Bertie’s growth continues as elegant venue unveils luxurious tea room plans

Popular Elland venue, Bertie’s, is preparing to serve up a real taste of luxury for Calderdale as it gets set to launch a stunning coffee and tea lounge.

Known as one of the area’s best venues for unforgettable celebrations over the past 35 years, Bertie’s will be home to an elegant and sophisticated experience like no other in the area.

Co-owners Jonathan Nicholls and David Cooper, who transformed the catering company last summer, have invested £85,000 to unveil Bertie’s Coffee Lounge & Tea Room.

The exquisite ground floor Victorian lounge, adorned with antique crockery and stately white-clothed tables, holds up to 60 guests and leads to an outdoor patio area.

The venue will boast a range of tantalising tastes with a unique barista multi award-winning blend of coffee, Fortnum & Mason’s Royal Blend of tea, a further dozen, different loose teas, and a fully-licensed bar for those having Afternoon Tea with the addition of Prosecco or champagne.

There will also be beautifully, hand-crafted cakes, sandwiches and other indulgent treats on offer – with several daily delights cooked on-site at its Brook Street base by executive chef director, Jonathan, and his expert kitchen team.

The launch has led to the creation of six new jobs too – those being Front of House, waiting staff and experienced Baristas.

David, Bertie’s commercial director, said: “We wanted to bring something different to the area because there’s nowhere else in Elland where you can sit and have a barista-made coffee with family and friends. Bertie’s will provide an elegant base for our community to enjoy a bit of luxury in our stunning 1850s listed building, as well as high-quality coffee, tea, cakes and sandwiches that you cannot get anywhere else.”

Jonathan added: “It will be a venue for everyone in the area and beyond to meet-up and try a first-class coffee and tea lounge menu that’s mostly locally-sourced and beautifully presented. We were really keen to add to the business community of Elland, bolster the local economy with new job openings and provide a really exciting and luxurious venue for Calderdale.”

Bertie’s Coffee Lounge & Tea Room will hold a special event for exclusive invitees and VIPs before officially launching on Bank Holiday Monday, May 28th, from 10-4pm.

The Lounge will be open weekdays from 10am-4pm. For more information, or to book a table, visit: www.bertiescatering.com

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