First of all I am sorry there is no photo. I had hoped to post a picture of the big red box that we made out of cake for a fan of the TV programme. Unable to find that (note to self – rename photos, there are far too many IMG_somethings) I was going to post a photo of the big black phone that the Banker called on. Having found an excellent photo I encountered another issue – the HTTP file upload error that has been plaguing me for a while now.
So with apologies this is going to be a text-heavy post unless I manage to pop an image in later (our web guy is super efficient and may have it fixed by the time I finish this post!)
The title refers to the recent deals we have been running at The Kitchen. In particular the special offers on Afternoon Tea.
Elsewhere I have written at some length about Groupon We’ve welcomed many new customers through their website but the campaign has not been without its issues. We now find ourselves in a position where we simply cannot accommodate any more bookings via Groupon on certain dates. We are just too busy. We’ve therefore suspended the online booking system for now but ask you to call if you have purchased a Groupon voucher. If you can visit midweek it will be easier to accommodate your booking as we will be taking bookings on a Wednesday from 12 noon to 2pm from next week. If you need a weekend slot there may be a little wait but we promise to do our best.
The Groupon promotion has now been cancelled but we are running our own special offer on Facebook if you are still looking for a bargain! Again there is more space midweek but it’s always worth calling to see if a weekend slot has become available. And whilst tea may traditionally be taken at 3pm we offer lunchtime sittings at 12 noon which are sometimes free when the later slots are booked.
As a small business we must balance the overwhelming desire to welcome everyone and fill The Kitchen to overflowing at every possible moment with the sensible business practice of making sure that we take enough money to cover our overheads. We simply cannot do this if we accept so many vouchers that our regulars cannot get a table, and if there is no room for those paying us directly.
So thank you for your understanding and please bear with us as we update our diary and make space to welcome you all for a delicious Afternoon Tea. If you haven’t yet booked then why not do so as we’d love to see you. If you don’t know what all the fuss is about you can read more here. (and see a photo!)