The Twisted Currant Tea Room started life on the 28th November 2014.
The tea room was previously a cafe which had the kitchen and tables in the same room. After moving the kitchen into the back of the tea room we were able to refurbish the front with a new floor and counter with new furniture and decoration. We now have a toilet and a baby changing mat and are always planning and adding new features.
Susan and Michael, the proprietors, now provide breakfasts, light lunches and lashings of cakes and cream teas.
We are often asked where the name came from.
We were originally going to name the tea room "The Beech Hut" but it was pointed out to us that we are not actually on the beach. We then thought of "Sea Breeze" but the Sea Drift restaurant is only a few doors away. We then spent hours on the internet looking for nautical or harbour names when Aimee, one of our daughters suggested "The Twisted Currant".
This instantly made it the natural choice for its typically British quirky nature and linguistic playfulness with currant as in raisins, the sea current and current as in time; and we are all a little bit twisted. If nothing else, it's easy to remember and we are the only Twisted Currant in Google.
We took the opportunity to refurbish the whole tea room during the first lockdown. We now have beautiful bench seats around the whole tea room with relaxing decoration and a new hidden garden, which is a sun trap during the summer. Together with a new alcohol license we can now offer probably the best relaxing atmosphere in Porthleven.
The tea room is not complete without our staff, all working hard in the background to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.