Wednesday, 17 April 2013
White leather jacket: c/o Warehouse//Dress: Celia Birtwell x Uniqlo//Boots: Office//Rings: Topshop, & Other Stories, Little Nells
I had thought I wouldn't buy anything else from Celia Birtwell's range at Uniqlo, although I had fallen for this dress. When I went in the other day they were randomly reduced from £29.90 to £19.90 which I couldn't really say no to.. and my nail polishes matches too.
We were wandering around Lincoln's Inn Fields just in time for the start of the Tweed Run (someone was actually riding a Penny Farthing). It then started to rain so we ventured into the Fleet River Bakery, as recommended by my Tea & Cake book. Now, all shops and tea rooms and bakeries have off days but the whole experience was somewhat lacking, compared to the other places from the book I've visited to date.
We were there at 3pm and told there was no more brunch or savoury food even though it was all still written on the black boards. Fair enough we thought, it was a little late in the day.. Instead we ordered cake and though the size of the slices was decent, there was a considerable chunk missing from the bottom of D's carrot cake (as in, a chunk was left on the plate with the rest of the cake). I sort of pointed this out but they didn't do anything about it. Then they'd run out of teapots so I had my tea in a plain white mug. You had to order everything at the counter and carry it over yourself to your table.. Then most of the tables were covered with dirty crockery which wasn't the most appealing sight. Either they need more staff on a Saturday afternoon or they need to be more organised! All in all, considering we paid over £11.00 for the two pieces of cake, a herbal tea and a coffee it was quite lacklustre..
Side note: Having tweeted about this the Bakery has tweeted back and offered a complimentary cake and coffee, which is nice of them!