To A Tea: The Liberty Cafe


you may have noticed I have a *slight* obsession
for London's department store, Liberty.

And of course, when I say "slight obsession"
I actually mean, 
"I want to lick the floors of it and caress every single item inside its walls."

After a long time of forgetting to try out their cafe,
I decided it was time to for two of my life's great loves 
(tea & Liberty)
to merge.












I have to say...

I was slightly underwhelmed.

Let's walk through my time there.

Location:

Hard to find in the store
(on the second floor in a room to the side).

The room itself is fairly plain
with a good dose of subtle quirks 
that are oh-so-Liberty.





Food:

It was... meh,
and it wasn't cheap.

I ordered lunch 
followed by a cream tea.

After all, this was research
and I had to get a good sampling.




Let's start with the Cream Tea
since this is a series on tea rooms in London.

The scones were dense.

After I polished off the first,
I actually kinda dreaded having to work through the second.

Which is not a normal feeling.

{Plus, they weren't fresh or warm.}

And it was £10.50...
which makes is one of the more expensive cream teas
I can ever recall seeing listed on a menu in the UK.






The goats cheese, caramelised onion & asparagus tart was pretty tasty.

On the upside,
it made hitting the end of the summer sale really easy.

In fact, 
I walked away with some amazing steals
and it played perfectly into my errands at Oxford Circus.





So, would I go back?

Sure,
but maybe just for a drink
or a light nibble.

I wouldn't save up a tasty meal for it...
or splurge on my souvenir tea time there.


Have you been?
Did you have a better experience?

(I really do hope so! I would love to think I experienced an off day.)



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Not your cup of tea?

Check out some of my other tea times 
at some of London's finest places on Aspiring Kennedy.

Primrose Bakery | Bea's of Bloomsbury





*all photography original to Aspiring Kennedy

Posted on August 29, 2013 and filed under "London", "hot tea", "tea time".