Miss Margaret Courtney, my great-aunt originally opened her business here in 1909 and it has been run by four generations of ladies in my family. I reopened in summer 2008 as Miss Courtney's Tearooms.

We are an independent tearooms specializing in afternoon tea fare, light lunches and breakfasts. We endeavour to capture the feeling of nostalgia associated with 'taking tea'. Expect old fashioned tablecloths, antique chinaware and glistening chandeliers........ ....take some time to 'take some tea' with us.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Miss Courtney's Tearooms 100th Birthday Party

Last night I celebrated my 1st year in business AND our 100th year in business as a family..... Miss Margaret Courtney established her business in 1909 and what a privilege it is to be at the helm 100 years later. My daughter Anna is fifth in line ..... no pressure Anna! To celebrate we held an old fashioned tea dance with 1930's swing and lindyhop by Gary Baus, afternoon tea delights, champagne and pretty dresses aplenty! I enjoyed every second of it and the dancing was so much fun I wonder if we should consider a more regular social dancing night?. It was such a pleasure to have so many old and new friends together for the night and I would really like to thank all of you for your support help and friendship over the many years. Looking forward to more fun in the years ahead.

Sandra Dunlea