Tea Room at Robinson-Bray House

Saturday, December 05, 2015
So on my birthday, I decided to look around for a tea room, and that's how I found the Tea Room at Robinson-Bray House in Mississauga. I was really happy that they were able to secure me a table, and just a day before too.

Obviously for my birthday I requested for the most extravagant option, which was their Christmas tea special. (Oh by the way, this was from December)

Robinson-Bray House was very welcoming and cozy, we had an accommodating server, that also had to entertain a party of 13 year old girls - one who really loved chicken... So as you can imagine, the space was tight, most definitely slapping, but not elbow distance.

As for the food, overall it was quite good. What made the Christmas tea special different from their regular tea, was the addition of Apple Cranberry Cider. Although it was too sweet for my friend, it was was best hot apple cider I've ever had.

The cider was followed with their garden salad with mandarin oranges, pomegranates and honey dijon dressing. Not what I had expected for my first afternoon tea experience, but was surprisingly a great start. When the tier came out, it was exactly what I had hoped for, a medley of finger sandwiches that included...

-Turkey Salad with Cranberry Chutney
-Cucumber Cream Cheese
-Cherry Tomato Pesto and Goat Cheese Quiche
-Antipasto and Brie on Ciabatta
-Egg Salad in Mini Croissant
-Crab Salad in Phyllo Cup

It was all really enjoyable, but my favourite one was the dollar size "Crab Salad in a Phyllo Cup", which was more like a mini crab tart. It was so small, but the flavour made up for it. Of course, we also have to mention their freshly baked scones, which were warm, right out of the oven, and accompanied with devon cream, and jam on the side.

They also had a huge selection of loose leaf teas to choose from, but I went with my usual go to which is Earl Grey.
When it came to the dessert, I had imagined another tier with overflowing sweets, so when the plate came out, I was rather let down. I'm sure a lot of work went into it, so I don't want to insult the kitchen, but what came out was just a mini cranberry walnut crumble tart (looked like a mini muffin to me), one White Chocolate Eggnog Truffle, two thumb size Gingerbread Cookies and a mini dollop of whip cream. It was very sad.
Overall, it was a lovely birthday celebration. We even got a take home gift that came with the price of the Christmas Tea. So with everything mentioned here, and a Christmas ornament, the total came to $25.95 (before tax and tip) per person.
I would definitely still recommended this place for anyone looking for an afternoon tea in Mississauga, but I would suggest going with the regular High Tea for $19.75 and forgoing the Apple Cider and Christmas Ornament.The Tea Room Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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