At the beginning of June, Nicky and I went to the coolest tearoom I have ever seen, let alone set foot in! Madhatters in Kimberley, Nottingham is an Alice In Wonderland themed tea shop. It already looks appealing from the outside with the Alice In Wonderland prints on the windows for the tearoom and the Antique shop attached to it. Through the big blue door we went into the side door on the right and we were greeted with big armchairs, glass cabinet full of antiques and friendly faces. We had booked a table for the Madhatters Afternoon Tea, something that instantly appealed to me and we certainly weren't disappointed.
We got sat down on a table that had been reserved for us and we got brought out some tea and bitesize pastries. They were well presented, different and tasty as something to start with. Then the rest of it came out...
The sandwhiches that came out were beef, haslet and cheese and chutney; simple but really yummy which is perfect for us. They were made on both white and brown bread which is something I hadn't seen before, definitely worked well with the theme of the place. The cakes were really nice, not too big like you usually see in afternoon teas so it mean there was room for the scones... Homemade scones with cherries in them, still warm with jam and clotted cream. They're my favourite part of an afternoon tea anyway and these were the nicest I'd had! Nicky was impressed with them too and even though we were full up we had to finish them.
Pick a hat, any hat!
The decor in the tearoom was amazing! It was literally madness, mismatched tea cups and saucers, bright colours, sofas, photos, hats, anything Alice In Wonderland related you can think of was in there. It gave it a real atmosphere and it made it feel so personal.
I would highly recommend the Mathatters Afternoon Tea, or even just nipping in for a bite and a cuppa. Afternoon tea requires a table to be booked in advance, and gluten free is availalbe if you request it upon booking. As it says on their website, nothing is too much trouble!
If you're an Alice In Wonderland fan I would suggest you check Madhatters out, you'll never see another place like it!