H&F Vintage Tearooms
Take a step back in time at H&F Vintage Tearooms, where you can indulge in the long-established ritual of tea-drinking while admiring the fabulous assortment of homewares from yesteryear, all of which are available to buy. As its name suggests, this tearoom is a celebration of all things vintage – proprietor Louise Peel’s aim when she opened H&F Vintage Tearooms in 2014 was to create a traditional tearoom that provides a sanctuary from the hectic modern world. The tearoom’s many regulars will no doubt attest that she has achieved this – here, you can revel in a feeling of nostalgia for a simpler time. As you might expect, H&F Vintage Tearoom specialises in luxury afternoon teas, classic British cakes, and breakfasts such as eggs Benedict, as well as light lunches including soups, sandwiches and ploughman’s. All cakes are locally made and are best accompanied by a loose leaf tea or gourmet coffee. Teas include classics like English breakfast, Darjeeling and Earl Grey, and more unusual blends such as rosehip and hibiscus. The only difficulty will be deciding which of the many tempting treats to enjoy with your tea. Will you plump for gin and tonic cake, Champagne, raspberry and elderflower cake, a fruit scone with jam and cream, or a gluten-free orange and polenta treat? With so many delights on offer, it is no surprise that the tearoom was awarded the Chesterfield Food and Drink accolade for cafe of the year 2015.