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Amorini Antiques Centre - Ain't that Swell Tea Rooms

The ‘Ain’t That Swell Tea Rooms’ has become a real oasis of vintage tranquility in Birkenhead, it is run by experienced bespoke cake-makers Cath and Sally Thornton and is another reason why Amorini Antiques warrants a full day trip into Birkenhead these days.  

Ain't That Swell Vintage Tearooms are located on the first floor of Amorini Antiques Centre. They are a small, friendvintage-inspiredired tearooms serving home made soups and sandwiches, homemade cakes, scones, and cupcakes, and of course afternoon tea! Plus we also cater for gluten free customers and those on the Slimming World plan.

Their standard afternoon tea costs just £11.95 and for those special occasions they have a luxury afternoon tea for £15.

A range of great range of loose leaf teas and freshly ground coffee along with a selection of cold beverages are offered, and they are currently running a special morning offer until 23rd December - Twinings tea or Cafetiere of coffee and a toasted teacake for £2.95. They also have a special Christmas afternoon tea menu available, and can seat groups of up to 15. 

For more information or to book a table, please get in touch - 07546335485 hello@aintthatswell.co.uk

 Many of the locally sourced food and drinks are also available to purchase to take home and they also cater for groups and societies who want to make an event of a visit to the Centre. 

Cath and Sally have been making speciality cakes for the past three years, and have been running pop up afternoon tea parties together since 2015. 

Sally also runs the popular Wallasey Food Fair & Makers Market which is held at St Mary’s College, Wallasey Village on the first Sunday of each month. 

It has always been their dream to open a vintage themed tea rooms and they felt that operating within an Antiques Centre was the ideal place for them.  Coincidently, at the same time as they began to seriously look at opportunities, owner of Amorini Antiques Centre (the only Antiques Centre on the Wirral), Carole McWilliams, advertised that she was looking for a tenant to open a tearoom within the Centre.  

Commenting, Sally said “It’s been a dream of ours to open a tearoom, and we’re so excited to be part of Amorini Antiques Centre where our style really fits in.  We’re able to showcase our home made food in vintage splendour.”
Commenting, Carole McWilliams, owner of Amorini Antiques Centre said: ‘With 10 rooms stuffed with antiques and collectables it can take 1-2 hours to have a good mooch around the Centre and many of our customers had said they’d like us to provide drinks and snacks as well.”  She added:  “Sally and Cath have done a fantastic job in transforming our former cabinet room into a lovely vintage style area which fits in so well with the rest of the Centre.  As well as the normal daily service, they will also be catering for parties and groups.’

The Ain’t That Swell Vintage Tearooms are open from 10.30am-4.30pm Monday to Saturday, including Bank Holidays.

For more information contact:
Sally or Cath on 07546335485
Carole McWilliams on 07739 950798

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