For our lunch we went to Betty's Cafe Tea Room in Northallerton in North Yorkshire. I have been here a few times now and I love it so much. Its a dainty traditional English tea room that makes you feel like you have stepped back in time to the 1920's. They have a little shop in the front of the building selling a range of cakes, biscuits, chocolates and pastries to take away, then in the back is the tea room with its domed glass roof and a huge palm plant set in the 'palm room'. The food here is amazing from the warm seasonal quiche to the simplest dish of egg mayonnaise and cress sandwich, Ive never had a dish that I didn't enjoy, even my Mam and Dad thought it was delicious when I took them for a treat. The desserts and cakes are what Betty's are famous for, a selection of mouthwatering cakes you can choose from off the cake trolley they bring to your table for you to browse. Its called a cafe tea room but the prices are restaurant prices, I find the food and service is better than restaurant standards so I think the prices are reasonable. If you are ever in Yorkshire look this tea room up and take a visit as you won't be disappointed but it is quite expensive.
We had a lovely time yesterday there, I ordered a warm spinach and leek tartlet with salad and chips and Dave had fried fillet of haddock with pea puree and chipped potatoes which was basically fish and chips but was the best I've ever tried. For dessert we both had chocolate torte served with double cream. We were so full up for the rest of the day :)
Betty's cafe tea room in Northallerton.
After finishing off at Betty's we headed to the cinema to see the new Alice in Wonderland in 3D. Unfortunately we missed the 3D showing, I've never seen a 3D film and presumed that all of the showings would be 3D, but no not at the cinema we went to. I wasn't really disappointed that it wasn't in 3D to be honest, I can imagine the 3D making me feel motion sick. I thought the film was a remake until Dave pointed out that he had read somewhere that it was a sequel where she returns back to wonderland 13 years later. I really love the original Alice in Wonderland with all the colourfulness and surrealism but the new one has more of a darker feel, I suppose that's because its a Tim Burton film. It includes a good cast, the favorite and funniest for me were Tweedledee and Tweedledum which were played by Matt Lucas. The film was good and I did enjoy it but in my opinion it wasn't as good as the original, it might have been better if it had been a remake. Has anyone else seen this film yet? What did you think of it?
All in all we had a really lovely day :)