Tea, like relationships, can be hot and cold and can leave a scar if not handled with giant oven mitts. Take care of your tea needs with today’s Groupon to Dishington’s Tea Room, located just outside London in the village of Lambeth. This English-style sanctuary of steeping specializes in morning and afternoon tea, as well as lunch and dessert. A 30-year-old neighbourhood favourite, Dishington's Tea Room provides a cozy and charming respite where tea lovers can loosen their leaves and enjoy more than 20 varieties of black and herbal tea. Tea-complementing nibbles include a menu of fresh, homemade dishes and desserts. Formal pinkie lifters can sip in style during high tea, held at ceiling level with a selection of petite sandwiches and desserts.
Dishington's Tea Room
When diagnosed with a critical illness and given just two weeks to live, Myna Taylor rejected her doctor's prognosis. Declaring herself “divinely healed,” she set out for England, where she proceeded to buy a wealth of Wedgewood bone china. Upon returning home, she opened Dishington's Tea Room, where she continued to defy the odds and celebrate life, family, food, and friends.
More than 30 years later, Richard and Tami DeJonge keep Myna's memory and traditions alive by serving house-made lunch and desserts on the same Wedgewood plates she brought back from that first trip. “Consistency is so important,” Richard claims, and the care he and Tami take in crafting each quiche or rhubarb pie speaks volumes of their dedication.
The old and new recipes spring from a similar blend of tradition, inspiration, and whichever vegetables are in season at the farmer's market. Guests can enjoy the locally sourced fare within a cozy tearoom decorated with cloth napkins and tablecloths and walls complemented by paintings by area artists. This coziness, along with the delicious food, Richard believes, is what keeps the tearoom's wealth of regulars coming back cup after cup.