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Service with a Smile

Posted in: News On: October 21, 2015

The Tea Party are very proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for The Portsmouth News’ Service with a Smile award in recognition for our great customer service. We do pride ourselves in our work and are pleased that this is regularly reflected in the reviews we receive on Trip Advisor (click here to see our reviews).

We are off to the awards ceremony this coming Sunday so watch this space and we will keep you posted!

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Christmas is coming, it might not be snowing…… but the Prosecco is free flowing!

Posted in: News On: October 1, 2015


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As much as you might not want to acknowledge it’s coming, the Christmas season is rapidly approaching and we all know what that means. All the stress of finding the perfect presents, organising family get togethers whilst trying to avoid the usual family fall outs, crowded shops, stressed shoppers and kid’s Christmas concerts.

We at The Tea Party have a lovely Christmas offering to give you a welcome break from the pandemonium. We are offering a Christmas themed tea party with vintage carols, a present for every guest together with crackers and hats and unlimited Prosecco during your two hours with us. So why not, take a break from the madness –  whether it’s a catch up with friends, some quiet time with the hubby or you just fancy getting your festive season off to a sparkling start call now to book  –  don’t miss out, as at just £29.95 per person we’re sure to book up fast!

This festive treat is taking place on Sunday 13th December between 3pm & 5pm but spaces are limited.

To book call 02393 070760 (unfortunately we cannot guarantee bookings made via email)


2nd date added due to popularity – don’t miss out a 2nd time. Bookings now being taken for Sunday 20th December – this will however by the final date! Call quick to secure your place.






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Exclusive Hire

Posted in: News On: September 5, 2015

You may have noticed that we are no longer open on Sundays. We have extended our opening hours Monday to Saturday but we are closed on Sundays. There is however a method to our madness as it now means that you, our lovely customers can have us all to yourselves. Closing the tea shop on a Sunday has given us the opportunity to make our beautiful venue available for exclusive hire all day.

This has proved an amazing success so far and we are booked up every Sunday between now and Christmas with an array of celebrations. We have 40th birthdays, 70th birthdays, baby showers, hen parties and recently we had a beautiful wedding reception. We can cater for any occasion whether it be traditional afternoon tea or a more relaxed buffet and of course don’t forget we have a license to sell alcohol so we can help your celebrations kick off in style with a welcome drink served in our beautiful vintage Babycham glasses.

If you are looking for a venue to hold a party and fancy letting us do the work whilst you enjoy, just give us a call on 02393 070760 and ask for Emma our Functions co-ordinator and she will be happy to discuss your requirements.


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Going to the Chapel……

Posted in: News On: August 26, 2015

The Tea Party will close earlier than usual at 3pm this Saturday 29th August, but for very good reason!

Our beautiful tea room is hosting a wedding reception, so we are shutting to give us the opportunity to make our venue even more beautiful than usual for the wedding. The bride and groom are regulars at The Tea Party so we were the perfect choice for their intimate wedding reception. We will re-open a little later on Sunday 30th August at 11.45am to give us a chance to get the tea room back to normal.

This will be the second wedding reception we have had on our premises since we opened, although we are no stranger to weddings. We have travelled to lots of beautiful and unusual venues to supply our beautiful afternoon tea and vintage crockery. We have catered in old barns, theatre’s, Explosion museum and of course the quintessentially British marquee in the setting of a stately home. We take great pride in our work and pay very close attention to detail, working closely with other suppliers to ensure that everything is perfect and runs smoothly.

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Your waitresses

If you would like to add some vintage charm to your wedding, please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss your big day with you and help make your dream a reality.

Wedding Drinks Reception

Wedding Drinks Reception

Beautiful Marquee

Beautiful Marquee

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D Day 70 Anniversary

Posted in: News On: June 14, 2014

As the country marked the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, Lee on the Solent was no exception with the traders of the High Street entering in to the spirit of the occasion to mark this historic day. Up and down Lee High Street the traders gone all out to dress the shop windows and the business association  ran a competition for best dressed window.

The Tea Party was central to the buzz that filled the High Street, all the staff swapped the usual glamourous vintage dresses in favour of landgirl girl attire. All in the Swing – a local swing duo came along and provided fitting entertainment outside that shop and had customers dancing in the street. Joining in the fun was a local group of swing dancers in vintage dress who enthralled the crowds with their energetic dancing.

Outside The Tea Party shops were lined in street party style and customers for 8 to 80 years were sat enjoying an afternoon tea in the sunshine soaking up the atmosphere. The day was rounded off by a fly past over the Solent, of a Dakota and Spitfire.

A fitting end to a fabulous day!

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