Having recently stopped off at Jack’s Tea Room with his wife, Ian thought it would be a great idea for us to visit there for our working lunch.

Arriving just after 12.00pm I discovered just how popular this café is.  All of the tables were taken but fortunately there was still some space at the windows with bar stools and benches which gave a lovely view onto the stunning Cotswolds’ cobbled street here in the heart of Cirencester.

With a quick flick of the menu, Ian was savouring the thought of single gloucester & cotswold ale rarebit on sourdough toast with onion chutney, crispy shallots and spiral salad or as he said ‘I’m going for the cheese on toast’!  (Unfortunately for Ian they were all out of cheese and he chose poached eggs on toast instead).

With something for everyone from tea and cakes to quick bites and modern brunch on the menu I had no difficulty in choosing something tasty and opted for the homemade falafel bowl with mixed grains and Mexican black beans served with salsa fresca, hummus, seeds, spiral salad and a drizzle of avocado yoghurt.

The service here was quick, perfect if you are restricted to an hour’s lunch, and we were soon tucking into our food, albeit Ian’s ‘light bite’ vanished much quicker than my substantial falafel bowl which was absolutely glorious.

This café is open 7 days a week and there is also the option to dine al fresco in their ‘secret garden’ which they have recently launched alongside their new cocktail menu.   I can see just why Ian and his wife found this Tea Room so appealing!