Daisy Tea Rooms is found in the village of Scalby on the outskirts of Scarborough. It is actually just beside the A171/Scalby Road, the main road heading into Scarborough from Whitby. This means it is perfectly situated and easily accessible for travellers coming into the town from the North and also locals alike.
Having visited a couple of times before, once sitting outside on the picnic benches and watching the world go by, I’ve always thought of it as a lovely place. Though whilst curating my yearly Afternoon Tea places to visit list it somehow got forgotten. That was until, surprisingly, Rachel sent me a picture of the menu for the festive afternoon tea on her recent visit and the next thing you know, we were there!
Their festive Afternoon Tea consisted of:
Turkey, Brie and Cranberry toasted sandwich
Salad, Coleslaw and Crisps
Jam and Clotted Cream
Slice of Christmas Cake
and a Homemade Truffle.
Toasted sandwich I KNOW! Such a good idea and greatly appreciated on a cold day, with both Rachel and I opting for this choice. A pot of tea for me and Rachel paying a little extra for a hot chocolate.
The attention to detail, with the scone being not only homemade, but in the shape of a star and really quite big, to the homemade truffle made this not only very yummy, but also quite perfect. It’s things like this that make me enjoy visiting smaller tea rooms, as you find most things homemade and that they really want you to enjoy it and ultimately return.
The building itself, although looks big from the outside, is quite small inside. Spread over two small rooms. That being said, the staff were still very lovely and attentive. Rachel, myself and my toddler thoroughly enjoyed it and left with very full bellies.
My only note to leave you with is that: TAKE CASH. They do not accept card payments. Rachel and I learnt the hard way, with me having to abandon her there while I drove to a cash point! Funny. But not funny.