Dorothy’s is a mobile British tearooms based in beautiful Christchurch, New Zealand. Our lovely caravan Dorothy can pop up wherever a good cup of tea and tasty home baking is needed – from afternoon tea treats to parties, weddings and fairs. With delicious menus for every season, a stunning collection of vintage china and of course, the perfect cup of tea, Dorothy’s will add a truly special touch of charm to any occasion.
Dorothy’s vintage style high tea is served on fine china and linens, with cakes, scones and sandwiches so delicate you could blow through them (as Jan’s Aunt Nora used to say!).
Our cakes and scones are homemade and all our produce is sourced locally wherever possible.
MEET THE PROPRIETRESS
Behind the teapot is Jan Saville, dedicated tea drinker, corgi enthusiast, collector of fine china, and the owner and founder of Dorothy’s Pop Up Tearooms.
Jan’s mum, Dorothy, was locally renowned for her cakes, sponges, tarts and flans. At family get-togethers, nothing was shop bought and the tables used to heave with cakes and pastries.
Jan learnt her trade from the ground up, and before cooking was fashionable, she was trained in the art of helping to supply vast quantities of good food for hungry people.