Adrienne's Tea House is a great place to enjoy a healthy lunch or snack, and also offers a large assortment of sweet treats "to go". Adrienne's also serves breakfast.
Very good food here, great chowder, salads, scones, and bennies. The only complaint I have is I never seem to time it right - they're closing during hours they should be open, and don't seem flexible about making exceptions regarding food. Still, a great a place to eat, or a nice place to drive to with grandpa on Sundays.
I got this idea in my head that I wanted to go for high tea, since then I have explored this at various restaurants in Victoria. Adrianne's is definitely the place I will always fall back on. The price is right, as they don't charge per person they just add a little extra on instead of doubling the cost. I would recommend this for persons of all ages, as I am only 26 and I thoroughly enjoyed it!! I have since tried their curry crapes and liked those too. There isn't allot on their menu that I would get excited about. But I will continue to go there for my high tea!! As for the appearance of the restaurant, I would not change a thing!! It has a wonderful home style feel to it that suits the FARM aspect of the place.
Interesting menu, I've eaten most items on it and only found one I don't like! (the falafel).
Favourites are the curry chicken crepes and the risotto with chicken.
Great garden salad.
Very good drinks.
As I live in the neighborhood, so I admit, I do frequent this establishment mainly because it's handy. I would love to see them sell it so that the restaurant draws a more lively crowd. Yes, it's ideal for the seniors crowd and it's always full at lunchtime, but I think there are a lot of younger people and families in the area that they are missing in their target group. There are a couple of things that I find are ok and tend to stick to when ordering. They're traditional Eggs Benedict is good, if it's fresh. There have been many more occassions then not lately, where when I've received it, the yolks are hard, the hollandaise is cold and the english muffin soggy. The service is fast and the food is rarely hot, so it makes me think that a lot of things are pre-made and then microwaved, not the way to a person's heart when they like good food. The seafood chowder is good, but usually only warm, not hot. The raisin scones with devonshire cream and blackberry jam are tasty, but at times on the dry side, and while I find the curried chicken crepes tasty, last time I had them there was so much oil in the bottom of the dish, the food was mushy, I felt ill an hour or so later.
On the whole, I find since they have redone Mattick's Farm, this restaurant is old, tired and has a shabby feeling to it. With the area being more high end with the golf courses and new developments, it would be nice to have a classier bistro/cafe for a quick bite and then a funkier, more upbeat restaurant...we can only hope that the future will hold a more culinary experience at Mattick's!
MY last experience was disappointing! I have been a few times before and it was acceptable but not memorable.
I am not too sure how this restaurant would do if not part of the whole Mattick's Farm experience. The food in my opinion is over-priced for what you get and the freshnes on some products is questionable. The service is average and staff seem to socialize a bit too much and should be more attentive. The decor needs freshening up. I likely will not go back.