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I happened to be near Gloucester Road tube station recently and in need of a cup of tea, so I popped into Richoux where I was persuaded by my companions to indulge in a scone with my cuppa (as you can imagine I didn't need much persuasion!).
With four locations across London and the south coast, Richoux offers diners a range of menus across the day. From all day breakfasts, to sandwiches and salads and main meals. However, they also offer rather wonderful looking Patisserie....
Looks good doesn't it! I wish I had tried the Viennese biscuits, but I didn't spot them until I was leaving.
If I'm honest the service we experienced on the day was a little slow and missing some smiles. We arrived without a reservation, just after lunchtime which could have explained the slowness.
The tea menu offered a choice of different loose leaf teas, which were served in teapots and pretty teacups.
We order a cream tea for one, which included two baby scones, along with your choice of hot drink.
The scones were served warm with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Unfortunately I think the scones had been warmed either in a microwave or in a too hot oven because they were hard in the middle.
The scones were full of fruit, which was really nice. But the experience was somewhat ruined by the hard centres - I would have preferred to enjoy the scones cold.
Richoux also offers diners the option of a traditional afternoon tea, which includes a selection of traditionally filled finger sandwiches, the baby scones and a choice of patisserie with your hot drink.
For a quick stop Richoux offered a good cup of tea, but I don't think I'll be returning for another scone!
Thank you for popping by today,