Complementing its much-loved selection of daytime teas and cakes, Brighton’s award-winning Blackbird Tea Rooms has introduced an evening menu of delicious British bites.
The tea rooms on Ship Street opened its doors in early 2012 after an 18-month restoration project that founder Matthew Adams describes as “creating theatre” for its now loyal local customers.
Along with co-owner Hannah Nwogu – who coordinates the catering at the pair’s Frock Me! vintage fashion fairs– Adams sourced original shop fittings, including a mahogany display unit from a chemist in Hove, crafted the wooden stairs and counter and spent months scouring both British and French markets for props.
“What we thought would take three months turned into an 18 month project but we loved the sourcing part of the job,” Matthew says, explaining that the pair drew on skills learnt through costume and theatre design and interior design and architecture courses respectively, as well as Matthew’s background as an antiques dealer, to reimagine the space as a pre-war tea rooms.Read the full story »
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