Sometimes it’s just nice to take some time out for you and to treat yourself. That’s exactly what this day was for me; it was supposed to be an indulgent Afternoon Tea in central London.
Unfortunately, the Squares Restaurant just did not deliver on this occasion. The setting and decor were nice but the quality of the Afternoon Tea was a huge disappointment.
The finger sandwich selection was egg, ham and cheese and pickle. The bread was dry and it felt like the sandwiches had been made up hours before they were served.
It just got worse from there with the next stage of the fruit scone. Again, the scone was dry and it had been sliced in a strange sloped way. I am not entirely sure if it was supposed to be like that or if it was a mistake. The clotted cream tasted odd with a very buttery taste. The jam was nothing special either.
Both the coffee and walnut cake and the chocolate cake were stale. The whole food part of the Afternoon Tea was of a poor standard.
The English Breakfast tea was served by the pot. It was teabag tea instead of loose tea.
The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was fairly relaxed. Squares really did not impress and it is not a place that I would return to, especially for a good Afternoon Tea.
Squares Restaurant, The Royal Trafalgar by Thistle, Whitcomb Street, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2H 7HG