Gunwharf Quays’ is preparing to welcome one of the region’s best loved independent eateries to the centre this spring. Announcing the opening of a second site, The Parade Tea Rooms will be located at Gunwharf Quays’ Vernon Gate, offering superb dining in a uniquely historic setting.
Already a favourite on Southsea Common, The Parade Tea Rooms will be located at the Grade II listed Vernon Gate. Open from breakfast through to afternoon tea, The Parade Tea Rooms features a stunning outdoor terrace, providing the perfect place to enjoy indulgent breakfasts, lunches or homemade cakes.
Colin Wilding, General Manager at Gunwharf Quays, said: “The Parade Tea Rooms is well established in the local community and we are thrilled to welcome the latest opening to Gunwharf Quays.
The historical significance of the site makes the location of the tea rooms completely unique. With a rich Naval heritage, going back to the 1500s, the new Parade Tea Rooms sit within the former gatehouse building of the HMS Vernon site which was integral in D-Day preparations, training all mine divers..”
Highlights from the menu include breakfast treats; from Buttermilk Pancakes served with streaky bacon and maple syrup to Eggs Royale and traditional full English breakfast. Light lunches include a range of toasties, jacket potatoes, fresh salads and homemade soups. Afternoon tea will be available daily, serving sandwiches, cakes and scones, served with Hampshire clotted cream and jam. Famous for its spectacular homemade cakes, a selection of over 30 cakes made with locally sourced produce will also be on offer to enjoy with a hot drink.
Mark Hogan, Owner of The Parade Tea Rooms, said: “We opened the first site in Southsea in 2015 and have quickly established ourselves in the community, offering customers delicious food and drink in beautiful surroundings.
Opening at Gunwharf Quays will allow us to sit alongside some of the best known brands, in a beautifully refurbished building. We can’t wait to welcome new customers to our newest location!”
The Parade Tea Rooms at Gunwharf Quays will be open from 9am to 5pm, seven days a week.