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Little LEAF to open at ONE FINE DAY in Liverpool next month

Little LEAF at ONE FINE DAY is set to launch on Monday 6th November as part of the independent hospitality group’s 15th anniversary celebrations in Liverpool.

The team at LEAF are preparing to celebrate their 15th anniversary in November and the opening of a brand-new venture – Little LEAF at ONE FINE DAY.

LEAF started as a simple idea a decade and a half ago between siblings Natalie and Graham Haywood in Liverpool and has evolved into the UK’s finest collection of independent tearooms, restaurants and events spaces, employing over 180 staff.

They also own the stunning events space OH ME OH MY on the city’s waterfront, opposite the Three Graces.

LEAF’s heart has always been about community, working with many of Liverpool’s creatives to offer a kaleidoscopic range of programming along with fabulous food and drink morning, noon and night. Its root stem from Natalie’s dream back in 2008 to create an alternative social space to enjoy tea which back then did not exist, first opening as a pop-up in Static Gallery then moving to Parliament Street before settling in Bold Street (2010), then opening Smithdown Road (2019) and West Kirby (2020) Since launching they have served over 1m cups of tea.

Approaching their momentous birthday, the team are very proud to announce the launch of Little LEAF at ONE FINE DAY on Monday November 6th on Old Hall Street. Serving breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday, Little LEAF will distil the essence of its bigger siblings on a more intimate scale, offering many of the iconic dishes, drinks and of course lots of teas available at the other locations. As always, the emphasis is around socialising, sharing and having fun, from intimate catch ups to bigger gatherings.

To usher in this magical milestone, there are 15 dates coming up from Friday 3rd to Saturday 18th November across all LEAF locations. The essence of LEAF grown over the years will be celebrated with a series of events including four Pudding Clubs hosted by Masterchef The Professionals winner Claire Lara at £15 per person, plus a mix of music, Bored Of Dating Apps, craft markets, networking and more with multiple events on each of the anniversary dates.

And not to forget how tea has always been the foundation of LEAF since the earliest days – they offer close to 100 loose leaf teas and as part of the celebrations there’s a brand-new breakfast tea available called Stronger English Breakfast, in honour of LEAF going strong for 15 years. And there’s a brand-new gin, too – a Chai concoction with Tappers.

Natalie Haywood says: “It feels surreal that we are reaching our 15th anniversary in November and it’s the perfect time to open Little LEAF which will be housed in the front area of ONE FINE DAY. We’ve been thinking how to expand what we do and whilst maintaining our core values as a business, so to launch a smaller scale version of LEAF is giving us new momentum and ideas. Seeing how we have grown with our customers is what underpins who we are and what we do.

The origins of LEAF were simple – we wanted to honour and celebrate tea in all its forms which back in 2008 was sorely lacking in Liverpool, to reinvent the idea of a tearooms and that culture. And since those early days, we still take great pride now in curating communities under one roof and this is down to the dedication and creativity of our all our staff and the fellow independents we love working with. LEAF is many things to many people and we’ve never been pigeonholed. We’ve also very proud to be part of Liverpool and what the city has to offer locals and tourists, along with everything we do at OH ME OH MY and ONE FINE DAY will continue to operate for weddings and events in the rear space.”

Little LEAF at ONE FINE DAY is set to launch on Monday 6th November.