On Saturday my friends and I went for afternoon tea in Oddfellows in Chester for my friend's 50th birthday. If you have ever been to Chester and not been to Oddfellows then you have definitely missed out on a secret, luxury, city centre hideout to relax, eat, drink and have lots of fun in a quirky and comfortable atmosphere.
"Step into the Secret Garden, a true retreat from the city outside its walls - this spectacular Victorian walled garden offers the most unique setting in Chester and is beautifully planted by in-house florists Wild. Adjacent to the garden you will find 'The Restaurant at Oddfellows' where trees grow through tables and our inventive chefs create playful dishes.
Truly an all-year-round experience; protected by canopies and warmed by outdoor fires and private heated booths - can you think of a more inviting setting for a little, food, wine, cocktails and more..."
We were served by the lovely staff who were very attentive without being overbearing and made sure everyone was topped up with prosecco, always a sign of great hosts! Then the food arrived, which I can only describe as little stacks of heaven! There was 12 of us in total and three stacked cake stands came out full of delicious delights; dainty yet filling fresh sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream and individual pots of jam and also a selection of mouthwatering cakes such as chocolate torte, coffee and walnut cake and raspberry profiteroles.