We are based in an old Victorian public house that opened in 1886 on the site of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens; immortalised as the ‘Vanity Fair’ in Thackeray’s eponymous novel.
We serve some of the best loose leaf teas available, proper sandwiches and homemade cakes; not to mention the best full English breakfast in London. Our teas have individual subtle flavours which would be overpowered by the instant, coarse, hit of coffee, so we do not sell it.
We make our own marmalade and jams, all for sale by the jar and all our teas can be bought by the ounce. Our meat comes from our local butcher and our fruit and vegetables from the local market gardens around us.
We are trying to be different. We will not hurry you. If you visit us on your lunch break, then have one, you will be more productive in the afternoon. If you want to have a meeting, we will not disturb you. If you are ‘working from home’, we have wi-fi. If you have children, we have highchairs, a chest of toys, and milkshakes. We always have the daily papers, so please, relax, and share in what we are trying to create, take a load off, and have a cuppa.
We source our loose leaf tea from the finest tea plantations around the world. We have a tea to suit any mood from a strong Indian Assam, a sweet and aromatic Vanilla, a healing Japanese Gen Mai Cha green to a range of herbal infusions including Chamomile, Elderflower and Peppermint.
See our full tea menu
We serve a traditional British menu. Come for the full English breakfast, stay for a lunch of Bangers & Mash, and finish your day with a classic afternoon tea.
See our full menu here