Bensons Tea Rooms - Stratford - Gluten Free Afternoon Tea

Valentines Day to some is an overpriced marketing scam to con the consumer into buying gifts for their loved ones at twice the price. 
However, because I am a girl, I wanted to go somewhere special (and gluten free) for the day and after hours of searching I found the perfect place! 
Bensons Tea Room and Restaurant is a small cafe located in the middle of Stratford which offers Gluten free Afternoon tea! (The yuppie inside of me was so pleased!) 

I ordered the traditional afternoon tea and was ecstatic when the tea came out in the cutest little tea pot with a tea strainer and a jar of milk. Easily pleased!!

Although the staff were quite clearly rushed off their feet, it being a Saturday and Valentines day, they were all very friendly and chatty with all customers. Even the locals were polite, chatting away to us whilst they were enjoying their fish and chips. 
When the afternoon tea came out I was astonished by the amount of food on the presentation plates! It included:
  • 3 Smoked Salmon and Black Pepper Sandwiches.
  • 3 Cucumber Sandwiches.
  • Salad.
  • Grapes.
  • 2 Gluten Free Brownies.
  • Warm Freshly Baked Scone.
  • Clotted Cream.
  • Jam.

At £12.95 for all of that I couldn't believe it. I would fully recommend this place to anyone, Gluten free or not, as it is a lovely friendly atmosphere with the most delicious food. I will definitely be visiting again soon!!

Love Lucy xoxo 

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