Those of you that have been with me for a while may well remember that I visited Biddy’s Tea Room in Norwich all the way back in 2011. Since then, I’ve been back every few months, but I’ve not reviewed it again, even there is now a lovely downstairs area to enjoy.
When I first blogged about the eatery, the downstairs was an (extremely tempting) interiors shop, but this has been added to Biddy’s too, filled with second hand-sofas, trunks for tables and a glass cabinet filled with beautiful cakes of all manner of flavours. It’s really meant for takeaway treats, I think, but it’s great if you fancy a quick sit down while you’re shopping – upstairs the service is a little slower with table service, so you can make lunch last all afternoon.
As you can see, I opted for a pot of tea and rose cupcake, which was deliciously moist, while the flavour was delicate and not overwhelming. It was the perfect way to spend a lunch break on a busy working day. It felt decadent, but not heavy, so I didn’t want to have a nap when I returned to my desk.
It was also fair reasonably priced. The treat cost me less than £5, which I do believe is a bargain. However, even if it had gone over a fiver, I could have got a stamp on my loyalty card, so I could earn a free tea and cake in future. It’s not a bad deal all in all.
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