Buttercups Tea Rooms, Cromer

Date visited: Sunday 19th May 2019

My experience of tearooms in seaside resorts has generally not been that good. Buttercups on Cromer’s High Street is an exception to that experience. That’s not to say it’s a high class establishment, but it served good food at a reasonable price. The menu is quite extensive, with a wide selection of local shellfish offerings – Cromer still has a small crab and lobster fishing industry. There was also a good selection of cakes on display at the counter, though these are for consumption on the premises only – those wishing for a slice of cake to take away will be disappointed. There’s a good range of teas which are served well. Being close to the seafront, Buttercups can get very busy on warmer days when there are many day-trippers in town.

Buttercups is a cut above the average seaside resort tearoom, with the tea served unusually well.

A tuna mayonnaise sandwich, a slice of very rich chocolate and caramel cake (with chunks of caramel as a topping), and a pot of black jasmine tea came to £10. Black jasmine tea is quite an unusual offering, usually it’s green jasmine tea. The tea was accompanied by a saucer on which to place the removable tea infuser once the tea was brewed to perfection – again, not a feature at the average seaside resort tearoom.

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