Our Story...

In 2013, mother and daughter duo Caroline and Sophie turned their dream into reality when they spotted the perfect location next to Totteridge & Whetstone Station and came up with the most appropriate name… The Waiting Room. 


On entering The Waiting Room you are inspired by the beautiful, calming atmosphere, with soft music playing in the background, lamps in every corner to create an inviting and cosy style. You can’t compete with the menu which has simple home cooked food with a personal twist. Only the freshest ingredients are used and all food is lovingly cooked, breakfast with friends, lunch with family and you could never have enough cake.


In 2021, after the pandemic, with 8 years experience in the hospitality industry, the duo moved their business to exist solely as an afternoon tea catering company, creating afternoon tea packages which are set up in your very own home. Fresh, homemade food, lovingly made and served on vintage crockery for you to enjoy effortlessly as the team even come back to collect their china ..... 
 


For an extra special treat why not indulge yourself in an afternoon tea, whether you’re celebrating a big occasion or fancy something decadent at home, The Waiting Room can make it a truly memorable day with no party too small and catering for your every need. A truly remarkable experience where all you need to do is put the kettle on!