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 the 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 hustle and bustle of everyday life. 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 Tearooms specialise in luxury afternoon teas, classic cakes, and breakfasts such as eggs Benedict, as well as light lunches including soups and sandwiches. 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, a slice of Champagne, raspberry and elderfl ower cake, a fruit scone with jam and cream, or a gluten-free orange and polenta treat? With so many delights on offer, it comes as no surprise that the tearoom was awarded the Chesterfi eld Food and Drink Award’s accolade for Café of the Year in 2015.