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Food *** Atmosphere ***

Bringing a touch of Dickensian class to Cardiff city centre, Dickens Of Charles Street offers a wide selection of breakfasts, teas, coffees, cakes, sandwiches, soups and light snacks. Aiming to transport you back to a classier, time the tearoom is a relaxed space to spend a few hours or two.

As you walk through the front door you’re met with a bright décor: splashes of deep purple and lime green, beautiful glass chandeliers hanging from the ceiling – and, most importantly, friendly staff. Once we were sat down, we began to deconstruct the menu. Finally we decided to go with The Dickens Luxury Tea, which consists of a glass of bubbly, a selection of dainty finger sandwiches, homemade cakes, fresh scones with clotted cream and Welsh preserve, and last but not least a pot of tea of your choice.

The sandwiches were made with thinly sliced ham in between fresh fluffy bread. The little delicate homemade cakes were packed with sweet flavours that got the tastebuds swirling as we sipped on our Earl Grey. I was particularly impressed with the scone: often, something as simple as getting the scones right can fall to the wayside, so you can really tell how much Dickens Of Charles Street takes pride in making really daintily delicious food.

After we sipped the last drops of bubbly we sat there in utter bliss. Dickens Of Charles Street is the perfect place for a low-key hen do, or somewhere to take your mum for a Saturday high tea.

48 Charles St, Cardiff. 029 2022 9346 /



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