While Spencer and I were in Chester we decided to go to the Mad Hatters Tea Rooms for a spot of afternoon tea. We didn't book so were very relieved that they had space available and only a ten minute wait.
After a flick through the (awesome) menus we decided to order The Red Queen's Afternoon Tea, it was my Birthday so the bubbly appealed to me, Spencer just had to agree because it was my Birthday! I opted for a pot of Rose Petal tea while Spencer settled for the Lapsang Souchong, both of which were lovely.
The décor is lovely and the room nice and bright, which helps to make the narrow room feel a little larger.
The crockery was mis-matched, the cakes were suitably glittery and the sandwiches made with one slice white and one slice wholemeal. I loved these little touches but personally feel that they could have done more with the Mad Hatters theme than this.
The food was tasty and hit the spot nicely without leaving us too full to enjoy the rest of the day. Both of our teas were also delicious. The service was great, my tea kept getting blocked in the spout so the waitress had to keep coming to clear it for me and it was not a problem at all.
They only had one toilet which was unisex, I have a slight phobia of public unisex toilets, I don't know why but they really bother me. I got over my phobia and used the toilet anyway, I was queueing for a while due to there only being one toilet. They had made the best of the poor toilet situation by decorating the room nicely and putting a glitter seat on the toilet, this did help ease my phobia a little.
Overall we both really enjoyed our afternoon tea at Mad Hatters but it wasn't that much different to a regular afternoon tea, the little touches were great but it just seemed to be lacking that special Mad Hatters something. This aside I do recommend Mad Hatters Tea Rooms as the food is delicious, the prices reasonable and the service fantastic.
The Red Queen's Afternoon Tea for two costs £19.95, which in my opinion is very reasonable as it includes a glass of bubbly each.