The main dining room was not open. We ordered at the bar and were given a number to put on our table so that our food could be delivered. We were told to take our plates, silverware, napkins, salt/pepper, and sugar out to the table we chose. I am not accustomed to this being from out of the country so I may be critiquing what may be the norm. I have traveled a lot and absolutely LOVE high tea. We were hoping to have high tea but it was not available on the weekday afternoon when we visited. We instead had a Chicken Pesto Pasta and the Devonshire Tea which included 2 freshly baked scones and hot tea. I have had scones from Canada to all around the US, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. The scones at the Carrington reminded me of bread rolls with sprinkled powdered sugar. In the end, we visited the local grocery store for much better scones. When I went back to the bar to pay my bill I was very surprised that the bartender had the audacity to print out a credit card bill with the option to tip? I only experienced that in 2 other restaurants in Australia and that was at a sit down fine dining restaurant where the server actually waited on you and not where I had to get all of my own plates, utensils, etc... I honestly believe it was because I was American and they were hoping I would leave a tip regardless of the food and lack of deserving service. I'm sorry I wasted an afternoon there.
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