The Attic tearoom, Bristol

April 27, 2011

The Attic Tearoom,
Coldharbour Road,
Bristol.

0117 909 0357
http://www.attictea.co.uk

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday – 10 am – 5 pm

Afternoon tea at the attic tearoom, coldhabour road, bristol

ATTIC: "All the Tea in China". Geddit?

Sandwiched – such as it is – amid a terrace of shops and cafes in an otherwise unremarkable residential region of Bristol, Coldharbour Road is an unlikely place as ever to find a tea house, and especially one of such high calibre. A couple of previous visits to the Attic were foiled by indiscretions of timekeeping but such is its repute we were determined not to miss out a third time. This – as it turns out – would have been a grievous error for its reputation is well-founded.

At odds with its name, the Attic has adopted a high energy, modern take on an ancient ritual – one which is brilliantly conceived, and rigorously executed by a small cohort of passionate staff. Sitting in moulded plastic armchairs at a faux marble table we scanned an impressive selection of loose leaf tea: a fair few old friends and some exotic newcomers. On a tray bearing an unusual assortment of saucers and glass mugs we were provided with an egg timer to ensure perfect infusion (only the second tea house we’ve come across to provide such an aid) and some striking mechanized tea filters as well as a heart-melting array of cakes and brownies.

The Attic is an eye-opener, which raises the bar on our already high teatime standards. What’s more they offer a mail order service on their whole range, and if you visit you’ll very likely find us back there, too.

 

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