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Published December 5th 2014
Let your tastebuds be captured
This is the season to be merry and smell the roses. The House of Herbs and Roses is a nursery that invites you to wander among their blooming flowers and gorgeous bushes, enjoying the outdoors, before venturing inside this charming cottage for tea and cake.
Our group of seven got together to celebrate Christmas early. One friend had been here before so it came highly recommended. The "House" did not disappoint. From the moment we stepped inside, this place oozed warmth and hospitality.
It has a country cabin appeal - comfy chairs, polished wooden floors and a lovely bushy outlook through their wide windows. There were shelves stocked with homewares, delicate cups and saucers, bright cushions and attractive gifts to tempt visitors. The interior room had beautiful Christmas displays, just perfect for our festive get-together.
Once we were seated, our tastebuds were captured by the tempting delights on the menu. Banana bread with ricotta and honey, lemon and lime tart, passionfruit cheesecake, French lemon tart and for all those chocaholics, chocolate mousse and decadent chocolate brulee. Devonshire tea is popular at this establishment. There is also a high tea laid out with individual cakes and a large selection of teas are served as well as coffees.
I had the very delicious berry trifle. Though I am a chocolate addict, I am also addicted to trifle. The custard, cake and jelly were divine. I could not taste liqueur in this trifle (which many trifles are steeped in). This I loved. I would detour to the House of Herbs and Roses if it meant indulging in this trifle again.