Independent Tearoom offers vintage style and taste
The independent Tearoom in the Park, offers vintage style and taste on the edge of an industrial estate near Sheffield.
The Tearoom in the Park is tucked away in the tranquil green, wooded surroundings of Cliffe Park, on the edge of the Callywhite Lane industrial estate in Dronfield, near Sheffield. The tearoom is situated adjacent to the large children’s play area and is purposely child-friendly, with toys and high-chairs available for indoors, and bunting, buckets and deck chairs on the patio for a seaside feel during the summer.
The beautifully detailed décor in the vintage-themed interior compliments the delicate china on which freshly baked cakes, seasonal dishes and speciality coffee and teas are served from breakfast to late afternoon, six days a week.
Victoria Almarresh, owner of the tearoom, has always had a passion for vintage styled tea parties, starting with Macmillan charity coffee mornings, then after eight years working for a design company, progressing to travelling tea parties with her catering company, Rose Vintage Catering, established in 2010.
After a succession of vintage fairs, farmer’s markets, weddings and funerals, christenings and craft fairs, Victoria finally succeeded in delivering a winning business proposition and securing the large space connected to the Gosforth Lodge building in Cliffe Park.
Open since May 2014, a corner of the tearoom contains samples of high quality craft items produced by talented locals. Victoria’s vision reflects her community orientated philosophy of encouraging local talent and entrepreneurship. The piano against one wall carries a written invitation to make music and be merry. The bi-monthly evening Homemaker’s Workshops celebrate the vintage theme with a Cake and Bake Club and a Sewing Group, all examples of skills-sharing and celebrating local talent.
Victoria’s ‘local is best’ philosophy is reflected in her home baked dishes too. She says:
I prepare everything from scratch using fresh locally sourced ingredients. That is why you will find Vintage Rose preserves in your cakes and homemade salad dressings with your buffets and my homemade cordials and lemonades with your afternoon teas, some of which are made from plants, herbs and fruit foraged in the fields and woodlands of Derbyshire where I live.
The passion for quality and eye for design is clear. In Victoria’s words:
Mix quality, local ingredients, a generous spoonful of creativity then lace with retro chic trimmings, and you’ll discover my recipe for a truly memorable Vintage Rose food experience.
The Tearoom in the Park is a gem of a place. Visit Sheffield Unchained Listings for full details on how to book onto the regular Homemaker’s Workshops, plan a bespoke celebration, or just pop in to indulge in a quintessential tearoom experience.