Irish Tea Cosy, The Rocks

Last year, my colleague bought a voucher for a deluxe basket for two with tea at the Irish Tea Cosy in the Rocks.  

The Irish Tea Cosy is known for its fresh scones baked daily and Irish themed interiors.

We ended up having to reschedule the booking several times due to our own conflicting schedules and they were very patient with the numerous rebookings.

Fireplace inside the cafe

They have tables both inside and outside.  Since it was a nice sunny day, we chose to sit outside in a narrow side alley.  Most of the tables were filled and we could see it was a popular spot!

The deal was for a basket of scones to share and a choice of tea each.  True to the name, the teax arrived each in a teapot wrapped in a knitted tea cosy.  To be honest, I don't really like them.  (side thought - I wonder how often they are washed?)

The waitress accidentally brought a different plate of scones to our table and I snapped a pic before they realised the error and took the plate away.

I was disappointed because I liked the look of those scones. We had previously discussed what was actually going to be included in our basket and I argued that surely it would include two of each flavour because otherwise we would have to cut each scone in half.

The two tiers - scones with cream and jam

It turned out that was exactly what we would have to do because there was one of each flavour.  One plain, one with raisins, one apple cinnamon and one cheese.

Although the scones appear high, they were quite dense and veering towards crumbly.  I prefer lighter scones but ate my allotted share nevertheless.  On the other hand, my colleague hated them, whinged and refused to eat more than a few bites (I thought that was a bit wasteful!)

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