Do you remember a while ago when I went to Lighthouse Union Store’s speed friending event? You might recall I was also the lucky winner of an afternoon tea treat for two from Jameson’s Café & Tea Room. They had kindly donated it as a prize in the evening’s raffle and my name was drawn out of the bag!!! I was very surprised and thrilled to have won this and during my mum’s visit, I finally got to go.
Jameson’s Café & Team Rooms only have two branches: Roundhay in Leeds which we went to and the original café in Sheffield. Because they’re not a massive chain, it feels even nicer and more of an event going here. We were lucky to go on a really nice and summery day which made the whole experience a lot better.
They have a couple of tables outside, along the main road, but ours was reserved inside, just by the window. It was the perfect spot with a nice breeze from the door which stood welcomingly open. The table had already been set with white cloth over royal blue, a cute flower arrangement, mismatching teacups and plates, Sheffield made cutlery and a reserved sign which made us feel extra special. It’s the little details that counts! I really enjoy Jameson’s Café & Tea Rooms’ decor. It’s very minimalistic but yet cosy to give you that feel of enjoying afternoon tea at home.
The gift card I had was for two ‘Traditional’ afternoon teas, which is the most affordable option. There are another three afternoon teas to choose from, including prosecco or champagne for drinks. As much as I love prosecco, I think the afternoon tea we had was more than enough to fill us up. I chose egg mayo and ham sandwiches and my mum cheese and ham sandwiches. In hindsight, we should have chosen all four options and tried one flavour each. Oh well, there’s always next time.
I love myself a little scone but always worry there’s never the option to have a plain one, can’t stand dried fruit in bakes (sorry!) Luckily at Jameson’s they do have both options and they’re the most delicious scones I’ve EVER had!!! I could easily had a second and settled for that as my afternoon tea.
To finish ourselves off we had a massive piece of cake each. On arrival, we had the choice of several different cakes and I went for something a bit unusual: Victoria sponge with black currant and liquorice frosting. It was nice but far too sweet and filling so I only had a couple of bites. My mum agreed that her lemon, passionfruit and meringue cake was also lovely but very sweet and a bit to rich to be able to finish.
I’m really happy to have visited Jameson’s and I’d really like to go back one day, for the scones alone. This is the first afternoon tea I’ve enjoyed in Leeds. Any reconditions on who else to try?