Our recent trip to Cornwall was absolutely what we needed. I remember booking our break in January and thinking July is SO far away. A Cornish Cream Tea was very high up on my list on our holiday and we found a lovely little place in Falmouth which made me so happy. Dolly’s Tea Room on Church Street is an absolute hidden gem of a place – so hidden we walked right by on our way to find it but wow I am so glad we went back.
The tea room is situated upstairs in a beautifully decorated room overlooking the rest of the shops and close to the seafront.
It is completely my type of place with its gorgeous colours and decor. During the day Dolly’s serves a huge range of delicious cream teas, sandwiches and home made cakes and at night the place is transformed into a wine and tapas bar. Oh, and it’s a Gin Palace. I’ll just say that again for affect…it is a Gin Palace!
After my visit to the beautiful Bombay Sapphire Distillery and absolute love of all things Gin I was already dead set on visiting. Adam and I are know planning a weekend visit back to Falmouth child free just to experience the evening environment, Gin tasting menu, cocktails and tapas. There are SO many Gin’s, some I’ve tasted and loved and some I’ve never heard of. Dolly’s is all of my favourite beautiful things rolled into one glorious atmosphere. It even comes with two beautiful dogs, Hebe and Pearl. We didn’t get a chance to meet the puppy Pearl but there was a photo of her by the door and she looked so beautiful!
We arrived at Dolly’s around 1pm for our cream teas and sat in a gorgeous high ceiling room which had the most beautiful vintage finish. The wallpaper really caught my eye and the atmosphere was made perfect with music and vintage inspired menus. The staff were beautiful, friendly and really fit in with the atmosphere of the place. Our order was taken from the table with just enough time for us to take it all in and enjoy our lovely cream teas.
We had E with us who enjoyed a big slice of chocolate cake and chocolate milk. Adam had the Thunder and Lightning Cream tea with golden syrup whilst I opted for the Boozy Cream tea with Gin jam. It was the best jam I have ever tasted and came with a lovely big pot of clotted cream and two plain, delicious scones. Fruit scones are also available for those that like that sort of thing. We chose English Breakfast Tea and Ceylon to go with our scones, both delicious and both served with the most lovely pots and China tea cups. Each pot had around 4 cups of tea which is incredibly generous. We also had fresh milk and sugar on the table.
Dolly’s Tea Room is absolutely lovely and I am so glad we experienced our Cornish cream tea here. The price was incredibly reasonable too at just £15 for the three of us. If you ask me that’s a very good price for 8 cups of tea, beautiful baked goods and that jam…oh I would buy that by the bucket load if I could. We will absolutely be back to sample more of what Dolly’s have to offer.
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