Bunny Hopping around Nottingham

The other day my camera hunting adventures took me to Nottingham, and as ever I took the opportunity to make a day of it

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So I packed up my bag, grabbed my kindle and hopped onto the train

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Arriving in Nottingham I had a good old snoop around, dipping in and out of shops

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And I might just have snapped this super snuggly onesie with the most adorable bunny ears up in the sales!

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I don’t come to Nottingham much despite how close it is, but I always remember playing in the Old Market Square’s erupting fountains as a child, overlooked by the city hall.

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Which, on it’s first floor, is home to the Exchange Arcade, an upmarket fashion mall

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After some intense window shopping us hungry bunnies decided it was about time for lunch

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So hopped over to the White Rabbit Teahouse

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An independent, vintage-inspired teahouse tucked away from the more commercialised city centre

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Cowering away from the cold winds we sat inside, but on a warmer day the outside seating (although limited) looked so inviting!

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When we arrived at around 1pm it was packed and we had to hover around for a table, but by about 3pm we had the place to ourselves, to try to head over a little later if possible!

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Lauren and I had only intended to pop in for a light lunch and a coffee, but decided to put all our eggs in one basket and order the Afternoon Tea

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All food and drinks are served on traditional fine china

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Everything is deliciously twee and beautiful, and you really feel spoilt with the attention to detail

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Included in the Afternoon Tea is your choice of tea from their vast selection of 15-20 teas

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I went for Earl Grey, Lauren went for Asaam

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You’re also each given choice of sandwich filler out of six options

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We went for cream cheese & cucumber, and tuna mayo

These were nice, but the lack of selection was a little disappointing.. I’d rather have been offered one of each type of sandwich, and perhaps some more exotic sandwich fillers (the other options were variations of the basic ham/cheese/egg fillers)

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Sandwiches were followed by homemade scones, with clotted cream and jam

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Next up was a selection of the days homemade cakes and sweet treats

We had a raspberry (I think?) macaron, a victoria sponge with lemon icing, white chocolate rocky road, and a chocolate cake

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Very tasty but again pretty basic, and I’m still trying to work out whether I love or hate that they had that hand-decorated-by-your-kid feel to them..

(Edible glitter and flowers, anybody?)

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The bill came to £25 for everything, which isn’t bad but if I’m honest I was expecting a bit more quality from the food.. the atmosphere was absolutely perfect and could not be faulted but I was expecting a little more for the price (especially when comparing it to the considerably cheaper afternoon tea I enjoyed at Olive and Bean!)

However the menu offered various paninis, sandwiches, toasties and salads which looked incredible, so still definitely worth the visit if you’re in town!

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Either way, I can’t complain at all at good tea, good company and most importantly, great crockery!

KJ xx

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