I do like a railway station so sitting on the platform a mere feet away from the Eurostar train, drinking tea, is really quite exciting.
St Pancras is beautiful, and the upper level is the prime place to sit in the soft light of the wonderful arched roof.
Searcy’s have done a great job of fitting out the Champagne Bar at St Pancras. The quilted red leather banquettes give the impression that you are sitting in an old-fashioned train carriage; you fully expect the whistle to blow and be whisked away to the Continent. The elegant air puts you in mind of a former age, when travelling was a more glamourous and sedate affair.
My tea was nothing special, a teabag of ‘tea’, but I didn’t mind, as quite like ‘tea’ and the setting made up for lack of choice. I guess they are hoping to flog the fizz, there is even a button on the table that says ‘Press for Champagne’!
News: I have just read in the Guardian that champagne sales are down. Excellent news! Searcy’s Tea Rooms has got a lovely ring to it. ‘Press the Button for a lovely pot of first flush Darjeeling’.
Now that would really be something!
|Price of a Cuppa :||£2.75, plus optional service (total £3.09)|
|Leaf or Bag :||Bag|
|Crockery :||Nice white china cup and teapot|
|Music :||No, but in very noisy station!|
|Service :||Really lovely|
|Kitty says:||A real treat, a cuppa on the platform, with nice posh feel. Well worth a three quid tea bag for the setting|
|Address:||Upper Concourse St Pancras International Station, London, N1C 4QL|
|Website:||Searcy’s St Pancras|
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