The driving force behind the Hatters initiative is Stella Collelouri, a well-known
personality in Fife food circles. Stella who has been running her successful outside
catering business for several years, saw the chance at The Hill of Tarvit to combine
all her passions in one place, her love of local produce and great food, her
innovative, creative approach and much to her delight she also gets to work in one
of the most perfect Edwardian houses in Scotland.
The Tearoom is set in the glass ceilinged conservatory style room which is thought
to have originally been used as a luggage depository when guests arrived to stay
with the Sharpe family. The Tearoom Kitchen is housed in the servantís old dining
room and directly linked to the original Edwardian kitchen by a connecting door, a
fact that Stella finds quite thrilling and likens to having her own kitchen Narnia.
Stella also delighted in the opportunity to put her own stamp on the tearoom and as
in a past life she studied Interior Design and is now an avid collector found the
hardest thing was stop buying treasures to fill it with. The interior is based
predominantly on the Hill of Tarvits Edwardian heyday, but you will also detect hints
of Victoriana, 20s, 30s and even the 40s as the houses history spans these decades.