Went yesterday to stock up on Scottish essentials at the Tudor House in Santa Monica (2nd St. and SM Blvd) - must haves like Red Rose tea, oatcakes and bangers. Moved into what I always think of the 'tea room' for lunch. Great Asparagus soup with plenty of nice bits of fresh asparagus, plus a healthy order of welsh rarebit; partner had tuna salad since Ash Wednesday was supposed to be a no meat day (OK its also supposed to be a fast day I pointed out). All nice portions, great pot of tea, charming window table. Asked the guy at the counter why they don't advertise "Lunch" outside - (it just says Tea Room) - because this is really an undiscovered little gem. Cakes are very good - pies need more filling IMO but its cheaper than a trip to Britain at the moment.