Every single time I’ve been to 1000 steps in Mount Dandenong, I always wanted to try the scones at Miss Marple’s Tearoom but it was always full (and I mean chock a block). This time around, Mr D and I arrived at 11am on the dot (when they first open) and snagged a table for 2. We were finally in Miss Marple’s (hurray!!).Inside, there were a lot of teapots displayed (obviously, because it was a TEAROOM!) and it was just so busy. The staff were running around getting orders and placing food/tea onto the tables. Not once did I feel relaxed at all. All the tables inside made me feel like I was having tea with little elderly ladies (which was absolutely fine). Moving along, Mr D got a latte and it was quite average (I told him to get tea).
Latte (mug) – $4.50
I got a Teapot of Taylors because we were in a TEAHOUSE! I’m not a fan of black tea but with a pinch of sugar and a dash of milk, it was lovely enough.
Teapot of Taylors – $4 pp
I wasn’t super hungry so we (Mr D actually) decided to get the quiche lorraine (egg & bacon) which came with a side of garden salad and chippies. When it came out, boy it was GINORMOUS! I found the quiche to be very eggy and not solid enough for my liking. It was way too wobbly for me (all scientific terms I know!). The chippies weren’t hot either which was disappointing and the salad was, well salad. This dish didn’t tickle my fancy nor Mr D’s.
Quiche Lorraine – $16.50
Finally, the moment came out! SCONES! We got one serving of plain scones to share and decided to skip out on the fruit one (we weren’t fans of fruit…too fruity!). They came out in square pieces which confuzzled me since I was use to seeing round scones. I was so disappointed with the famous Miss Marple’s scones. They were not fluffy as they claimed to be, they were too dense and very crumbly. The upside, the cream and the jam – oh dear lord the jam! THE JAM WAS AMAZEBALL!! Should have scooped it and popped it into my bag!
Scones – $9.50
I was feeling rather naughty and ordered another dessertt (WHAT?!) – bread and butter pudding! This too was godzilla GIGANTIC (does that even make any sense??!). It came with a dollop (or the whole container) of ice cream and cream. This was MAGNIFICENT! Was not dry, was not flavourless, it was everything I could imagine and it wasn’t super sweet so you don’t get sick of it! BAM! Loved this dessert more than the scones (oh yes I did!).
Bread and Butter Pudding – $14
The service was pretty average, the scones were disappointing and if you were to wait for an hour to get a spot, I honestly don’t believe that it’s worth the wait. Sorry Miss Marple’s, I gotta find a new teahouse now!