Boston Tea Party café-bar opens in Sutton Harbour

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The BTP chain launches its first Plymouth outlet this weekend after major renovations of the historic Grade II listed building, which borders Vauxhall Street and Exchange Street on Sutton Harbour.

The three-storey building has been sensitively restored and two floors transformed to seat 150 inside, with a flower-enclosed outdoor seating area for 30 created with stunning views over the marina towards the Barbican.

Sam Roberts, Managing Director of BTP, said: “We’ve been wanting to open a venue in Plymouth for some time but it wasn’t until we found the perfect location at Jamaica House in the historic Sutton Harbour that it was made possible. We’re thrilled to be bringing Boston Tea Party to Plymouth, a city so full of character, and can’t wait to be based right in the heart of the action in the lively waterfront with its tremendous atmosphere.

“Come and see us soon: we’re open late on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights with great craft beers on tap to try over a meal, or pop in early for a coffee – or brunch - on your way to work.”

The Plymouth Boston Tea Party venue has been given its own unique character with an eclectic mix of up-cycled, salvaged and restored furniture and fittings installed, including old gymnasium flooring on the walls and school chairs.

The café-bar will be open from 7am-9pm Monday to Wednesday, 7am-11pm Thursday to Saturday, and 8am-9pm on Sundays.

A regularly changing seasonal menu employing local produce where possible will include breakfast, main meals, a children’s menu, freshly ground coffee, and a range of craft ales, beers and cider on draught, as well as a variety of other drinks, snacks and homemade cakes.

Boston Tea Party has created 35 new jobs at the Plymouth venue, the majority filled by local applicants.

Charlotte Malcolm, Commercial Marketing Manager for Sutton Harbour Holdings plc, said: “There has been huge interest in the new Boston Tea Party venue opening in Sutton Harbour this weekend as this enormously popular chain arrives in Plymouth at last. “Vauxhall Quay is proving a popular location with people visiting the recently opened pizza and cider restaurant The Stable, and we’re excited to have another fantastic national chain launching just next door at Jamaica House.

“Our ongoing drive to regenerate the waterfront district of Britain’s Ocean City is supported by landmark buildings like this being redeveloped, along with our plans to create a £3million boardwalk providing a pedestrian link over the water from Vauxhall Quay to Guy’s Quay.”

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