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Please order food and pay at the counter


All our meals are freshly made upon order, therefore during busy times please be patient and we’re sure it will be worth the wait!


Available all Day!
Big Breakfast  £7.45 2 bacon, 2 sausages, egg (poached or fried), beans or tomato, hash, mushrooms and toast. Served with a steaming mug of tea or Nescafe! Black pudding can be added for 95p
Little Breakfast  £5.45 1 Bacon, 1 sausage, egg (poached or fried), beans or tomato and toast. Served with a steaming mug of tea or Nescafe!
Veggie Breakfast (v)  £6.00 2 eggs served any style, 2 veggie sausages, beans or tomato and toast. Served with a steaming mug of tea or Nescafe! Mushrooms or Hash can be added for 80p
Breakfast Omelette (3 free range eggs)  £5.95 Filled with sausage, mushrooms and cheese, served with beans or tomato.          Avocado & Poached Egg on Chunky Toast  £4.45      with Bacon  £6.25
Breakfast Wrap  £3.25 Filled with bacon, cheese and mushrooms.
Bacon or Sausage Barm, Butty or on Toast  £2.95
Veggie Sausage Barm, Butty or on Toast (v) £3.15
Porridge (v) £2.25 Made with semi-skimmed milk and drizzled with syrup. 
Scrummy Doorstep Toast (v) £1.25 per slice oozing with butter 2 slices of regular toast (v) £1.20 with butter. Add marmalade or jam for 30p
2 Toasted Crumpets (v) £1.75 with butter.
Toasted Teacake (v) £1.75 any style.
2 Free Range Eggs on Toast (v) £2.95 any style.
Heinz Beans on Toast (v) £2.95
Doorstep Cheese on Toast  (v) £2.45


Please see the blackboard for Daily Specials. Gluten free bread also available

Homemade Soup   £3.95 served with bloomer bread.
Chicken Curry  £6.95 with rice, mango chutney and popadum.
Beef Chilli  £6.95 with rice, sour cream and tortilla chips.
Mushroom Stroganoff (v)  £6.75 with rice and garlic bread.
Omelette (3 free range eggs)  £6.30 served with mixed leaves, crisps, homemade coleslaw and dressing. Choose two fillings from: Cheese, Ham, Chicken, Mushroom, Onion or Tomato.
Add a side of  Home Fries  £2.75  or  Potato Wedges  £2.75


Served hot from the oven with your choice of filling.
Beans (v)   £3.75
Beans and Cheese (v)   £4.75
Beef Chilli & Sour Cream  £5.95
Cheese (v)   £3.95
Prawn & Marie Rose Sauce  £6.45
Chicken Curry  £5.795
Tuna Mayonnaise  £5.45


High Tea   £15.95 per person
A quirky picnic style table filled with delicious nibbles including freshly made sandwiches, sweet chilli chicken wrap, chunky cheese on toast, home fries, Eton Mess, cake, macaron and soft drink in a mini milk bottle.

Afternoon Tea Special  £9.75    Served on a China stand with the usual Afternoon Tea but with a few extras!!  Sponge cake, macaron, mini quiche and strawberries.

Afternoon Tea   £7.45 per person
A pot of tea or regular Americano coffee with sandwiches and fruit scone with jam and cream.  Served on vintage China.  


Served on bloomer bread, wrap or baguette with mixed leaves, crisps, homemade coleslaw and dressing.  Gluten free bread is also available. Add a bowl of soup for £2.95

Tuna Mayonnaise  £5.95
Oven Baked Ham  £5.95
Cheddar & Chutney (v)   £4.95
Prawn & Marie Rose Sauce  £6.75
Warm BBQ Chicken & Cheese Melt  £6.25
Sweet Chilli Chicken  £5.95
Warm Mushrooms & Cheese Melt (v)   £4.95
Rump Steak & Red Onion  £6.475
BLT  £4.95
Club Sandwich  £6.45


Freshly prepared salad served with homemade coleslaw, dressing and crisps.

Cheddar & Chutney (v)   £5.95
Warm Chicken & Bacon  £6.95
Oven Baked Ham   £6.75
Prawn & Marie Rose Sauce  £7.50
Rump Steak & Mushrooms  £7.50


Cheesy Garlic Bread (v)   £1.75
Beans on Toast (v)   £2.45
Cheese on Toast (v)  £2.45
Cheese and Tomato Pizza (v)  £2.45 served with crisps.
Homemade Soup  £2.45 served in a cup with toast.
Sausage & Beans Jacket Potato  £3.25
Sandwich  £2.65 on white or wholemeal bread, served with carrots, cucumber and crisps. Choose from Grated Cheese, Tuna Mayonnaise or Oven Baked Ham.


As well as our usual amazing breakfasts, we also serve our Weekend Brunch from 10:00am to 3:30pm every Saturday and Sunday!

Bacon and Syrup Pancakes  £5.00 American style pancakes topped with crispy bacon and Maple syrup.
Eggs Benedict  £6.75 toasted muffin topped with crispy bacon, poached egg & our homemade Hollandaise sauce.
French Toast  £4.25 served with various toppings – please ask for today’s selection.
Breakfast Muffin  £4.75 toasted muffin topped with cheesy scrambled egg & crispy bacon.  Add Black Pudding for 95p
Toast Tower  £5.00 chunky toast topped with cheddar, oven baked ham & a fried egg. Served with a grilled tomato.                            Eggs Florentine (v)  £5.95  toasted muffin topped with poached egg, spinach & our homemade Hollandaise sauce


Americano  £2.15 reg  £2.60 lrg
Cappuccino  £2.40 reg  £2.75 lrg
Double Expresso  £2.05
Flat White  £2.60
Macchiato  £2.40 
Mocha  £3.40
Latte  £2.60 Add a flavoured syrup for 40p. Decaf available for 20p per shot.
Yorkshire Tea for One £1.45 Yorkshire Tea for Two £2.45
Fruit Tea various flavours £1.65
Red Bush Tea naturally decaffeinated  £1.55
Yorkshire Decaf Tea  £1.55
“Brew” Loose Leaf Tea for One various blends  £1.95 “Brew” Loose Leaf Tea for Two various blends  £2.95
Hot Chocolate Melt£2.95  add whipped cream 40p  add marshmallows 30p 
Milkshakes – various flavours £2.75  add scoop of ice cream 75p 
Smoothies* – various flavours from £3.25
Frappe* – various flavours from £3.25
Orange or Blackcurrant Cordial  90p
Fresh Orange / Fresh Apple Juice  £1.70
Diet Coke, Lemonade or Diet Vimto  £1.40                                                                                                                                         Coke  £1.50
San Pelligrino  £1.70
Chilled Bottle Water Still/Sparkling  £1.65
Fentimans Rose Lemonade  £2.45
Fentimans Dandelion & Burdock  £2.45  
Milk  £1.15
Capri-Sun  £1.05                                                                                                                                                                                      *when available


Ice Cream Sundaes  £4.45 reg  
Choose 3 scoops of delicious ice cream plus 3 toppings and leave the rest to us! Top with whipped cream and sauce. ENJOY!

The Nitty Gritty

High Demand
Due to high demand for tables on Saturday and Sunday mornings (until 12:00pm) we can only accommodate customers who are ordering food and drink (per person). We apologise for any convenience caused.

Food may contain nuts and other allergens.  Please ask a member of the team if you have any concerns.

Please be Patient
All our meals are freshly made upon order, therefore during busy times please be patient and we’re sure it will be worth the wait!


A pot of tea or a regular Americano served with sandwiches and fruit scone with jam and cream.


A quirky picnic style table filled with delicious nibbles such as freshly made sandwiches, chunky cheese on toast,
home fries, Eton Mess, cake and soft drink.

per person

High Tea must be booked in advance (min 24hrs notice) with a £5 non-refundable deposit

The staff are lovely. The food is always good and menu varied. Breakfast is about as good as you could want and lunch is worth travelling for. The afternoon tea served is fantastic on a summers afternoon.


I had a Birthday celebration recently and had a party of 12 for Afternoon Tea. Lisa and the team really looked after us and everyone had a great time. Good comments all round.


I booked for afternoon tea here for myself, my two daughters and my daughter in law based on the really great reviews. It is a fab, quaint place with a great atmosphere. The sandwiches we’re delicious, the cheese and chutney were so tasty, ham was of a really good quality and cut to a good thickness and tuna was just the right mix all served on lovely fresh wholemeal bread. The scone with jam and cream was just perfection with the fresh strawberries. It was all presented well and it was a real treat for us. I would definitely recommend it and would definitely go again and that was agreed by my daughters and daughter in law too.

Donna G

Indulge in delicious ice cream courtesy of Mrs.Dowson!
Try a traditional wafer cone or be creative and design your very own Ice Cream Sundae!!

Served until 4.00pm every day

Mon-Sat 9am-4pm

Sun 10am-4pm

149 Dentons Green Lane,
St Helens WA10 6RG
Tel: 01744 730 999

Street Parking Available