The Vintage Powder Room – Afternoon Tea


When I saw Chloe’s (New Girl in Toon) tweet asking if any bloggers were interested in an afternoon tea meet-up, obviously I replied with YES! The meet-up was on Sunday and there were 6 of us in total at The Vintage Powder Room and Tea Shop (which is on Park View, Whitley Bay). I’d heard of this place from a friend who’d visited, but I hadn’t yet had the chance to visit.

I’ll admit I was a bit nervous/excited as I hadn’t met any other NE bloggers – turns out I needn’t have worried as everyone was so lovely and I had such a great time chatting (and eating cake/drinking tea). I’ve been tweeting Chloe for a bit now but hadn’t spoken to anyone else, I’d just been getting on with my little blogventures without even thinking about looking for other NE bloggers. Thank goodness that changed & thanks to Chloe for organising a great meet-up.

The Vintage Powder Room opened in October 2013, they offer hair and beauty treatments and are also a tea room with a great menu. Afternoon Tea was £12 per person and well worth every penny. Lou and Michael were busy setting up our table when I arrived and a few of the girls were in the powder room having some beauty treatments. Chloe was getting her hair curled and Kayleigh was having her nails painted. We moved through to the tea room after the treatments were done and the table just looked amazing. Anyone who has been with me on a blogventure will know how long it takes me to photograph everything before letting anyone touch their food…. well imagine 6 bloggers at an afternoon tea 🙂 I LOVED THIS. We had finger sandwiches, scones, cream meringues, victoria sponge cake, pink lemonade (my favourite), tea and coffee. The time just flew by and Lou & Michael were pottering away in the background, bringing us more tea and hot water. The food was delicious and beautifully displayed. The Victoria Sponge was most definitely the highlight – you’ll see what I mean soon. I can’t believe I had to leave a big wedge of it. Poor show from me. Photo time!

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From left to right, Rachel, Kayleigh, Emma, Me, Lisa, Chloe.

I’d love to know if you’ve visited The Vintage Powder Room, or if after this post you plan to! I already have a 2nd visit pencilled in… and it’s soon!


15 Comments Add yours

  1. chloeditorial says:

    Awww this is just along the road from my house, I didn’t see Chloe’s tweet otherwise I definitely would have come along! Maybe next time. Your photography is fabulous x



    1. Ah shame you missed it Chloe, I look forward to meeting you soon! Thanks for the lovely comments about my photography – I really appreciate it! x


  2. Chloe says:

    Thanks for coming, it was so lovely to meet you and I can’t wait to go on some more blogging adventures 😀 I’m so going to make cake club official 😀

    Chloe x


    1. Can’t wait for cake club Chloe! It was great to meet you too after all our tweeting! More adventures please ☺️ x


  3. Demi says:

    I went here yesterday it was lovely! Your blog post is great, fantastic photos! Just seeing the photo of the pink lemonade makes me want another glass!! xx

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    1. Thank you Demi, so glad you liked the post! It’s a great place – good to hear you enjoyed it too. I could drink some pink lemonade now… Perhaps with some gin added 😉 x


  4. Aww wow Whitley Bay bloggers! I love the powder room its just up the road from me. Glad you had a good time.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Mel! Lucky you love so close, I’d be there all the time if I did! 😁 x


  5. rachelle666 says:

    This looks sooooo lovely! Makes me want to move back to the homeland 🙂 xxx


    1. We should definitely go when you’re up north! WHEN WILL THIS BE?! 🙂 x


  6. Your photos are amazing! It was so lovely to meet you 🙂 x


    1. Thank you Rachel! it was lovely meeting you too 🙂 x


  7. Kayleigh says:

    Aww such a great post Shivani! Love your photos too! Loved this meet up so much! Can’t wait to catch up at the next one! Xx


    1. You’re too kind! Not long until the next cake club 🙂 xx


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