Elementary my dear!


Bondholder Elements is Derby’s newest tea and coffee house in the Cathedral Quarter which opened this November in the Bondholder CWC-owned Royal Buildings in Victoria Street.

Elements is run by self-confessed 'foodies' Pete and Stephanie Marris from Allestree and is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

As well as teas and coffees from around the world, the daytime menu ranges from chicken Katsu and homemade soups to specially created sandwiches.

Elements is recruiting for a Head Chef to develop their innovative menu as the kitchen is currently led by an interim Head Chef whilst a full-time professional is found to join the existing eight-strong team at the venue.

Pete Marris said: “The response from customers has so far been brilliant. We have a lovely food, tea and coffee menu and are passionate that everything should be prepared in the right way.

“Having opened successfully following extensive refurbishment work we are looking for a Head Chef who will relish the opportunity to create their own menu using local, high quality ingredients with seasonal produce – supported by a committed team."

Stephanie continued: “From the outset, we have concentrated heavily on training the team who share our passion for top notch customer service in relaxed surroundings and learning how to prepare tea and coffee from around the world.

“The day time menu includes varied vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free dishes and our aim now is to have a Head Chef in place who has the skills and vision to take this to the next level.”

She continued: "The name Elements is inspired by Derby's history as the centre of the Enlightenment movement which included Joseph Wright and the continued science and engineering pedigree of the city.

"In those days, notable people met in the coffee houses and that is just the kind of atmosphere that we have created - sitting back and enjoying great food, tea and coffees in relaxed surroundings.”