Lilly's Wickham - The Most Darling Tearoom

Thursday, 18 February 2016

*This wasn't a planned post, but I just had to squeeze it in and tell you all about this little gem!*

Earlier in the week my dad and sister came to visit me, and we decided to take a drive to Wickham, in Hampshire. It's not far from Clanfield and it's a gorgeous little village full of antique shops and olde worlde houses and cottages with tiny doors and even an old mill!
After visiting a few shops we decided it was time for lunch and we stopped in 'Lilly's'. I'd heard good talk about it and upon entering I was not disappointed.
It's a small little nook where the floorboards creak and every shelf is lined with adorable vintage memorabilia like 'OXO' stockcube tins and shabby chic style tin signs. There is a toasty fire place in one corner and a booth lined with throw cushions in the other.

We were seated and Elias was made a royal fuss of, and soon after we were handed some beautiful pink menus. It was so hard to decide what to eat, everything looked so good, but we ordered our drinks and spent a little time reading through the menu.
Our drinks were served speedily. Lauren enjoyed a coke and I ordered Rose lemonade, both were served in glass bottles with a glass of ice on the side. My dad opted for an Americano which was served black with milk and sugar on the side, in matching china pieces.
Eventually we all decided that the buttermilk fried chicken burger in a broiche bun and skinny fries looked the best and we ordered one each.
Our food was also served quickly and everything was delicious. I have never had buttermilk fried anything before, but it was beautiful, much lighter and more flavorful than regular batter - very enjoyable. Our food was served on floral china and a side salad was included too.

We thought about ordering one of the rather amazing looking slices of cake but decided that we were just too full! There was a wonderful range of cakes on offer; everything from chocolate, carrot, victoria sponge and even waffles and bownies! Lilly's also offer an afternoon tea for £10.50 each which I think is quite reasonable for a small village tea room. We saw one being served to a customer and it looked so dainty; bought out on a tiered rack and presented perfectly!

Something I was really impressed with during our visit was how welcoming the staff were with Elias. We've been to a few places before were staff seem to feel very inconvenienced by the presence of a baby, but the staff at Lilly's seemed to love him; talking to him, touching his hair and generally making a fuss. It was lovely, and he certainly enjoyed it!
We really enjoyed our visit to Lilly's and I'll certainly be going back now that I know its only a stones throw from my house!

1 comment:

  1. That tea room looks just like a house! It's super cute and your pictures made me so hungry :)