tip: Spread butter on your sandwich so that the bread doesn’t get soggy) And that is one big scone!!! BP really enjoyed it. Since we ordered two sets, we were able to get devonshire cream, lemon curd and two different kinds of preserves.
The desserts came on their own. I ordered my butter tart. Delicious! They had such wonderful choices, I had a hard time but I settled on a tart.
BP on the other hand ordered a triple berry crumble. If you like warm cooked fruit then….this is the way to go. I wouldn’t recommend it though. Mind you, their clientele were people over the age of 50 so… maybe they like that?
I would definitely recommend the tea room IF you’re up for a day trip in Erin, Ontario. Otherwise, you can always find other places closer to home for afternoon tea. Please check out my afternoon tea ratings page. Since Erin is not really considered part of the GTA, I will not include it. Next time, I’ll make it to the Old Curiosity Tea Shop in Markham Village.
Tintagels Tea Room & More
50 Main Street, Erin, Ontario, Canada, N0B1T0