We were served afternoon tea in three tier silver stands; one stand for two. Bottom tier were savouries, and then two tiers of sweetness as well as endless cups of tea.
We had a scoop of deliciously refreshing raspberry sorbet and also fresh scones (still warm) with jam and cream. The quality of everything was very good and we could even take home leftover cakes. I found that at times when my tea was topped up it was too weak - see pic. But the second time, the waitress spotted it and took my cup and the pot away until it brewed properly.
After everyone left, Ling and I had to gather all her amazing presents and the waitress very kindly let us take our time, pour us more tea so we could re group and figure out the best way to get the presents home. It involved us calling Lings' hubbie, Noah and he came out and enjoyed some of the leftovers and sat with us for a while whilst the waitresses cleared around us. Thanks must go to them for being so flexible and accommodating.
I would say The Waiting Room is a glamorous place for afternoon tea with a sense of occasion. I think the cakes are nicer at Hopetoun Tea Rooms but The Waiting Room offers a certain sparkle and twinkliness and glitz that is unsurpassed.