Nice things said by nice people


“We recently selected Willow Bough Tea Rooms to cater for an event in Clapham. Clare rose to the challenge not only of the venue which had no kitchen facilities to speak of, but also of the requirements of a fundraiser to balance costs with something that would showcase her brand and people would enjoy on the night. Her idea to provide individual ploughman’s boxes including cheese, oatcakes, mini brownie and mini scones went down a storm and provided our guests with a variety of textures and tastes. She also catered for GF and DF guests with ease.

“Clare is a creative individual and a delight to work with – quick decision making, professional and with a great sense of humour. She worked well with all members of the event team including the venue and the pre event meet up at Willow Bough Tea Rooms was excellent, particularly the orange drizzle cake!

“I would not hesitate to recommend Clare for catering at any event, particularly those requiring cake – she is a marvel! Thank you Clare for your support for our fundraising event on many levels. You helped us raise in excess of £6,500.” – Gill Perkins, CEO Wandsworth Oasis (5 December 2019)

“I would like to thank Clare for catering for a team lunch today. We enjoyed a fantastic afternoon tea at Willow Bough including delicate sandwiches, lovely scone and beautiful cakes, all served on fabulous vintage china. Clare even went the extra mile to cater for a dairy free guest and a dairy free, gluten free vegetarian!

“With a food hygiene rating of 5, I highly recommend Clare to cater for any event either at her premises or elsewhere.” – Ashley Jordan, One Stop Organisers (6 November 2019)

We’re delighted about what our customers have had to say about us since we opened in summer 2015. You can read full reviews on Trip Advisor and Facebook, but for now here are a few…

“I just wanted to let you know that me and Sam really enjoyed our afternoon teas and the coffee cake! Sa said that the scones were the closest to his Grandma’s scones that he’s ever had that weren’t made by his Grandma. That’s a massive compliment coming from him!!” – Kedi, May 2021

“The afternoon tea you delivered to us a few weeks ago was just delightful. You’re a very talented baker/cook. It just made my day!” – Mariana, May 2021

“Clare is a very talented afternoon tea maker! The whole service from start to finish is lovely. Prompt communication, prompt delivery, a little printed menu included in the box… but the best part is the food. The sandwiches are so fresh and delicious. Better than I had at Fortnum & Mason. And the scones and cakes are lovely too. Thank you Clare!” – Stephanie, April 2021

“5 STAR VICTORIA SPONGE!!! Visited here twice on a Saturday to get a slice of classic Victoria sponge. Brought back memories of my Gran’s cake whenever we sued to go round and visit her – she would always have one fresh and warm out the oven tasting exactly like Willow Bought Tea Rooms. Highly recommended for a traditional sugar fix!” – Ben, April 2021

“Fabulous food, gorgeous tea-room setting and friendly staff. AMAZING CAKES!!!!!!!” – Mark, January 2018

“Great breakfast & delicious cake!” – Pat, January 2018

 “Just had afternoon tea with friends. Lovely home cooked cake. Highly recommended.” – Pauline, June 2017

“Lovely little tea room, perfect place for afternoon tea and lunch. They are always serve fresh homemade food. Really kind, warm and familiar welcoming!” – Viktoria, December 2017

“Popped into this charming tea rooms yesterday and I was very glad I did! I got a warm welcome from the owner and chose a table buy the window. I really fancied a cream tea so I ordered scones and a pot of English breakfast tea. I wasn’t disappointed! The scones were so light! Absolutely delicious – the best scones I have had and I have been to many of the top London hotels for their very expensive afternoon teas so that’s saying something!! I enjoyed every bite bought some to bring home fore a Sunday afternoon treat! I will be back very soon and I look forward to trying more of this tea rooms cakes!” – Leigh, November 2017

“The best coffee (and I’m very picky!). Such delicious freshly baked cakes that you can smell as you walk in. Very relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff. The perfect local traditional tea room” – Olivia, November 2017

“Clare has done three wonderful and delicious bespoke cakes for me, one elegant lemon drizzle and two novelty children’s cakes. I’ve often found in the past amazingly iced cakes don’t live up to the presentation on taste but Clare’s cakes are the exception to this rule! Beautifully presented and absolutely delicious, I would highly recommend for any event, party or birthday.” – Alicia, July 2017

“Well worth a visit…” – Dionne, January 2017

“Enjoyed a really yummy lunch here with my friend. Food was fresh, well presented and tasty. Staff are friendly but not intrusive. Would recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful, grown up lunch.” – Paddi, July 2015

“A delight to visit, staff friendly and welcoming. The cakes are baked on the premises and are delicious. Light lunches are also very good and freshly prepared. They also do takeaways. There is a fun selection of cards and gifts, sourced locally for sale. Well worth visiting regularly!” – Jenny, August 2016

“Clare, the owner, is such a delightful girl. A great people person who seems to have a genuine interest in her customer!” – Elaine, February 2016

“Really sweet place with delicious food” – Beth, August 2016

“What a beautiful, elegant afternoon we just had at Willow Bough! Fantastic service and very friendly. Can’t wait to go back soon! A perfect Mother’s Day gift” – Jade, March 2016