Time for romance at T&Thistle

Spoil your loved one with a delicious 3 course meal for Valentine's Day.  Turn up the romance at T & Thistle this Wednesday 14th, Friday 16th or Saturday 17th from 7.30pm.

Only £20 per person.

Call 02392 832384 to book, or pop in to see one of us.

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Christmas Opening Hours

We are open on Christmas Eve until 2pm, then closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.  Pop by on Wednesday 27th December for coffee to blow those cobwebs away!

Christmas Eve   9am - 2pm

Christmas Day  CLOSED

Boxing Day       CLOSED

Celebrate New Year's Eve at T&Thistle

Looking for something to do on New Year's Eve?  Why not come celebrate Hogmanay-style with us this year and see in 2018 in style!

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Featured in 'the news'

Pedri Mansfield from 'The News' kindly dropped in and we are featured on 'The News' website.  Thank you Pedri.  Pop by again soon for a Rose-Smoked Scottish tea and fresh Cinnamon bun!

New Southsea cafe offers a taste of Scotland - The News

A RELAXING, family-friendly tea and coffee lounge has recently opened in Southsea after a two-month refurbishment.

The T & Thistle cafe in Highland Road opened in February and has already become popular with locals.

The new cafe offers a range of Scottish teas and the coffee is hand roasted in Winchester by award-winning Moonroast, which owner Jennifer Wilkie says has already received many compliments. 

The cafe also sells a wide selection of cakes, light snacks and more recently introduced platters and some breakfast additions including eggs Benedict. 

Jennifer said: ‘We thought it was a really interesting, quirky little place that we could make our own and put our stamp on and build a bit of a future for our children.

‘It’s a nice surrounding for a bit of indulgence and a nice bit of home baking with fresh coffees and loose leaf teas.’ 

The cafe is dog-friendly and offers free wi-fi. 

Dan Prendergast, co-owner, said: ‘When opening a new business it can be hard to take on any criticism when you’ve worked so hard on something, but so far it’s all been positive and we’ve had great support from the community, everyone has been so friendly and supportive.’

Eleanor Bradbury, 21, a waitress at the cafe, said: ‘Everyone enjoys working here, we try our best to keep it at a high quality. It’s all very positive and the owners are really lovely.

‘One of the owners is from Scotland and so we produce a lot of Scottish coffees and teas which have actually won awards. 

‘The cafe is always lively and busy, especially weekends, we also have quite a few locals who come in regularly.’

The T & Thistle is open Monday to Sunday from 9am until 5pm with plans to extend the evening and morning opening hours in the next couple of weeks.

By Pedri Mansfield