Tastefully Renovated Chatter’s Tea Room Reopens
One of Barbados’ most charming fine dining attractions, the Chatters Tea Room at the Bagatelle Great House, St. Thomas, has reopened to business with an even more tasteful ambience and décor following a recent upgrade.
Chatters, a favourite stop for a spot of tea which has gained popularity with both Barbadians and visitors, particularly from the UK, has also added new items to its already enticing menu just in time for Easter celebrations, one of its bestselling periods of the year.
A sampling of regulars and guests made the most of the occasion as the cheerily repainted and decorated restaurant was officially reopened with a special tea tasting evening facilitated in the Victorian tea room upstairs of the Great House and on the tranquil garden terrace,
Patrons were treated to personal afternoon tea served on antique and modern bone china enjoyed with sandwiches, sweets, savouries and clotted cream scones with strawberries. Newly added delicacies, Barbadian fishcakes and mini wraps were also on the menu, with the regular offering of full afternoon tea, Chatters savoury or sweet tea, and a kid’s tea.
Food & Beverage Director, Laura Galt, said the favourable comments and excellent response by patrons and guests attending the tasting were very encouraging indeed following the approximately four months of renovations.
“We want to make sure that Chatters is absolutely one of the best restaurant experiences available anywhere in Barbados, and we are very encouraged indeed by the response of guests who attended our reopening event, and by patrons who have been turning out. Everyone is very impressed with the atmosphere and setting, and of course our menu as usual has been a big hit.”
Galt said it was especially pleasing to have completed the restaurant upgrade in time for Easter 2014.
“Easter has been one of our best periods at Chatters as it tends to fit in with a number of the events for which we cater. We host a lot of Tea Parties, Baby Showers, Birthday Parties and other special occasions, and we also do a lot of Business Meetings. Outside of Easter other bestselling events would be Valentine’s Day and the annual Mad Chatters Tea Party.”
Noting that Chatter’s was growing in popularity with locals and visitors alike, Galt said its location at the historic Bagatelle Great House served to enhance its character and attraction. The Bagatelle Great House, a delightful National Trust Property with distinctive double stair case and traditional architecture has a noble and distinguished heritage dating back to the 17th Century when it was the country home of the Governor of Barbados, Lord Francis Willoughby.