After posting about the closure of one of the fine tearooms in my tearoom guidebook recently, I think it’s high time I redressed the balance by writing about another tearoom that had closed but has now reopened. Hurrah!
This tearoom lies only about 3 miles from the one that recently closed, on the outskirts of the city of Perth (the Scottish one).
It’s one of these wonderful pairings of a tearoom and another business, in this case a plant nursery. One of the utterly splendid things about having a tearoom in a plant nursery is that you can stick tables outside and, on a sunny day, your customers can soak up the rays surrounded by beautiful plants. Thus, they are refreshed both internally and externally, so to speak.
My delightful assistant and I took advantage of this situation one sunny day a couple of months ago when we trotted off to the Bonhard Nursery and Garden Centre:
It being afternoon tea time, we took afternoon tea, in the form of tea and scones with jam and cream:
My delightful assistant had ordinary black tea and a fruit scone, while I chose Lady Grey tea and a cherry scone. The fruit scone certainly looked good (and I’m assured it was delightful) but I thought my cherry scone was an outstanding specimen:
It was absolutely stuffed with cherries:
Paired with jam and cream and a lovely Lady Grey, it was simply delicious:
Feeling well pleased with ourselves after our repast, we enjoyed a mooch round the plants:
We left the garden just as dark storm clouds were rolling in:
I’ve since been back to Bonhard on a colder day when I sat indoors instead and had a hot brunch, and I can report that it too was excellent.