Tiny Tim’s Tearoom
Tiny Tim’s Tearoom is the only traditional English tearoom in Canterbury, offering a relaxing and luxurious 1930′s atmosphere.
Visit us to sample the best Afternoon Tea in Kent with freshly prepared sandwiches, warm home baked scones with lashings of clotted cream, and a tempting selection of our handmade pastries.
Sit and relax in our chandelier lit rooms while taking time to enjoy one of our exquisite teas from a selection of over 30 different blends, read one of our daily newspapers, and listen to our collection of 1930’s and 40’s period music.
Meet friends for an enticing mid-week lunch from our light menu including the chef’s special quiche, homemade hearty soups, large soft Huffkins filled with bacon and egg or mature cheddar cheese, or treat yourself to our very own Meatloaf Puffkin. We have a good choice of Kentish wine, beer and cider to accompany your meal, or for special occasions Kent’s award winning sparkling wines!
If it is an oasis of calm you require join us in the afternoon for our famous Kentish Cream Tea served on a traditional 3-tiered stand offering our traditionally baked scones with all the trimmings and a choice of one of our award winning teas or coffees.
All of our products are made freshly from scratch and include no preservatives or additives. We know what goes into all of our food and we are proud to source as much as we can from local producers and suppliers.
Our breakfast menu is the best in town and is available all day. Omelettes made with large free range and local eggs, or two delicious poached eggs served on thick toasted granary bread made for us by Oscars family run bakery of Faversham.
For those rare sunny days in spring and summer we open our courtyard that has a limited number of tables to allow our guests to revel in the warm weather, whilst inside we throw open the windows and doors to allow the sun to warm our very souls!
The tearoom is owned and run by Jo Dench-Owens and her husband Phil Owens. Together they employ approximately 25 staff who between them, create, bake, cook, make, serve and clean everything in the tearoom. We are proud to use as many local ingredients and utilise local producers and suppliers as much as possible.
The Tea Guild of the United Kingdom
In 2009 we were accepted as members of the prestigious Tea Guild of the United Kingdom. Chosen by a panel of undercover inspectors we have continued to meet their strict criteria and are proud to announce that we have remained members for 5 years. We have also been awarded a Tea Guild ‘Award of Excellence’ in 2011 and 2013.
Our company within the Guild also consisted of tearooms with high esteem such as Betty’s of Harrogate and The Ritz hotel in London. In 2012 we were included in the AA’s Guide Book “Afternoon Tea – Perfect places for afternoon tea” as a featured tearoom.
Unfortunately, the Tea Guild of the Uk disbanded in 2014 and no longer exists, however, we have continued the high standards that were expected of us and maintained our push for excellence.