About Us

 

Leckenby’s is a traditional English Licensed Tea Room. We serve excellent quality food and drink, in attractive, bright and exceptionally clean surroundings. Whether you would like a three course meal or just a drink, you will be made to feel welcome. Our full menu offers a wide choice with a guarantee that all our produce has been chosen for it’s high quality.

 

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 ‘Chocaholics’ 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 our see outside 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

“Very Welcoming”

"Good service, excellent food served with a smile. Very welcoming."

S Cleary, Altrincham

“First Class”

"First class food. Excellent service. Always a warm welcome in this beautiful place."

G Hunter, Bury

“A Pleasure”

"Food and service is excellent. Staff are very well presented and helpful. Premises are immaculate and it's a pleasure to dine here."

Mrs Bush, Royton

“Spotless”

"A spotlessly clean, well appointed shop. Personal attention from the owners. Good food, well presented by welcoming, pleasant staff.."

J Stephens, Bury

Opening Hours

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