I'm Sarah Courtney, owner and creator of Vintage Service and lover of baking since aged eight.
I set about creating the company in 2011 following a passion for quality homemade afternoon tea and a slight hoarding of beautiful vintage china. We now offer a whole lot more. All our food is home made, prepared from scratch with fresh ingredients.... and no pretentious 'cheffy' portions allowed!
That's us now: simple, tasty, elegant home-style dishes that we lovingly prepare, with or without our trademark vintage china.
Covid-19 has changed everything and the service we offer has changed to accommodate that. Where once the core of the business was weddings, parties, funeral teas and baby showers, we are now offering afternoon tea & care packages and meal delivery - a new and exciting chapter for us.
Staying in is the new going out!
Ordering couldn't be easier, just get in touch via the contacts form below.
So, I invite you to explore our new offer and check out the menus that are sure to whet your appetite. Once tempted don't hesitate to get in touch to place your order. I'd love to hear from you.
Recent kind words
"Sarah has cooked meals for my wife and I since 2012. She is an excellent cook and will cook whatever one wishes. She will also bake delicious buns and cakes. At the same time, she is a lovely person to work with."
John Guthrie OBE
"Oh Sarah! Everything was so perfect! Thanks you so much!! The kids loved everything you sent and I had a blast watching the videos and seeing the photos. You made Christmas special for all of us this year and we couldn't be more pleased. Thank you again!"
Sarah Sullinger from USA
"Sarah, I just wanted to thank you for your help in making my 60th Birthday so special. It was such a surprise when you delivered the 3 course meal my daughter ordered from you. The food was delicious, and the strawberry and fresh cream cake was exceptional. The vintage crockery together with the candles, napkins and table cloth made it extra special. Thank you again for a lovely meal."
Beverley Hague, Filey
"Worth 10stars! I ordered an afternoon tea to be delivered for my mums birthday, as we couldn't celebrate together. Everything was so beautifully presented and from what I heard it was delicious. The vintage china, cake stands and extra touches made this worth every penny. It made my mums day and she was particularly impressed by someone else offering to do the washing up for a change! (Really hope we can try one of your Sunday roast dinner deliveries at some point too). Thank you again."
"Lovely food, expertly prepared and presented. Warmly recommend. If you’re coeliac, Sarah’s pastry is the lightest I have ever tasted and that’s no small order."
Sir Alan and Lady Ayckbourn
"I ordered an afternoon tea as a Christmas present. I have to say the service from Sarah was first class. Nothing was too much trouble. The quality of the food was fabulous and enjoyed so much by my parents. My dad has been gushing about it all week. I would definitely recommend and would not hesitate using Vintage Service again."
"Absolutely amazing service and afternoon tea. Deliciously decadent! Afternoon tea for 5, delivered straight to the door, boxed with a ribbon and ready to be put straight on to the table. The food was superb. My children devoured the lot (we had to be quick get any ourselves) both sweet and savoury went down an absolute treat! Generous portion sizes and huge light baked to perfection cakes! Would definitely use this service again. Best thing, no washing up or prep required! (literally only needed to boil the kettle... loose leaf tea, milk and sugar cubes provided) What a pleasure during lockdown. Thank you Vintage Service!"
Kristina Jones, Scalby
"I cannot recommend Vintage Service highly enough. From the initial consultation to the delivery of such a beautiful afternoon tea, the professionalism and quality is outstanding.
Our belated Valentines day was finished off perfectly. Thank you so much."
Janine Laurence, Scarborough