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Northern Tea Merchants

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193 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield S40 2BA, England
+44 1246 232600
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently visited for a snack and coffee. Excellent food and exceptional staff in a smart environment.

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Thank Andrew B
NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Andrew. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The selection of teas and coffees was outstanding. The service was excellent including a first class knowledge of the beverages available . The real shock was the price I was expecting it to be much dearer considering what we had. I will definitely be returning to the great value for money gem!

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Thank beanonoir
NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit so much and appreciate your comments on service, knowledge and value for money. Look forward to welcoming you back... Thanks again! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Northern Tea Merchants dates from the 1920s, when I suspect the busy Chatsworth Road was more picturesque than it is nowadays. The stream of cars and lorries going past is never-ending. That said, this special teashop is clean, tidy and well-kept inside and out -- and once you step through the door, you don't particularly notice the traffic noise.... More 

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Thank William B
NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this review

Hi William, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review and so glad to hear you have enjoyed your visits so much.Pardon the pun but I think you have us down to a 'tea'! Hope to see you both again soon. More 

Northeast Kingdom, Vermont
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We said we would be back soon ,how time flies,it was June 2014. Same quality tea ( what ever brew you want ,and you can take some home as well ), we had sandwiches ,all very fresh thanks for a smile and good service

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Thank sdmmmtc2016
NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this review

It certainly does! Thank you so much for the taking the time to review and happy to hear you enjoyed your revisit. Hope to see you again soon More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tea room is a hidden gem in Chesterfield. Great for a lazy Saturday, have a coffee before shopping in town, watching the world go by on the Brampton Road. It reminds you of Colonial England with only the best ingredients, whether you like coffee or tea, you can find the perfect blend here. Also on the menu great homemade... More 

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Thank prittylady101
NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review following your recent visit to The Pekoe Cafe at Northern Tea Merchants. We certainly do have tea and coffee to suit all tastes and delighted to hear you found the cakes so enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back again. More 

Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been some time since we last visited and there seem to have been a number of changes. We enjoyed a lovely lunch and the staff were very nice and friendly. The food was exceptional although in my opinion, a little overpriced. Would definitely recommend this lovely tea room to others.

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NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this review

Marie, glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you so much for taking the time to review and recommend us to others. More 

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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to stop here for a light lunch and a drink last weekend after hearing by word of mouth that it was worth a visit. Upon arrival we were greeting by the manager who welcomed us warmly and shared a little joke with us which we liked and it immediately set us at ease. We chose... More 

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1 Thank thequigmeister
NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and food. Thank you also for recognising and understanding the training - we all have to start somewhere... Hope to see you again soon. More 

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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So....me and my family (myself, wife and two children) have been coming here for the last 3 years. In general we go once or twice a month and get 4....sometimes 5 bags of coffee. Each time we visit we stay and have a coffee, pate with toast (all of us have a portion) and cake. Today we went and the... More 

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Thank Pembelton
NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You are correct there has been a change in ownership within the cafe and the menu and prices have changed, however prices have certainly not doubled. Northern Tea Merchants has subsidised the cafe part of the business for some time now and obviously this could not continue forever. We must apologise for the delay in... More 

Chesterfield
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83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming here for many years and never felt the need to write a review before. We come to Northern Tea Merchants to buy their high quality coffees and teas and also to drink in their cafe. Over the years all the staff, each and every one, have been courteous, helpful and friendly. This has recently changed for... More 

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Thank JuliaChesterfield
NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this review

I'm really sorry that this was your experience. All are welcome for drinks or lunch and we pride ourselves on excellent customer experience, so are really sorry that you felt that this was implied. Do hope that you will come back to us for drinks. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Northern Tea Merchants can be found on Chatsworth Road in Chesterfield, and it really is a pleasant place to stop off before you reach the Peak district. The service is excellent and the food delicious. They also have the finest range of teas and coffees that you can find anywhere, most importantly its all fair-traded.

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Thank Cein E
NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this review

Thank you Cein - what a lovely review! We do hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:00
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
Friday
09:00 - 16:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield S40 2BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Chesterfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1246 232600
Description
Northern Tea Merchants recently underwent a refurbishment and re-opened early October as The Pekoe Café at Northern Tea Merchants. The aim at The Pekoe Café is to offer simple, delicious food and drink with excellent customer service in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. The Pekoe Café's new menu includes longstanding breakfast favourites such as toasted tea cakes, bacon sandwiches, croissants and authentic French baguettes. Whilst jacket potatoes, home-made soups and sandwiches will be served at lunchtime as well as a selection of cakes, pastries and afternoon tea, complimented by the most extensive selection of teas and freshly ground coffee for miles around.

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