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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Timewarp place with average lunchtime food. Appreciate that its popular with some people and that the tea/coffee business is very busy but think the cafe is a franchise. Also no ventilation which makes it stuffy with a lot of condensation on the windows.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024 via mobile

I booked a table for two for afternoon tea with it being Mother’s Day tomorrow and it was absolutely lovely, the afternoon tea was great value for money, delicious and the staff were all so friendly and accommodating. Everything about this visit made my mum...extremely happy so thank you! can’t recommend the pomegranate and northern tea merchants enough.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Northern Tea Merchants, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2024

Antonia, so lovely to hear from you and hear that both you and your Mum enjoyed your afternoon tea with us for Mother's Day. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful 5 star review and recommending us to others.

Reviewed 4 February 2024

Lovely place, friendly atmosphere and had a really peaceful feel about it. I think this is important particularly when you are by yourself. Plenty of parking at the rear. The coffee was delicious, served in beautiful china. The array of tea was too tempting not...to make a purchase.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Northern Tea Merchants, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2024

Thank you so much for the taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! So pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to us and found it so peaceful and friendly. Absolutely - there's plenty of tea to enjoy working your way through...More

Reviewed 27 January 2024 via mobile

We decided to try here for breakfast. I had a very nice veggie oatcake. My husband had bacon sandwich. Nice friendly service, would recommend.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Northern Tea Merchants, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

So pleased you enjoyed your visit and breakfast with us and thank you for recommending us to others, Linda.

Reviewed 31 October 2023 via mobile

Nice place for a drink and some cake. Plenty of choice of tea and coffee and cakes were excellent. Watched the world go by outside the window. Good to see them safely back open after the floods.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Northern Tea Merchants, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2023

Thank you Teacake_Taster! So pleased you enjoyed your hot drinks, cakes and watching the world go by with us. Hope to see you again sometime - thanks again.

Reviewed 28 October 2023

I’ve driven past this cafe hundreds of times but never been in. Met a friend in there for coffee today and was really impressed - friendly staff, excellent selection of cakes, great coffee and a lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Northern Tea Merchants, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2023

Thank you for highly recommending us to others - so pleased you got around to visiting us! We really do appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

Popped in for lunch before going to Hardwick Hall. Really lovely place and fabulous cakes!! We had a toastie, sausage oat cake (delicious), Bakewell and Victoria sponge washed down with a hot chocolate and white tea.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Northern Tea Merchants, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely 5* review Catherine. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your lunch and cake with us!

Reviewed 21 July 2023

Found this as we were stuck in traffic (accident) what a find! We had tea and coffee with a toasted tea cake, all at their best. But the star point for me was the environment, from the wonderful coffee aroma to the quirky tables showing...stages of coffee bean roasting, just loved it 😍More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Northern Tea Merchants, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2023

Thank you so much for the wonderful review - so pleased you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 11 May 2023

Afternoon tea at The Northern Tea House was perfection. Generous in the sandwich fillings and not a sign of tuna. The scones so fresh and a great choice. This is definitely the best afternoon tea ever. Congratulations ladies.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Northern Tea Merchants, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2023

Oh wonderful - so pleased that you all enjoyed your afternoon tea with us. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful 5* review.

Reviewed 25 February 2023 via mobile

Brought my mum here on Thursday for lunch, very welcoming, great atmosphere & lovely freshly prepared food. Highly recommend. Thank you again.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Northern Tea Merchants, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2023

Glad you and your Mum enjoyed your visit for lunch and thank you for recommending us to others.

Reviewed 13 February 2023

Lovely traditional tearoom/cafe to enjoy a family treat. ‘A proper cup of tea’ to satisfy the grandparents and great selection of cakes for the kids…..and the chance to purchase a fancy tea pyramid.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Northern Tea Merchants, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2023

So pleased to hear you and the family enjoyed your visit to Northern Tea Merchants - thanks for taking the time to review.

Reviewed 31 January 2023

After finding this little place a couple of months ago, we find ourselves returning around once a week. A very warm welcome from all the staff on entry and a comfortable atmosphere throughout. Freshly prepared nicely presented food from cake. scones or something more substantial....Nice china is always a hit for our hot drinks. It is so nice to be valued as a customer and receive cheerful friendly service even when it is very busy. Lunch today was particularly good for me without spoiling my healthy eating attempts for the new year, Well done to all concerned we shall recommend this genuine welcoming tea roomMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2023

This is wonderful to read - thank you Dawn. The entire team are delighted to hear you enjoy your regular visits to Northern Tea Merchants. Thank you for recommending us to others and we look back forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 25 November 2022

This was our first visit and we were welcomed into the cafe and shop with warmth and friendliness. We ordered and were swiftly served with delicious fruity scones and tea. The cafe and shop has a very special atmosphere and we studied all the different...coffee beans for sale after had we finished our meal. The knowledgeable staff advised us on which coffee beans to buy and we came away delighted with our visit. The coffee was ground for us and tasted superb for breakfast in the morning. The whole visit was delightful and we will be returning again when we are next in Chesterfield.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful 5* review,. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much and the thank you for your kind words on the team and the coffee too. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 22 November 2022 via mobile

We were very pleased that we decided to stop for lunch at the Northern Tea Merchant today. My wife and I shared a cheese and ham toasties and a portion of pate and toast - all was nicely prepares and tasted great. We followed the...food with a pot of tea each - the tea certainly lived up to expectations, really nice. Credit also to the staff who looked after us really well, thank-you.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2022

Thank you so much for the kind words about your visit, food and the team, Peter! So pleased you enjoyed a great lunch (and tea!) with us. Hopefully will see you again.

Reviewed 10 November 2022

We had intended going into Chesterfield for lunch but passed this place on the way and decided to go in. Very glad we did, the service and food were excellent, the best chocolate cake I’ve ever had! We will be back

Date of visit: November 2022
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NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2022

Pauline, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are so pleased you made the decision to stop by and look forward to welcoming you back!

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Hi Kat, thank you so much for getting in touch. This should be ok but could you please give us a call on 01246 232 600 and ask for Tracey to discuss in more detail? Look forward to speaking to you.
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Hi Maureen, thanks for getting in touch. We do indeed and always try to have gluten free options available.
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