We’re Hannah and Andy and we are the owners of The Chalkboard.
We went into business together back in June 2019 because we both shared a dream to open a tea room that served delicious food in a relaxed environment with great service using local suppliers.
We wanted to create a place where people would come and create memories. Where special celebrations could take place.
Since then we have won Best Restaurant at The Small Business Awards in 2022 and remain the number one restaurant in Peterborough on TripAdvisor. We now also have ‘The Chalkboard Café’ over at Lynch Wood which provides, breakfast, lunches and outside catering for the offices on the park.
The name The Chalkboard is linked to Hannah’s past as a teacher but was also a blank slate and a new start, we also loved the idea that we could serve our afternoon teas on your very own chalkboard! No sharing of afternoon teas here, it’s all yours! Andy and Hannah know each other through Andy’s wife, Alison, who was Hannah’s first ever teaching assistant. Andy has 3 grown up sons and Hannah has two younger sons.
We still can’t believe how lucky we were to have found the perfect venue for The Chalkboard at The Key Theatre. The Embankment has the most beautiful views even on the coldest winter days, it is truly magical to be sitting inside our glass walled building while it rains.
The restaurant is decorated with pink flowers and hearts being the main décor, we are Instagram ready! There are so many lovely backdrops for your photos to be taken in front of which all helps to capture the lovely memories being made at The Chalkboard. We love seeing your photos so please do tag us in them.
We are unique in offering a Pick Your Own Afternoon Tea where you choose everything from type of bread, sandwich fillings and an extensive choice of sweet or savoury options. So even if you don’t have a sweet tooth you can still enjoy an afternoon tea! This idea came from Hannah’s sister in law who hates cakes, she said she’d much prefer to pick your own and the idea was planted in Hannah’s head…and now here we are! Offering nearly a 2,000,000 different combinations. We offer vegan, dairy free and gluten free alternatives.
We also serve delicious breakfasts made from high quality ingredients including pork from Grasmere farm. We also have an amazing cocktail menu.
Our evening entertainment is also popular where you’ll find our resident Drag Queen, Teddi or a murder mystery evening, see our social media for more information.
Us and the team cannot wait to welcome you to The Chalkboard! Let’s make some memories!
Hannah and Andy xx