Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Southsea Castle's new tea rooms

Opened on May 14th, I was chomping at the bit to visit the new tea rooms, equally to visit the castle as I have never managed to do so before (terrible I know).

They have made this place into something truely special in my view.  It had a feel similar to Aspects Gallery tea rooms, but in a greater setting.  With the sun shining it was a perfect day to visit.  I only stayed for a cup of tea on this occasion, but having looked at some of the food coming out, I will be back to eat soon.  They have a few outdoor tables and benches, so weather permitting you can sit and eat/drink there also.  The inside space has very clean lines (love that expression LOL) and is bright with its modern feel and touches. 

The cafe is run by Yellow Kite who are a catering company set up as the social enterprise component of the healthy Pompey project.  There mission is to improve the health of the people of Portsmouth, by introducing healthier options.

I had a cup of tea which was fairly priced at £1, and a pot at £1.50

The menu comprises of a few breakfast dishes, lunch is 12 to 2.30pm and includes soups, salad, mezze, and a childrens menu,  and all dishes are priced between £2.50 to £6 (for the mezze).  Afternoon tea is served between 2.30 to 4.15pm, and a selection of cakes are available throughout the day.  There is a small selection of alcaholic beverages too :-)

There has been talk of turning the hot walls in Old Portsmouth into an art space and cafe, if so, then this is what I imagine it will look like as it housed in a similar space.

Truly a great addition to the now expanding Southsea tea room scene!

Open daily 10-4.30pm May to October, excluding Mondays. 

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