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Like a Teatray in the sky

Twinkle, twinkle, little bat

How I wonder what you’re at!

Up above the world you fly,

Like a teatray in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle, little bat

How I wonder what you’re at!

It’s no surprise to discover Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is the favourite book of Southsea tearoom owner Nicky.

Like a Teatray in the Sky takes its name from the poem by Lewis Carroll and stepping over the threshold is like entering a different world, which she has painstakingly put together with partner Fark.

The mis-matched furniture, 70’s geometric prints, covetable china cups and saucers all make for a creative space that is immediately welcoming and intriguing.

You can guarantee an interesting soundtrack – often with a gallic influence (think Nouvelle Vague or the soundtrack from The Artist) – and then there is the Dodo expertly created on the wall by street artist Fark.

Nicky along with her mum are responsible for the delicious food on offer – stop for lunch and enjoy her attention to detail – and afternoon tea is nothing short of a work of art.

“We wanted to create an atmosphere where people can relax – this is more than a tearoom and we love the fact it is still evolving.

“You will find writers, knitters, artists – and lots of people who just like the vibe we’ve created here,” said Fark.


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