The Croft Tea Room tables were all full with couples out to enjoy a romantic Valentine's dinner. There were red rose petals on every table and a complimentary glass of sparkling elderflower drink, to commence the evening.
During the first course, the musicians arrived - Becky Diggens Martin (violin) and Georgina Tanner (viola) - friends who play together occasionally for fun and who are also members of Orpington and Bromley Symphony Orchestras (respectively). Having expected something more low key, it was an extremely pleasant experience to enjoy Pleyel, Chopin, Bach, Beethoven (Für Elise) and Greensleeves (persistently believed (erroneously) to have been composed by Henry VIII) amongst other snippets of light classical music. They were very competent and played well together.
The meal concluded with a light strawberry cheesecake, petit fours and tea or coffee. An altogether enjoyable evening in convivial, friendly surroundings and for a most reasonable price. Afternoon tea, with fresh home made scones and jam, is well worth a visit.
The Croft Tea Room website has full details of all their events.
Watch clips from the evening's music on YouTube:
A short clip of Bach? Greensleeves
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