The Chaumer is a recently opened teahouse and wine bar for Edinburgh’s Queen Street – with a very interesting back story.
Spokesperson Catherine Allison told DRAM, “Daniel Fern and Victoria Rae took over Stewart Christie Taylors about four years ago. Next door was an empty unit with a beautiful back room that they used for accommodation for customers that had travelled far and needed to stay overnight. Then they decided those guests needed tea and breakfast (and wine) ….and so here we are.”
Chaumer is an old Scots word for a thatched one-roofed bothy and a reference to the accommodation. The rest of the tearoom has made the most of the building’s original Georgian features.
Continued Catherine, “The interior is beautiful thanks to the original ceiling, panelling and antiques collected from across Scotland. There’s also Stewart Christie tailored upholstery, marble table and glass tea-tops – plus tailor’s dummies a bit of a peacock theme thanks to a few feathers.”