The last time I went for high tea was when I was still living in Exeter, United Kingdom. There was this one Tea House called Roger's Tea House. The high tea there was amazing!
But this time, my choice went fro a British Lunchroom in the Hague, called Scallywags Lunchroom.
A good friend of mine has recommended this lunchroom. I actually has walked past this lunchroom quite often, but I never had the guts to try (some Dutch restaurants or café are not that special! They serve 'standard' Dutch food, like toasted sandwich (tosti), sandwich, panini, salad, (dutch apple) cakes, and coffee). But because of recommendation, and because of good ratings in iens.nl , I decided to choose this place to meet up with my friends.
According to iens.nl, you have to reserve some days in advance if you want to have lunch/high tea in this place. So I did! And I am sooo glad I did reserve. because when we entered, there was no seat left. Even after some people left, the seats were alwaays reserved.
So, go back to our high tea experience. After we were seated, the owner, himself, served Diana tea (the owner loves Lady Diana. The pictures of her are everywhere!).
After the Diana tea, we were offered a salad. We could choose from: bacon, vegetarian and tuna. Of course, my choice was tuna! And fyi, the tea is free flow! we could order as much tea as we want, any type of tea in the menu!
The next things coming to our table are the cakes and scones with cream and jam!
If only there was a better word that could explain how delicious it was. For me the scones are super lekker (delicious)! But the cakes are okay. Not that special, but also delicious.
The text in Scallywags' website and business card is true: scallywags-lunchroom - over 16 years of public service. The best rolling scones in town.
All these yummy things are all inclusive in high tea menu; and it costs 15 €.
Next time, I will definitely come back to order the cream tea menu only: scones, cream, jam, and tea (the Diana tea!).