Melanie's Food Adventures

Lunch at The Dormouse & Teacup


It’s not everyday that you find out that you’ve won a competition for free cake, but that’s just what happened to me last week!

I’d entered The Dormouse & Teacup ‘s competition where they had asked what your favourite cake was, and whoever won would have their cake made by Suzy (baker extraordinaire!). I had no hesitation in suggesting Gin & Tonic cake….. one that I had made & blogged about last year… and I won!!

So, off I went yesterday with Mr Food Adventurer and Wee Food Adventurer for a spot of lunch and a slice of that all important cake….

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We were given such a lovely, warm welcome by Suzy and Lucy when we arrived and were given a cosy corner table, at the most important part of the tearoom, right beside the cakes 🙂 The décor is utterly beautiful, with gorgeous teacup lights, fresh cakes galore and wee handmade mice dotted around the place. Wee Food Adventurer was encouraged to see how many he could find, and wasted no time in looking! Mr Food Adventurer and I both ordered the Ploughman’s Lunches which were utterly delicious, served on a beautiful wooden platter with plenty locally sourced cheese and bread with the cutest little pots for pickle, a freshly boiled egg and a huge pickled onion! I loved the fact there was such a generous pile of cheese, no skimping here!

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What made me really happy was the “Picky Platter” Wee Food Adventurer chose from their “Mouselings” menu. Not a chip or chicken nugget in sight, but instead some cheese, chicken, ham, strawberries, raspberries, a small fromage frais and a homemade cookie. It genuinely made me smile inside to finally find somewhere where they make as much effort to give the younger members of your table something delicious and nutritious as they do for the adults. Looking around the tearoom, you could see other families in with their young children, proof that it’s somewhere parents can take their little ones, knowing that they’ll all have something scrummy!

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I made sure there was plenty room for cake after lunch. So while Wee Food Adventurer munched on a strawberry macaron, I tucked into some gin & tonic cake! It was soooo moreish and to top it all off it came with a shot of Caorunn Gin (luckily I wasn’t driving home ;-)) Suzy explained that she wanted to make a proper cake after seeing lots of the loaf-style versions online. In the middle of the cake was a lemon buttercream and on top was a lime one.

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We had a lovely time and I’m already looking forward to my next visit…this time for afternoon tea.

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You can check their menu out here


Melanie, Food Adventurer


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