202 High St, Perth, United Kingdom
Small Talk Perth Reviews
The place for a tea, period. Friendly, interesting decor Aug 09, 2015
If you have any interest in “tea” (meaning: tea and something to eat), Small Talk is the place to go.
We had the high tea, which is a full meal: tea, toast, a main dish, chips, scone, cake. This amounts to about 2 normal meals; it is a full-tilt, take no prisoners approach. You can’t even skip the toast, because you’ll want to taste the creamy butter. There are more reasonable alternatives.
The cost is surprisingly low. High tea is £14.95, cream tea (tea and scone with jam and cream) £5.
If the owner, George, is there, follow his advice. He’ll help you understand the caloric options and whether you’re up to the challenge, and most of all, what is best to choose. What he says stands out, stands out. He’s also enthusiastic about the region, the dishes etc. so lots of fun to talk with.
The top choices are the scone and the carrot cake. My mother is a champion baker of both, so my standards are very high. They serve the most subtle haggis; haggis is generally un-subtle (which I also love), so this haggis is an excellent and very different take on that dish. Some dishes may be just normal good quality; only go for them if there isn’t anything in George’s recommendations that you like.
Décor is a compromise between fancy Victorian and relaxed; you get the curlicues and the little bronze classical statues but it is not stuffy nor intimidating. The tea pots are a delightful variety of polished metal (silver?) and hold 4 small cups. Clients at the height of the tourist season are about 50% tourists, 50% local.
You get the picture: an exceptional tea in all respects.
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