Lincoln’s newest tea room will open in the uphill area of the city next week and The Lincolnite went to check it out.
Jade Hawkins took over ownership of The Garden Tea Room on Moor Lane in North Hykeham in 2016 which she said will stay open as normal. The 30-year-old is now opening her second tea room at 131 Burton Road in the former Jachs homeware shop.
After a legal battle the original planned name of Roses Tea Parlour will now change to Peony Tea Parlour in tribute to one of Jade’s favourite flowers.
Peony Tea Parlour will open on Monday, July 8, creating a minimum of four to six new jobs. It will be open Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 4pm.
It will offer homemade cakes, sandwiches, paninis, wraps, bagels, salads, tea and coffees, light bites and a small breakfast menu, as well as Jade’s popular afternoon teas.
Jade told The Lincolnite: “The excitement of opening a second tea room is just like no other I have personally experienced. Coupled with being nervous, it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster of emotions.
“The local community have been so very welcoming, especially Sarah at Number Four wool shop and Pirjo at With Love From Lincolnshire.
“The interest has been fantastic already before we have even opened. We didn’t want the name change to over shadow the grand opening. Although we couldn’t use Roses, Peony is just as beautiful and without a doubt one of my favourite flowers too.
“I would like to thank all my family, friends and customers old and new for their support and pushing me to do this and believing in me. It’s been truly overwhelming.”
Jade is also keen to use more Lincolnshire produce with suppliers including The Lincoln Tea & Coffee Company and Starbuck’s Bakery. The tea room will also include bespoke and upcycled furniture made by people in Lincoln.
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