High Tea of Highgate

2 reviews

50 Highgate High Street , London, N6 5HX

SquareMeal Review of High Tea of Highgate

Entirely in keeping with the old-world charm of Highgate Village, this tiny tearoom with its bunting, chandeliers made from vintage teacups, & fluffy cream cakes under glass cloches, is a slice of perfectly pitched nostalgia. Owner Georgina Worthington & her tea ladies serve up ‘scrumptious treats’ with a smile, to everyone from yummy mummies to well-behaved teenage boys. Organic flour, eggs & butter go into lemon drizzle cakes & Victoria sponges, & there’s wheat-free, almond-heavy chocolate orange cake too, as well as ice cream from Marine Ices. Coffee is Union Fairtrade & tea is specially blended loose leaf: British Breakfast, London Afternoon Blend or even Miss Worthington’s Rose. You can buy tea to take home, along with teapots, cow creamers & bejewelled pumps – for sale after numerous enquiries about the staff’s prettily dressed feet.

High Tea of Highgate Location

50 Highgate High Street , London N6 5HX

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020 8348 3162

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Opening times

Tues-Sun 11am-6pm

High Tea of Highgate's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 7.0

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Service: 6.5

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Atmosphere: 3.5

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Value: 5.5

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Food + drink: 3

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 0

Value: 2

22 April 2014

Been going for years on and off…much loved, though it was never staggeringly friendly! But friendly enough to go back. At least go back for the best scones in North London! Well, I say that, and they are, but they also the TINIEST SCONES IN NORTH LONDON I suspect. Anyway, coffee fine, average, scones above average but stupidly small or stupidly over priced, whichever way round you prefer… But the reason I have taken time to write this review is to say the atmosphere was awful today. For these random but persistent reasons: place was dead quiet, you could hear a pin drop – could have done with low level of music, as it felt clinically quiet . To make matters worse, what I COULD hear was the endless exasperated sounds coming from a lady who appeared to be in charge. She sounded grumpy the whole time I was there, and kept fussing in the background doing chores, collecting jay clothes (?) for the wash, and in my opinion needlessly telling the waitress to do this and that. (waitress was good and was friendly, in great contrast to manager/owner/boss).The boss lady made a bad atmosphere, for sure. I began to wonder if the café has been taken over by new owner?? Would love to know, as the icy and ENTIRELY UNDFRIENDLY BOSS LADY never once smiled or said hello to her customers. O, and the café was cold, no heating on, but I suspect that was to match the icy boss lady…

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 2

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 3

04 February 2012

the place is lovely and the food is delicious. Just don't recommend it to new mums since, as much as they declare themselves “children friendly” they don't have highchairs and the place is too small for pushchairs