The Great British Cupcakery?

As promised by my earlier Instagram post, here’s the scoop on The Great British Cupcakery.

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Adorable decor, cute theme and decadent-looking cakes make this place and Instagram favourite. I’ve been dying to get down here for months to check it out.

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We mellowly ordered our cakes and drinks, and settled down ready to enter a sugar stupor.

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However, when it came, nothing was quite right. Apart from just plain wrong orders, like cream on a scone we’d asked for no cream on, the coffee was burnt and the cakes fell just short of impressive.

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Although you get massive portion sizes, the actual food was a disappointing mix of oversweet and bland.

When I explained that I’d asked for syrup in my (burnt) coffee, we were met first with a slightly frosty indignance. I then received the same coffee back again, with a shot of syrup dumped in it; not exactly proper barista practise.

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However, she did then apologise, make a whole new one (which was much better), give us two free cupcakes and offer us a new scone. Still…

FOOD: 5/10

COFFEE: 5/10

SERVICE: 5/10

ATMOSPHERE: 8/10

Cutesy enough, maybe I’d go here again to try their savoury food (which looked nice from what I saw at other tables). At a push. If everywhere else was shut. Probably not though.

Their milkshakes are supposed to be nice too, although very cream-heavy. Perhaps better just to stick to Jam Jar shakes (more on these later).

As we stuck our heads outside onto the Quayside, however, I just couldn’t help but take a few snaps.

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And then I found the cutest flower shop, which brightened up my afternoon considerably.

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So here’s a couple of cute pictures to lighten the mood.

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Until next time,

 

The NCLinsider xx

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