Everywhere I go, I am always looking for new places to try cake or for quirky little places to curl up with a nice cup of tea. Recently on an impromptu trip to Seaburn with Mama L, I was lucky enough to stumble across a fabulous little tearoom that I didn't even know existed (don't you just love it when that happens?!) so here we have it...introducing 'The Mad Hatter'.
'The Mad Hatter' is situated near the bottom of Sea Road and is the perfect spot to eat if you've had a metro ride into Seaburn. A must visit for all fans of 'Alice in Wonderland', it's hard to resist the cafe's alluring charm even from the outside.
The day we found it, we'd already had lunch and it was that time of day when I was craving a nice thirst-quenching cup of tea. Luckily my lunch wasn't huge, so my attention turned straight to the board that featured the sweet treats. A sucker for cheesecake, I opted for a strawberry one and boy was it good! Mama L chose a toasted tea cake and we both got a brew, decaf for me, which came in the cutest teapots and cups.
Once fed and watered, I turned my attention to the decor, which was very Alice everywhere you looked. From pictures to novelties, it's like sitting in your own little piece of Wonderland!
Loving it so much, I started to wish I hadn't had lunch so we could've had afternoon tea for the jaw-dropping bargain price of £7.50 per person! So being savvy, I decided to arrange a revisit with my VBF on Good Friday so we could sample it.
Arriving on a miserable day after watching Cinderella at the cinema we were more than ready for a good feed!! For your afternoon tea at the 'Mad Hatter' you choose a sandwich from the menu and a cake, then obviously you get a cream scone and a massive pot of tea to wash it all down. I went for an egg mayo sandwich and Natalie chose tuna, so we had half of each other's. The mayo was a little sloppy but the sandwiches were good! The scones were pretty special and I'm pleased to report that we got proper clotted cream, not a tin of squirty cream in sight!! Finally, the key lime pie we chose was to die for and I savoured every last bite. For the amount of food I ate, I can't believe how cheap it was and it was definitely worth the revisit! I'll definitely be back again for another afternoon tea at some point.
So if you find your tummy grumbling whilst in Seaburn, trot along to the 'Mad Hatter'. It's a very important date worth not being late for!!
You can find The Mad Hatter online here. I'd recommend booking for afternoon tea to avoid disappointment-it's quite a popular little place!