Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in south Warwickshire. . It lies on the River Avon, 22 miles south east of Birmingham and 8 miles south west of Warwick. It is the largest and most populous town of the District of Stratford-on-Avon, which uses the term "on" to indicate that it covers a much larger area than the town itself.
Presented as a restaurant, café and bar but listed and advertised as a tea room is a little confusing, I entered the door at 10am.
This is a tiny, little place with black marble tables, leather wood chairs on a wooden vinyl floor with part patterned traditional wall paper, which always adds a coziness to food establishments, and cream walls. The ceiling was tiled with spot lights, with seven spots out or blown!
There was no counter area other than a large glass cake display with fresh cakes and cooled soft drinks. You can also purchase tea and coffee to take home.
No menus but a display board listing the menu consisting of; battered haddock, fishcakes, stilton, grape and walnut open sandwich, quiche of the day and 'half and half' which was half opened cheese and onion sandwich and a portion of soup!
There was a vegetarian menu, gluten free menu plus a range of desserts; apple and seasonal fruit crumble, warm French apple tart, raspberry frangipani, chocolate sponge and Eaton mess (whipped cream, meringue and fresh strawberries).
A different take on a tea room or restaurant, but it is a nice, clean and cosy place to have tea, cake, afternoon tea or a spot of lunch. I can recommend this establishment.
The Emporium Tea Room
Stratford Antique Centre, 60 Ely Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LN Telephone: 07931 512325 Open Facebook Page
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in south Warwickshire.. It lies on the River Avon, 22 miles south east of Birmingham and 8 miles south west of Warwick. It is the largest and most populous town of the District of Stratford-on-Avon, which uses the term "on" to indicate that it covers a much larger area than the town itself.
Again, another little find was The Emporium Tea Room with is situated right inside an antiques shop which I visited some time ago.
With the antiques around this tea room and half lace curtains with proper china cups and sugar pots with little spoons, it does make you feel that you are in a tea room of yesteryear. The only let down was the plastic blue/white square table cloths that match the walk through carpet.
Food on offer was the usual tea room offerings such as homemade soup, ploughman's platter, eggs or beans on toast, selection of sandwiches. There was also afternoon tea with fine scones and tea cakes, apple pie and lots more besides.
Teas on offer was breakfast, and fruit teas but no other varieties.
With the old pictures and antiques I can recommend this tea room, but parking is a nightmare in Stratford, so be prepared!
Contact Joe Ellis:
Joe Ellis' English Tea Room Guide PO Box 262, Herne Bay, Kent, England, CT6 9AW Telephone: 01227 376180