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A Sampling of Afternoon Tea (England)


A good afternoon tea can be life-changing. But sometimes good food and good tea 
isn't good enough.

When I visit my aunt in England I never go to sightsee, or to be a tourist. I go there to eat. And specifically, I go there to consume inordinate amounts of scones, clotted cream, earl grey tea, and egg sandwiches on granary bread.

Here’s a ranking of the afternoon teas I sampled:

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Dorset Cream Tea


Afternoon tea for three.

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Dot.Teas is my favorite casual tea. The restaurant gives off a lovely vintage sitting room feel with its large open windows, vinyl tablecloths, and mismatched tea sets. The food is cheap, good, and the portions are right for everything.

From their Dorset Cream Tea to their yummy ham and cheese toasties, Dot.Teas is worth a stop if you ever find yourself in Bournemouth.

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Cheap Eats: Bellaggio Pizzeria


Big flavor. Small bill.

This week’s special edition of Cheap Eats is on a Bournemouth staple, Bellagio Pizzeria where their lunch specials will only set you back a measly £6 for a small garden salad and an entree.

You can pick your entree from a small selection of pizzas or pastas or two types of calzones.

My choice?

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