Leckenby’s Multi-Award-Winning Licensed Tearoom

Great Food! Great Service!

Serving excellent quality food & drink since 1997

Award-winning Tearoom in Bury

Welcome To Leckenby’s

Leckenby’s is a traditional English Licensed Tea Room. We serve excellent quality food and drink in attractive, bright and exceptionally clean surroundings. You will be greeted, shown to your table and served politely and quickly by our friendly and efficient waiting-on staff.

Whether you would like a three course meal or just a drink, you will be made to feel welcome. Our menu offers a wide choice and a guarantee that all our produce has been chosen for it’s high quality. We also have a retail area where there are many lines available for you to buy.

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A warm welcome from Tony, Jean, Melanie and the Leckenby’s team.

Our History

Premium quality since 1997

Back in 1997, Jean Leckenby and Tony Cunningham opened a specialist chocolate shop in Bury’s Millgate Shopping Centre under the name of ‘Chocaholics’.

Within a few months a gap was spotted and it was decided to add an upmarket Tea Rooms to compliment the shop. The popularity of the Tea Rooms far exceeded expectations, and it was extended, making Jean and Tony caterers instead of the expected chocolate retailers! At this time, daughter Melanie joined, making this a true ‘family business’.

We won our first award when we received the ‘Roy Castle Gold Award’ for operating a totally smoke-free Tea Rooms. This may seem strange now, but in those days, many eating establishments accepted smoking – we had decided that good quality food and drink deserved better than a smoky atmosphere. 

In the Spotlight

Awards & Recognition

We won our first award when we received the ‘Roy Castle Gold Award’ for operating a totally smoke-free Tea Rooms. This may seem strange now, but in those days, many eating establishments accepted smoking – we had decided that good quality food and drink deserved better than a smoky atmosphere. 

Our History

We’re Multi-Award-Winning

The quality of our food and drink has always been important. We have tried to source products locally wherever possible and we will never deviate from our principles that top quality food and drink is an essential part of our business. We are very proud of the fact that we are renowned for our excellent customer service.

To reflect this, we were delighted to receive the prestigious ‘Lancashire Life Readers’ Choice Award’ for 2008/09, recognition for all the hard work put in over the years to build our reputation. We then won another accolade when we scooped the ‘Lancashire Life Cafe Society Award’ for 2009/10. 

To reflect the fact that our main business was now that of a Tea Room, we decided to re-brand away from the slightly misleading ‘Chocoholics’ and in 2009 adopted Jean’s name for the business, now known as ‘Leckenby’s Licensed Tea Rooms’. 

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We’re always ready to serve you

Meet Our Team

We won our first award when we received the ‘Roy Castle Gold Award’ for operating a totally smoke-free Tea Rooms. This may seem strange now, but in those days, many eating establishments accepted smoking – we had decided that good quality food and drink deserved better than a smoky atmosphere. 

Tony Cunningham

Tony Cunningham

Owner / Manager

Mainly office-based, ensuring the smooth running of the business from the administrative side.

Jean Leckenby

Jean Leckenby

Owner / Manager

Overseeing all aspects of the business in order to ensure our standards continue to remain at the highest level.

Melanie Filidoro

Melanie Filidoro

Manager

In charge of staffing, training and the retail side making sure the business continues to run efficiently.

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Our History

Becoming Leckenby’s

To reflect the fact that our main business was now that of a Tea Room, we decided to re-brand away from the slightly misleading ‘Chocaholics’ and in 2009 adopted Jean’s name for the business, now known as ‘Leckenby’s Licensed Tea Rooms’. 

More awards were received during 2013 & 2014 from the ‘Best Of…’ organisation, beating many other Tea Rooms locally and from around the country. We also received Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence for 2014 to 2019. In 2018 we were voted the Favourite Independent Business within the Millgate Shopping Centre. In 2019 we won the ‘Excellence’ category in the Greater Manchester Healthier Catering Awards. 

So relax and enjoy being waited on a sampling what we hope you will agree, is fine food and drink in a pleasant atmosphere. Thankyou for calling, and we hope to see you again soon! 

Features

What We Offer

Daily Specials

As well as our extensive menu, each day we offer an extra choice with a number of daily specials. Pop in to see our menu for today’s dishes.

Fresh, Local Ingredients

Our policy has always been to buy the best products available. All our fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, and bakery goods are supplied by local businesses.

Tasty Meals

Our catering staff are fully trained to provide our customers with the tastiest meals, where the presentation matches the quality of the produce.

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Plenty of Choice

With our comprehensive menu, we try to cater for all tastes, and offer a wide variety of food and drink, vegetarian and vegan options and gluten-free dishes, with a focus on healthy eating.

Authentic Cuisine

We offer traditional English dishes, ensure that everything we buy is of the highest quality, so you can be assured that we’re proud of every dish that comes out of our kitchen.

Speciality Tea & Coffee

We have an excellent partnership with our local Coffee grinder and Tea importer. The quality of their coffees and teas are the reason why we have used them ever since we opened the doors in 1997.

Reviews

What Our Customers are Saying

Love This Place”

Love this place, staff brilliant and always smiling. Food delicious, what’s not to like? Highly recommended!

 Susan Hood

6 MAY 22

 

 

Will Be Back!”

First time visiting today. We had the breakfast which was delicious. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Will be back!

 LISA R

4 MAY 22

What More Could You Want”

Great food, excellent staff. Always clean, what more could you want.

IAN WALKER

8 APRIL

“Gorgeous little gem”

Excellent food and service. Will be calling again. Quite a busy little place a great deal of choice on the menu.

Angela Seddon

7 May 2022

“Good Atmosphere”

Lovely food and nicely presented in a calm atmosphere in a spotlessly clean tearoom. The two young ladies who served us on a Thursday afternoon were polite, pleasant and helpful. Even helping two move us to a more comfy table when it came available. The pandemic has not changed this tearoom which must have been difficult at times. If you want good food in a pleasant atmosphere this is the place to try.

CAROL0272

March 2022

Heaven on a Plate

You have tried the rest, now try the best. This place is heaven on a plate. Don’t leave it too long…

Brenda Kaye

2nd April 2022

“Very Friendly Helpful Staff”

Absolutely beautiful food served by very friendly helpful staff. would definitely recommend”

Emily Louise Hanbury

15 FEB 22

“Best Tearoom in Bury”

Lovely tearoom, very nice food and drinks, beautifully presented, friendly and pleasant staff. Probably the best tearoom in Bury.

A.D.

March 2022

Nothing Too Much Trouble”

Great service. Polite, efficient, friendly. Nothing too much trouble. Great food. Enjoyed brunch very much.

J8034CNpats

March 2022

“Great Little Place”

This is such a super friendly place to visit when in Bury. The food is so fresh and very tasty, and it is a pleasure to be served by such friendly staff…oh and the new menu is great.

Hilary H

March 2022

 

 “Food Always Spot On”

We have visited several times, always found the staff very friendly. The food is always spot on with a great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Hindle 724

February 2022

Will Be Going Again”

As usual great food and drinks, immaculately clean and waitresses smartly dressed pleasant and friendly and the decor clean and fresh. Will be going again and will have an afternoon tea as it looked great.

DAVID CHADWICK

23 MARCH 22

“Favourite Place”

My favourite place for lunch. Food delicious and staff very friendly and efficient.

Irene Kellett

3 June 2022

 

 

 

Opening Hours

Please note that we only take bookings (on 0161 761 1191) for parties of four or more, wheelchair users or Afternoon Teas. Everyone else will be seated upon arrival.

MON – FRI
9.30am - 4.30pm

SAT
9.15am - 5.00pm

SUN
11.00am - 4.00pm

How to Find Us

We are situated in Bury’s Millgate Shopping Centre – on Minden Parade opposite Boots. The Metrolink & bus interchange is two minutes walk away, and there are many surrounding car parks.

Our Address

Mill Gate Shopping Centre,
27 Minden Parade,
Bury
BL9 0QG

Tel: 0161 761 1191
Email: info@leckenbys.com